Sunday, January 16, 2011

Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone! I hope your Christmas break was fun filled and not too full of stress. It's about this time that I do a "how many penguins do I have, how many have I read and how many are left?" post. But right now I am at work! So that's a bit difficult.
I can tell you that for Christmas I got bought a bookshelf, and now one shelf houses all my penguins! It's really nifty, and I'll nab a photo of it soon and do a "i have read this many and own this many" thing.
I printed off a list of all the penguins currently out there, and there are so many more than when I started! To think, my original goal was to read all 50 by the time I was 25. Now there's over 180! And they'll probably release more soon, just to spite me. Haha.
Currently our bookclub book is On the Road by John Kerouac. I'm really excited about it being a popular penguin! This has happened four times so far and I have to say it really makes me happy. I can't wait to finish it, it's really interesting so far!
I promise I'll post again soon.

Emma xxx
Currently reading On the Road

A Handful of Dust


This book was nothing like I was expecting it to be. At first it seemed like your average Victorian family story, where the wife goes off to have an affair. But then it just got more and more intense. It seemed as though there were two stories in here together though, and by that I mean two entirely separate books. Not to give away the story, but it seemed to go off on such a tangent that I forgot how the beginning of the book even related to the end. Perhaps that was the nature of stories at the time, needing some sort of adventure element, but it seems very odd to me as a modern reader.
In saying this though, I was very involved in the story and adequately moved by it.
An interesting read, well worth a go.