03-22-2011 04:11 PM - edited 03-22-2011 04:16 PM
I have visited Silas House's site - thank you. Am watching for his next book - he recently published a YA novel - so am thinking it will be a while. If you liked Parchment of Leaves, you should read the other two (they are set in the same place, and the main characters are related to/descendants of those in Parchment).
Am still contemplating buying The Dollhouse, although I have such a huge TBR pile already!
It is that overflowing TBR that has kept me from reading more of House's works.
Right now, I have these three fiction pieces going, with Rumfeld's Known and Unknown as my concurrent audio selection:
The Portrait of a Lady (Modern Library Series) by Henry James
I think must have been too young, too naive the last time I tried to read a Henry James novel. (I had enjoyed his travelogues.) I am absolutely enjoying the sauve language and ideas and descriptions. The margins are getting filled with little smiley faces (and a few sad ones).
Red Queen by Margaret Drabble
Another savvy, sleek piece of writing. A Korean queen is given immortality to tell her story out of the 17th century. (This is available in paperback (Nook?), I am reading a library copy.)
The Warden (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) by Anthony Trollope
Barchester Towers has been sitting on my shelf, waiting to be read, when I realized that I should start with The Warden. This one is short and straight forward.
These three are a fascinating collection of novels to be reading in parallel. Each writer is amply capable, but each style is very different. IMHO every citizen of voting age should listen to the over-lengthy Rumsfeld if they can possibly find the time, whatever one's opinion of the man. (I am not a fan.)
03-26-2011 02:12 PM
Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy, Rosellen Brown (Introduction) to the concurrent reading stack.
We shall see if I can pull this off, keeping so many stories going at the same time.
03-26-2011 05:05 PM
I'm reading Catching Fire, the second book after The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. It is an amazing book, read it if you get the chance.
03-26-2011 07:28 PM
03-28-2011 01:49 PM
03-28-2011 01:56 PM
Just got from the library
It has been a while since I read anything quite like this but I felt as if I needed lighter reading. This has a Gothic romance sound to it so I hope I like it!
03-28-2011 06:28 PM
04-21-2011 01:22 PM
Just finished reading
The Collectibles by James J. Kaufman
with the General Fiction board. It isn't often that I finish a book to come over here and recommend that everyone who has any interest at all and possibly some who don't think they have any to read this book.
I won't claim great writing, of the ilk of a classic by a Hardy or a Dickens or Endo, but I will claim a great story on how to live with self-interest, decency, integrity, and purpose in this tough economic climate and with so many fellow travelers on our journey through life.