Wednesday, September 21, 2005

And Now for Some Distraction

I didn't knit at all today. I started an advance reading copy of a book that's coming out in October on the bus on the way home from work and I just now finished it. It's a young adult novel called Twilight, by Stephenie Meyer, and it was engaging enough to keep me reading to see what was going to happen next. Not your usual girl-meets-vampire story.

Just so's you know--it's a five-hundred page book. And I read it this evening. Pretty much in one sitting. That hasn't happened in a long time. Not the best written book, but the story more than makes up for it.

I suppose I should mention that it made a nice contrast for the Paul Berman book I just finished, Power and the Idealists, about Joschka Fischer and the legacy of the generation of '68, especially in Europe, as it relates to the current political climate. I really admire Paul Berman. I read his earlier work, Terror and Liberalism, which I thought was an excellent analysis of how, and why, many liberals have ended up supporting some of the most fascist and totalitarianistic movements in history.

Just to give you a little glimpse of the yin and yang that are my reading proclivities these days.

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