NOTICE: (Updated March 5, 2010)
Beginning December 19, 2009, Books 'N Border Collies will be posting but only intermittently while I pursue personal goals. I plan to share some reading I'm doing, but there will be no reviews. I will, however, be sharing my exploration of vegetarian cooking and the cookbooks and websites I use to educate myself. I hope you enjoy it!
Saturday, March 7, 2009
I believe Cabin Fever is officially setting in. It's all I can do to sit down with a book for more than fifteen minutes. If it weren't for audiobooks, I'd be getting nothing read at all! I'm on about Day 10 with The Confessions of Nat Turner, and that's not a reflection on the book. Today is the first time I have spent an extended period with it, and it really is a good book. It did win the Pulitzer Prize after all. But any book that takes more than a week for me to read tends to suffer from my weird need to move on to the next book, no matter how good the one I'm reading might be. Maybe it's an affliction that stems from being surrounded by hundreds of TBR's. I don't know. Anyway, poor Nat Turner is not getting the benefit of my undivided attention. I hate when that happens.
On the audio front, my commute book is an entertaining story of the creation of the Oxford English Dictionary entitled The Meaning of Everything. It has kindled in me a deep desire to own the entire print version of the OED. All twenty volumes. How fun would that be??? Unfortunately, the price tag is a bit hefty at $975. It may have to wait for awhile since spring is on its way and I have my heart set on a laptop so I can blog to that same heart's content out on the patio soon! :-)
I'm also listening to Wuthering Heights and I have a question for those of you who have read it already. Do Heathcliffe and Catherine ever become likable? Don't get me wrong. I'm about 1/5-1/4 into the book and I like it a lot, but I'm finding the lead characters strangely annoying. I know that doesn't make any sense, but reading can be like that, can't it? :-)
OK, I'm going back to Nat Turner before I have to leave him alone again to go cheer on my Wolves. Happy Reading, Everyone!