27 April 2009

Polysyllabic Spree and post 400!

"If I ever shoot you, I promise you there will be a really good explanation, one you will grasp immediately, should you live"

I really really liked The Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby. I tore through it between 1:30 and 7 pm this evening, which includes working from 3:30 through 7. we had some time between calls and it is a short book. I so want to write blog posts that even come to 10% as good as what Hornby writes. He's funny, he's charming, he's warm and touching. This book is a series of essays about what Hornby reads, and buys, and about the act of reading. How one book leads to a different one that takes you too another. seeing that other reader's have a pattern like mine makes me feel a bit less weird!

unfortunately, my library doesn't have the second two books in this series. ugh. I am on a strict budget the next few months; I want to go to Lollapalooza and it'll be expensive. I can't buy ANYTHING! He does have a blog though! Google reader just gets looooonger every day.

Nymeth's review
, Chris', Lisa's and Carl's. I give this one a 6!

"But with each passing year, and with each whimsical purchase, our libraries become more and more able to articulate who we are, whether we read the books or not"

I also can't believe i've hit 400 posts. I really really appreciate everyone who reads, and comments, and then comes back again! Not to get to weird but there have really been days where i've been down and just the act of posting on here, about whatever, just made me feel so much better. Hugs to all!

3 comments:

  1. Congrats on post 400! Thanks for sharing all of your insight with us!

    If I haven't already, I wanted to apologize for my lack of commenting. My google reader was all kinds of going crazy on me.

    We're back in business, and can't wait til your 500th post!

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  2. Nick Hornby is the best :) And congrats on your 400th post!

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  3. Thanks to you both! I'm glad someone is still reading!

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