January 21, 2013
On the bedside table January 13 to 20
It's been a while.
I've been reading (if I'm breathing, I'm reading) but just haven't been posting. Got so far behind that it's easier just to start fresh.
Now I am reading but not as much as I'd like so I only have one book this week.
Here is where there should be a picture of the cover but for some reason it won't upload.
I'm reading Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire.
This book is basically a biography of Oz's Wicked Witch of the West from birth to death. It covers a lot of class and apartheid issues, as well as covering religion, government, and abuse of both. It was a bit of a long read. Definitely some slogging and I didn't find the ending very satisfying. It felt like Elphie (the witch) worked very hard all her life to make a positive difference in . . . anything and died not only mis-interpreted but a failure. There are three more books in the series. I might try one more and see if it's worth continuing. I found this one kind of depressing.
My take-away: Don't let someone else decide your fate.