Wednesday, February 16, 2011


I have a book-review blog [], but I haven't posted on it in, let's see, five months. So I thought I'd just talk about book here today.

My dad is reading Moby Dick. Moby. Dick. I am intimidated by Moby Dick. I borrowed it from the library months ago, and couldn't get very far into it. (I thought, because I like sea stories, I'd give it a try. Now I think I'll give it a try someday in the future--maybe when my dad finishes it.)

I love the Patrick O'Brian sea stories, although I haven't read them all yet. I am always interested in finding new sea stories to read, although many of them don't appeal to me as much as O'Brian's Maturin and Aubrey books.

My dad is reading lots of long, difficult books lately. He read a gigantic nonfiction book about Bonhoeffer. Then he read Frankenstein, 1984, and Dracula (unabridged).

Lately I'm reading mostly thin mysteries. And just this weekend, I finished the first Dresden Files book, by Jim Butcher. I ended up loving it, and I want to read the rest of the series. I'm fairly picky about fantasy, so I'm surprised I liked it so much. Maybe it's the P.I. element. The narrator is very likeable.

I think the longest fiction book I ever read was The Brothers Karamazov, or else Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell.

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Kat Heckenbach said...

I'm totally intimidated by reading Moby Dick, too. Partly because of it's such a heavy read, and partly because it just doesn't interest me. Actually, sea-themed books in general don't. Sorry :). Ironically, I avoided Watership Down for years thinking it was sea-themed, based on the title. Oh, my surprise when I actually looked to see what it's about. And of course, I loved it :).

Lum said...

Yes! Watership Down love. *_*