Hello everyone! It's Friday and that means it's time for another book blog hop - hosted by the wonderful Jennifer at Crazy-For-Books. Hope everyone is doing well and enjoying their reading.
I'm pretty lax when it comes to ratings. Sometimes I rank things out of 5, but thats more to keep things tidy on my librarything and goodreads accounts. Sometimes I'll post something at the bottom of my reviews but really I find a well worded summary of my feelings on the book to be more helpful for my memory and for other people to understand exactly where I'm coming from. It's easier to see what I would have taken a star or something away from when I just come out and say it instead of posting the actual rating.
Now for my weekly updates.
Readings been a bit sporadic this week. I took the GRE on Thursday and spent most of the past three weeks studying, and when I was reading I felt guilty and couldn't really concentrate. Despite this I finished Norwegian Wood on Wednesday and I really enjoyed it.
I have a few books I'm trying to get through right now. I'm still in the ever present battle with Lolita, and am probably not going to make my end of August goal, and I started The Lady Elizabeth by Allison Weir two weeks ago and have been distracted. Lastly I just started The Theirteenth Tale and am happy to report I think I'll devour this over the next two days!
My personal book buying ban has been tested this week. I got a copy of Hunger Games at Costco.
It was only $5.50 and since I've heard nothing but got things I caved. I'm going to have to get back on the wagon in the next few weeks so I can afford books for my classes this semester, but thankfully I'll be within walking distance of one of the huge Chicago Libraries.
Lastly one of my best friends is pages away from completing Infinite Jest. After doing a bit of research she had decided to undergo a years worth of reading of Jest - Starting September 13, 2009 when she bought a copy while visiting me in Chicago and finishing by September 13th of this year. She recently wrote a blog about the her experience with the book, and while her blog isn't strictly dedicated to things bookish, her Jest entry is definitely worth a few moments of your time! You can find it here. In the fall we're going to do a buddy read of 1984 and Brave New World, so expect more plugs.