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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

It's my birthday, June's classic, bookbookbookbook

I'm 37. Today.

Right. June's classic is The Once and Future King by T H White. I'm still on The Sword in the Stone, and it's proving to be sort of slow going. I'm enjoying it, and parts of it remind me of Harry Potter (although I suppose that should be the other way around) but it's certainly taking a while to get through.

The Sword in the Stone is the set-up; young Wart is being raised as the son of Lord Ector, along with Ector's own son, Kay. The boys get a tutor in the shape of Merlyn and there seems to be a awful lot of changing Wart into things. Robin Hood's in this one as well, and a part of me just wants to sink into the story, while a part of me is thinking "come oooooooooon ....".

I got Odd Hours, the fourth Odd Thomas book by Dean Koontz out of the library today and I'm trying not to start it until Saturday, so I don't accidentally end up staying up until 3am. So far so good, and it gives me something to look forward to for the weekend. :)

I'm also reading Momo by Michael Ende and, because I felt like something a bit grown-up, I started Fool Moon by Jim Butcher, Book 2 of the Dresden Files.

That'll do for now.

8 comments:

Nymeth said...

Happy birthday!

I love The Once and Future King. I thought that the first and last books were the slowest, but once the story picks up it's hard to put down. I hope you enjoy it :)

____Maggie said...

Happy Birthday, Maree! You are a mere baby! :)

Aria said...

Happy Birthday!! Meanwhile, that list of books looks good... I have been meaning to read The Once and Future King for a while. Either way, have a great day!

justareadingfool said...

Happy birthday, Maree. My birthday was two days ago. I turned 39...at least, you still can say you're just over 35. Me? I have to say I'm almost 40. :(

Marg said...

I was 37 just a few days ago too!

Happy Birthday!

Bybee said...

Just a baby...

Happy birthday. What kind of cakey will you be having?

Maree said...

Thanks everyone! :)
Mmm ... cake ... nothing yet; maybe I can talk the husband into making me one on Saturday.

Care said...

Hey GEMINI! (me, too!) Happy Belated B-Day, -Care