Due to a combined positive life circumstance of being in a more brain-ready place, and a negative life circumstance of being sick enough to warrant significant couch-time, I have been reading books like mad.
Yesterday I finished Ariel Levy‘s Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture (which I loaned to my mother today) and today I started Donna Tarrt’s The Secret History (her following effort, The Little Friend, I count as one of my all-time favorite books). I liked Levy’s book and was not surprised to see it was her first, her previous writings comprised mostly of articles and essays. The entire thing felt like a long, well-written series of articles on a related subject. A sort of mini-Naomi Wolf. I look forward to her next effort and yeah, her book changed my opinions.
Now on to Caleb Carr’s The Italian Secretary: A Further Adventure of Sherlock Holmes.