Wednesday, January 10, 2007

I'm not giving up yet

Here are some books that I started this year but I didn't finish yet and are not currently on my pile of things to keep reading right now. (I'm being honest here, because why would I take the time to write lies on the Internet?)

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
I really like this book. I just keep getting distracted. It is Jane Austen meets Harry Potter for grownups meets several other things I love to read about. The audiobook is also cool, although footnotes in audiobooks are sort of weird.

The Godwulf Manuscript by Robert B. Parker
A lovely gentleman I was talking to at the reference desk told me that I had to read a few of the Spencer mysteries. It's a nice story, I just haven't made time to finish it. I do want to try it again later, because Spencer seems like quite a guy.

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
I was reading it for book group on my way back from Milwaukee and I had the stomach flu and missed the meeting. When I tried to finish it later, it reminded me of how sick I had felt. Too strong of an association for now -- although the story wasn't particularly nauseating. I HAVE to finish it someday since the whole reason I wanted to read it was to find out what the big secret was and I still don't know.