Cold, Wet & NYTBR 10 February 2008

Self is sick. Again. Weather report says a storm is coming: it’s going to be raining every day through Saturday. Bleeaah!!

Anyhoo, in last-ditch attempt to ward off future sniffles, self:

    Started a fire.
    Downed two Alka-Seltzer cold tablets.
    Put on woolly socks.
    Watched TMZ. (Oooh, Nicollette Sheridan gets homeless woman to run interference between her and pesky TMZ paparazzi ! Quick thinking, Nicollette!)

And, since self is not expecting hubby until 8 or thereabouts, she can blog about NYTBR of 10 February 08, the “Politics” issue. Without further ado, list of books self is interested in reading after perusing said issue:

(1) After reading David Greenberg’s review of William A. Link’s Righteous Warrior: Jesse Helms and the Rise of Modern Conservatism :

William A. Link’s Righteous Warrior: Jesse Helms and the Rise of Modern Conservatism

(2) After reading Elsa Dixler’s review of Carl Oglesby’s Ravens in the Storm: A Personal History of the 1960s Antiwar Movement and Susan Sherman’s America’s Child: A Woman’s Journey Through the Radical Sixties: A Memoir:

Carl Oglesby’s Ravens in the Storm: A Personal History of the 1960s Antiwar Movement

(3) After reading Liesl Schillinger’s review of Peter Carey’s new novel, His Illegal Self:

Peter Carey’s new novel, His Illegal Self

(4) After reading Alexandra Jacobs’ review of the essay collection Thirty Ways of Looking at Hillary: Reflections by Women Writers, edited by Susan Morrison:

    Thirty Ways of Looking at Hillary: Reflections by Women Writers
    Leslie Bennetts’ The Feminine Mistake: Are We Giving Up Too Much?

(5) After reading Maurice Isserman’s review of Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore’s Defying Dixie: The Radical Roots of Civil Rights, 1919 – 1950:

Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore’s Defying Dixie: The Radical Roots of Civil Rights, 1919 – 1950

(6) After reading Paul Greenberg’s exquisite end-paper essay on “Fitzgerald vs. Hollywood” :

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Beautiful and the Damned
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Pat Hobby stories


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