It’s Monday! – and here is what I’ve been up to: I posted A Discussion of Two Novels by Margaret Atwood: Oryx and Crake & The Year of the Flood. It’s a discussion, rather than a review, because I tried to keep the focus on the narrative techniques & away from any major plot points. So much of the fun of reading these novels comes … Continue reading It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
Note – One of the pleasures of reading Oryx and Crake & The Year of the Flood comes from the discoveries and revelations that happen throughout. It would be wrong, and irresponsible as a reviewer, for me to ruin that. So this is a strange (and ridiculously long) review. Perhaps it is less a review and more of an enthusiastic endorsement. Preferring to err on … Continue reading A Discussion of Two Novels by Margaret Atwood: Oryx and Crake (print) & The Year of the Flood (audio)
Another Monday is upon us… *yawn*. Fortunately, this week should be a bit more exciting than most: October is the month of book awards! October 6th – 2009 Man Booker Prize Winner Announced October 8th – Nobel Prize for Literature Announced October 13th – 20 Finalists for the National Book Award are Announced (come on guys – you couldn’t come up with something snappier???) Also, … Continue reading It’s Monday? What Am I Reading?
All these Mondays are starting to add up… So what’s coming up on BookSexy for everyone to look forward to? First, check out the review of Walter Moers’ The Alchemaster’s Apprentice that was posted over the weekend. It’s a wonderful October read, especially if you have a YA in your life going through Harry Potter & Twilight withdrawals. It’ll stop the shakes – promise! And … Continue reading It’s Another Monday! What Am I Reading?*
It’s Monday and while my stack of books isn’t necessarily going down (which actually makes me very happy) – progress is being made! Last week I finished reading and reviewed Homer & Langley by E.L. Doctorow. I highly recommend it… which is a huge relief! I’ve been reading a lot International literature (mostly British and European) lately and was beginning to worry about my lack … Continue reading It’s Monday! What Am I Reading?*