Saturday, October 24, 2009

First Update on the Readathon...

I've been holding out to post until I finished The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness. I simply had to finish this book. It has been hard to put down. Once I finished it, I had to take the dog for a very long walk in an attempt to recover. If I had to describe it in one word, it might be: Intense. In two words: Damned intense. I told Debi after it was done that it was a book that required one to go out and immediately buy the sequel even if it meant paying retail. Debi does have the sequel, but she ain't done it yet. And I don't think I could take any more of this series right at this moment. It is somewhat emotionally draining. I don't think I've ever read a book that just has such sustained intensity. Wow.
I think now, I'm going to read a biography of Stephen Jay Gould from Rebels, Mavericks, etc in Biology, and then maybe a bit more of The Selfish Gene.
Many of you do such a great job of keeping tabs on pages read, time read, etc. But, being somewhat shifty, lazy, and disorganized, all I can say is that I have read, in the immortal and eloquent words spoken by Keannu Reeves' character in the wonderful movie I Love You to Death: "Fuck...a bunch".

10 comments:

Michelle said...

Way to hang in there! Halfway through - keep it up!

Debi said...

Hey, Gray loves that word. ;)

And I love you!

And The Knife...yeah, it's a killer, huh?

Jean said...

I'm more of the "Whoa" school when it comes to Keanu's great lines. Don't feel bad about not keeping tabs on everything. I'm not even reading, just leaving comments for you, Debi, and Annie. And now it's back to the binding on a quilt.

Read on!

Chris said...

LOL...I'm laughing my ass off over here at "Gray loves that word". Debi told me the story from last night :p Cracked me up!!

And I'm laughing at you having to take the dog for a walk after TKONLG. I completely understand, my friend. I think I'm scarred from that book though I love it to pieces!! One of the best books I've read. I still haven't picked up The Ask and The Answer even though I own it because I don't think I've recovered yet :p

Amanda said...

Emotionally Draining is exactly how it ought to be described.

Kailana said...

Glad you enjoyed The Knife of Never Letting Go!

Maree said...

I LOVED The Knife of Never Letting Go and the sequel is just as good. Have fun reading! :D

Laza said...

Whew, sounds intense. I'm not keeping tabs on everything this go round either, it takes too much time! Have fun!

Debi said...

Yay! Keep reading! :D

--Annie

jehara said...

enjoy your reading!! more than halfway done!