Man! I have been cranky lately. I’m sure my overall lack of posts other than ones about things that piss me off already indicates as much. I just don’t have a lot to say that’s positive other than the things I’m posting over at The Book Roadie. Sigh.

I’ve been doing a lot of reading lately, trying desperately to pare down my pile of Books I Am Reading. Of course, I am not doing a very good job of not starting new books, so… yeah. Not making a lot of progress.

Books I finished in the last month or so:

  • The Art of Nonconformity (FINALLY) by Chris Guillibeau. (My final verdict: meh. Some very good stuff, but some not-so-great stuff too.)
  • It Sucked and Then I Cried, by Heather Armstrong (Awesome, as I expected. My ovaries just about crawled out of my body in sheer terror while reading it, but I was expecting that.)
  • Queen of Shadows,  by Dianne Sylvan (this was a pretty damn good first book, and I can’t wait for the rest of the series!)
  • Eat Pray Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert (I liked this way more than I expected to and now am a little afraid I’m going to start subscribing to O Magazine or something.)

I’m rereading the Scott Pilgrim books for the umteenth time, mostly because I’m too tired/stressed at the moment to handle the Serious Books in my To-Read stack (Seriously, I’m reading like half a dozen nonfiction books).

Also, for the first time in I don’t know how long, I gave up on a book. The Spell of the Sensuous is everything I loathe about philosophy, and I just could not bring myself to get more than about thirty pages in. I kept yelling things at it like “That doesn’t even make any sense!” and “What the fuck?” and I decided it was bad for my blood pressure. Seriously. When I got to the part where he tried to use metaphorical speech to “prove” that synaesthesia is our natural state, I just lost my temper entirely and stopped reading. I didn’t throw the book across the room, but I was tempted. BLECK.

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