Friday, June 18, 2010

Quote I Like

"Books speak even when they stand unopened on the shelf. If you would know a man or woman, look at their books, not their software." - Annie Proulx

 What does it say when you go to visit someone at their home and discover that they have no books?

Monday, June 14, 2010

Must Stop

I must stop buying/checking out new books! I went through a pile of books last night that I have recently bought and realized I haven't read any of them. It is madness. Every day I come home with a sackful of books from the library that I have no time to read and only a passing interest in. What is my problem? I have decided that I am returning all of the books that I have checked out from the library (except for 3 that I have started reading) and I am only reading the books that I own from now on. AND I will not buy any more books for the rest of the year! I think I can do it. I will be reading a lot of classics, but that is good. I bought them because I wanted to read them someday and someday is here.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

I finally finished Catching Fire! I won't do a synopsis because I know everyone has read it already. My thoughts on it? I found it very hard to get into. The first third of the book was incredibly ho-hum for me. However, I persevered and was glad that the action picked up and it became a page-turner. Of course, the ending was torturous and I am pleased that I waited until now to read it because I only have two months to wait for Mockingjay! I don't think I could have stood waiting a whole year to find out what happens.