Until I get done with this year’s coursework, I’ve given myself a ban on new reading material. Until then, I’m amusing myself by thinking of books I would get if I were turned loose in a bookstore.
Cherry by Mary Karr
I have a copy ready and waiting for the minute I’ve turned in my experimental psych paper. A friend is keeping it in protective custody at her house so I won’t be distracted.
At Swim, Two Boys by Jamie O’Neill
Culture Shock! India
I love the Culture Shock! series. So far, I’ve read about Great Britain, France, Italy, Turkey, Iran, and Ireland.
Culture Shock! USA
I’m curious about what kind of etiquette and customs advice is offered to visitors in my home country.
Culture Shock! USA The South
I really curious about what advice is offered for a region that apparently merits its own book. I also want to see if they say anything about the beef/pork barbecue schism.
The Fifth Elephant by Terry Pratchett
The Woman Who Walked Into Doors by Roddy Doyle