Skip to main content

Musing Mondays, I Guess?





All right. So here's another meme (I like memes and there's nothing anyone can do about it, except maybe tell me they hate them. I give into peer pressure a lot).

What book(s) are you most excited about right now?

I'm basically too tired to be really excited about anything except stars in Austrian musical theatre (oh, they're so interesting!), but the books that currently raise my exhaustedness to a less exhausted state would be the following:

1. The Color Purple

Ooh, I've never done formatting like this without html. I am overly happy.

Anyway, I had no intention of reading this, because the movie makes me bawl to an extent I find both embarrassing and painful. Some might say painfully embarrassing, but no, they are two distinct feelings.

I recently started it, though, and it's amazing and wonderful and I would kiss the ring on Alice Walker's finger if I were to happen upon her somewhere and she were wearing one.


2. Inseparable: Desire Between Women in Literature

Emma Donoghue's so cool. I want to be Irish-Canadian. That's almost as weird sounding as my friend who's a Korean-German Mormon.

Anyway, I'm rather eager to read this because it's going to cement in my head that Donoghue's smart and capable of academic-y writing (unlike myself), plus, y'know. The subject might cause me to look at things and stuff in new ways. And possibly develop a larger vocab (but one step at a time, am I right?).

Comments

  1. Irish-Canadian is like the least surprising thing on earth. I wonder what Ireland and Canada could possssssibly have in common?

    Bet you're sorry you linked to your blog NOW.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I stand by what I said! It sounds weird!

    ReplyDelete
  3. That's Emma Donoghue of 'Room'? Interesting...

    Here's my Musing Mondays (March 7) post!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Harry Potter 2013 Readalong Signup Post of Amazingness and Jollity

Okay, people. Here it is. Where you sign up to read the entire Harry Potter series (or to reminisce fondly), starting January 2013, assuming we all survive the Mayan apocalypse. I don't think I'm even going to get to Tina and Bette's reunion on The L Word until after Christmas, so here's hopin'.


You guys know how this works. Sign up if you want to. If you're new to the blog, know that we are mostly not going to take this seriously. And when we do take it seriously, it's going to be all Monty Python quotes when we disagree on something like the other person's opinion on Draco Malfoy. So be prepared for your parents being likened to hamsters.

If you want to write lengthy, heartfelt essays, that is SWELL. But this is maybe not the readalong for you. It's gonna be more posts with this sort of thing:


We're starting Sorceror's/Philosopher's Stone January 4th. Posts will be on Fridays. The first post will be some sort of hilarious/awesome que…

How to Build a Girl Introductory Post, which is full of wonderful things you probably want to read

Acclaimed (in England mostly) lady Caitlin Moran has a novel coming out. A NOVEL. Where before she has primarily stuck to essays. Curious as we obviously were about this, I and a group of bloggers are having a READALONG of said novel, probably rife with spoilers (maybe they don't really matter for this book, though, so you should totally still read my posts). This is all hosted/cared for/lovingly nursed to health by Emily at As the Crowe Flies (and Reads) because she has a lovely fancy job at an actual bookshop (Odyssey Books, where you can in fact pre-order this book and then feel delightful about yourself for helping an independent store). Emily and I have negotiated the wonders of Sri Lankan cuisine and wandered the Javits Center together. Would that I could drink with her more often than I have.


INTRODUCTION-wise (I might've tipped back a little something this evening, thus the constant asides), I am Alice. I enjoy the Pleistocene era of megafauna and drinking Shirley Templ…

A synonym for 'Neanderthal' is 'boorish,' which just isn't very nice

So this article came out, which isn't really groundbreaking at all, but it happens to have been published the day after I watched part of the NOVA special "Becoming Human," so it's been on my brain anyway.

I was checking out a book a while ago called Cro-Magnon: How the Ice Age Gave Birth to the First Modern Humans, and it was all "Oh dude, our ancestors probably didn't even LOOK at Neanderthals. No way. 'Cause they would've been like, RIDICULOUSLY ugly."

This book was published in 2010. And what came out this year? DNA Shows Humans Found Non-Humans Irresistible

That's right. Your lady ancestor, at some point, sidled up to a Neanderthal gentleman and said "Hey. How's it goin'?


Because all non-Africans ('cause the Africans stayed put instead of traipsing around becoming the Don Juans of prehistoric Europe) have 1-4% Neanderthal DNA. So the above scenario DEFINITELY happened. Which is disheartening NOT because of my huge Neanderth…