FINALLY updated August 2009:
I just read: The Climb
by Anatoli Boukreev
I'm going through a bit of a Mount Everest binge at the moment. I read Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air
, an account of the May 10, 1996 disaster and wanted another perspective on it. This book (which John incidentally put in the TOSS pile today!), provided that. Combining the deadly conditions of Everest with some real-life heroism and a taste of life after the Soviet Union collapsed, it was a really enjoyable read.
I am currently reading: Stardust
by Neil Gaiman.
I'd been wary of Gaiman after reading American Gods
a few summers ago, which just totally didn't do it for me, but I read The Graveyard Book
this summer and really, really liked it, so I thought I'd give Stardust
a shot. I'm about halfway through, and so far I LOVE it. I saw the movie a year and a half ago and heard it described as The Princess Bride
for a new generation, and I can totally see where that idea came from. Definitely a fun read.
Latest movies: The last one I saw in the theater was Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
, which I thought was cinematically very impressive, if a bit different from the book.
Here's a link to my LibraryThing, in case anyone wants to take a gander: