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6.23.2005

Books

I'm no damn good about keeping up my reading list online, and only slightly better about writing them down in my journal. But I did manage to keep track of every book I read in 2002 and 2003, only to track none in 2004. What a waste. So here goes, a little list-keeping for 2005, before I lose track:
Completed: The Grapes of Wrath, Huckleberry Finn, The Good Earth, The Coma, Jimmy Corrigan Smartest Kid on Earth, The Wind Up Bird Chronicles, Oryx and Crake, I am Charlotte Simmons, Persepolis, In the Shadow of No Towers, Corelli's Mandolin
Current: The Ground Beneath Her Feet, Chronicles Vol. 1, The Dharma Bums


Also, I'm looking for a good (meaning both well-written and comprehensive) history of California. Got any suggestions?

5 comments


Was
I am Charlotte Simmons
any good?

I love Tom Wolfe and was thinking about reading that soon.

I also want to have a look at
In the Shadow of No Towers
-- noted Blogger Kidd Matteo : 8:27 AM




I read The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle last year. Excellent. I'm waiting for Kafka on the Shore to come out on paperback.

Also I bought Jimmy Corrigan in January, after reading the McSweeney's that Chris Ware edited. I'll be reading it soon. I'm really getting into comics now.

At the same time I got Infinite Jest in a post-Xmas sale. Very much a bargain. Haven't even opened it yet, though.

And I, too, have been pretty bad in posting my reading list on my site, but I have been recording it in a txt file.
-- noted Blogger MacDara : 8:31 AM




While IACS is good, it's not as good as his other novels. Still, it's very entertaining and well-worth reading.

In The Shadow... is also good, but you can read the whole thing in about 5 minutes. You might want to check it out from the library before you decide to buy it.
-- noted Blogger mat : 9:56 AM




Angle of Repose has an interesting account of California. By Wallace Stegner.
-- noted Anonymous walkerg : 12:48 PM




That's the second time someone has mentioned Segner. I'll have to check him out.
-- noted Blogger mat : 12:32 PM


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