A Fairytale, An Amazing Story, & A Sad One

I finished three more books! The theme of this trio was "books that start with A" (I can't be creative all of the time). Book #45 was After Alice by Gregory Maguire (the fairytale); book #46 was Atonement by Ian McEwan (an absolutely amazing one); book #47 was called Angels by Denis Johnson (the sad one). Honestly, I want to talk about Atonement for this entire post, because that … Continue reading A Fairytale, An Amazing Story, & A Sad One

Something That Probably Shouldn’t Be a First

I finished book #76 tonight and it was a classic that I probably should have read already, but it was never assigned and I've never been too focused on regional classics, plus I am the least informed about/interested in (no offense) the south. Despite all of that, I really loved my first* William Faulkner, which was As I Lay … Continue reading Something That Probably Shouldn’t Be a First

The Thorn Birds: Cool Book, Cool Birds

Hi, I finished book #25 of the year so I'm a quarter of the way there! A little further behind schedule than I'd prefer, but hey... it's a marathon not a sprint, right? (Look at that, I mixed the running and reading worlds together, nice work, Libby.) Anyway, my 1/4-of-the-year-and-my-goal-complete book was The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough. It was … Continue reading The Thorn Birds: Cool Book, Cool Birds