Tuesday, May 11, 2010

I just love a good book

I thought that I would finish Middlesex faster, but I finished it on Monday. I am so glad I took another chance on this book. I really enjoyed it a great deal. It took me on a journey with carefully constructed characters and emotions. I felt really invested in Cal/Callie's story and I couldn't wait to find out what would happen next. I am also just really interested in the"intersex" culture and how it effects the lives of the people involved. Even though the book is fictional, it is definitely realistic fiction, so I felt like I was really learning something. I will be getting Jeffrey Eugenides book The Virgin Suicides shortly, so I will have another chance to enjoy his characters soon enough.

Right now I am reading this book...

I am the kind of person that can read my favorite books/stories over and over and over again. I have read this book no less than 6 times, and every time I enjoy it as much as the first time. Jeff Long creates fiction that I feel like is different than anyone else. It is intelligent and thought provoking, frightening and thrilling. This book is, in short, about an expedition that is going down below the surface of the Earth to explore an entire subterranean environment that has existed without humankind's knowledge for years. The underground world is populated by a species similar, but distinct from, homosapiens. When these people get down there, they are totally out of their element and start experiencing and seeing things that they never knew existed. It is such a wonderful book and I am excited to be exploring it yet again.

I feel like I should have more to post tonight. I had a great weekend and we spent last night at my moms which was a ton of fun. We ended up playing some karaoke game and Guitar Hero on the Wii. We got video of my mom singing and it is truly priceless, but I am really going to have to work on her to get permission to show it :)

Happy Tuesday!

1 comment:

  1. Awesome! Whenever we have 'family holidays' or days when we just want to drink ourselves silly we head to my sister's place. She and my brother in law play Guitar Hero/Rock Band at least once a week (they DO have two kids...) and when my moms there she gets really into it.
    She always sings and gets a perfect score. I only get a perfect score on singing half the time. Also, I can only play on medium or hard...none of that extra tough crap for me! Anyways...I forgot where I was going with this...
    I hope we can see photos of the fun times!
    Oh yeah, I promise you that there are art mediums that I just cannot do! I swear!