Friday, October 06, 2006

Book Talk

Here's my latest bedtime readings:

Edith Wharton's tragic story

This new one that I absolutely loved. It's written in strictly narrative form and the speaker is one big crazy nut of a woman and I love her.

A Vietnam War novel. I took a Vietnam War lit class as an undergrad, then one in grad school and I'm so hooked on this war. I read everything I can about it. This is a highly-praised novel, but not as good as Tim O'Brien's two about the war.

I started this crazy novel a couple of days ago. It reminds me a lot of Barry Hannah's writing and oddly enough the writer doesn't claim to have been influenced by Hannah.

Next up is Ward Just's newest. Never read him, but this one looked like a good one.

What's everyone else reading?


Irene said...


I'm re-reading "Wild Minds" by Natalie Goldberg, "Journal of A solitude" by May Sarton and I really want to read "A million little pieces", I started reading it last spring.

Miz S said...

I read House of Mirth in high school, but I think I was too young for it. I should read it again. I don't know shit about VietNam War lit, so thanks for the recommendation.

I just finished Enrique's Journey. Get it! It's incredible.

Nicole said...

The Dance of the Dissident Daughter, by Sue Monk Kidd. It's her personal memoir of moving from traditional Christianity toward the Divine feminine. Interesting, and well written. I can recommend it if that topic is of interest to you.

Julie said...

Cookbooks! I seem to be unable to read anything else.