It’s been a very good week of reading for me. I finished High Fidelity and Lipstick Jihad, both books that I enjoyed very much, although for very different reasons. Lipstick Jihad reignited by interest in learning more about the Iranian Revolution, and I finally decided to do something about it. I ventured to our enormous campus libraries to find a book about the history of Iran and ended up getting Eternal Iran: Continuity and Chaos by Patrick Clawson and Michael Rubin. It’s pretty short — only 150 pages — and one of the more current books I saw, so I think it’ll serve it’s purpose.
While navigating the thousands of shelves, I also picked up the next two books for Citizen Reader’s Book Menage: Dangerous Laughter by Steven Millhauser and The Braindead Megaphone by George Saunders. I’ve never participated in a menage before, but the basic idea is that those participating read two related books, then Citizen Reader hosts a discussion about the books.
I was inspired to try this one because of a potential real-life meet up for bloggers that live in or around Madison (where I live)! That sounds awesome, so now I just need to make time to read the books. I figured out that if I read one chapter or essay per day, I can finish both books in 29 days, which is just a few days before March 23 when the discussion starts. Cool, right?
Anyway, that’s all for today. Happy Sunday (for a little bit longer anyway)!
P.S. My sister and I just booked plane tickets for our Spring Break trip to San Francisco, I’m so excited!