What I’ve Been Reading

I’m not reading this book but I made Taylor get a picture of it because the cover was too amazing:

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I guess now we know what’s wrong with the economy: Deatheaters. You put down that real estate market right now, Lucius Malfoy!

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The Center of Winter, 2/104
On Friday night I finished reading Marya Hornbacher’s The Center of Winter. I’ve read it before but I still really like it, and not just because I loved Wasted back in the day, like all teenage girls with weird, disordered eating habits.

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Spook Country, 3/104
Currently I’m reading Spook Country and eurgh, I’m really not feeling it. It’s Taylor’s book, not mine, and I’ve actually gotten further in it than he did. I read a bunch of William Gibson’s stuff way back in the olden days of the 90s and I liked it well enough, so maybe this one’ll be okay in the end too. It has about 250 more pages in which to redeem itself.

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Even though I’m not supposed to be buying books right now I still went with Taylor to the bookstore on Saturday so he could pick up a birthday card, and I totally slipped and bought World War Z to read next, oops!

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2 responses to “What I’ve Been Reading

  1. I really enjoyed World War Z. I was pretty tired of the whole Zombie thing by the time I read it, but it’s a pretty unique take.

    I actually gave up on Spook Country. I almost never put a book aside without finishing it, but I was like halfway through with no idea what was going on and no motivation to find out, so I gave up. Not sure what happened there, I’ve like Gibson’s stuff in the past too.

    • I liked WWZ too, it definitely had some really interesting stories!

      Spook Country was a total letdown, when the reason for the whole web of plots and conspiracies was revealed I was like “… is that it?” Also I thought it was weird that he named all the places in NY and LA (like, EVERY hotel on Sunset!) but hardly anything in Vancouver. A third of the story and the entire resolution of the plot takes place here, and yet the descriptions of the city and locations were really oblique.

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