Friday, March 30, 2007

I'm reading A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah. And yes, I did pick it up in the line at Starbucks. I bought it because I don't really waste my time on a lot of fiction, so I like non-fiction that is still literature, and because I don't really know anything about Africa. But it's not really something you can even pretend to read for pleasure or casual interest. I can read about 10 pages before I have to stop, stare off into the distance for another 10 minutes, then spend the rest of the day depressed. Everyone should read it, nonetheless.