Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
I have, finally, started American Gods. Only something like five days late for my own readalong, but better late than never?
I've read American Gods before, and so far (70 or so pages in) it's turning out to be a very pleasant revisit. I love re-reading old favourites – it feels like I'm visiting old friends, which is why, I think, I've read Lord of the Rings so many times. Nothing like the occasional visit to Middle Earth to brighten my day (although I'm STILL stuck on The Two Towers from our readalong earlier in the year ...)
Uhm ... let's see, what else. I finished The City & The City last week, and will be co-reviewing that with Jodie at http://bookgazing.blogspot.com/ - we've already had a very interesting discussion about the book, and have decided to expand on that. :)
I'm trying to think of what else is coming up ... oh! The Enchantment of Flesh and Spirit by Storm Constantine – probably after American Gods – and then possibly Middlemarch, for Nymeth's - http://www.thingsmeanalot.com/ - readalong. Possibly.
I also still have Gone With the Wind, The Two Towers and Horns on the nightstand, although I think I'll have to re-start Horns when I come back around to it.
I'm also going to have to start a book-buying ban, because I'm getting stupidly out of hand. Books aren't cheap here, and I seem to be coming home with at least one book every week. I've started a spreadsheet, and I'm up to 70-something already – and that's basically just the books on my spare nightstand that are piling up. (It includes 12 library books, but still ...)
So I don't have anything in mind, really, except for MAREE DON'T BUY ANY MORE BOOKS FOR QUITE SOME TIME, OKAY? So I'm going to try that whole reading my own books thing.