A Very Sheepish Blog Post about Books

So.  Hi.  How have you all been the last 2 1/2 months?  (Sorry.  I’m so sorry.)

Here’s the thing, though: either I’ve been too busy to blog, doing things that aren’t worth blogging about, or doing very little—which also isn’t worth a post.  You see my dilemma.

So, let’s talk about books.

My reading schedule cleared up for the first time in eight months when I finally finished Atlas Shrugged last month.  General thoughts: it was really good, very well written, had strong characters, and had an interesting theme that I think I mostly agree with.  It was also very long; I could have done without the sixty page monologue/sermon/rant.

In the spirit of the season, I decided to read Terry Pratchett’s Hogfather, which I finished yesterday.  As with all Pratchett books, I loved it, found it deeply amusing and thought provoking, and just generally had a ton of fun.  It’s official: Death is currently my favorite Discworld character.  Also, my new favorite line in a book is this:

Humans need fantasy to be human. To be the place where the falling angel meets the rising ape.

I am now rereading Fearless (part of the MirrorWorld series) by Cornelia Funke, because I started to read The Golden Yarn (the third book in the series) and realized I forgot everything that happened before this installment.  I love Cornelia Funke’s work—her stories are always so imaginative and captivating that I can’t help but love her work, even though I know she’s not the best writer I’ve ever read—but, I confess, it’s much more difficult to read her work and appreciate it after having just read Pratchett.  Even so, I’m excited to move on to the next installment.

What does your reading list look like?

Once more, my deepest apologies—

Cara Kennaway

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2 thoughts on “A Very Sheepish Blog Post about Books

  1. For your sake, I’m relieved that you finished your bricklike tome of a book and are now getting to read fun, undemanding fiction again. For my sake, I’m glad you liked Hogfather, because I would’ve had to passionately defend it if you hadn’t. :)

    I’m planning on reading through the Sherlock Holmes books sometime… soon. All of them. Properly. Beginning to end. I’m both nervous and excited. So right now I’m procrastinating by reading a bunch of short YA books. I’m also going to reread Watership Down, because I loved it the first time I read it and because the author died last month, so it’ll be something of a commemoration.

    I’m also thinking I might read Veronica Roth’s new book at some point in the near(ish) future for literally no reason other than that the cover’s pretty. I’m not very good at heeding adages, apparently…

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