Happy Sunday evening! I had a bit of a slow reading week. I finished The Bonesetter’s Daughter, by Amy Tan, and felt a bit at loose ends regarding what I wanted to read next. The loose ends were not helped by the fact that it was the middle of the week and I didn’t have time to go to the library until the weekend. I eventually picked up a short book from my shelf that I had acquired from a used bookstore a while back – Experience and Education, by John Dewey. I finished it today (although it is short, it is also dense) and will review both it and The Bonesetter’s Daughter in separate posts.
In the meantime, I did finally get to the library yesterday. I still wasn’t sure what I felt like reading so I got quite a mix. I picked out four books from my to-read list: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, by Barbara Kingsolver, Daggerspell, by Katharine Kerr, On Borrowed Wings, by Chandra Prasad, and Taking on the Big Boys, or Why Feminism is Good for Families, Business, and the Nation, by Ellen Bravo. I also got one random book that looked intriguing: A Short History of Progress, by Ronald Wright. As it turns out, the book that was most appealing to me to start today was the random selection and not the ones from my to-read list! Go figure. I have noticed that some books on my to-read list sound less interesting to me several months later. So we’ll see how the other books go.