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• What are you reading?

The Left Hand of Darkness, by Ursula K. Le Guin, for classics book group. I've read this multiple times, but the last time I remember was on a summer vacation with Neal when I was 19. We were camping in Glacier National Park when Genly Ai and Estraven were out on the ice; if I remember right, it snowed on July 4, and we woke up to a mountain goat with a baby mountain goat investigating our campsite. The baby cavorted as baby goats do.

• What did you recently finish reading?

All About Love, by bell hooks, because my daughter read it and wanted to discuss it. I'm going to have to read this one again sometime. Hooks says she found a meaningful definition of love in M. Scott Peck's The Road Less Traveled: "the will to extend one's self for the purpose of nurturing one's own or another's spiritual growth." I thought hooks had a lot of useful things to say about how abuse, dishonesty, and injustice damage love, but I still don't understand that initial definition.

• What do you think you’ll read next?

The Buried Giant, by Kazuo Ishiguro, for SF book group.

Date: 2017-02-03 09:21 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] heliopausa
What a buzz, to be reading about Genly Ai on the ice, when you were yourself in the snow - let alone the baby goat. :)

Date: 2017-02-03 06:58 pm (UTC)
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A couple of years ago, the BBC did a GORGEOUS radio production of Left Hand. I highly recommend it--it might be available as an audiobook now.

Date: 2017-02-09 09:51 pm (UTC)
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Oooh, bell hooks. She's fab. Of course I accumulate her books (even thrifting) much faster than I read them.

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