Toby camouflaged as a book in my pre-Boston library! Very sneaky.

Hanna and I are starting our vacation-at-home today, and will be enjoying a wage-work-free ten days here in JP while Hanna puts on her historian’s hat to finish a conference paper on memes in Irish nationalists’ life writing (damn cool, huh?) and I get my reading on. I super happy to be spending ten days reading books that I specifically do not plan on reviewing. Anywhere. I need to do some reading purely for fun, and that’s what this vacation is gonna be about.

I’ve made some heavy use of the delightful Brookline Public Library’s inter-library loan system and assembled myself the following titles:

Briggs, Patricia. Shifting Shadows: Stories from the World of Mercy Thompson. Ace, 2014.

Feder, Ellen K. Making Sense of Intersex: Changing Ethical Perspectives in Biomedicine. Indiana University Press, 2014.

Harris, Charlaine and Toni L. P. Kelner. Home Improvement: Undead Edition. Ace, 2011.

Kohn, Alfie. The Myth of the Spoiled Child: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom about Children and Parenting. Da Capo Press, 2014.

Rybczynski, Withold. Home: A Short History of an Idea. Viking, 1986.

Susanka, Susan. Not So Big Solutions for Your Home. Taunton Press, 2002.

And we will also be binge-watching season two of Orphan Black which has been sitting on my desk since mid-July. Hell yeah.