Archive for June, 2010

Hi folks…

June 4, 2010

Hey everyone, Sega here, how are your summers going? I am actually still going through Middlemarch, though very slowly. I was amused by how the phrase “making love” has changed over the years, as there’s a mention of Lyndgate and Rosy “making love” right in front of her father 🙂

So the battle still rages on, though I have really begun to lose interest since I am still wondering when the heck we are going to get back to Dorothea, who’s been all but abandoned in the narrative. At least it gets my mind somewhat off recent events…

Speaking of recent events, I dedicate this entry to #2, Paul Gray, bassist, Slipknot. May he find time to read some epic books up in rock n’ roll Heaven. ❤

6/5/10 – Odessa says:
Hi love, I’ve been reading (of course) though I haven’t gotten back to Middlemarch yet, I’m on A Farewell to Arms right now by Hemingway. I’ve been working on a story and making my jewelry and handbags. I’ve actually sold a few things. I just got a job at a bakery.
On “Book Eater” I dedicated an entry about a new Lennon biopic to you! I hope you are well and even if it’s not Middlemarch, you continue to read epic!

6/28/10 – Lynne says:

I’ve not yet returned to Middlemarch. Perhaps next month once I am done with my class and have my degree. I have been reading a great deal though.

I recommend A.S. Byatt. My independent study is on Byatt, and I’m adoring her novels. I’ve read Angels & Insects, Possession, The Children’s Book, and The Little Black Book of Stories. All great reads that really get the reader engrossed and thinking. I’m writing my paper on the malignancy of fairy tales in The Children’s Book.

I’ve been doing some pleasure reading on the side as well. You should both read The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri, as well as her short story anthology Unaccustomed Earth. Lahiri’s prose is breathtaking.

My guilty pleasure read for this Summer are the Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris.  So far I have read the first two.  They are horribly written, but quick, entertaining reads for when I don’t want to think.  Though I have cringed a couple times while reading them.

07/12/10
Hi guys, Sega here again.
I’m STILL chugging through Middlemarch. Also, I am reading a handful of other books – “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “Dancing Girls” by Margaret Atwood, as well as “The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Gothgirl” which I randomly found at Borders for $1 and decided to read.
And Odessa, I read your entry!! Sorry that it took me so long to get back to you about it – I fail!!
I also commented on your recent entry about hot guys in literature LOL