I'm currently reading: The Wreckage by Michael Crummey (can't wait for his appearance at the Lorenzo Reading Series).
Last book read: Joanna Russ's The Female Man. This one was for my feminist sci-fi class. It was a rip-roaring read, but I'm not sure it's worth spending time on if you don't have to. There are so many other books out there. For example, I'd really like to be reading Alberto Manguel's stuff at the moment. Or Margot Livesay's novels. Or catching up on classics like Anna Karenina and Don Quixote. Or spending time with some A.S. Byatt. I've been yearning to re-read The Biographer's Tale.
Next Read: Change In A Razor-Backed Season by Michael deBeyer. I really enjoy his poetry, so am highly anticipating the delve into this new collection. But in terms of prose, I'll probably be moving on to some more sci-fi for class. Motherlines is next on the list.
I have read some of Rilke's letters. Wonderful! They are very useful indeed. Oh yes, and if any of you fancy buying some cheap (sometimes), out of print/hard to find books, visit the ABE book site. They have just about everything one's heart could desire. For example, if you're interested in Rilke's important Sonnets To Orpheus, and want a copy for your very own, they've this selection. I've just purchased some Christmas presents through them (lucky for me, both boyfriend and sister are addicted to the printed word).