Summer is hot, and today it's also muggy and overcast. It's the perfect kind of day to light incense, grab coffee, and curl up on the couch in front of the cooler with a stack of books. Fisher thinks its a great day to make a snack out of brainy magazines. Potato, potatoe.
Fisher and I thought we might share what our current stack consists of, and also what we're looking forward to eating... er, reading. Sigh. He is the reason I cant have nice stuff.
1.) Cunt by Inga Muscio. I'm re-reading this book and putting together a guest review on Danielle's blog Sometimes Sweet soon. This book changed my life drastically the first time I read it 5 years ago. I even named my cat after the author. True love.
2.) Bust Magazine June/July 2012. This is the magazine Fisher is chompin' on and I'm particularly engrossed in an article about the many medical reasons people take birth control outside of contraception.
3.) Dry Heat by Steven Eggleton. Local Tucson author sent me a copy of this novel as a thank you for a favor from years ago, and since you'll notice a lack of fiction in my stack I'm eager to give it a run.
4.) Secrets, Lies, and Betrayals by Maggie Scarf. I love this book so goddamn much. It explores the connection between the mind and body and how our body remembers things that our mind doesn't. It's pretty heavy on the solid science part which makes it even more awesome.
5.) Mental Floss: 10 Issue. I love random facts of useless information. Their website is rad too.
6.) Bitch Magazine is my #1 favorite periodical.
1.) Men Who Hate Women and Women Who Kick Their Asses by Donna King. I REALLY hate how much positivity Larson's Girl/Dragon Tattoo series got. Especially the movies. Anyone who calls themselves a feminist and then uses rape for entertainment value is no friend of mine. I would really like to read a whole book on this topic!
2.) How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran. This isn't really a how to guide, but rather a permission to laugh. She also talks about how Batman is more of an empowering role model than Hilary Clinton. Now this I've got to hear.
3.) Germs, Guns, and Steel by Jared Diamond. Someday I will finish this book. It is so crammed packed with history and thought provoking facts that I can only take in a little at a time. I am president of the Jared fan club.
4.) The Blue Tattoo by Margot Mifflin. "In 1851 Olive Oatman was a thirteen-year-old pioneer traveling west toward Zion with her Mormon family. Within a decade, she was a white Indian with a chin tattoo, caught between cultures. The Blue Tattoo tells the harrowing story of this forgotten heroine of frontier America." RIGHT?
5.) 30-Second Seduction: How Advertisers Lure Women Through Flattery, Flirtation, and Manipulation by Andrea Garder. When I grow up, I want to be an advertising buff. The concept of perfect beauty was created by old white men in offices to make money... what else has it started?
There is a severe lack of fun fiction in this list... oops. I do want to read St. Lucy's someday. Do you have any other novels you would reccomend? What does your summer reading list look like?