September 6, 2008

What I Am Reading

Some of you may have noticed that the book that I'm reading has changed. I finished Counterculture Through the Ages, which I thoroughly enjoyed and have moved on to 'Tis: A Memoir by Frank McCourt. I really enjoyed Angela's Ashes and the beginning of this one has been fun so far. I'm sure I could squeeze some links to social work out of it, but I think I might just enjoy it and deal with that when I'm done. ;)

As for the Counterculture book, it was an enjoyable read for me because of the links to social work, as well as the links to the aspects of society that I enjoy. I have always been attracted to the fringes, for better or for worse. I make a point to attend movies that are not the blockbusters and read books that aren't exactly displayed on the bestseller rack, though my current choice defies that. I am making an attempt to attend more cultural events and trying to expand my being a little bit.

However, in saying all this, there remains something to be said about the mainstream culture. Sometimes I need to just turn  my brain off and enjoy. And other times, the mainstream can be remarkably stimulating. I just can't think of an example right now.

Well, speaking of books, I am off to read the beginning chapters of my Family Therapy book. Wish me luck with that!

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1 comment:

Reas Kroicowl said...

I've read "Angela's Ashes"--what an uplifting journey THAT was. Have "Teacher Man" but haven't read that one yet. I'm currently reading "The Missing Class" by Katherine S. Newman and Victor Tan Chen.

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