Jun. 22nd, 2008

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It's been a while. I can't believe it's 6 months into this year and a lot has changed. For one, I've only just starting seeing clients (as a psychologist in training) and the thought of it is downright scary. I also have been involved with research assistant work, bribing little kids with stickers to do language tests for me. Secondly, last Sunday (June 15) my boyfriend proposed and we're now engaged. So things have been frenetic over here!

The short winter break is here, so this means a bit more time for reading! (And perhaps posting some sketches and maybe writing.) My pick of books for the Herding Cats challenge has been dictated by what I could find in my local library or scrounged from friends, and here's what I ended up with:

1) Un Dun Lun, China Mieville. (Excited about this one; I loved Mieville's Perdido Street Station, The Scar, and Iron Council!)
2) Everything is Illuminated, Jonathan Safran Foer.
3) American Born Chinese, Gene Yang.
4) Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, Susanna Clark.
5) The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera.*
6) Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh.
7) Kafka on the Shore, Haruki Murakami.

*In the middle of reading this one!

Anyway, some reviews.

Everything is Illuminated, by Jonathan Safran Foer. )

American Born Chinese, by Gene Yang (graphic novel) )

Shortcomings, by Adrian Tomine (graphic novel) )


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