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Books I will never finish

It's just that Conrad's writing is so dense - I find that now that I'm not at school, I usually want relatively light reading when I get home from work. I should make an effort to do, say one serious novel a month.

5/2/2000 View
Books I Read in 2000

How did you like A Plague of Angels? Have you read any other Tepper books? It was not one of her better ones, in my opinion. And I kept expecting her to tell the reader where (in our world) it was taking place. If she did, I missed the clue.

5/2/2000 View
Terrific Crime Capers

Mine are definely of the "mystery" variety, for the most part. However, if you still want to try one, I would recommend The Affair of the Blood-stained Egg Cosy, which is actually a parody of the genre (English country house, secret passage, secret identities, murder, assault, and theft all in the same night).

Also, if you like true crime at all, you might enjoy Real Murders by Charlaine Harris, which features someone copying famous unsolved murders (Lizzie Borden, etc). Still a "mystery" though.

4/25/2000 View
Books I will never finish

I did see a Wuthering Heights movie -- that's why I quit reading the book. Once I knew the ending, there was no further reason for me to read on.

4/25/2000 View
Terrific Crime Capers

Well, I have a feeling they're a different type of mystery altogether, but you might want to try my "Humorous mystery authors" list. I tend to like the "cosies" (English country house, Agatha Christie, that type).

4/20/2000 View
Books I will never finish

ADD! ADD! I could probably add a whole lot more! (I really need to LOOK at the preview)

3/21/2000 View
Books I will never finish

That's how I felt about a lot of them. I wish i had my college English syllibi, I could probably ass a whole lot more, but these are the only ones I could remember.

3/21/2000 View
Lesser-known books I love

sorry about that. I visit fairly often, but since my lists don't get many comments, I'm usually checking out other lists, not my own. Now that I'm keeping a recently read list, I should notice new comments more often.

3/21/2000 View
Lesser-known books I love

The title is deceptive - it's a murder mystery set in Shakespeare, Arkansas, where the main character's landlord is murdered. The first book in a good series, but has nothing to do with William Shakespeare.

3/11/2000 View
Guilty pleasures

So, because he had a good point, I am renaming it from Mindless Movies I still Enjoy to Guily Pleasures, which also seems appropriate. Plus, with the recent post on the front page, will bring more visitors.

3/11/2000 View
Guilty pleasures

That's very true, but I do often enjoy watching these just for the fun of it. And I have seen all of them so many times . . . I just think they embody the entertainment aspect of cinema (as opposed to art or storytelling) better than most movies.

1/27/2000 View