What I am reading now...

I am always reading a few books at once. Depending upon my mood or what my soul needs at the time, I pick up whatever book feeds that need. Sometimes, I am just interested in a good romance story. (And, in case you haven't noticed, I really am against people labeling something as high or low brow literature. I couldn't care less. For me, all reading nourishes something. The prose doesn't have to be prize-winning or anything as long as the images and experience bring pleasure to the reader.) Other times, I want to read non-fiction, a play, or something with a supernatural edge. I like to read it all.

Over the last week or so, I finished reading two plays:

"Class" by Charles Evered


I first mentioned this play in my "Thought-Provoking People" post about Thaao Penghlis. If you want to buy it, I recommend ordering directly from Broadway Play Publishing. They were wonderful to get in touch with me immediately and ship the play to me right away. And, no, this is not a paid advertisement. I only mention it because Amazon has limited copies (and, when I ordered it last week, they didn't have any...since then I have seen four copies available on their screen). I was a little reluctant to order from BPP, but sucked it up because I really wanted the play (you can only send your info by E-mail, fax, or mail...and I don't like my info out there like that in this crazy world). Still, like I said they were wonderful. So, order from them! This play is amazing. Though cliched a tiny bit at times, the dialogue is excellent, as is the exploration of a certain kind of teacher/student relationship. Anyway, a short (very short) review I wrote is on my Amazon.com Profile Page. Just scroll down, because the first review is of the next play I will mention...

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"Oleanna" by David Mamet



Again, I have a review of this one on my Amazon Profile Page. I didn't enjoy this one nearly as much as I thought that I would, but I understand its importance. I am looking forward to reading some criticism about it, so maybe that will make me enjoy it more!


As for what I am currently reading....



Amaryllis in Blueberry is available at bookstores and at Amazon. I am really enjoying this one right now. People seem to have one of two reactions to the book: they love it or hate it. I really like it a lot, but I can see where some people wouldn't. The prose is beautiful, in my opinion, but it might turn some people off. More to come on this book once I finish it...

The other book I am reading is The Chronology of Water by Lidia Yuknavitch.


(Source: Borders)

The cover for this one falls on the "mature" side. The one above is clearly a new version, but if you look it up on most places, you will see something different. So. Be forewarned before you go to Amazon. In any case, this book is an incredible exploration of the grieving process. I downloaded the Kindle version and started it last night...wow. Painful stuff. Beautiful...but excruciating. Don't go there unless you really want to do so. Again, more on this later...

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