Sunday, June 1, 2008

Pillars of the earth

So after I signed up for that cool book website, I compiled a list of books to read. I based my search mostly on the overall rating. So yesterday I hopped in the geo, and went to the library. Our library has about 3 shelves of non-fiction, so I made sure to have a long list of potential reads. The result: out of the 7 titles that I checked, I found 3. Not too bad right? Granted one of them was "to kill a mockingbird" which every library has, but still. The librarian was also really nice, and told me that if I couldn't find certain books, she might be able to put it on the order list.
One of the books I checked out is The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett. I'm on page 114, and it's pretty good so far (941 total pages). I have found that I really enjoy the longer books. I hate getting into a book about 150, just to find out only 30 are left. I like to get to know the characters and follow plot lines and twists and character development. Back in college however, I would try to read the shortest books possible. I didn't enjoy reading. I blame that to my teachers. I never read for fun. I just read the books that were assigned, and honestly they were rarely any good. It took me a couple years after getting out of school to actually enjoy a book, and look forward to read another one.


Nancy Sabina said...

I totally know what you mean. I have always loved to read but I have always hated to have a book "assigned" to me. I've re-read a couple of books that I was forced to read in school and actually enjoyed them - but I hated them then. The last year of college I got smart and I would read through the book first just like I wanted to (without delving into the huge deeper meaning of each sentence) then I would re-read it with the class. That worked pretty well for me.

Debbie and Boys said...

Just read your comment on my allergy blog. Yeah, its crazy, I know. But it works. I'd suggest reading the book "Say Good-bye to: Allergies." by Dr. Devi Nambudripad.
(Love your blog and its title)

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