Thursday, October 2, 2008


Currently I'm reading Inkheart and I'm finding it quite fascinating. My dad told me he'd heard that people said it seemed like a rip off of Harry Potter books and Eragon, but I'm not seeing that at all--I'm halfway through and there aren't any witches or wizards or dragons. All fantasy books have some of the same elements, but so far this one has some uniqueness to it that I'm appreciating. Any of you read it?

Awhile back I posted about Ex Libris by Anne Fadiman. It's a great little book of essays about reading. Later I picked up a book she edited called Rereadings and I enjoyed that very much as well. She has a new book out now I really want to read. I waited impatiently for it to come into the bookstore, but a used copy never showed its face. At Large and At Small is another book of essays. I think I'm going to have to go against my usual habits and buy a copy at Barnes and Noble. Otherwise, how am I going to get to read it?

I really shouldn't buy any more books that I haven't read. I have five cubby shelves on our newest bookcase filled with the books I haven't read yet. Don't you think I should probably confine myself to that reading for the time being?

What are you reading right now? Any good recommendations?


nancy said...

I just finished "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close."
It's by the guy who wrote "Everything's illuminated" which I've not read, but enjoyed the movie.
This was unlike any thing I've ever read before...and I think fantastic.
Liz has a copy and I keep waiting for her to start it so I can talk to someone about it!
Hope all is well! Miss ya.

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