So apparently I blog in bursts of energy, too.
Update to my reading list:
23. Normal People Don’t Live Like This– Dylan Landis
They do, actually. A lot of drama for a slim book of short stories, but filled with characters I either recognized or at least believed. Maybe I’m not normal people?
24. Queen of Babble– Meg Cabot
Chick lit, better than average. Fun. I like chick lit better when the protagonist makes a fool out of herself a couple of times. Makes for better reading. Happy ending assured.
25. Life Among the Savages– Shirley Jackson
Jackson is one of my all-time favorites. This book is one of her two nonfiction books about her life as a wife and mother. The stories are pretty funny, and her kids read like terrors. If you haven’t read We Have Always Lived in the Castle, I don’t even want to know you. Also, The Haunting of Hill House. Also—OK, just read everything she’s ever done.
26. Living Dead Girl– Tod Goldberg
Astute readers will notice that this is my second Goldberg book of the year. I have to say that I loved his book of short stories, Simplify, better, but the novel was pretty good, too. I never really sided with the protagonist, which became necessary about halfway through, but still, thumbs up. Met this guy at AWP, and he was a riot. If you like spy books, you should check out his Burn Notice novelizations, because they are probably the best written spy books out there.