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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

My Father's Tears Discussion

The official discussion post begins now.

Let's hear your full thoughts on the book.

I prefer to wait till I've finished the book to give a full review but I will say that I enjoyed the stories. They feel more like little snidbits of people's lives than stories with character archs or full plotlines. However, they did tend to make me feel a little down or melancholy as I mentioned before and therefore found it difficult to read more than one or two at a time, and it was hard to pick it up and start for that reason. I had never read anything by Mr. Updike before and am glad that I have this book. I look forward to finishing it.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Here Again

Well I've been tied up for a bit. And Updike, well he's been getting the back burner. Mainly because, even though I'm enjoying him, I feel a little melancholy when I read the stories and right now, I don't want extra downers. However, I realize you guys have read it by now, or probably have. I want you to be able to give your thoughts before they completely evade you. (I realize I may be too late for that). So, I propose that we put up a discussion post, I will post a full review when I do read it and let's open a new book. I think this next one will be great because it is the extremely skinny one, which means it will be a little breeze. A good quality during the holiday season wouldn't you say?

So. Is it plan, or would you like to see things done some other way? Let me know.