Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Rosa Parks, Reading And Nightmares

I feel it would be remiss to not comment on the death of Rosa Parks. To me she exemplifies the fact that one person can make a difference. That person doesn't need to do something "big" either. Just by simply refusing to give up her bus seat she was the spark that ignited the civil rights movement.

I would argue that this "small" act is the defining moment in 20th century American history. But that's just me.

I slept fairly decent for the first time in a long time last night - although I had my recurring nightmare again. This is going to sound silly. I'm at my library, trying to close up for the day and library patrons won't leave. In fact, more and more of them keep pouring into the building. Um, I'm not sure what this dream means? Am I stressed out? Overworked? Need a vacation? Probably all three.

I'm going to be on an extremely tight budget for a while, so my book buying has gone down to nil. Nothing. Nada. I'm not even buying used books ladies and gentlemen.

Now before you feel sorry for me - my TBR has gotten out of control. I have hundreds of unread books - so it's not like I'll run out of reading material. Also, I've landed on the distribution list for ARCs at Warner books - so between them, my book trading group, my library system and TRR's editor sending me stuff to review I'm pretty flush.

In fact, my next read is a review book - the latest Christina Dodd title My Fair Temptress. I'm rather looking forward to it. I don't review a ton of historicals anymore and my only experience with Dodd's work is the anthology she did with Connie Brockway, Once Upon A Pillow (which I enjoyed very much). Depending on how I like MFT, I might be asking for more Dodd recommendations.

1 comment:

Kristie said...

Wendy, I've had the exact same dream!! Except I worked in a grocery store for a few years and instead of library patrons, it was people who kept coming in to buy groceries - and they wouldn't lock the doors and I couldn't leave. I still had it even a few years after I was no longer working there. I think it's our pent up frustration with working with the public and having to bit our tongues when we so don't want to.
And I agree with you on Rosa Parks and what she contributed to history, the spark that one person can create that leads to change.