Thursday, July 25, 2013

Thursday morning reading update

Now reading:

Caitlin Moran's Moranthology

Blurb from amazon:

The follow-up to Caitlin Moran's breakout hit, How to Be a Woman—A hilarious collection of award-winning columns, available to American readers for the first time ever.
Possibly the only drawback to the bestselling How to Be a Woman was that its author, Caitlin Moran, was limited to pretty much one subject: being a woman. Moranthology is proof that Caitlin can actually be "quite chatty" about many other things, including cultural, social, and political issues that are usually the province of learned professors or hot-shot wonks—and not of a woman who once, as an experiment, put a wasp in a jar and got it stoned. Caitlin ruminates on—and sometimes interviews—subjects as varied as caffeine, Keith Richards, Ghostbusters, Twitter, transsexuals, the welfare state, the royal wedding, Lady Gaga, and her own mortality, to name just a few. With her unique voice, Caitlin brings insight and humor to everything she writes.

I'm about halfway through now, and I'm really enjoying it.  It's a series of articles/essays, mostly funny.  The tale of her interview with Keith Richards was quite good.   Also, she makes a good case for declaring that Ghostbusters is the best movie ever made.  

Man, how good was Ghostbusters? So good. 

Of course, this is all for my first read-a-thon!  

Sign up is here
This read-a-thon is being hosted by Michelle, who will be updating her progress here

My friend Colleen is participating as well - (no updates there yet, but possibly this weekend.  Or via her twitter -

If you found your way here through the read-a-thon, please take a moment to say hello!  Always nice to meet a fellow reader.  

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