Saturday, March 04, 2006

Currently Reading...

So, Moscow Circles was definitely not that great. I love Russia and all, but I don't know that I will ever be able to enjoy (much less understand) a Russian novel. I don't think it was really even a novel, though. I think the authour sat down, with a not so nice bottle of vodka (definitely not a bottle with a pump) next to him and just started writing. It was that depressing. It really made me want to go out and get drunk myself (except that I don't drink).

Now, currently on my bookshelf:
  1. The Bible (I've decided to read 2 Corinthians because George seems to really like it, and it does seem rather inspiring);
  2. The Collected Poems of Sara Teasdale;
  3. A Small Corner of Hell: Dispatches from Chechnya by Anna Politkovskaya;

Anna Politkovskaya is amazing. I really admire her. I have a feeling that her book will take me awhile to read because it is so graphic (as most books about war are... although, the more I read, the more I think that this is not a war, but a genocide). I am working on an entry on genocide, but it will require some research.

Rereading what I just wrote about Anna Politkovskaya, I realised that the reason I admire her most is that she's met Akhmed Zakayev. I've never said this, but my dream job (beside doing about a million other things) would be to work for Akhmed. I don't even know why.

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