Wednesday, June 2, 2010
What have I finished reading? I finally finished Boneshaker by Cherie Priest, which I ultimately ended up enjoying, but can't give the same sort of effusive praise as others since 1)I still found the character of Zeke to be annoying, 2)I dislike ambiguous endings, and 3)it took me so long to get into. I also read Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, which is every bit as good as anyone has ever said it was and more. So good in fact that I feel I have to read the sequel to find out what happens next. Not want to read it, have to read it.
What am I currently reading? I have two books going at the moment. The first is The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by W.R. Philbrick which I am reading in pursuit of my ridiculous Newbery goal. I set it aside for the moment for two reasons though. 1)Homer and his newly appointed doofus of a guardian are about to get scammed which I was not in the mood for and 2)because my book club book this month is a chunkster and I wanted to get going on it. That's the second book I am reading right now: The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery. I'm not sure how I feel about it. The vocabulary used is out of this world, but right now I don't enjoy either of the main characters. Perhaps at this point in the novel we aren't supposed to.
What will I read next? Quite possibly Persepolis 2, but other contenders are Graceling and The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells.