Am I the only person who reads three-four books at a time?
Barely begun: A Crack In The Edge of The World by Simon Winchester. About the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906. I love the nature/science stuff explained to me in an entertaining way.
Almost done: The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama. I'm a sucker for a thoughtful intelligent person thinking thoughtful intelligent thoughts. (Especially when he is putting my own poor thoughts into much better words than I ever could.)
A good chunk in to: Spinning Straw Into Gold, What Fairy Tales Reveal About The Tansformations in a Woman's Life by Joan Gould. About...fairy tales.
This looks at the real, original fairy tales, not the 'if-only-I-had-a-man-everything-would-be-perfect' versions made popular by Disney. Looking at the transformations from child to maiden, maiden to matron, matron to crone.
Finished and about to pass on to another: Yiddish with George and Laura by Ellis Weiner and Barbara Davilman. Funny. Infuriating. Funny.
Seen in the bookstore: Reprint of the original 1920 Girl Scout handbook.
Thor sez: Books, schmooks. All I need is a plastic strip and I'm happy!