Making sense out of routine activity theory is not fun.
After awhile, reading anything but routine activity theory is very fun. Including the backs of cereal boxes. (I presume. I don't actually have time to pour cereal in a bowl, add milk and sit down with a spoon to eat it.)
This is a post to redeem myself for the terrible, no good, rotten, perfectly honest confession I made about watching Bad T.V. (Ialsolovewatchinggleeyoucanreallyhatemenow).
I don't have it in me to write real book reviews. As in, even though one of my undergraduate degrees is in English, I have no skills to write reviews. I have my little queue on the right, and I actually made some progress. Girl Scout Badge?
* The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down - yep, you should read it. I don't even have any subject matter or language caveats. You should just read it.
* The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (this was our last book club pick, and even though it's a young adult read, yep - you should read it. Maybe language, I can't remember. Sucked me in with the boy reigns in basketball, broke my heart with the fact that real life happens. Broke my heart with this version of real life. I think Sherman Alexie might be my new intellectual crush. I'm not sure. I'll keep you updated. It takes a lot to push Anderson Cooper aside, even though I'm fully cognizant we don't play on the same team.)
* Downtown Owl - yep, you should read it. Bonus: If you read this, you may get an a little glimpse of everything that makes me pull my hair out about the Vineyard Town. Minus the surprise blizzard. Actually, we had one of those too ... never mind.
* The New Structural Social Work. Kidding. Kind of. Only read it if you want to know how the Canadians rock social work. Canadians, you do. Hats off.
Next Book Club: The Children of Men.
Queue's updated. Suggestions welcome.
It's going to be a long summer.
I kind of stink at summer vacation.