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Friday, March 14, 2008

What Are You Reading?

We'd like to hear what you're reading. Although it's been awhile since I read it, David Almond's Skellig is probably one of my top ten books--Susan


Karen Roggenkamp said...

I FINALLY read two books that I kept hearing about, Push and Speak. Loved Speak. Push, not so much.

Derek said...

Well, in addition to trying to keep up with class readings, I'm currently reading Jonathan Safran Foer's Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close and rereading Jessica Abel's La Perdida, a wonderful graphic novel about living between cultures. I'm also reading, and am particularly interested in, the ongoing comic book series Jack of Fables, a spin-off of the Fables series. Although this series is definitely not for younger readers (it's another Vertigo imprint), it's a self-reflexive take on the cultural use of folktales...even moreso than Fables. You guys would appreciate it, I think.

Andi said...

I haven't gotten 'round to Jack of Fables yet, but friends keep recommending it left and right. I recently read 1001 Nights of Snowfall, and absolutely loved it. It was a nice touch for Willingham to include a different illustrator for each tale.

Other than that, I'm reading Angela Carter's short story collection, The Bloody Chamber. I went through a "detox" period after I graduated wherein I wouldn't get anywhere near a fairy tale. I think the phobia has passed. Yippee!

inevitability suppressed said...

Hey all, this is Ali Pirkle. :] Beyond To Kill a Mockingbird for Ado Lit, I am reading A Delicate Fade by Ben Devries. It's a stream-of-consciousness narrative about a writer who explores his spirituality and his passion for writing, etc. It's amazing so far and I would recommend it to any writer.

Speak is one pretty fascinating book, and it is one of the few film adaptations that I have ever liked.

Forrest Pickett Taylor I said...

I finally read Deception Point, one of Dan Brown's books. I had, of course, already read The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, and Digital Fortress, but I've been told Deception Point wasn't as good. It was okay...but didn't come close to Angels & Demons.

ellestellp said...

Besides alot of interesting fiction for class like The True Story of Hansel and Gretel (Great, very challenging read), I picked up The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick. The story was a little slow at times, but the illustrations (which also move the plot forward like a film within the text) more than made up for that. Very interesting and BEAUTIFUL book