Drowning Ruth sort of got pushed to the wayside when I went out of town for a week. I just read Harry Potter 5 for the second time instead. It was wonderful as always.
I feel like there's a lot I can relate to in that book, emotionally anyway.
I went to Barnes and Noble with my mom yesterday and I bought The Death of Vishnu by Manil Suri and Beijing Doll by Chun Sue. The second one piqued my interest because it was banned in China, and I want to see why. That's why I've never been opposed to banning books. I mean, yeah, it's stupid that people think that some books shouldn't ever be read by anyone because there's something in them that somebody doesn't like...however, I think that if a book gets banned, more people (especially kids) will read more of the classics like Catcher in the Rye. And as this community demonstrates, I am definately pro-reading. I think everyone should read.
I'm not preaching that everyone should read as much as me, by no means, but it's sad when people deny themselves such a great thing.
I think today I'm going to try to get started on Beijing Doll. Although I may not be able to because I have a lot to get done and may not be able to get started for a while.
As always, I'll keep you posted.