2012 Books

December 8th

Growth

I recently finished a class studying character. We read:

The Talented Mr. Ripley

Mrs. Bridge

The Dwarf

Mrs. Dalloway

The title of the class? “Housewives and other Evil-doers.” How could I not sign up for that? My favorite book by far was The Dwarf, although Virginia Woolf lives up to the hype. Her writing is intense and confusing, yet often beautiful. I’ll need to read Dalloway five times to really get the meaning, me thinks.

Currently reading:

The Keep

Next up,  Open City, then Freedom. I’ve started Freedom twice without getting past page 100. With some time off at Christmas, I’m hoping to be still and really enjoy some time to read. There is new Chabon and Diaz to enjoy too. Oh, so many good books! So little time!

What was your favorite book this year?

~K

 

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  1. I had to read Mrs. Dalloway in high school and didn’t care for it much. I think we were too immature to really understand and appreciate the book. I have a hard time picking a favorite book from the past year…here are three I really enjoyed: Bring up the Bodies, Rules of Civility, and Behind the Beautiful Forevers.

  2. The Keep!!! I thought that was brilliant. Enjoy it. My favorite this year? Has to be Shadow of Night, book two in a trilogy I am loving loving loving. (First is A Discovery of Witches) (I’m admittedly partial because I have met the author!!) Happy Reading and Writing to you!

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