Working hard this week = less reading.
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy – I picked this book up because it was one of entropicon’s favorite books and the title sounded interesting. The book mostly follows a pair of fraternal twins, jumping back and forth between past and present, but as it develops you start to see how the twins were deeply wounded in their childhood by adults who are supposed to take care of them while the adults are living out of wounds of their own. The language is beautiful but I felt sad at the end as there wasn’t really any redemption, just more wounds all around.
With a bookmark:
(Books I just started reading, or books I’ve been “reading” for ages. Most recent first.)
- The Miracle of St. Anthony by Adrian Wojnarowski
- The Elements of Typographic Style by Robert Bringhurst
- A Long Obedience in the Same Direction by Eugene Peterson
About to pick up from the library:
- Dragon Slippers by Jessica Day George