Tuesday, July 24, 2007

more random things...part deux

Having already posted five things I love right now on mythology and milk, I thought I'd start another new and fascinating discussion:

Five unread books currently on the shelf:

1. My Father had a Daughter: Judith Shakespeare's Tale by Grace Tiffany
I don't know why I never got around to this one; it looks pretty good. It's been sitting for at least a year.

2. House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
I generally love weird, postmodern stuff, but I just can't seem to bring myself to start on this one, probably because: a. the "playful" forms seem to border on obnoxious b. I have heard some negative reviews. Anybody read this? Liked it? Hated it? Just curious. This one's been sitting around for about a year, as well.

3. The Stand by Stephen King
I tried to read this rather lengthy book back in the seventh grade. (I had taken it out of the library, and ran out of time.) I picked up a copy, but never got around to reading it. (And it's been over twenty years! That's a little scary...)

4. The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. LeGuin
Another one that looks promising, but I've never gotten around to reading. I think it's been on the shelf for a couple of years now...

5. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
Umberto Eco rocks! (Yeah, I said that! But I loved Foucault's Pendulum) This one may not even be mine--I think I borrowed it from my mom--but it's been here forever...


Melissa said...

Don't let my crazy anger towards House of Leaves scare you off, haha :)

I think you should read it and then we can discuss it because I'm interested to see what you think about the (obnoxious) postmodern form.....

tee hee!

Susan said...


House of Leaves is now on deck.

Comical, or perhaps semi-serious discussion of postmodernism to follow...