Funny in Farsi : a memoir of growing up Iranian in America by Firoozeh Dumas
Birth: the surprising history of how we are born by Tina Cassidy
Why people get lost : the psychology and neuroscience of spatial cognition by Paul A. Dudchenko
Sometimes I read something other than the funnies in the newspaper. I should spend more time in the scriptures and preparing lesson materials for the kids I teach in Primary. And for myself.
Most days I feel glad if I make it through the funnies and Dear Abby, if truth be told.
Besides the wonderful novel that I read last summer (The Help) and the sci-fi stuff we listened to in the car, the titles above are what have occupied some of my lunch time and bedtime reading.
The first one, Funny in Farsi was because I attended the Convocation on campus where this delightful lady spoke. A Muslim humorist. Some people think that's an oxymoron, but she was truly delightful and I'm glad we had her book so I could read it. Parts were laugh-out-loud funny.
The second one about the history of birth just happened by me one day at work and it sounded interesting to me as a woman who had given birth. The book jacket description drew me in, so I checked it out and just finished it on Friday evening. It was fascinating. I learned a good bit of history and am very glad I live now in the 21st century.
The last one on getting Lost was another that caught my eye at work. I DO get lost! I'm constantly turned around and it's frustrating! Mike shared a fairly recent experience about being lost one of the few times in his entire life. I haven't made it very far into this tome. It's rather scientific and right now I' learning about the beginnings of when psychologists used rats and mazes and . . .well, other stuff. I'm hoping this one will get better instead of deeper. I'll have to see how it goes. It's been gathering more dust than the others.
That's all--just what my brain has been up to of late. I think I'll work on addressing Christmas cards in coming days rather than spend time reading, however.