WWW Wednesday 12/24/2014

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What are you currently reading?

The Iliad by Homer

Lock In by John Scalzi

 

What did you just finish reading?

Mission:  Impossible by Peter Borsocchini

Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

 

What do you think you’ll read next?

The Group by Mary McCarthy

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

Madame Bovary

To be honest, I was ready to trash this review. I almost stopped reading Madame Bovary so many times during this read, it’s not even funny.

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I did not enjoy this book. I found Emma horrifically boring, shallow, and obnoxious. She is one of those girls who will never be happy, no matter what is given to her. At first, I had a hard time wrapping my mind around the story, and it was just very frustrating to me to even follow it.

Then, it hit me. This is one of those mindless reality shows from MTV. Bored, middle income little house wife, spending way too much money, having affairs all over the place while her doctor husband works too hard to pay attention. If this was set in the modern day, Emma would have the newest gold iPhone, a hot pink mini skirt, and a mani/pedi.

The end is devastating, hard to read…and completely predictable.

WWW Wednesday 12/17/2014

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What are you currently reading?

The Iliad by Homer

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

 

What did you just finish reading?

The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien

A Dance with Dragons by George RR Martin

Backpacks and Brastraps with Savannah Grace

Before I Go  by Colleen Oakley

 

What do you think you’ll read next?

The Regulators by Richard Bachman

A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O’Connor

Bel Canto by Ann Patchett