Tell everyone what you're reading currently, page status, and thoughts/comments on what you've read so far?!
I am currently reading 1984 by George Orwell.
I'm approximately 50% done. I am enjoying it so far. It isn't my usual genre, though. The dates and names are hard to follow, but it doesn't seem to prevent me from understanding the story. Winston and I would be good friends if ever we had the chance to meet.
Yes, I agree. Insanity would have ensued.
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin. 65 pages in, liking it so far.
I'm currently reading Dante's The Divine Comedy:Inferno, translated by Mark Musa. I appreciate Mark Musa's faithful blank verse translation. I'm on Canto 7 now. I bet most of you have read it. Or...maybe not?
I've read The Inferno at least 3 times for various classes. Not a huge fan... though I don't recall offhand what translation I read. I've heard good things aboutParadiso?
I'm reading The Face on the Milk Carton again (after a previously failed attempt in which my cousin confiscated the book claiming I was not old enough to read it) and it's really good so far.
update: I am now reading (well, juggling) 3 books at once.
Horton Halfpott by Tom Angleberger (kind of a kid`s book but the cover art was by Gilbert Ford so I was obliged-- well, I obliged myself to read it.)
Enchanted Ivy by Sarah Beth Durst (I love reading about colleges and universities, heck, I dream of them, alas here I toil in meagre middle school.) (wow, I made that sound way too dramatic.)
And finally The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch (a Suzanne Collins testimony was on the cover and I am just now recovering from the Hunger Games so I had to read it.
Now top that off with three tests and two big assignments all due next week... I am getting no sleep.
A Game Of Thrones. It's fracking great.
A Mix of Things, About a Boy by Nick Hornby and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason by Helen Fielding. I'm enjoying both of them. They are most certainly lighter reads, but humorous :D
Oh I love both of those books! Happy readings :)
In school my English class is reading The Great Gatsby. I was so happy when I found out that was one of the books for this year because it was mentioned in a video by John once.I forget now what the video was about but the title has stuck with me ever since. I am so far not disappointed, my excitement over reading it has not been wasted.
On my own I am reading Call of the Wild, another book that has been on my "to read" list forever. It has also not disappointed!! I love the perspective of Buck and his strengths. Need to read more London.
Oh I cannot for the life of me read only one book at a time.. so I'm currently working on:
The Joke by Milan Kundera, The Cowards by Josef Skvorecky, Leaves of Grass by Whitman, and The Help by.. whomever.. it was a movie?
I'm nearly finished with The Joke, which is fabulous (I love Kundera), and have only just started The Cowards, but so far so good... I love Czech authors.
Leaves of Grass is, of course, fabulous. And The Help is alright, though some things I've read about it make me a little skeptical.