July 8, 2011
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Now I have a little disposable income, I’m looking for a few good books to dig through. What I want: engaging fiction, interesting non-fiction. That’s it. Have at it! Offer me any suggestions you’ve got in the comments, if you would be so kind.
Some details about my taste, for those interested…
- Here is my Goodreads account page.
- I adore Janet Fitch (White Oleander) and Gregory Maguire (Wicked).
- I’ve been working on Mark Z. Danielewski‘s House of Leaves, off and on, for three years. Still love it.
- I’ve been getting most of my intake from television (fiction) and blogs (nonfiction) in recent years.
- I read a lot of techie and social justice blogs, but I want to expand my horizons about everything.
- Sometimes I mysteriously stop halfway through a book and never finish it. It’s been five years and I still haven’t gotten back into Fyodor Dostoevsky‘s Crime and Punishment, even though I was so enjoying it.
- My favourite non-television classes the past two years have been history courses, which has shown itself tp be a late-blooming love I lack the knowledge of the historical nonfiction field to feed.
- Those classes were taught by University of Toronto and Ryerson University professor Arne Kislenko, whose book Culture and Customs of Thailand I am buying secondhand off Amazon.ca as we speak. Despite having never had an interest in Thailand.
- I read a lot of theory of television, in terms of how the future might roll out creatively for TV. Or at least, I’ve bought a lot and am digging through it, starting with Jonathan Grey‘s Show Sold Separately.
- I don’t have an e-reader. I do have an iPod with the iTunes bookstore and iBooks.
- I read a sample section of Jonathan Franzen‘s Freedom and deeply enjoyed it.
So… Any help is appreciated!