Although it really didn't take me long to read it, I can't tell you how glad I am that I am done with Mao: The Unknown Story. It's really the only time I can remember being so happy to finish a book -- in the sense that I don't ever have to pick it up again. Mao was a thoroughly evil tyrant who cared for nothing but himself. The author estimates that 70 million Chinese died while Mao was in power -- the vast majority of that in peacetime. I don't even really want to think about it too much more. It was interesting and I learned a lot. But I need to move on to something else.
I've been tagged by the Literary Acquisitionist for the "8 things" meme, which I hope to get to later this week. I'm getting busier at work and I started grad school last week. It's been a long time since I had to fit homework into my schedule and it's going to take a while to figure this out. More to come soon, I hope!