- The Sound and the Fury, William Faulkner (1929)
- Toward a Recognition of Androgyny, Carolyn G. Heibrun (1973)
- And Still I Rise, Maya Angelou (1978)
- Beloved, Toni Morrison (1987)
COMICS / GRAPHIC:
- Twin Peaks (S1, 1990)
- Pop Culture Happy Hour
- TED Radio Hour
Thoughts & reflections:
- October just flew by! Yet somehow I got some reading in. Not much watching though, with the exception of Twin Peaks, which was an excellent show for the spooky season. I had a feeling I might love this show, and I wasn’t wrong. So strange. So surreal. So absurd. My only regret is that I started watching it too close to Halloween, so I didn’t have enough time put together a Log Lady costume. Oh well, there’s always next year!
- It seems I accidentally wound up with a theme of depressing books this month. Sometimes the most thought-provoking literature is also the most heart-wrenching, but damn Pride of Baghdad has to be one of the most alarmingly sad books I’ve read. Leave it to Brian Vaughan, master of feels.
- The sound. The fury. The sound of me throwing a book against a wall in a fury.
Ideas for next month:
- I still have a backlog of books. Carrying on.
- More poetry, please. I’m having difficulty finding volumes that are robust yet digestible. Not giant compendiums, but not thin little books either. Hm.
- My library and its local consortia have an alarming lack of gender studies books and I’m debating what I’m going to do about it, if anything. No Judith Butler in a consortia of 30+ libraries? Really?