Sunday, July 25, 2010
Going to be a quick one. I went with my mother yesterday to visit with her old college roommate who is recovering from foot surgery and needed a bit of help around the house. We left today shortly after lunch. With the number of antique shops along the way, however, the two-hour car drive was extended to four hours, so I didn't get in until about an hour ago.
Anyway, right now I'm reading Beirut 39: New Writing from the Arab World, edited by Samuel Shimon with a foreword by Hanan al-Shaykh. Will begin Kenzaburo Oe's Rouse Up O Young Men of the New Age! next, followed by the behemoth that is Karen Tei Yamashita's I Hotel. Wish me luck!
And now for your weekly link round-up:
Amazon, An Author, and a "Bad" Review
Farm Dog versus Wile E. Coyote
Gratuitous Slave Imagery, Hobbit-Troll-Vampires & Team Jesus: Roundtable for True Blood S03E05 *
The Holders Series **
* I disagree on some points but it's a very thought-provoking article.
** I'm not sure if this is really creepy or really stupid.