What I'm reading *

I've always read. While growing up, reading was a refuge when I found life too unpleasant or stressful. Consequently I've bought a lot of books over time as well.

Now that I'm no longer in the rich corporate phase of my life I've rediscovered the library. Dayton's library may be maligned by some but is still a great resource. One type of book I like to read is gay fiction and I was surprised to see a lot of it in the Dayton library's catalog. Plus you can even ask them to buy particular titles, and they will!

Below you can see the five most recent books either that I'm reading or that I've acquired. You can search my books, or you can see all my books. Also my classes page has links back to this page for the books for each class.

ISBN: 1180006240

Title Author
2004-12-02 1180006240 The Stone of Chastity Sharp, Margery  
  At Wright State in the basement of Rike Hall are some bookshelves with old books being given away for free. I started perusing it with my friend Derek before class when we took SOC200 together on quarter. I think this book is one that Derek picked up for me there. I only now got around to reading it. I'd never heard of Margery Sharp before, although I had heard of her most famous work, The Rescuers.

This book is for adults, not kids, and is about an eccentric professor researching a stone that when walked over can reveal whether a woman is chaste, that is whether, if unmarried, she's still a virign or, if married, she's been faithful to her husband. It's also about life in an English village, kind of in the way Agatha Christie commented on such life in her Miss Marple mysteries but without any death. A pleasant read, if you ever happen to come across a copy.

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