I've read five more books since I last reported, and I have three more in the works. They kind of all fit the "wild" theme, check it out:
- Unearthed The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy in the garage recently, and couldn't resist picking it up again. It had been so long, I forgot most of the characters. It was almost as funny as I remembered it.
- Fledgling by Octavia Butler was a great read. I just love her writing. I never heard about her until she died, when my sci-fi reading friends lamented her passing, and I was all, "Who?" Picked up a collection of short stories, and was hooked. This one is a vampire story. But not exactly. Butler is a bit hard to categorize, because it's always more than just the genre. She always makes me think, but never so hard that I'm not entertained. But don't take my word for it. Check her out for yourself. I read this one on the plane to Chicago, and in my hotel room at night, in between pillowfights and partying.
- I picked up a little something to read for the way home at the airport. I was in a non-fiction mood, and In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto looked good.
- Staying on my non-fiction/food roll, next up was Righteous Porkchop: Finding a Life and Good Food Beyond Factory Farms, which I'd started before the trip to BlogHer. I'd put it aside because it was hard to deal with the facts. Man oh man, we do terrible things to animals! And while we're at that, we do terrible things to the environment too. Oh, and the meat and eggs we get aren't so great, so we do terrible things to our health too.
- So my brain was full of non-fiction, and I switched to something short, sweet, and lovely: Where the Wild Things Are. Really looking forward to the movie.