Monday, October 12, 2009

Thar She....Wait, Not Yet

So I'm taking a bit of a break from Moby Dick because a) my two library/Halloween books came in and b) I needed a break.  I have just under 200 pages left and I can still honestly say I'm almost done.  That's how long this book is.

However, I am very excited to have started Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book, which won the Newbery Medal for 2009. So far so good.  It's a nice change of pace from Moby Dick, and it grabbed me from the very first page.  This is another YA novel that incorporates illustrations at various points throughout the book, and they really help to add to the spooky feel of it.  By the way, if you're wondering where you've heard that name before, Mr. Gaiman is the author of the book-turned-movie Coraline.

Don't worry, though.  I fully intend to finish Moby Dick.  However, I might not be able to finish Frankenstein before Halloween, which is OK.  I can always save it for next year.  And yes, I know I could read it after Halloween, but I'd rather not.  October is the month for spooky things, and that's it.  There's a time and a place to be scared, and no, I'm not controlling at all.  :-)


  1. Ah - what to read next. Finished Rabbit, Run and The Color Purple, and my list has disappeared.

  2. Here's the list you posted to the comments of my Fall Into Reading post:
    1. Huckleberry Finn
    2. Moby Dick
    3. Frankenstein
    4. Harry Potter Should Have Died
    5. The Lost Symbol (Dan Brown)
    6. South of Broad (Pat Conroy)
    Maybe Emma (Austen) or something by Dickens.

    So now you've got lots of ideas! How was The Color Purple?

  3. Thanks. I am currently reading The Sound and the Fury by Faulkner (easier the 2nd time through the first chapter),and I just picked up The Sun Also Rises and Beloved (working on banned books, and tho' I don't know about the Hemingway. Looks like Im straying from the list.

  4. The circunstances of Celie, the main character of The Color Purple were horrendous. The redemption was that she made the best she could of her life, and kept on learning how to cope and growing. Alice Walker's style made it easy to read, and kept the reader interested.