A weekly meme hosted by Sheila @ Book Journey.
I had an annoying nose & throat cold all this week, so it was the perfect time for reading. Luckily I'm well in time for handing out candy at the door tonight and will be watching Nightmare Before Christmas as I do every year on this day (*What's this? What's this?*) and I taped Invasion of the Body Snatchers (the 1978 version) I've wanted to see for a long time. The 1950s original is still really good and I'd watch Donald Sutherland read the phone book, so there you have it :)
Read This Week: (3)
Reviews coming soon for these two:
The Count of Monte Cristo- Alexandre Dumas--Awesome! Highly recommend.
The Old Man & the Sea- Ernest Hemingway--Read in one sitting.
and 1 DNF:
We Need to Talk About Kevin- Lionel Shriver
I got through about 60 pages. I understand that this was a critical masterpiece to some people but it was way too depressing for me to continue with it. I knew it wouldn't be a book I could "like" given the subject matter (yet I liked The Handmaid's Tale, Atonement, The Stand, and other books with very sad, even downright miserable circumstances). The perspective of the novel was not what I expected (not necessarily a bad thing), and I found the vocabulary was impressive, the style interesting, but it was the protagonist, Eva, that made me want to chuck the book across the room. I've never read about such a dark, depressing character and it actually made me nauseous. No thanks...
Currently Reading: (3)
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter- Carson McCullers--Off to a good start. I saw the movie a few years ago and thought Alan Arkin and Sondra Locke were amazing.
U2 by U2- U2 (Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr.)
My Life- Bill Clinton
Reviews Written This Week:
Teacher Man- Frank McCourt (A)
Next to Read:
I haven't planned what to read next. My options are wide open :)
Other Blog News:
Thinking About Challenges...
I could use your input on writing a wrap-up post.
Have a great reading week :)