Sunday, September 27, 2009

I finally gave up on the Women Who Walked Into Doors with about 50 pages left unread. I just couldn't read anymore about abuse and alcoholism.
I'm totally hooked on Kurt Wallander books right now (author-Henning Mankell). Not sure why that is- maybe because I can visualize him after seeing a couple of PBS productions of the same-played by Kenneth Branagh. (how do you pronounce Branagh anyway?) I've read The Fifth Woman and Faceless Killers and have almost finished The White Lioness. TWL irritated me some. I wanted to read from Kurt's point of view and I kept having to read from some other character's viewpoint. I was frustrated and anxious to get back to Kurt.
My book club's next selection is the Julie & Julia book by Julie Powell. I've read it so that's a slight disappointment that I've read the selection, but oh, well, I'll get over it. OOps! hit some combination of keys and now everything is in italics. No emphasis here!
Totally into Inspector Lewis programs on PBS. ( a spin-off from Inspector Morse). Gee, I have no life, but I already knew that. Well, enough for now. Hopefully to return - un-italisized at some later date.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Well, after reading Julie & Julia I was thinking about blogging. And I was thinking about reading and my book club. I feel the urge to write about books I am reading. I have been reading a lot lately. I mean, besides books and art what else do I have ???? a boring life, I guess.
The books I have read in the last few weeks - Julie & Julia, The Art of Racing in the Rain, Slaughterhouse Five, 84 Charing Cross Road. Can't remember what else. Liked J&J-so profane and irreverent. The AoRitR-not so much. I didn't want to like for some reason. Maybe since it was from a dog's point of view? I liked it - marginally. Was DISAPPOINTED with S5. I thought this classic would be so great- but time travelling? I am not into fantasy, apparently. Only had a page or two about the bombing of Dresden which I thought was the whole point of the book. Not what I expected. Loved 84CCR. Read it in 24 hours. Lot of interesting stuff about rationing, etc. after WWII and life in England after the war. I'm reading the Woman Who Walked into Doors right now. Very Irish and lots of Shite'ing. Well, that's all for now. Maybe I will eventually give author's names and a better review.