February seems to be the month of reading-things-I've-always meant-to-read for me. I plowed my way through Octavia Butler's Kindred in one night. It was amazing. Also worked my way through The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing which I've been meaning to read since it was published back in 1999 (oops). I found it totally surprising and captivating, an intriguing look at one woman's experiences with romantic love that is unsentimental and funny. Two of the stories were turned into a horrible movie with Sarah Michelle Gellar and Alec Baldwin a few years ago and I mourn how ham-fisted and awkward the translation from page to screen was.
Currently I'm reading Three Day Road which is the kind of awesome epic novel that should have immediately been turned into a prestige pic if the Canadian movie industry had any kind of money or market for it. It's about two Cree snipers during WWI and it's as incredibly engrossing and beautifully written as it's sequel Through Black Spruce which I mistakenly read first.