Sunday, July 11, 2010
Happy Sunday, everyone! I spent ALL WEEK on Dante's Inferno for Richard's read-along. I had originally intended to do one big post but then I realized I had way too much information. Lacking my Durling translation, I relied entirely on material from a Dante course I had taken in college, which consists of my extensive lecture notes and all the "fact sheets" we had to do for certain cantos. I LOVED that class and learned so much. One of my biggest regrets is that I couldn't fit part two into my schedule for the next semester (this was my senior year). I am very glad to have had the opportunity to reread everything and refresh my memory! (Here is my last post.)
But before I get to Purgatorio for August, I have the following:
From the top: Andreas Maier's Klausen (Germany), Naguib Mahfouz's Miramar (Egypt), Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o's Petals of Blood (Kenya), and Lauren Conrad's L.A. Candy (American, unfortunately). The Maier is a review copy from Open Letter Press; the other two were graciously sent to me by Richard. Please let it be known that the Conrad is NOT THE TYPE OF BOOK I USUALLY READ. It's strictly for the Horrible Dare Challenge being hosted by Rayche of books i done read and TY of The Lit Connection. (I'm not usually a challenge person but I couldn't resist the lulz.) I have substituted the extracurricular Danielle Steele novel for Glenn Beck's The Christmas Sweater. My mom loves Glenn Beck.
I got L.A. Candy from the library. IS THIS WHAT YOU'RE SPENDING TAXPAYERS' MONEY ON???
And now for your weekly link round-up:
Captured: Dog and Pig on the Run
R. Bartoni's Amazon Review of the Bible
Rescued From the Taliban: Brin the British Troop Mascot
Twilight | Cracked.com