Sunday, September 14, 2008

TSS Week 17

This week, I have been totally captivated by a memoir I am reviewing for Estella's Revenge. It's called Blue Genes by Christopher Lukas. It delves into his family's history of mood disorders, focusing specifically on his mother's suicide when he and his brother Tony were children and then again on Tony's suicide as an adult. I don't want to say too much about it because I do have to write that review, but I just love it. (And isn't that a great title, to boot?)

Aside from that, I am working on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. I'm also really enjoying that (naturally :) but am very sorry to see the series end. This is one of those powerful series that rarely comes around. Personally, I am not ashamed to love books that are trendy. For example, Dan Brown's novels - I know a lot of people who wouldn't touch them with a ten foot pole, but I really enjoyed them. (Okay, there are tons of glaring flaws in writing and plot, but I couldn't put them down, and that says something.) Also, on another note, the Harry Potter audiobooks read by Jim Dale are fantastic. I'm hoping he's recorded Lord of the Rings because his accent and sheer talent are sounds for this American's sore ears.

I'm also still working on Pride and Prejudice. It is slow reading because it's coming in daily e-mail installments. I'm just not blown away. I'm not even all that interested in what will happen next. It has really become an issue of I'm almost done and I want to be able to finally say I've read this, but I won't ever read it again. Oh well.


stu said...

They made me write essays on it at school, and I didn't enjoy it much then.

katrina said...

I read The Girl in the Pearl Earring, which is excellent as is the film but I haven't read any other of her books