Friday Reads and feeling frazzled...

It's been a hectic week between work, personal life, and just...the rest of life.  I'm wicked over tired and kind of cranky -- looking forward to a very quiet few days ahead of me!

As always, I'm juggling a bunch of reads for the weekend. Even though I have an enormous review queue, I'm reading Debt: The First 5,000 Years by David Graeber and it is amazing. I read three excerpts from delanceyplace.com that convinced me: 'debt and religion', 'please and thank you', and 'a slave not opposed to slavery'. The whole book is like this: readable, fascinating, kind of rage-inducing, jaw-dropping, and trivia-filled. (Also, how perfect is the cover?!)


I'm also reading Oleanna by Julie K. Rose, a lovely historical novel set in early 1900s Norway. The writing is wonderful and setting unique. I can't wait for lunch so I can jump back in!

What are you reading this weekend?

Comments

  1. Enjoy your books...not sure what I'll be reading other than The Color of Tea

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    1. Oooh, can't wait for your review. Been curious about that one.

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  2. I am cranky too.

    I plan to read two books for a book tour this weekend (12-21 and So L.A.).

    12-21 is a doomsday book. Love those. Perfect for my cranky mood.

    So L.A. is all about L.A which could be great or lousy since I live here. LOL.

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    1. I was sooo intrigued by So L.A. (my wife and I have a pie-in-the-sky dream of moving to LA!) -- I hope it's as good as I want it to be!

      I adore doomsday books -- let me know if it's is awesome as I might have to grab it.

      Hope the cranky passes.

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  3. Ahhhh! I keep forgetting about Debt, but every time I see it I want to read it. Adding to my goodreads list NOW before I forget again!

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    1. Add it, add it -- it is SO amazing. Honestly -- mind.blown. with every sentence!

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