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.


  1. Ronna on June 16, 2010 at 8:01 AM

    OHMYGOSH I stink at summer vacation too! Much as I rail against being so pressed down by school work, I am secretly happy to be taking summer school classes or else I am afraid I would go mad after a week...

    I recently got a Sony e-reader and I am deeply in love with it. I can check books out from the library and not actually lug them around which is lovely.

    I will have to look for Downtown Owl...sounds like a good read :)

    <3 you!

    PS my word verification is billy. I find this hilarious for some reason, :P

  2. Lisa on June 16, 2010 at 12:49 PM

    @Ronna: You are most wholly my sister from another mother. I get to start moving on Friday, which will save my boredom bacon. Today's activity? My pile of clothes mending. I had to put word verification in because somehow one of my super old posts made it way to some spam black hole. Blech. Maybe a trip to Spo. will be in order later this summer?


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