Thursday, October 27, 2005

30 has been achieved!

Swann's Way by Marcel Proust

After many, many, many months of reading, I have finished "Swann's Way". I wish I could say I was smarter for reading this but I can not. I can say that I have more insight, new ways to view the world and an awareness of my surroundings that I did not have before. Proust is not an easy read and often one page can take hours to comprehend. But I would still recommend this book to others. No one sees the world in quite the same way as Proust. He is long-winded but always seems to tie everything up with that one last sentence. And if you only had that one sentence to go on, you wouldn't get his meaning as well as when you read the many pages he's written as background.

And with this book, I've accomplished my goal of reading 30 books while I was 30 years old. In the end, I know that I'll be reading more than 30 books this year but I'm not sure if I would have accomplished this goal if it hadn't been written down. Now I am reading "A Million Little Pieces" by James Frey because one can not resist the Oprah.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Two More Down!

Yarn Harlot : The Secret Life of a Knitter by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

Last night I finished “Yarn Harlot: The Secret Life of a Knitter” and once again I was rolling with hysterics. Who knew knitting stories could be so humourous and it is quite refreshing to see that other people are just as crazy as I am! SO refreshing!

I also finished a trashy romance novel because sometimes one needs a bit of junk reading with their literature!

A Fine Passion by Stephanie Laurens

Basically it was entertaining and full of junk reading and totally fit the bill!

And I totally forgot that I also read "At Knit's End" back in May and yet neglected to document that fact!

At Knit's End : Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

The Yarn Harlot is a hoot to read! I hope she's working on more books about knitting!

29 books read to date.

1 more to go! I have about 110 pages to left to read of Proust's Swann's Way : In Search of Lost Time, Volume 1 and I have a deadline!