What I Read:
Sexy by Joyce Carol Oates - a solid 1/5 stars. I really, really hated it and if it hadn't been the easiest read ever I probably wouldn't have finished.
Voices from S-21:Terror and History In Pol Pot's Secret Prison - 3/5. A hard read, very dry, but something I knew nothing about, so very informative. I'm really trying to teach myself more about contemporary history and this book taught me a lot about Cambodia and the Khmer Rouge, but I feel like I would have understood more if I had known more of the country's history before I started.
New Times In The Old South - 3/5. Didn't love it, didn't hate it. Fairly generic Southern humor, and certainly not the best there is out there. I consider myself a connoiseur of Southern humor, and with all the hilarious books out there I probably wouldn't recommend this one unless, like me, you are the person who reads them all.
What I Bought:
100 Most Infamous Criminal Cases (for the school)
Best American Short Stories '91, '94, '95
Best American Short Stories of the Century
Best American Non-Required Reading 2001
The Thorn of Lion CityIt Was A Dark and Stormy Night: The Best (?) From the Bulwer-Lytton Contest
Up The Down Staircase
On The Street Where You Live
The Last Summer (of You and Me)
The Safety of Objects
While I Was Gone
When the Emperor Was Divine
I Was Told There'd Be Cake
Under the Tuscan Sun
Mysteries of the Unexplained
Sex Lives of Cannibals
The Literary Cat
I Hate Other People's Kids
Total cost: $42
I've had something of a bad week and since I'm on a diet, I binged on books instead of chocolate.
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