Monday, January 02, 2006

Books..

'Tis winter - the season of reading. I like reading in summer also, but it's near impossible to do it outdoors here in New York. Too distracting.

I'm currently reading Maureen Dowd's "Are Men Necessary?" and next up, "Lilith's Brood" by Octavia E. Bulter. A friend who's a fellow sci-fi reader (more him than me, actually) recommended the trilogy (a complete series: Dawn, Adulthood Rites, and Imago) .. and it's written by a black woman.. A nice change of the genre so dominated by white men.

I was browsing through Amazon.com and found "Deaf People in Hitler's Europe". Only one left in stock and something told me I should buy it now than later. I took the class at Gally in '99 and it included a trip to Budapest, Krakow and Prague. The trip was postponed a year later due to political instability in the Balkans. Didn't get a chance to go. Oh well. The class was very educational and added something new to the already dried up and redundant WWII studies. Anyways I'm very happy to report that I clicked the "add to cart" icon, it'll soon be part of my growing collection of Deaf Literature.

9 Comments:

Blogger sano said...

hey, "Deaf People in Hitler's Europe" definitely sounds intriguing. please let your readers know how you like the book once you've gotten around to reading it.

p.s. hi, long time no talk. :)

1/02/2006 8:55 PM  
Blogger merfz in da h00d said...

damn, girl. you're putting me to shame =] i didn't even touch son of a witch yesterday =(

1/03/2006 8:14 AM  
Blogger Wildstarryskies said...

Lilith's brood is fantasic! I have the whole series, so lemme know if ya wanna borrow.

1/03/2006 4:48 PM  
Blogger breenie said...

hey sano, for you I ll read the book once I get it and review post haste. I still remember our berlin wall on that desk between us :)

wild - I do have the book.. sitting and patiently waiting for me to finish 'are men necessary' which is a delightful read by the way..

beth - read your blog about your recent commission work. ya excused!

1/03/2006 7:17 PM  
Blogger Wildstarryskies said...

ohh, tell me how it goes with that book. what is your email by the way? I don't seem to be able to get in touch with you. email me.

1/03/2006 9:03 PM  
Blogger Mr. H.K. said...

Men ARE necessary, I hope!

Cheers,

Mr. H.K.
Postcards from Hell's
Kitchen

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1/11/2006 5:59 PM  
Blogger breenie said...

it's biologically inherent to want to be with someone I think, now that we're past the procreation era that ended in the 60's...

got the book "deaf people in hitler's europe" today in mail. Some more new information and a new article has been added since 99'. I'm suckered into "lilith's brood" right now.. Hi Mr HK - been ages :)

1/12/2006 10:05 PM  
Anonymous FLD said...

Lilith's Brood! I am now reading Fledgling by the same author..this time is about amnesiac vampire!

1/17/2006 8:56 PM  
Blogger breenie said...

amnesiac vampire? that has to be one tough life...

1/23/2006 10:51 PM  

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