Friday, January 4, 2013

Yeah! 2013!

Happily, I finished Les Misérables way before Christmas.  I absolutely love this book!  It's so French!  It's so full of wonderful things.  Mostly I love the way it covers all different types of love.  It's so real life like and so inspiring!  I am looking forward to seeing the movie soon!

Well this blog has been dragging it's butt into the New Year!  I will be updating my goodreads goals.  I upped myself to 120 books!  I think that I won't be able to reach this because I did have a lot of extra time this year to read and it looks like the coming year will be more busy with more projects.  But I did read quite a few tomes so we'll see how it works out.

I'm currently reading, Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading which I'm enjoying but sometimes it's a bit depressing.  It's a pretty deep book and with the contrast of the author writing about the death of her beloved sister, you get this racing commentary on some of the 365 books she read during a one year period.  I can't imagine reading that many books.  I couldn't remember anything if I did!  In the end you can't really be against a book about books.  They are usually good.

I am also rereading Pride and Prejudice.  Because I can.  I love this book even though it's not my favorite Austen.  I do love Mr. Darcy.

I am also working my way through another reread, Acts of Faith   I'm not sure why I picked this one up again but I wanted to read it again to see if I could get into it more than I could the first time.  I didn't dislike it.  In fact, it is an amazing book in many ways.  The whole picture he paints of NGO's and the issues of helping people in Africa is amazing and I think probably very spot on.  I think some of the characters end up a bit boring and some are unbelievable.   I keep thinking what an amazing story this would be for Charles Dickens to tackle!

I hate writing, "I'm not posting, sorry, blah blah blah" blog posts, but that's what this is.  I do still love the idea of a book blog but have little time to write these days.  Also I would like to contribute differently than other book blogs but have yet felt that I have a niche to do this.  I will keep trying and maybe find my voice.

I hope you all have a smashingly good 2012!