O.K. Let’s start with the

O.K. Let’s start with the books….
Finally went back to the library and got a number of books to read. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood continues my “reading books that were made into movies. It was a good book, I guess; sort of a white “Joy Luck Club” in a way. I will have to see the movie when it comes out on DVD.
Next was my Asian American selection, Monkey King. A story of a Chinese American woman dealing with the issues within her family. This was a mix of Joy Luck Club and Girl Interrupted. It was a good reading, but weird. For some reason has I was reading this, all I could think of was Margaret Cho playing the role of heroine, Sally Wang. I also had Owen Wilson playing her love interest, Mel. But Mel’s character is 19 yrs old, so I’m not sure how that would work out. Unfortunately, this seems to be the only novel that the author has written. A shame.
Then there’s Parable of the Sower:
Parable of the Sower is a hopeful tale set in a dystopian future United States of walled cities, disease, fires, and madness. Lauren Olamina is an 18-year-old woman with hyperempathy syndrome–if she sees another in pain, she feels their pain as acutely as if it were real. When her relatively safe neighborhood enclave is inevitably destroyed, along with her family and dreams for the future, Lauren grabs a backpack full of supplies and begins a journey north. Along the way, she recruits fellow refugees to her embryonic faith, Earthseed, the prime tenet of which is that “God is change.” This is a great book–simple and elegant, with enough message to make you think, but not so much that you feel preached to.
**sigh** This is such a perfect “Cobene the Bastard” book. Lue Cobene was my bastard English teacher at Solano. He taught me so much, and yet was such a bastard. Has soon has I started reading the book, I wanted to hate it and just throw it away. But I read it and I don’t want to say it, but I think that I liked it and want to read the next book in the series. There was another book similar to this where the settling was in the near future in a semi-apocalyptical L.A. Damn, I though that I still had the book, but I can’t find it. It might be up with my books at my parents house. Hmmm.
So what’s left for me to read? A Feast In Exile has something to do with a vampire in India in the 14th century. Something different, I guess? Also have three biographies to read (Elvis, Madonna, and Richard Lewis). Also got a book on MS FrontPage to see if there are any trick or secrets that I can use on my web site. And then I got The Complete Idiots Guide To Pro Wrestling. I’m clocking it up has a guilty pleasure. Who knows; it might be a good read like Mick Foley’s book was.
Current mood: awake
Current music: Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds – Lover Lay Down