NOTICE: (Updated March 5, 2010)
Beginning December 19, 2009, Books 'N Border Collies will be posting but only intermittently while I pursue personal goals. I plan to share some reading I'm doing, but there will be no reviews. I will, however, be sharing my exploration of vegetarian cooking and the cookbooks and websites I use to educate myself. I hope you enjoy it!
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
It's a chilly, chilly day here in Minnesota. It's -8 right now. Brrrr!
I'm still plugging away at The Faerie Queene, and I still really like it a lot. I finished Book One, Canto Eight last night, and if the description of Duessa when she is unmasked as a witch doesn't conjure up some vivid imagery, I don't know what would!
I'm about half way though How To Think About The Great Ideas, which is still very engrossing. I read "How To Think About Punishment" yesterday, which, among other things, asked this question: Should punishment fit the crime or fit the criminal? I personally think I agree with the latter. I'm just not sure how to work that out in society. If I can come up with something, I'll let you know. :-)
I began listening to Hot, Flat and Crowded yesterday. I'm six discs into it (out of seventeen) and I'm currently feeling rather hopeless about our chances of saving our planet, but I'm just sure the author will give me plenty of reasons to be optimistic by the time it's over. At least, I hope so! It's so depressing to think of the damage people are doing.
Lastly, I'm hoping to have a chance to finish up Remains of the Day today or tomorrow and have a review up quickly. Short version: Great, great book!
Happy reading, Everyone! Stay Warm!