Monday, March 01, 2010

Weekly Reading Report

Books finished this week:
  • Abhorsen by Garth Nix (3rd in the Abhorsen Trilogy; see post)
  • The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
    one of my favorite books. I've convinced Russell to give it a try and will post about his reaction and our discussions after he's done
  • Lirael by Garth Nix (2nd in the Abhorsen Trilogy)
  • Moral Disorder by Margaret Atwood
    our February book club selection; see post
The two books that I'm actively reading now are The Book of Lost Books by Stuart Kelly and The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova.

1 comment:

  1. The place was dark and dusty and half-lost
    In tangles of old alleys near the quays,
    Reeking of strange thing brought in from the seas,
    And with queer curls of fog that west winds tossed,
    Small lozenge panes obscured by smoke and frost,
    Just showed the books, in piles like twisted trees,
    Rotting from floor to roof-congeries
    Of crumbling elder lore at little cost.

    I entered, charmed, and from a cobwebbed heap
    Took up the nearest tome and thumbed it through,
    Trembling at curious words that seemed to keep
    Some secret, monstrous if only one knew
    Then, looking for some seller old in craft,
    I could find nothing but a voice that laughed.