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Category: Currently Reading

currently reading: New Year New Book Edition

by Robyn P. Yager


Hope you spent the celebrations with those you love.

Here’s a quick post on what we’re currently reading:

A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

I hate to say it right now while I’m only a third of the way through, but at this point I’m liking this more than For Whom the Bell Tolls. Maybe it’s because of all the hype around it, but I’m really enjoying it. The writing is still hard to get used to when you’re not used to it, or if you’re just coming off reading an entirely different book – but I remember how much I loved how poetic Hemingway is.

Fight Club by Chuck Palahnuik

I’m breaking the first 2 rules of the book by talking about it so I’ll keep it brief. I thought I’d start the new year off with a book I could finish within a week and it looks like that will be achieved. I’m coming off The Plague by Camus which I finished last week and the change in pace to Fight Club is like the difference between watching a 100 metre dash on TV to actually being one of the runners. I’m just under the halfway mark and it’s certainly entertaining, but if it stays this way through to the end I don’t imagine it being a life changer. I know this because Tyler knows this.

What’s your January 2013 read? Let us know!

What we’re reading and NaNoWriMo

by Robyn P. Yager

Sorry for the lack of posts, folks. We’ve been tied up.
Here are two small updates from the members of Sons & Lovers Used Books:

1. We are currently reading Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Edith Wharton’s Age of Innocence. What are you currently reading? (Textbooks don’t count but we totally understand if that’s what you’ve been restricted to. It’s that time of the year). What is on your fall reading list?

2. Both George and I have enrolled ourselves in the National Novel Writing Month contest. Today is the second day, and I don’t believe it gets any easier. From November 1st to 30th participants attempt to write a 50,000 word (about 175 page) first draft of a novel. We’re aiming for 1,600-2,000 words a day. It’s hard. Maybe at the end of the month we’ll make our stories public – but no promises.