Happy Year of the Dragon, everybody! Sorry this is a day late, but I am hoping this year is going to be a good one for us all. 🙂
I thought I would observe the occasion with a little show and tell. What’s everyone been reading, hm? Yeah, okay, kinky stories, I know. *g* But anything else? Things you just finished, are reading now, or even plan to read soon. I’m truly interested. I’ll start:
- Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson – hilarious, touching, sad, courageous. Now one of my three favorite books of all time.
- Ash and Huntress by Malinda Lo – the first was a re-read, but both are excellent. “Ash” is a modern feminist/lesbian retelling of Cinderella. “Huntress” is a different story set in the same world.
- Theodora by Stella Duffy – impressive novel about a woman who became one of the most powerful women in the history of Byzantine Rome.
- Boudica by Manda Scott – one portrayal the warrior queen of ancient Britain. Stirred my imagination like the best sci-fi/fantasy.
- A Prickly Affair, My Life with Hedgehogs by Hugh Warwick – thank you, TMT, my curiosity is satisfied. 😀
- The Story of English by Robert McCrum et al – fascinating and recommended to anyone who loves language and history.
- A History of the World in 100 Objects by Neil MacGregor – also fascinating, with beautiful illustrations. “Stories” about objects from the British Museum, described in a way that brings history to life and other cultures to one’s back door.
- The Lovebird Handbook by Vera Appleyard – no, this is actually about the bird. *bg* Found in a secondhand store; I couldn’t resist because one of my most beloved pets was a naughty little member of the parrot family.
- The Wisdom of Sustainability, Buddhist Economics for the 21st Century by Sulak Sivaraksa – I never knew Buddhists could be so fiery! *g* Radical stuff.
Planning to Read Next:
- When Women Were Warriors by Catherine M. Wilson
And that’s all in that list, because I know I’m a bit overdue for writing stories. 😉
How ’bout you? What have y’all been up to?