It's Monday! What are you reading?
24 May 2010
The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
I finally wrote my review.
Lilian's Story by Kate Grenville
This was a wonderful read, and it was easy to see how it has become as Australian classic. I hope that you can take the time to read my review. It is a really fascinating and personal story, worth reading about.
A Case of Exploding Mangoes by Mohammed Hanif
What can I say? Hilarious and wonderfully written. A review will be coming soon.
I also gave up on the ebook I was reading, The Prince by Machiavelli. Has anyone else read, or tried to read this? I just couldn't understand a word the man was saying. Perhaps I need to try reading an actual book rather than an ebook?
The Timeless Land By Eleanor Dark
This is a famous Australian novel about the 'settlement' of Australia. It details the Aboriginal's first encounters with the whites (and vice versa) and gives more details from Bennilong's perspective. It's ok so far. It is my Grandmother's favourite book and she lent it to me. It is very thick and will take me some time to get through.
By Night in Chile by Roberto Bolano
I have wanted to read this for a very long time, and after seeing some academics and translators talk about his works at the Sydney Writers Festival yesterday, I can't wait to read it. It is waiting at the library for me.