- WI, USA
- member since December 5, 2008
Man, I didn't even know that was still around! I remember the commercials from about 15 years ago.
I read The Shining quite a while ago. I don't recall it being too frightening at the time, but I may be mistaken. Pet Semetary is the one that got to me. Something about having your child come back from the dead and trying to kill you is a little unnerving. :)
I am--the one I read was the newest one. It was pretty good--she's a good writer, which makes a good story. I read it in about 2 hours, too! How often can you say that about books written for adults?
I have Deep, Dark, and Dangerous from the library, too, which I'll read after I finish Elizabeth George.
Yep, I read Maus (the first one -- there are two parts) for my Y.A. class. I thought it was really well done. He can borrow my copy sometime if he wants to read it.
As for "The Little Stranger," I think it was just very different from her others. I liked that you had to make your own conclusions about what had happened. I would argue that "Fingersmith" was better, but they're so different I suppose it's kind of comparing apples and oranges. I liked how the doctor sees himself in the mirror or glass or whatever at the end -- I thought that was perfect. We'll have to chat about it sometime. :-)
The book on Cotton looks interesting--or extremely dry (no pun intended). You'll have to tell me how it is.
Also, did you know that there is a new book on GWTW out? I read a review in the Shepherd.
And Sarah Waters has a new book out, too. Sarah has read it already, and I'm going to read it next. :)
I didn't know that she indexed books! I'm researching portrait miniatures for work--we have a collection of about 40 that haven't been researched at all. Ours are mostly European (and none with hair, bummer), but it's been interesting to read. I love that it's small and almost all of the pieces are reproduced at actual size.
Hi Jess! Yes, it's been a really long while since I've been on here, too. I've added the rest of my syllabus for YA library materials to my "planning to read" list. And I've added what we've read thus far. Just in case you were curious about all the YA stuff. Hope things calm down for you soon so you can read some more. :) It was nice to see you and Nate yesterday! Don't get lost in all this snow...
He's probably got a few houses. I think the Wisconsin place must have inspired the backdrop for American Gods - much of the story takes place in a small town in Wisconsin in winter. I believe Tom said it was in the Rice Lake or Eau Claire area somewhere. He doesn't remember the exact location anymore.
I tried to read Talking to the Dead, but I couldn't get into it. Maybe I'll have to try again! I think it was summer, and it wasn't really summer reading...
I have a copy of In America, too, which I've been plannning to read for a couple years, now! :)
I read The Secret History so long ago, I don't remember! I do remember it's about Classics students, which is why someone recommended that I read it.
Sarah and I both read The Ice House, so you might have heard one of us say something. It was also made into a PBS Mystery movie--which we just checked out from the library. It's really good, too!
I read "The Night Watch" when it was first published (which was a while ago), so I don't remember if she brings you back to the future at all again. I do, however, remember feeling frustrated that we (the readers) knew things the characters didn't know yet (since she goes back in time) and that could be rather torturous, if you know what I mean. But that's also what impresses me about it, in a good way.