Books, Magazines, and **Asterix**

March 10, 2001

Now reading: Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies and Henry Green's Loving.  Quite excellent.  My favorite book so far this semester?  Edward Larson's Summer for the Gods - it gives you an amazing and enlightening perspective on the true circumstances of the Scopes Trial, as opposed to the "Inherit the Wind" story with which we are all so familiar.  For example, did you know that the trial was nothing more than a media stunt?  For details on this and more, please check out the book.

 November 17, 2000

As you should know if you already know me, I rejoice in literature of all sorts. I've just finished The Assistant by Bernard Malamud with my class, General Education 105: The Literature of Social Reflection.  Some other books I have read so far in the class that I recommend include Invisible Man, short stories by Raymond Carver, and Let Us Now Praise Famous Men  I often find myself absorbed in all of my History of Science books.   Of course, I always purchase MANY more books than I can read. But, alas, I am a glutton for these large heavy piles of paper.  I am often tempted to purchase books because of the texture of their covers -- but I don't go that far.

In addition to reading literature, I have recently been trying to research mehndi artwork, something that I have dappled in for a number of years. If you like, see some mehndi and India-related books that I recommend.  And of course I love books in addition to these -- the Harry Potter Series, The Brothers Karamazov, anything by Madeleine L'Engle or E. L. Konigsburg or Maurice Sendak.

Here are some links for you to check out while you are here. . .
International Asterix Page
Asterix the Gaul
Asterix Central
Some authors
F. Scott Fitzgerald  
James Joyce  
Life of Thoreau  
Thornton Wilder  
Jane Austen - One of my favorite Authors.  Try Persuasion or P+P.
    Jane Austen
    The Republic of Pemberley

J. D. Salinger  J.D. Salinger Bananafish Homepage

Walt Whitman   Leaves of Grass

Aldous Huxley   Soma Web

Archie Comics

In addition to these writers, I like the work of Orwell, Oscar Wilde, Garcia Marquez, Tennessee Williams, Annie Proulx, Madeleine L'Engle, E. L. Konigsburg . . .

Some other Pages: 

English Literature Websites
DEEP Thought
The Dilbert Zone
Children's Books:
The World of Curious George
Winnie the Pooh
Cosmopolitan, Cosmo Online, Elle
This page was last updated March 10, 2001,  by Rupal Pinto.   Copyright Rupal Pinto 1998-2001.  All rights reserved.