April 2011

Books read this month:

  1. Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination by Toni Morrison. For my PhD. Following up a lead on race theory, and actually going somewhere with it.
  2. Borderlands / La Frontera by Gloria E. AnzaldĂșa (50%). Also following up on a race theory lead, but this one led nowhere. I read the first half which was in prose; the second half was poetry.
  3. A Mysterious Affair of Style by Gilbert Adair. Sequel to The Act of Roger Murgatroyd, and unfortunately not as good. I think I’ll stick to Agatha Christie.
  4. Stanzaic Guy of Warwick ed. by Alison Wiggins. Middle English romance about Guy of Warwick. He goes on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem and fights giants.
  5. Three Cups of Deceit by Jon Krakauer. An exposĂ© on Greg Mortenson and how he’s run the CAI.
  6. The Queen of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner. Sequel to The Thief. A war between three countries, meddling from a fourth, and the thief Eugenides must find a way to steal peace. I’ve lost count how many times I’ve read this book. It’s my favourite, and I want to pick it up and read it through again.

A somewhat disappointing list, but as Kelly pointed out to me, I’ve been gardening. Also, the last few weeks have been busy with Holy Week and rehearsals. And working on my thesis. I suppose I could include the 12 articles that I read the last week and a half? Note that 3 books on this list were for my PhD, and 3 were nonfiction.