Tuesday, January 23, 2007


I just returned yesterday from the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting in Seattle. It was my first trip to the Northwest. I picked up several new books that I cannot wait to begin! I visited the very cool and independent Left Bank Books and MCoy Books. I also tasted the delicious treats from Top Pot Doughnuts. My reading focus for much of the trip was on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.

Frankenstein was my book club's pick for the month. I found myself feeling great sympathy for the monster. When reading the novel, it is amazing to realize how much of the story we do not think of when we say or hear "Frankenstein." Virtually everything is in there - ethical scientific debates; questions of what makes us human; questions of prejudice; the need for community or shared love with one other soul; revenge; ego; maternal/fraternal relationships; friendship...a classic indeed.


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