I haven't been reading a lot lately. I go through fits and starts it seems. I'm usually a voracious reader, but lately I've been having problems concentrating - rereading each section three or four times to make sense of it. It's frustrating and has lowered my literary threshold...
I read the novella "Debt of Bones" by Terry Goodkind. You might remember Goodkind from one of my other WIRN posts. I love a good fantasy novel and Goodkind is a master of the genre. Both Jerame and I read this novella and we both had the sneaking suspicion that we'd read it before somewhere. We knew how things would turn out, what plot devices were being used, etc. Maybe it was printed in the back of one of his other novels or something... Would I read it again? Apparently, I just did.
Books I'm currently working on include: Ernest Hemingway's "The Sun Also Rises" and Ingrid Newkirk's "Making Kind Choices: Everyday Ways to Enhance Your Life Through Earth- and Animal-Friendly Living."
I've read Hemingway's novel before - but it was back when I was in middle school or high school. I don't remember. I always enjoy his tense prose and action-oriented style of writing. This is one of my favorites of his stories. Newkirk's book is taking a while to make my way through. It's not boring - not by any means - but it's a little like an instruction manual for animal rights types. My copy is autographed by Newkirk after I got to "meat" her a few months ago.