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I finished reading Barack Obama's The Audacity of Hope this morning, and I enjoyed it quite a bit. I feel like I got a feel for who he is as a person as well as what his ideas are.

Now I'm moving on to something fluffy, which I can read quickly, for a change of pace. The book is Beauty, by Robin McKinley, and it's a retelling of the Beauty and the Beast fairy tale. I read about half of it this afternoon, and it's pretty standard fairy tale fare. But, hey, I like fairy tales, so I'm enjoying it.

Next I'm going to read David Simon's Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets, upon which the tv series Homicide was based. I've got it on loan from the library.

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wesleysgirl
Mar. 19th, 2008 01:49 am (UTC)
Oh, I really liked McKinley's Beauty, although it's probably been 15 years since I read it, LOL!
kimberly_a
Mar. 19th, 2008 05:57 am (UTC)
I thought the book was sort of average. I like fairy tale retellings, so I liked it, but it didn't impress me as much as some.
correspondguy
Mar. 19th, 2008 02:25 am (UTC)
I really liked Homicide. I still quote it extensively.
kimberly_a
Mar. 19th, 2008 05:58 am (UTC)
I like David Simon's television work, so I thought I should check it out.
cartman94501
Mar. 19th, 2008 03:03 am (UTC)
I read Homicide a few years ago and really enjoyed it. Have you seen the TV show? I believe it's Netflixable. And if you like it, The Wire is even better.
kimberly_a
Mar. 19th, 2008 05:59 am (UTC)
We're actually watching the final season of Homicide from Netflix right now. We've gotten each season of The Wire from Netflix, too. (We haven't seen this most recent season, of course, since it's still airing.)
dreago
Mar. 20th, 2008 03:13 am (UTC)
I read Beauty and like it. But I also think that Disney did too because there was a lot that seemed ripped off (Disney doing the ripping, I mean. ) I mean, I know it is an old fairytale that every one knows, but the extra artistic license like details seem similar.
kimberly_a
Mar. 20th, 2008 03:47 am (UTC)
I wondered about that, especially with Beauty being an avid reader.
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