Thursday, July 1, 2010

What I'm reading


I used to never read more than one book at a time. Sometimes I think I'm crazy for reading multiple books at once, but oh well.

The Scarlet Letter
by Nathaniel Hawthorne

I've got this one on my Kindle for iPhone and am slowly working my way through it. It's actually pretty neat, and nowhere as dry as I expected it to be. I think I'll have to read it a second time, in order to figure everything out. I mean, I already know who the father of the child is. I figured that out the first time we met him. But it seems like there are so many nuances to it that I can almost grasp but they escape me just before I really begin to understand them.

Elvenbane
by Andre Norton
and Mercedes Lackey

I've been curious about this book for a few years, but I've had bad experiences with Mercedes Lackey. Usually I find that she has a great story, but that her books need editing big time. I'd hoped that this book would be better since she's working with someone else on it.

In this book they seem to take too much time setting it up, so they've sort of lost me. I hate to say this, but I think I'm going to return the book to the library tomorrow, without finishing it.

The Dragon Book
edited by Jack Dann
and Gardner Dozois

This book is a collection of short stories about dragons, and I reviewed one of the short stories here. I've been sort of jumping around in the book so I can't say for sure how far I am through it, but I think I'm about halfway.

I've read some amazing stories in it, some stories that are ok, and no story that I've actually disliked. So it seems like a pretty good book. And it seems to be rekindling me obsession with dragons.

2 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I read The Scarlet Letter a gazillion years ago when I was young and remember enjoying it. Scathing indictment of hypocrisy, etc.

Sarita Rucker said...

I think I need to convince my brother to read it. :)

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