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Challenging Reads

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I thought it might be fun to make a short list of those books I’ve tried to read and have yet to finish…

A Wrinkle in Time – The sad part about this is that it’s a good read.  It’s well written, it’s charming, and for some reason I just can’t bring myself to pick the silly thing up to finish it. 

Endurance – I actually have two different accounts of Shackleton’s epic trek across Antarctica. I can see the book mark sticking out of one of them from where I sit now…

Mere Christianity – Again, another great read.  I think this one has more to do with the thin pages and the small print.  I don’t like having to squint to read, and cramming 38 lines of text into a 4 ¼ X 7 inch page is just off putting.  (and yes, I actually took the time to measure the page)

Right now I’m making my way through Eragon.  The jury’s still out on whether it’ll find its way onto the list or not. 

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Written by taj

November 28, 2006 at 9:59 pm

Posted in Books, For to Be a Geek

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  1. How sad. Wrinkle is one of my all-time favorites, and so is Madeleine L’Engle (though my absolute favorite of hers is Many Waters). I reserve the right to browbeat you until you finish it.

    And I applaud you for attempting Eragon. I didn’t even get through the first chapter.

    Sarah

    December 1, 2006 at 1:22 am

  2. I promise, I will finish Wrinkle. As for Eragon…good grief. No doubt it was written by an eighteen year old. I’m 160 pages in, and I’m going through it right now just to see what happens. I’ll post a full review when (if?) I finish it.

    taj

    December 1, 2006 at 11:14 am

  3. TAJ,

    Let me know what you think of the novel Eragon. I have wanted to buy it for my son and I to read, and now with the movie coming out…

    Eric Jay

    December 1, 2006 at 9:32 pm

  4. […] in November, I listed Madeleine L’Engle’s classic as a challenging read, a book I had begun and had yet to finish. […]


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