Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Still Alive

No, I am not dead! It seems there has been a bit of a stall in my reading. I started reading The Screwtape Letters and I knew about 10 pages into it that it wasn't for me. I couldn't take it. (Usually I try as hard as I can to finish a book.. but this one wasn't happening). Then I picked up Alentejo Blue by Monica Ali. What a strange book. The first two chapters were really confusing and then the third chapter I liked, but then the next it was different characters and things were boring again. I put it down. I was getting no where. I might pick it up again, but doubtful. (I then totalled my car so I had to put reading on hold for a little bit.)

At this point in my life, why waste time reading books that I just don't like? I got so many freaking books on my selves that it's not worth it to me...

So I have now moved on to Why New Orleans Matters by Tom Piazza. It's interesting. Hurricane Katrina fascinates me. I have never been to New Orleans and I wish I had been before. But this book wants to make me visit, even now, badly. Should be finished shortly.

Also the find of the day! I got a brand new (hardcover) copy of The Emperor's Children by Clarie Messud at the thrift store for 99 cents! (I have wanted this book for a while and there are like 75 people who have it on their wish list on bookswapping...) Yay!

Sunday, April 8, 2007


Finished dark by Kenji Jasper. It took me longer than expected. I think this was due to the fact that the climax book(for me) took place 20 pages into the book. After that it was just follow up. The premise was good, and the characters was alright. I think some of the language was outdated. (This book was written in 1997, 10 years ago. The author tried to write in a more slang tone.). One thing I thought was that of course when the narrator was chatting with his friends he has that "slang" type tone, but of course when he was just narrating, all the slang disappeared. I haven't had quite enough time to analize what, if anything, this means, but I found it interesting. Plus, at the end of the story, we don't know what Thai is going to do. Ho-hum I guess....

Next Up:

The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis.