In about two hours I have to lead a book discussion. We are going to discuss "Empress Orchid" by Anchee Min. Sorry, no link, I don't have a lot of time right now. I was a little disappointed that it didn't appear on any year end lists that I perused. Maybe it's actually a crappy book and I read crap. Crap, that would suck.
One thing I am sure of is that the few people that are going to show up tonight better have read this book because although I did a 15 minute talk on this book a few months ago I sure as hell am not prepared to talk about by myself for half an hour. If they sit there like a bunch of retarded statues I am going to be pissed.