I just read all of The Lovely Bones in one day. Great book. It drags on a little but in a good way. It explains what happens to the characters.
I felt like the first 270 or so pages were the main story and the last 100 were explaining what happens after the main story. Which I like because I hate reading a book and having questions as to what happens next to the characters. Its a good book.
I would never have found this completely hilarious until I graduated college and realized what I called a "grind" during my four years of school is dramatically different than the real world "grind."
yeah, i feel you, but the college grind really did hurt my ability to appreciate reading material of my own choosing, since the work part of college is essentially all reading, with the occasional shake-up of writing.
and i'm reading national geographic's october 1986 "soviets in space" issue. amazing how much of their resources the soviet union devoted to space exploration compared to their relative lack of resources to the united states.
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Currently reading Book of Basketball, well, I'm trying to get through the rest of it. After so long of reading lists, I get bored. I'm probably about 2/3rds of the way through and I'm getting bored of it. I might come back to it at a later date, but I've had enough of it right now.
I might go back and either re-read my Dennis Rodman books, my Pete Maravich book or start something new, but I'm not too sure on what to read.
Very interesting book. It was pretty amazing to see the drastic changes that he made during certain points in his life. It's kind of a shame he was held back in ignorance by his belief in Elijah Muhammed. He was a great symbol for the improvement of the African-American community but I feel like he would have been able to be even better if he had made his pilgrimage to Mecca earlier. Also, some parts of the book seem slightly fabricated. For example, when he played Russian roulette with himself to prove to his robbery gang that he wasn't afraid to die.
Almost done with:
Decided to reread it. I'm an enormous fan of JD Salinger and really wish more of his work had been published. Holden Claufield is such a great portrayal of the workings of a teenage mind. Parts of the book are pretty humorous too.