Sunday, May 1, 2011

April 2011

Books Bought:
  • Housekeeping Vs. The Dirt (Nick Hornby)
  • Shakespeare Wrote for Money (Nick Hornby)

Books Read:
  • Housekeeping Vs. The Dirt (Nick Hornby)
  • Shakespeare Wrote for Money (Nick Hornby)
  • Third Girl (Agatha Christie)

Two things:
1. I only completed three books this month. This happened for two reasons...I have been reading too many books at once and not finishing them, and April was too busy and tiring. I'm sure that May will be different.
2. I never expected my Books Bought list to match up with my Books Read list that accurately.

The two Nick Hornby books were the last two collections of his essays on what he's reading. I loved these as much as the first and had many more moments of thinking, "This man is my soul mate" (in regards to reading, anyway). As Hornby says often in his essays, "Reading begets reading," so the result of me reading so much of his writing this month has resulted in my amazon wish list growing quiteeee a lot. I'm craving a trip to Half Price Books so I can hunt down some of his favorites.

Third Girl was more difficult for me to get into than a lot of Agatha Christie mysteries I've read, partly because there is no murder until the last 40 pages or so (other than a supposed suicide that is hardly mentioned and happens before the book even begins). However, this made it one of her more surprising plot twists, so I enjoyed the latter half of the book much more.

That's really all I have to say. My list of books to read is getting overwhelming again.