Wednesday, February 6, 2008

The More I Read...


...the behinder I get. Really, I have like five books going at once now and I have to start just finishing them. This does not include the books I have to read for school. Also, is "behinder" a real word? I don't know. Today I am at work and it is just thrilling. I did manage to finish What I Was by Meg Rosoff last night, and I really enjoyed it. It was not half as good as How I Live Now, but that was a better story. I also just finished The Invention of Everything Else and I really enjoyed that. I loved the historical elements in it: Tesla's interaction with Mark Twain are brillient and Thomas Edison came off exactly as I had always imagined him. Overall, the book is filled with a sadness that is in stark contrast to an en-"light"-tend New York of the time and the effect is mesmorizing. I can't think of anything to compare it to, which is a good thing, but it is goofy and wonderful in the same way The Royal Tenebaums charmed viewers. I recommend it for those who enjoyed The Time Traveler's Wife and novels by Judy Budnitz (who I adore).

3 comments:

Andrea said...

Glad you're back to the blogging world. Did you ever get my reply to your post about crossing out book titles on my blog? I replied on one of your posts instead of on my post so I didn't know if you saw it.

Andrea said...

Ohh I just now saw that you've read Duma Key. Did you like it? My MIL can't wait to read it, we were both saying how we want to get around to it one of these days. You should write a review of it if you have time so I can see if I should put it on MY TBR list :-) What's your major in school?

Marg said...

Behinder works for me!