|50 Book Challenge - CONQUERED!!!
||[Dec. 30th, 2006|07:45 pm]
I did it. I finished Book number 50.
46 - The Amber Spyglass, by Philip K Pullman. The Golden Compass is being made into a movie, but I don't know how they will ever film the rest of the series. It's wonderful, but way too controversial. The fundies will flip. I can't wait.
47 - The Mermaid Chair, by Sue Monk Kidd. Erin thrust this at me insisting I must read it. It's chick lit, yes, but it made me squirmy with its parallels to my path of getting older. Very good.
48 - Reading Lolita in Tehran, by Azar Nafisi. I started this on the way to England and didn't get very far, because it seemed a little too self-obsessed, but on a second try I found it quite fascinating. Her passion for Henry James even has me tempted to try another of his books, something I thought would never happen after high school! The contrast between what these women are reading and what they are living is heartbreaking. Not a comfortable read, but an insightful one.
49 - The Color of Magic, by Terry Pratchett. I've read a smattering of Pratchett and want to read more, so when I was casting about for a quick read, beginning at the beginning seemed appropriate. It's rough, but it's fun to see the beginnings of the mythology take form.
50 - Getting Stoned with Savages, by J. Maarten Troost. One man's tale of leaving it all behind for an island paradise. Entertaining and humorous, and not the sort of thing to read if it's really cold and miserable out - despite all the problems, tropical living can seem awfully attractive when icy wind is blowing up your skirt. I enjoy tales of places, and I liked this.
And, even a day ahead of time, I have met my goal.
Time to go sew.