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21 Nov 2009

New Book!

Written by sally @ 2:42 pm — Section: Uncategorized

It is rare to be 60 pages into a book and be 99% grateful that there are over 600 more pages to go, but I just started A.S. Byatt’s The Children’s Book, and whoa: it is fantastic. The only thing that’s tripping me up (that’s the 1%) is that every single person referred to in an offhand remark has a full name, which means at this point there are roughly 9 million names but only a handful of people I’m supposed to remember, and unless they have unusual names (not so, Phillip, Tom, and Julian), I have to think really hard to remember who is who. This is a small price to pay for general awesomeness, though!

One Response to “New Book!”

  1. SaraLeah said:

    That’s so great to hear. I’m going to put it on my reading list. Because right now, I’m reading Nancy Mitford’s Don’t Tell Alfred for like the 5th time. And while it is wonderful, every time James walks past the living room and I’m reading it he yells “Don’t Tell Alfred!” which was distracting but hilarious and is now annoying.