Over the past week or so I've finished: Delirium by Lauren Oliver which was fantastic. The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown which I started off really liking, but then thought it was just ok, which was annoying because I had expected to love it.
"Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation." Oscar Wilde.
I'm with the Band, by Pamela Des Barres. Interesting stories, and it was a surprisingly uplifting book! I wouldn't trade my life with hers, but I have to admire her lust for life and positive philosophy
"A fondness for reading must be an education in itself." - Jane Austen
"Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life." - Mark Twain
I finished The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen last night. Unfortunately I could only read little bits at a time, but I really enjoyed it!
I really want to read The Corrections! It's on TBR list but it looks like I never get around reading it.
I recently finished Signorsì, Sofonisba a children book by an italian writer (I can't remeber the name), the librarian asked me to read it. It was ok, Sofonisba the witch was funny but I found the narrator a bit boring.
I finished The Help by Kathryn Stockett this past Sunday. I really liked it!
Last Read: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
Currently Reading: Inferno by Dan Brown
TBR (tentative): Passion of the Purple Plumeria by Lauren Willig
RBC: Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
I'm not a big fan of The Sorrow of Young Werther either.
I recently read a graphic non-fiction book about Ilaria Alpi (an italian journalist killed in Somalia in 1994, while she was following a case of toxic waste traffic and weapon), the book is really well done. I already knew the story but it was a very interesting read.
"Intelligence is not to make no mistakes, but quickly to see how to make them good" - Bertolt Brecht
Collection of short stories published by an independent editor