i'm in the midst of Sheri S. Tepper
's A Plague of Angels
and enjoying it so far. i read this one way back in my first semester of college and it kinda weirded me out...some elements of fantasy crossed over into a sci-fi. i just didn't grasp some part of it.
i can say now, that i'm older and wiser(than i was anyway), i understand the book far better. a definite feminist bent to this one.
this is from 4 books that jo lent to me over the holidays. she has recently become more active in feminism and wanted some sci-fi/fantasy that wasn't condescendingly paternalistic. i believe she found these listed somewhere on the web, and if i can get her to join this comm, she can tell us where she found them.
here's the other 3 books:Fresco
by Sheri S. TepperWild Seed
by Octavia ButlerMighty Good Road
by Melissa Scott
Also, i have a habit reading 2 books during the same period. Currently re-reading Eat, Pray, Love
by Elizabeth Gilbert
. Love her sense of humor in this.
The rest of my "to read" list is massive! it'll take me days to catalog it all! *whimpers*
off the top of my head, i know i need to add Mere Christianity
by C.S. Lewis (never finished this one! need to fix that) Life of the Beloved
by Henri J. M. Nouwen, and Everyday Grace
by Marianne Williamson
(this one was a gift from jo when ken died. said it got her through a tough time.) i have the hardest time picking up books with a spiritual bent or that may be beneficial to me. these have been on my list for a year or more. why??!!
So, what's on your "to read" lists?
On another note, i'm going to link to author websites (if i can find them) in my posts. That ok? everybody cool with that?
oh, and i might read something everyone else thinks is trash and vice versa. i'm cool with that. not gonna raise a fuss.