OH MAN TSUKI (I think it was YOU, or ERI) you have tainted all of Murakami's books with penises for me for eternity.
Whenever I try to seriously think about "what does this mean ?" or "what's the relation here ?", it's FEMALE SUPPRESION and PENII !!
You're welcome. I aim to please.
I've been reading a lot lately (and not posting very much at all *shame*). Read The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt, it was an excellent book (nonfiction, obviously). It's a history book, but read very much like literature. Very good read and taught me a lot about ancient civilizations/history of that part of the world I did not know very much of. I've always had a passing interest in Egyptian history and this was a really satisfying read. It took a while to get through, it's a fairly large book with pretty small font, and I was only reading it about 20 minutes a day. But I really recommend it to anyone who has any interest in Ancient Egypt at all.
Finished Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, which was a frightfully silly book. I'm glad I read the original, they were very alike/identical, just with very silly (not in a negative way) zombies, kung-fu, and ball jokes. Yes, ball jokes, with Austen's prose written surrounding them.
Got through yet another Philippa Gregory book, The Virgin's Lover. I didn't like it as much I thought I would, probably since it had Elizabeth as one of its main characters. And I couldn't understand/relate to the main male/female characters at all. Very strange dynamic they had, but I still enjoyed the book. Taking a break from the series for now.
And now I am currently working my way through John Scalzi's remaining books. The sarcastic wit of his characters really tickles me the right way, they are all well written and fleshed out. Has an eye for detail, but doesn't expound laboriously on any one point. His Old Man's War series has been great so far, but I'm finding the last two a little less than stellar. That wit is great in the characters, but sometimes Scalzi can overuse it. His one-shots Agent to the Stars and The Android's Dream are really good, but I definitely recommend Agent to the Stars and Old Man's War so far. Good hard science fiction, with great character development, good writing style, and fairly original (and fairly plausible!) ideas.