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Wednesday, April 9, 2008

what I've done this week instead of cleaning my house

Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
This book suits my noir sense of humor and pessimistic opinion of humankind.

Dead Man's Walk by Larry McMurtry
I discovered when reading All the Pretty Horses that I really like Westerns, and this was a very engaging novel. Grody details here and there, and if someone could please explain to me why in the world Woodrow Call would be friends with a puke like Gus McCrae, it would certainly be helpful.

I do not recommend these books to anyone who objects to salty language and unsavory subject matter. I, however, loved them, because I am undiscriminating. Like a buzzard.

If any of you have read the Lonesome Dove series and can tell me in what order you think I should read these books, I would appreciate it. I don't know whether to read them in publishing order or chronological order.

Next on the docket is Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather. I love her writing, and I'm excited to read this book again.

We were in charge of the treat at the soccer game tonight, and because I am horrible and enjoy the tears of children, I brought raisins. MWA HA HA HA HA! Most of them decided they'd rather go without than eat "nature's candy." One child openly renounced raisins and all their dark works. For some reason they'd rather eat the Ring Pops and candy bars that other parents bring.

3 comments:

Jill Bearden said...

Good for you on the healthy treat! I always send something healthy when I am in charge. It's my little way of sticking it to the man! (the big, fat, making his own gravy man!).....speaking of food...I want some bread sticks dipped in Cafe Rio dressing. Remember that yummy soup night when we did that!? (maybe not so healthy)

THE WILKER CLAN said...

wade and travis have read all kurt's books and luv him...one thing trav can get good in w/his teachers is that he has read them...he even has done book reports on some of his books...to much for me...luv your blogs

mmm.chocolate said...

So hilarious! I loved thinking of those sweaty little kids with their pouty faces going, "Raisins!?" Just like every morning when we feed our kids oatmeal :-)