February 24th, 2009


Ten random things: February 24

Ten books I plan to read in the near future:

  1. King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa by Adam Hochschild
  2. The Martian Child by David Gerrold
  3. Redeemed: A Spiritual Misfit Stumbles Toward God, Marginal Sanity, and the Peace That Passes All Understanding by Heather King
  4. The Ornament of the World: How Muslims, Jews and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain by Maria Rosa Menocal
  5. Blood Struggle: The Rise of Modern Indian Nations by Charles Wilkinson
  6. Nathaniel's Nutmeg: Or the True and Incredible Adventures of the Spice Trader Who Changed the Course of History by Giles Milton
  7. Demons Are Forever by Julie Kenner
  8. Lost in the City by Edward P. Jones
  9. Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkey Brain!: Cartoonist Explains Cloning, Blouse Monsters, Voting Machines, Romance, Monkey Gods, How to Avoid Being Mistaken for a Rodent, and More by Scott Adams
  10. The Writing Class by Jincy Willett

This is perhaps an odd assortment of books even for me.


Book meme

From selannia:

* Grab the book nearest you (the NEAREST, not your favorite book, the coolest, or the most intellectual).
* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth full sentence.
* Post that sentence along with these instructions in your LJ.

"She went back into her bedroom, and rummaged in the pocket of her jeans."
     - Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Which I just finished yesterday.
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