Tuesday, April 05, 2005

During my lunch breaks at work this week, I'm reading Mrs. Dalloway, by Virginia Woolf. It's stream-of-consciousness writing, of course...and I'm not a big fan of this style. It tends to make me dizzy (sometimes physically!), and it takes me a few pages to get into the rhythm of the words every time I pick up the book. But I figured if I'm going to take a not-so-fond stance on stream-of-consciousness, I'd better at least have read an entire book written in the style, so I know what I'm talking about.

Anyway, here's a list of the things I've read over my lunch breaks at work so far this year. It's a pretty diverse collection...
  • Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare by Stephen Greenblatt
  • Return of the King by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Half Magic by Edward Eager
  • Ringworld by Larry Niven
  • The Irregulars Strike Again by August Derleth
  • Gertrude and Claudius by John Updike
  • Land of My Heart by Tracie Peterson
  • The Black Stallion by Walter Farley
  • Three plays by Noel Coward: Private Lives, Hay Fever, and Blithe Spirit
  • Sweet Bird of Youth by Tennessee Williams (also a play)

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