Wednesday, February 19, 2014

What I'm reading Wednesday...

I feel like all my posts lately have been either book or craft related.  Hmmm...I wonder why.  Snowed in with no TV, that's why!  LOL  Today was blissfully warm and sunny, and a thunderstorm overnight washed away the last remnants of snow.  Lunch with old friends today was just the medicine needed to cure cabin fever.

Now, this is what I've been reading:

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize...somebody PLEASE remind me not to read prize winners again.  I am always disappointed and wonder, 'Who was on this judging committee?'  This was pretty dark.  A novel told in short stories.  While I have really enjoyed this format before in other books, I was disappointed in this one.  I'm glad I stuck it out, because I liked the second half much better than the first half.  I rate it: 7/10 

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

I've tried this one before, but gave up a chapter or so in.  I put it on my 2014 Goals list, so I'm giving it another try.  Making more headway this time at least, and am about a third of the way through.


  1. I know EXACTLY what you mean about prize winners - I always have the same problem!

  2. isn't that interesting how pulitzer's in literature are sometimes so off the mark with the common every day readers? I have felt the same way in the past but then there are also those 'plums'.
    I got a book for my birthday from our librarian daughter and am sooooo having a hard time plowing through it. It is called the Illumanaries and is about the early gold digging in Australia. The plot is good but all the peripheral wording bogs the story down. I want to throw it out but don't want to hurt her feelings.


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