Thursday, March 15, 2007

Lots of Reading

So, for some reason, I have recently discovered a whole pile of books that I want to read. A few I am borrowing from my good friend, who has really unique taste in books. She has lent me 2 of the books that are currently on my must read list. Right now I'm reading a book called "The Monk" by Matthew G. Lewis. It was published in 1796, when the author was 19. It was WAY ahead of its time then . . . it was considered very taboo. I'm about 2/3 of the way through it now, and it's actually a really good read. Not full of action or anything like that, but definitely interesting enough to hold one's interest.

On the shelf, ready to go, I have "Stranger Than Fiction" by Chuck Palahniuk, a collection of non-fiction short stories. Looks like a good book - the first short story is about a testicle festival (no word of a lie!), so how can a book with that kind of opening be anything short of interesting?

I just got "The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini from my best friend, so I have to get it read. I've been looking at it in the bookstores, so I guess now I'd better get it read! I also have "Talk To The Hand" to read, which is written by the same author as "Eats, Shoots and Leaves" about punctuation, or the lack thereof, in today's society.

On the way, from Chapters, is "The Smartest Guys In The Room" about the rise and fall of Enron. I watched the DVD in class last weekend (a full length documentary), and it was great, so I am inspired to learn more.

So lots of reading to do . . . now to find the time!


Visichy said...

I saw the Enron DVD for sale ("previously enjoyed") in Blockbuster for $4.99 and thought that was too big of an investment LOL. If you recommend it then maybe I'll go back and buy it :)

The books sound interesting. I look forward to the reviews when they have been read.

Weeza said...

Can I suggest another book for your list? "Spin" by Robert Charles Wilson. One of the best-written books I've read in a long time. I've now read 3 books by him. (Look him up on Amazon for book synopses.)

I read Eats Shoots and Leaves too (on your recommendation I think) and loved it!