Saturday, June 13, 2009

I read too fast, again!

I finished Water for Elephants in two days...I tried to slow down, but had nothing else to do. A friend suggested that I go to the library to reduce the amount that I spend on my books, and although I appreciate the suggestion, I cannot follow it. I have a thing wherein I like to own the books that I read. There are very few books that I have read that I do not have on my shelf(some of the really awful ones from school were discarded). I really want to have a library of substantial size one day. I rarely re-read a book, but I just like to know it's there.

For those of you interested, Water for Elephants was just okay. The beginning hooked me, but I found myself just reading much of it in order to finish, not necessarily because I was dying to find out what happened next.

Whereas the book I am reading now, The Thirteenth Tale, is so intriguing. It came highly recommended to me. One of my students even chose it as her final novel for her essay. Her essay intrigued me, so I am reading it now. I love it so far. I'll let you know what I think at the end.


Erin said...

I sometimes like reread books but am too cheap to buy them. Maybe I could just use your personal library... do you do that? I bet you have some good ones.

I agree that Water for Elephants was good in the beginning and then turned kind of blah.

Kimba said...

It's a good one, for sure. Thirteenth Tale, I mean. Have you read The Historian? I like it, but I can't get through! The story is intriguing, but the characters are BLAH.