hrm, I seem to have missed doing this last week...What have you recently finished reading?
I'm having a bit of a comics renaissance. I picked up a few more issues (2-4) of Captain Marvel
and am still liking it. Read Pride of Baghdad
(the Iraq war thru the eyes of lions from the Baghdad zoo -- interesting concept, but not something that made me go "wow" like i expected) and The Rabbi's Cat
(i liked it but felt it lacked a proper ending -- while I don't need things wrapped up in a bow or anything, it felt like the author forgot that he had more than one character)Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
by Ruth Reichl was entertaining yet ultimately disturbing. she tells many stories about wearing disguises so she could review restaurants for the NYTimes without being recognized. But it's not just disguises -- she changes her attitude and personality and honestly becomes rather mean sometimes. It was sort of like a game that went too far. and she's rather aware of that, but it seems to have taken way too many years to sink in.What is on hold?
I probably need to admit that A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
is just not happening right now.
I started Death Comes To Pemberley
but it wasn't really gripping me (the characters all seemed frightfully flat), so i let it slide for a while. I should probably pick it up again just to officially see if i want to give up or not.What are you currently reading?
Am picking back up on Fables
(the Bill Willingham comics) -- i'm about 7 trade paperbacks behind. So much to look forward to!
I'm in the 2nd "season" of Shadow Unit
. it hits a lot of the same buttons as NCIS (maybe not quite as many jokes) but in text format!
I'm trying Angelmaker
by Nick Harkaway, but am not quite finding myself sucked in. the premise looks awfully cool (british clockmaker, son of a gangster, finding his old non-legal life trying to take back over and people tracking him down for possibly a book or possibly stuff he inherited from his grandfather), and at first the style was working for me, but i keep reading Shadow Unit instead, even tho I've only got Angelmaker for a limited time from the library (no renewals). hrm.What do you think you'll read next?
Just downloaded The Eyre Affair
by Jasper Fforde -- I know I read it ages ago, but I think i read it after having read the 4th book in the series and I just never really got to plow through the series like it deserves. so i'm starting over. :-)