Monday, January 29, 2007

Library Thing (new obession)

According to Library Thing I own 1063 books. (Give or take, I don't think I have entered them all just quite yet.. I suppose it will be somewhere around 1100 when I am finished!)

Check out My Library .

If you ever wanna borrow a book just let me know.. or if you have recommendations!

Yay for books! I think my apartment is going to cave in on me soon.......

What a strange little book....

Finished Mr. Muo's Traveling Couch over the weekend. What a strange little book! I felt like I was struggling my way through it at times, only to look up and notice that 30 pages had passed by. It was wordy at times, but it was okay. I truely was interested in it because I LOVED Balzac and the Chinese Seamstress. This book didn't measure up for me, but it was alright. It was a strange little book for me. That's about all I have to say about it.....

Next up:

Lucky. (I am already 85 pages in. At some point I put it down, but after some great words from a friend on livejournal, I thought I would give it another try).

I am also working my way through Black Wings, Blind Angels by Sapphaire. It's a book of poetry, which for me is unusual for me, but I love Sapphaire so I thought I would give it a try.

Saturday, January 20, 2007


A current look at my nightstand:

This makes me happy!

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Not so great...

Well I took both books on vacation and pretty much got no where. I discovered on the plane there that I somehow have already read Buying a Fishing Rod for my Grandfather. So then I started Educationg Esme, and well, it sucks. I couldn't handle it. I thought since I had really enjoyed Freedom Writers, this might be similar. Not really. I couldn't stand the writing style... so it goes.

So in San Diego I bought (yes, I actually paid full price for) Mr. Muo's Travelling Couch. So far so good....

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

2007 begins with a bang!

What a great start to 2007. The Kite Runner was a wonderfully satifying read. Loved it.

I also finished today Peel My Love Like an Onion, by Ana Castillo. I had started it previously and put it down. I painfully finished it today. Urgh. It just wasn't great. I got bored, even though I was able to follow the story. This was my first attempt by Castillo and now I am afraid to try anything else...

I am leaving for vacation today and am bringing the following two books. I should hopefully finish both easily on the plane ride.

Monday, January 8, 2007

Kite Runner

Wow. This book is amazing! Who knew? I admit, I had gotten to the point where I was hoping the story was actually going somewhere. I was thinking, this isn't it, is it? But of course it wasn't. It was like the book knew I was at the point, because all of a sudden it blew up again and I couldn't put it down. The character development is phenomenal. The story line has great depth and twists that pull me in.

I also admit I knew very little about Afghanistan and it's history. This book presents it's modern history quite brilliantly I think. It puts into perspective a lot of things that maybe people in this country didn't know about the Taliban. Very, very interesting.

I should be finished soon.