Saturday, July 28, 2007

Bookshelf time!

It's been awhile since we've had a book update, so for those of you who care: (all two of you...ha!)

--I am almost done with the Great Jane Re-Read; I just have to finish Sandition, which will probably happen today. I loved Lady Susan and the Watsons. I may start her juvenalia, which I've never finished, but we'll see. I also want to read her nephew's biography, A Memoir of Jane Austen, which, again, I have but have never read. :)

--Still reading Ovid's Metamorphoses, but that takes a lot of time and concentration so I'm not reading that as often.

--Picked up FS Fitzgerald's This Side of Paradise at the Book Loft last week, so that should be good. :)

--Just finished Ann Pachett's Truth and Beauty, which is a memoir of her friendship with the author/poet Lucy Grealy. Very good, and it makes me want to read the rest of her novels; so far I've only read Bel Canto, which was fantastic, about a group of Souther American terrorists who take over a birthday party for a Japanese business executive, at which a world-famous Soprano happens to be singing (yeah, I enjoyed the soprano part...lots of opera talk!).

--Still reading W&P. This might turn into the Great Fall Russian Novel Project at this rate.

--Also still reading B XVI's book--I plan to make more progress on that today...You know, in between cleaning bouts...ha.

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

Hey Em! I read the book Autobiography of A Face by Lucy Grealy. I knew that she and Patchett were friends, but I didn't realize that Truth & Beauty was about their friendship. I think I will have to read it now, too! I am almost done listening to Wuthering Heights right now & then I think I, too, will read a Jane novel. I just love the classics!! I'm totally coming home for Cap's homecoming this year- can you believe it's my 5 year reunion? Outrageous! Thanks for the cute card - it made my day. I'm on call tomorrow, but the rest of today is going to be devoted to reading & cleaning as well. I love these kind of Saturdays! Talk to you later! Liz :)