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I'm a little over half-way through The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove. At the beginning I wasn't so sure I would like it. As I've been reading on I've been liking it more. Yesterday I was reading at my parent's house and sharing parts of the book with my mom. I came to a part which put me in to absolute hysterics, not able to breath and eyes watering! I tried to read it to my mom and wound up having to hand the book over, putting her into hysterics also. Even if I were to hate the rest of the book (which I'm sure I won't), it was worth reading it just for that part.
Problem is...we recently bought a Wii. Now, I'm not much of a gamer but this thing is new and well...it's pretty cool. I'm enjoying playing tennis and baseball with my son on it or even moreso putting him to bed and pretending to be the Godfather. Rest assured, my interest in video games is fleeting and I'll be on Lolita (boy if that wasn't a double entendre, I don't know what is) in no time.
Just and update and sorry for the delay.
I've read about a third of it and find it very interesting. I wasn't so sure in the beginning because Fossey isn't a gifted writer, but the material takes over after a bit.
It raises one big question though: who is this woman and why is she doing this? (Spending years in Africa by herself watching gorillas.) She doesn't reveal much about herself. I feel like I need to find a book about her to read next.
edited for typo.
I went camping this weekend so I also made it about halfway through Then We Came to the End. Once I write my review of Lolita, I'll post on the main board and take another assignment.
I have to say, though, I'm a bit terrified of it. It came to me from 2 bags worth of "street books" my boyfriend picked up near his office, so I didn't choose it. I actually only kept it for title value alone. The back describes it as an "epic saga" which is so not my usual kinda genre.
Also it might take me a while as its 800+ pages are far more than my attention span prefers. But I'm not one to give up a challenge.
Tonight - hopefully.
Currently I'm about 1/3rd of the way through Fang and Fur Blood and Bone A Primal Guide to Animal Magic which has been very good so far. I've been reading it interspersed with trying to keep up with my library reading and my new interest in a manga series. I've never been the kind of person to read more than one book at a time but it hasn't been too bad. Probably because the content is so different between the books.
Sorry about that! Should I pick something different from your list?
Duchess by Susan Holloway Scott.
*touchestones might not be working correctly*
So yes, halfway through my book and I'll ask for another one soon. :)
BTW-Reading_Fox, I mooched Sorcerer's Legacy right after reading your review! Looking forward to it!
Anyhow, I'll get started on the Audrey soon, but at the moment I'm about halfway through The Return of Dr. Fu Manchu and I want to finish that up before embarking on a new read...
I will be starting my chosen book, The Seduction, next week.
Hopefully things will get better to the point that I can start reading again.
Does anybody know how fast a read Congo is?
For example, the Dick and Barrett biographies weren't afraid with addressing their subjects' drug abuse and mental problems while still grappling with what made them interesting/important as artists. Similarly, Borges was hardly a saint when it came to his political leanings, and his bio attempts to deal with those failings in a non-judgemental manner.
Of course, compared with Audrey Hepburn, those all qualify as "cult" figures so there may be less interest, from a marketing perspective, in pushing either uplift or titillation.
The hardest part will be ignoring all that I've heard and reading the book with a clean slate frame of mind but I look forward to checking out Stephanie Meyers.
I myself have been busy with school as well and have yet to pick up the book chosen for me. It's been sitting by my bed for a while but alas, slowly collecting dust.
Soon enough I hope to start it but graduate school is just so hard. ^^;;
And good luck with schoolwork to you and lilisin. Hope things aren't too crazy for either of you!
I only finally got around to starting Lions of Al-Rassan yesterday afternoon - had to finish the book I was reading while I waited for someone to pick, and then one from the library that couldn't be ignored. I'm only ~50 pages in, but so far so good.
>54 elbakerone: & 59 Elbakerone, you're very welcome! I hope you're enjoying the story. It is one of those books I wish I could go back and read over new again. Hopefully that makes sense!
I did start Love in the Time of Cohlera (I've probably mangled the spelling of that!) but am facing deadlines on a couple library books I really wanted to read and have already renewed. I'm hoping to get back to it soon!
The Courts of Love by Jean Plaidy.
Speaking of slow reading, I've started Tex and Molly but I'm having trouble getting into it. I read it way back in high school (back when I was very into the whole hippy thing). I feel like I'll get more into it later, and it kind of reminds me of a poor-man's Tom Robbins (can't decide if that's good or not), but I can't seem to focus on it yet.
Oh, well, I'll persevere. Just might be a while till the review is up.
The majority of what I read is fluffy entertainment type romances and young adult lit so this is a bit of a departure from my norm.
I was recently assigned Island of the Sequined Love Nun, but I still have to finish my current book, and then my Early Reviewer book came in the mail, and it's 700 pages long... so that gets priority. I'll look forward to reading all of y'all's reviews in the meantime, and I'll get back on track eventually.
I'm a little over halfway done with Norwegian Wood, and while it's not grabbing me hard like some books do, I'm starting to care more about what happens. I'm thinking this is going to be one of those books that you need to read all of before you really get it.
The good news is that it's related-enough to what I do that I can read it at my desk and it still looks like I'm working. :)
fyrefly, I'm in the same position before I start my book A Great Deliverance which I'm really looking forward to. I have a couple of ARCs that need to be read (one from ER) and a stack of library books.
If all goes according to plan I should still get to it this month.
Really great book though!
Just a quick note. It irks me a little how touchstones on this book don't work when it's spelled with the ñ. I guess I'd feel rather silly posting about A Hundred Anuses of Solitude.
I have to dig Who Are You People? out of my upstairs book case and am looking forward to starting it over the weekend. I'm reading a couple other books right now as well, but since I can't seem to stick with any one thing this will add a nice contrast to the mix.
I hope your mother gets well soon. My best wishes are sent y'all's way. And I hope you have spare time to read soon, too. :-)
Edit-Jenson, I just read your review of Who are you people?-sounds like an interesting book. I almost want to read it so I can get the line you quoted in full context. :)
Sorry, guys. If you want to hit me with your abandonment issues, I'm braced.
Alright, I've started The Blessing Stone, so I should be able to review it before Sunday.
Pscindy chose Details of the Hunt for me and I'm getting around to re-reading it. I don't think anyone was that desperate for it though :) It's coming along.
I'm absolutely loving it and I already don't want it to end. But I guess I will finish it tomorrow. So thanks to Caramellunacy for picking it for me!
I'm almost halfway through Candide and it is so much better than I ever expected. I was really nervous that I wouldn't be able to get through the first couple pages. It is kind of horrifying in a "must watch the car accident" sort of way, but compelling nevertheless.
After all that it will probably still take a while since the "collection" is a box set of three separate books. From what I've heard, they're all very good so it should be enjoyable. So far I've read two books by McKinley, one I didn't care for and one that I really liked a lot so it will be interesting to get into these. I certainly have my reading cut out for me!
As for my most recent assignment (Animal Farm), I am looking forward to reading it but right now I'm happily swimming in a sea of ARCs and feel compelled to place them at the top of my TBR mountain. Hopefully I'll get to Animal Farm by early August. :)
So, hopefully, I'll pick it up again soon and finish it off.
p.s. hope the exam went well carlym!!!
Still need to review The Waiting Years.
Still need to read Notre Dame de Paris.
Still need to read Ensayo sobre la lucidez seeing as how I requested a book after that forgetting I already had one.
Plus I still haven't finished La Reine du Sud which is why I was behind in the first place.
Goodness me I've been bad!
On another note, I read Don Quixote this summer and I'm now quite entranced with Crime and Punishment. Perhaps I should write reviews for those two to make up for my lack of reviews in this department.
5 stars! :)
Great! Still looking forward to it.
Thanks to everyone for helping me work through my tbr pile!
But... (risking the derision of the group, here), I have not read the book that was assigned to me four-and-a-half years ago. While I have gotten through 180 books since then, I have neglected my duties to you great folks. :)
To make amends, I am due to finish and review the book in the next 12-24 hours. Hopefully, by then, no one has assigned you a book and I will both repair my reputation and quench your thirst for random reading.
The introduction by Gulliver's cousin is followed by a letter from Gulliver which makes him sound as it he is totally crazy and obsessed by horses! So I am doubting whether he actually made the journeys at all : )