If so, watcha readin'?Myself? I'm reading Khaled Hosseni's A Thousand Splendid Suns. I'm about 100 pages in, and so far, it's very good. But enough about me. I wanna know what you're reading.
So as you pointed out, peppermintgloom some of the lurking monkeys might like to join in on our discussion of the next book. I thought I'd take a stab at posting some options/suggestions here to see if I get any bites. (It looks like I'm mixing my metaphors here, but technically monkeys CAN bite - especially pagemonkeys. I hear they are particularly ferocious.)You had suggested: Mirror, Mirror - to continue the Maguire kick.I would also like to put in my two cents for either The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood or Portrait in Sepia by Isabel Allende. I actually read The Penelopiad last weekend and just want to discuss it with someone. I can't get anyone around here interested, but it ties in a little bit with Wicked because it's the story of the Odyssey told from the point of view of Penelope and the 12 maids Odysseus kills when he returns. As for Portraits in Sepia, I've just been wanting to read some Allende, but I can do that on my own if necessary.
So it's my turn to start, eh? ;)( Here goes!Collapse )
Okay, so I finished Malinche and started Son of a Witch. It was a good weekend to get reading done, what will all the procrastinating and pretending I wasn't going back to work today.
( Magical Thinking, Augusten BurroughsCollapse )
Okay, charlasweb, my dear, let's get this thing goin', shall we?I finished Burroughs's Magical Thinking! More on that anon!I went to the library yesterday and put Son of a Witch on hold. I should have it in my hot little paws some time next week. Unfortunately, the Lewisville Public Library has no Anaya other than Bless Me Ultima. They did, however, have Esquivel's Malinche, and since I know you're going to be reading that as well, I snatched that, and I figured we could do this for June instead of the Anaya. Is this an acceptable substitute?For July, I think we were both interested in Dostoyevsky's The Brothers Karamozov, right?I think this is enough to keep us busy for a while! Happy Reading!
Anyone still out there?Whatcha readin'?Want to do a book over the holidays? Whaddaya wanna read?
So, my first question is: Did anyone else read this book?
By giving the novel her name, it seems that Tolstoy wants us to take Anna as the heroine of the novel -- or, if you prefer, the novel's philosophical center. Is Anna a heroic character? Do we feel sympathy for her? How does she compare to the other central female characters Dolly and Kitty? Do you think Tolstoy was making a comment about society's double-standard regarding adultery? After all, Anna's brother is also an adulterer, but the consequences of his actions are very different.
Okay, I usually do this by asking a couple of (I think, anyway) thought-provoking questions, but since I'm on four anti-histimines right now, I can't really think straight enough to be thought-provoking. (Basically, I'm doing good to catch my typos right now.) So, here are a couple of questions to get us started, and hopefully those of you who are more sober can do the intelligent, thought-provoking stuff.1) Douglas Adams: Social satirist, or just a bloke out for a good laugh?2) So.... what's your favorite bit, then?