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Reading this past month.

Due to recent unemployment, I have had more than plenty of time to read. Also, apart from a 3 day rainy/gray spell, it has been sunny and warm (thanks global warming), so I have taken to spending an hour or two outside with a cup of tea and a book. I have been spending a lot of time at the local library, and they have a great selection of new releases and contemporary literature. I can never walk out of there empty handed.

Today, I just finished House Rules (261 pages) by Rachel Sontag. The book was her account of growing up with a manipulative father and emotionally unstable mother (possible borderline personality disorder, I believe). Ms. Sontag wrote gracefully and with a voice that reflects her age (early 30's). Growing up in a family such as hers, she found a strength and self-confidence to stand up for herself and what she believed in.

I am still working on Dewey and Twilight, but have put those aside as I own them and have no deadline for returning them. I am almost finished with Dewey and will probably have that finished in the next couple days.

But, the book I want to start today is Oh The Glory of it All (479 pages) by Sean Wilsey. Again, another memoir about a child's relationship with his out of the ordinary parents. I have been meaning to read this for quite some time now and I am excited to get started.