As I promised last month, after tackling Roots, my next read was going to be something light and funny. I read Fluke by Christopher Moore. I didn’t like it as much as Fool but it provided some good chuckles. The main character, a marine biologist searches for meaning in whale songs, discovers a subculture of odd creatures and lost-at-sea humans living inside ships-shaped-like-whales. It provided a read filled with comic and quirky characters and plenty of raunchy ridiculous humor, even if it did get a little too religiony (is that a word?) for my taste at the end. I also read a play called Betrayal by Harold Pinter. It was an interesting look non-linear story telling as it’s the story of an extramarital affair, told backwards from its ending to its beginning. I finished The Omnivore’s Dilemma, so I’m ready for my book club discussion of it next month. It made me think about what I eat in a new way. I’ll have to write a blog post in the near future on my feelings about organic and sustainable agriculture. We could have a good chat about that. Finally, I’m still listening to The The Hemings of Monticello. It’s pretty long – I have listened to about half of it and still have 13 hours left. It fills my commuting and laundry-folding time, so I’ll get through it in the next few weeks.
I’ll check back again next month to let you know what I’m reading. In the meantime, you can follow along with my progress at http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/262330-lisa-s-2010-reading-goals
Have a great month of reading!