yesterday was an odd day of doubles, after i got home. first, after wikipedia-browsing spencer for hire all day, when i flipped over from a program i just deleted off my tivo, there on vh1's i love the eights (80s) was a blurb on the show! man, when i was a kid i really liked hawk, & i didn't figure out till today that it was captain sisko! also they had a blurb on romancing the stone which is a great film, but not a double. then there was the book i finished, which i guess i'll give a write up in lieu of talking about it?
the stolen child by keith donohue.
i read this on theresa's recommendation, after procrastinating on it for a few months. i liked it-- it was a little too "readable" for me to tear through? but i don't have anything bad to say about it. at a number of points during the story, i thought about the book mother nature, which posits the changeling myth as an infanticide rationalization, & it turned out that i was right! he thanks sarah blafer hrdy in the acknolwedgements in the back. then, for more doubles, jenny had started reading mother nature while i was asleep last night! fun, right? i thought it was. i think the choice of the book, making the changelings more just slightly magical feral children, was interesting? i wouldn't have gone that route. anyhow, i like alienation, so i liked this just fine.