Saturday, March 12, 2005

Take a look, it's in a book...

"Butterfly in the sky, I can go twice as high
Take a look, it's in a book - a Reading Rainbow.
I can go anywhere!
Friends to know and ways to grow - a Reading Rainbow.
I can be anything!
Take a look, it's in a book - a Reading Rainbow!"

Who remembers that song?

I love books! But I have not read anything WONDERFUL in a long time! =(

We had our Book Club meeting for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime last weekend (thanks Anitza for hosting it at you're place--btw, when are we going to bbq & swim? =P ). Everyone else seemed to like it. Although I didn't not like this book, I didn't really care for it much either, which was a bummer. I've been needing a really good read, and everything I've come accross lately has only been mediocre (any suggestions?). Our new pick is The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, and it sounds pretty interesting. After this one, we're going to try to read by genre--next up is a classic or fantasy novel.
Aside from the Book Club reading, I'm also in the middle of One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. I'll let you know if any of these turns out to be a spectacular read.

2 comments:

  1. some random books recommened by your sis:

    -"Hawaii" by James Michener
    -"If On a Winter's Night a Traveler" by Italo Calvino (good intro to Calvino if you've never read him)
    - "Slouching Towards Bethlehem" by Joan Didion

    By the way, have you discovered the library? I went to the NYU library last week and binged on Calvino novels. It's an amazing thing, the library, because there's so much knowledge there and it's FREE !!! And it's like... non-committal. Read a couple of pages of something that you don't like? Just return it!

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  2. bye the way janey,

    i am hosting an event witht he kite runner author, khaled hosseini, tomorrow night (friday, march 18) in pasadena. give me a call if you want to come.

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