Wednesday, June 27, 2007

For those of you who actually read this...

In preparation for reading Possession I checked out two books of short stories by A.S. Byatt. The first one that I read The Matisse Stories, was interesting. Definitely a writing style that I haven't read much of since college. But it reads very quickly, and because of my interest in art, I enjoyed it. I don't think it's for everyone though.
Right now I'm reading The Little Black Book of Stories. I was not impressed by the first story. I felt that I had wasted my time reading it. Although, the last paragraph did hold one nugget of interest to me. Last night, I read another story. This one appealed to me much more. Because of it, I will continue reading the book. I don't want to tell you anything about the story in case you decide to read it. Suffice it to say, the ending was unexpected. I think that's what I liked about it. Again, I'm not sure Byatt is for everyone. Anybody started reading Possession yet? I plan on taking it with me on vacation.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Unable to attend tonight?

For those of you not showing up at Amber's tonight (Yes, Vannapha, that means you!), consider posting your thoughts on the book to the blog tomorrow. That way we can all see what you think and respond to it. Also, as fair warning, next month's book, Possession, is a more literary read. You may want to start on it earlier, rather than later. At least this is what I hear from the person who's read the book and someone else in our group that has already started reading it. Just thought I'd let you know.