Thursday, January 24, 2008

Book quest, revived...

At this point, you may have forgotten about the book quest (explanation here). That's because I haven't finished a book since April of last year. It took me 9 months to read The Adventures of Augie March (Saul Bellow). I actually didn't hate the book - I sort of liked it. It took me that long to read because:
  1. I was unmotivated and had almost stopped attending class altogether (travel to class and class were my main reading times).
  2. The book was a little slow in parts.
At this point, it's hard to remember the beginning of the novel. In the end though, I was happy with the book. And while I found Augie infuriating at times, I found him relatable. I found his quest to find himself relatable. And maybe that has something to do with where I am in life...but whatever, it worked.

So, up next: Either Atonement (Ian McEwan) or The Sportswriter (Richard Ford).
My counts: I have read 51 of the books, which means there are 71 left...

1 comment:

  1. Atonement is good and it didn't take me very long to read at all. Plus you get to picture James McAvoy in your head the whole time ;-) Bonus points.