Sunday, October 24, 2010
I've been absent for almost two weeks!
I know I've been saying for the past two months that I've fallen behind - thanks to a new job, a move, and then illness - and am in the process of catching up. And then I claim that I am just about caught up. This time, however, that is actually true. As of Thursday, October 21, 2010, I have completed all of my reading/writing obligations that went to the wayside in late August. I read and reviewed Portrait of the Mother as a Young Woman, Dante's Paradiso for Richard's read-along, Shiver for the Horrible Dare Challenge, and now, finally, Karen Tei Yamashita's I Hotel for The Front Table. That last one was my final hurdle. This week, you can expect not only my post on Old School for the Non-Structured Book Club, but also a review for Juan José Saer's The Sixty-Five Years of Washington.
And so, it is official: I'm back. Back to blogging and perusing other blogs.
I would have done a Sunday Salon last week, except I had a friend staying for the weekend and it was also my alma mater's yearly alumni celebration, which meant lots of reunions and various keynote speakers. I have no plans for today other than going shopping and finishing the Saer book, although it is shaping up to be gorgeous weather. I hope everyone's reading and writing are going as well as mine and I look forward to catching up on all your blogs.
In spirit of the season, I shall leave you with another scary Halloween video:
(That first image is a painting by super-scary Polish artist Zdzislaw Beksinski.)
And now for your weekly link round-up:
burqas are all the rage
Cameron Diggs on Human Trafficking
Dear Imprudence: Yeah Hi I'm Actually Right Here
High School Cheerleader Kicked Off Squad for Refusal to Cheer for Her Rapist (via Feministing)
New blackface not fashionable; still racist
Privileged boys, impoverished ethics
RT journalist Natalya Arkhiptseva wasn't thrilled about some drunk dude's sexual advances. And got shot as the result.
'Selfish': House, Disability, and Agency