Friday, July 13, 2007

Where has the time gone?

It has been so long since the last time I've left a post. I just haven't been feeling well. I've missed this blog. I still don't feel well, but I feel a little better so here I am. I've still been reading, but not nearly as much as I was before. I finished my 100Th book, The Killer's Tears, weeks ago. It was a very good book. It shocked and surprised me, having me yell out loud towards the very end.
After The Killer's Tears I started a book by Nora Gallagher called Practicing Resurrection. It was such a slow read for me. I read it for maybe three weeks, I swear, and I only got to page 70, maybe. Practicing Resurrection is a spiritual memoir about the author coping with the death of her beloved brother and trying to figure out whether or not she want to become a priest. There were a couple of passages that I thought were so beautiful and brought tears to my eyes, but not beautiful enough to get me to read the rest of the damn book. I couldn't do it. Maybe I'll try again another time.
So right now, I'm re-reading Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. It's been a while since I've read any of the Harry Potter books, but something came over me last week and made me check out most of the series to re-read. I'm not in a hurry, since I'll probably read the last book in the series in a month or so. I haven't even read book #6 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. But I can't wait to read it. I'll wait to read anymore books from my challenges list.
I also read while on my little "vacation" The Magician's Nephew and The Lion, the witch, and the wardrobe by C.S. Lewis for some challenge I signed up for. Now which one was that? Oh yeah, the Series Challenge which goes from December 1st of this year and goes until May 31, 2008. I guess you can just say I'm an early bird. I had never read any of the books from the Chronicles of Narnia series. They were both great. I was so moved by Lewis's description of the lion Aslan creating Narnia. Very beautiful. So I'm going to try and wait until the challenge start to finish reading the series. Harry Potter can keep me busy until then.

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