December 4, 2011

November Bookworm Bite

I have decided that to get myself started writing about books that I will do a monthly wrap up post about the books I have read instead of individual book posts least for now.  Having decided to take this approach I realize I should work on these posts throughout the month as I finish reading a book. The contents of my brain empty quite quickly and I am likely to have no clue what I am talking about. So a quick recap of the books I read this month and the little I can remember of what I read.  The upside of forgetting things so quickly ....rereading books isn't like rereading at all. 

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides is one of those books that I didn't really think would interest me. Not sure how much more interesting you can get then a girl who was really born a boy but it went unnoticed, but that is beside the point.  However, I had continually heard such good things about the book that I decided to give it a try. I can't even put my finger on what it was that most intrigued me about this book.  It is his style of writing that just ever so gently sucked me into his world. In the end I considered it a four out of five star read.  In contrast to Middlesex, which I had I talk myself into reading, is Still Alice which I decided I had to have a copy of and read as soon as I got my hands on a copy. It is rare that a book can make me cry.  Still Alice did that and more.  It scared me.  I hope when my time comes that Alzheimer's is not the way it announces itself.  The perspective of Still Alice was what prompted me to pick it up and it was also the reason I wanted to read The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.  I was amazed at not just the perspective but how that perspective rarely came across as sad. Then in a totally different direction I picked up Assassination Vacation.  I enjoyed it, but it was probably my least favorite read this past month. My least favorite in that I really just have nothing to say about it except if you enjoy US history, you will enjoy this book.  Which brings me to my favorite read of the month, No Country For Old Men.  This is the second book by Cormac McCarthy that I have read. The first being The Road.  I loved The Road and I loved No Country for Old Men.   I ask myself ...what if I came across 2.4 million dollars .....I mean that would buy A LOT of books!!!

There you have it first Bookworm Bite!!  I will become better at this with time and maybe even get a little more in depth with my quick witt and insight!

1 comment:

  1. I wasnt very found of middkesex either. I found it pretentious and ostentatious. I agree with you about no country...i loved it. Keep the blog going. I love it :)