reading: the dispossessed by ursula k. leguin. to say that i am enjoying this book would be a gross understatement. it is precisely what science fiction should be (in my estimation anyway), a story set in the future on a distant planet yet it is a commentary on modern society and the choices we as a people continue to make. what makes this book so amazing is leguin doesn't take the easy way out, instead challenging the conception of what a utopian society would be, from any side you wish to approach.
the fact that she wrote the book in 1974 and it is still applicable today (perhaps even more so, given the manipulations of our government and our move towards globalization) make me believe even stronger than i did before that ms. leguin is nothing short of a visionary genius.
so yes, i'd recommend you read this book!
crocheting: oh i am attempting to sate the granny square beast that has welled up in my soul since the begining of my new square-a-month afghan. lily's school has a silent auction fundraiser in a month and i decided that my donation this year would be a granny square afghan. now i can granny square to my heart's content and not foil the square-a-month plan already established.