A few weeks ago when I was full swing in my non-fiction global values mood, I started reading Hegemony or Survival: America’s Quest for Global Dominance, by Noam Chomsky. It is an intense read, with many horrifying revelations about the motivations behind America’s international policies. Perhaps it is particularly shocking to me because I have not studied much in the fields of political science or international relations, so I was unfamiliar with things such as the Monroe Doctrine and Wilsonian international policies. Although it was very interesting, I only made it a fourth or a third of the way through before I felt the need for some good fiction instead. So I picked up Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood at the library, which was excellent (and which most definitely deserves its own post). I then tried to go back to Chomsky, but I quickly realized that I am simply not in a non-fiction mood anymore. This is no doubt related to the fact that I am very busy at work right now and have some major transitions coming up in a couple weeks. In any case, I am setting aside Chomsky to be continued at a much later date, and instead have borrowed Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows from a coworker. I have so far read only about 50 pages, so please do not reveal the ending to me!