Thursday, November 12, 2009

I realize I'm only updating a few times a week, but I've been drowning in school work and meetings and activities and just everything. It's that time of the semester, you know? Fortunately I've had some time for myself (surprise, surprise) and I started reading again. So here goes another book pitch for you. This one's called Mother of Pearl by Belinda Haynes. It's kinda got that two parallel stories not intertwined thing going on, and I can't figure it out, but I'm on page 100something and still intrigued, so she must have done something right. As far as I can tell, it's definitely not modern, but post-Civil War. The one main character's a black man in his 20s and the other's a white girl who is 14. All of the characters really come alive and each interaction is fresh and exciting, which is probably what's got me hooked. So if you need a read and you're up for something with a little history, check it out.

My psych professor mentioned Orwell's 1984 today, and I had to admit to never having read it. Any thoughts on that one? Good, bad, okay?

1 comment:

  1. if youre looking for crazy, skeptical, and all about propaganda, then 1984 is for you. i thought it was pretty much a downer. it was a very political piece in its day, about communism. i wouldnt read it, comrade