Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Reader's Reverie for January 17th

Hmmmm, well, I've finished listening to Janet Evanovich's Eleven on Top and Adams vs. Jefferson by John Ferling. I've also finished a book that somehow snuck in there on me, People of the Moon by W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neil Gear. Somehow or other I mixed up the dates when books were due at the libary and ended owing $.90 for overdue books, specifically, volume 4 of the Rhapsody series previous blogged. I magnanimously handed them a dollar and told them to keep the change and apply it all towards their building fund. I'm now listening to The Unhidden Truth by Kate Wilhelm. Too many books, too little time. Oh, I've asked the library to find me a copy of A Million Little Pieces by James Frey now that such controvery has erupted over his fanciful expansion of the memoir category to include outright fiction.

Monday, January 02, 2006

Reader's Reverie for January 2nd

I don't want to let so much grass grow under my feet (or should I say snow pile up) that I neglect to post here for such a long time. I've decided to briefly mention what books I'm currently reading (or in the case of Audible.com) listening to. So, here goes. For pure fluff in the mind candy category I'm currently reading Requiem for the Sun, by Elizabeth Haydon, the sequel to her Rhapsody, Prophecy and Destiny trilogy. You can find more about her at elizbethhaydon.com. I enjoy a rollicking fantasy, although these books seem more to fall into a hybrid category of fantasy/romance. Lest anyone think me a reading lightweight, I continue to parse Jon Kabat-Zinn's Whereever You Go There You Are in the spirituality category. I'm also listening to Adams vs. Jefferson by John Ferling and learning about the origins of the split between the Republican (i.e. Jefferson) opposition to a strong central government, which was viewed as the fast track to monarchy, in direct oppostion to the Federalist (i.e. Adams) desire for a strong central government with a federal bank and the right to levy taxes. That's approximately 11 hour and 17 minutes of drivetime listening. Partisan politics, dirty campaign tricks and a contested presidential election. The more things change the more they remain the same.