Life goes on in the wake of puppy adoption, I daresay. Although, admittedly, it takes a different turn. I taught all day yesterday, got home, had to take DaisyLou to the vet for a possible bladder infection. Got home took her for a walk, finally settled down, she didn't settle down. We played. B and I watched our prescribed Tuesday night TV: Two and a Half Men, NCIS, and Nip/Tuck. I had big plans for reading but a sinus headache (still hanging on this morning) put me to bed early.
I miss a steadier stream of reading, but between teaching/planning/grading/puppiness/writing and general life stuff, it's taken a back seat. However, that doesn't mean I can't lust after books in the interim.
Dr. S. e-mailed to tell me about a book I need to read. A Person of Interest, by Susan Choi, is getting a good bit of press. Right after she told me about it, I saw a review in the NYTimes. I've never even heard of Choi (although I should be shamed for saying so since she was a finalist for a 2004 Pulitzer). OH well. I can't keep up with everyone. A blurb:
When a mail bomb explodes in the campus office next door, Lee, an Asian American math professor at a second-tier university in the Midwest, comes under suspicion. The authorities believe he may be the infamous "brain bomber," an elusive terrorist whose primary targets are prominent scientists and mathematicians.
I recently requested a review book for BibilioBuffet called Just Call Me Mike: A Journey from Actor to Activist, by Mike Farrell. Farrell is best known for his role as BJ Honeycutt on MASH. B. is a huge MASH fan and he's dragged me down with him, so I'm looking forward to this account of Farrell's international activism. Incidentally, he'll be book touring through Raleigh in May, so that might be a nice little outing for us.
And proof that I've been reading SOMETHING, you'll notice a couple of books listed in my sidebar under 2008 Reading that I haven't reviewed. I have upcoming reviews at BiblioBuffet of The End of America (goes live Feb. 24th) and You Must Be This Happy to Enter (probably a week or two after Feb. 24th).
I'll just tell you, I LOVED The End of America, while You Must Be This Happy to Enter won't garner such a positive review, I fear.
I'm also finally getting somewhere with The Bluest Eye. I read a decent chunk of it at work yesterday, and I adore Morrison's writing. The story of Pecola Breedlove is anything but pleasant, but I think this one will probably rank very well if it continues at this rate.