Book binge

Jun. 15th, 2009 08:02 pm
che_gilson: (luna)
Lately I've been reading a lot. I read Persuassion and Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austin, Tithe by Holly Black, and right now I'm reading Moribito and Anna Karenina which I just checked out today. Anna Karenina is replacing Kiki Strike: Inside the Shadow City by Kirsten Miller. The irony being I took Kiki Strike back to the library today after 73 pages because it was boring. Beautifully written but I found it dull. So I trade it for Tolstoi.... WTH? Actually I was joking with a friend about Russian novels. If I weren't too lazy to dig the book out there is a good joke about Russian lit in a book called How NOT to Write a Screenplay which goes something like:  Russian literature is people with unpronouncable names talking for 500 pages and then someone aunt dies. I always thought this was really funny! And I've never even read any Russian Lit. So here I go! We'll see if Anna Karenina lasts longer than Kiki Strike. If nothing else so far so good. I made it to page 9.

Sense and Sensibility was the best of the two Austin books. Persuassion was the weakest novel of hers I've read so far. The only two Austin novels I haven't read are Northanger Abby and Mansfeild Park. Thing is I read in the foreward that Persuasson was written when she was getting really sick and was her last novel before she died. So I suppose it can be forgiven that she didn't have the time to really work on it. Funny thing was I watched a Pursiassion BBC mini-series on Netflix and THEN checked the book out of the library.

In good news I have a short story which is going to appear in the June issue of the e-zine Drops of Crimson! The YA themed Jun issue goes up in 16 days. I will of course spam mercilessly! Some of you will be getting e-mails but I'll also put links up here and on DA.

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