I'm sitting here watching the 2009 Star Trek dvd with my husband and the whole time travel thing is making my head spin, so I thought to myself: I know! I'll blog! That should help.
Here's what I'm reading this week:
Inspired by my recent reading of The Lunatic, the Lover, and the Poet, I decided to pick up another retelling of Hamlet from my shelf of library books, Something Rotten by Alan Grantz. Though it takes place in contemporary times, this is actually a much closer reading of Hamlet's story than The Lunatic is. I've even pulled our big old volume of Shakespeare's work off the shelf--the one my husband accidentally borrowed permanently from his first college roommate (thanks, Michael, wherever you are)--to cross check some of the dialogue. Such fun!
The Red Thread currently lives in the bag that comes along in the car when I'm playing taxi driver and tour guide through life for my boys. It's a novel centered around a group of potential parents in the process of adopting from China.
I expected this to be a memoir for some reason, and I've had a hard time readjusting my expectations. It all just seems so . . . fictional. Which is normally a good thing, so I'm hoping that I'll be able to settle in to the book as it is (I'm about halfway through) in time to enjoy the ride.
Now, if you'll excuse me, young Kirk and Spock seem to be about to save the world and become lifelong friends. I think I'd better pay attention.