lindsay

I'm 34, and I'm in northwest Louisiana. I work in a library, am married, and have two cats and quite possibly the cutest black lab ever. I am also a staunch believer in the Oxford comma. I like to read books, cook, and occasionally play one of the various Zelda incarnations.

2011 Book #29: The Savage Detectives

2011 Book #29: The Savage Detectives

The Savage Detectives is kind of a hard read. It’s also really, really long. It’s also worth getting through. I’m not sure how I came across it, though Roberto Bolaño‘s 2666 has been on my radar for quite some time. I...

2011 Book #28: My Life in France

2011 Book #28: My Life in France

My original plan for this blog was 50 novels in a year, but a friend recommended and loaned me Julia Child‘s My Life in France. It sounded interesting enough, and though I’m usually not one for nonfiction, I figured I’d give it a...

2011 Book #25: The Silent Land

2011 Book #25: The Silent Land

I usually don’t read books like The Silent Land, which fits squarely into the pop-fiction category. I found it through a Facebook ad that claimed it’s like a Murakami novel. I was, of course, skeptical, but I downloaded it to my (new!)...

2011 Book #24: Watership Down

2011 Book #24: Watership Down

I tried reading Watership Down several years ago and failed. I remembered what happened more than halfway through the novel, so I’m surprised I didn’t just finish it. It is long, though. And it’s totally worth a read. I really...

2011 Book #23: The Moviegoer

2011 Book #23: The Moviegoer

I read The Moviegoer when I was in high school, and I hated it, though I knew I should have liked it. For years, I’ve claimed not to be a fan of Southern lit in general – with exceptions like A Confederacy of Dunces and, more recently...

2011 Book #22: Americana

2011 Book #22: Americana

This is the third time I’ve read Americana. I really need to work on the Thesis Monster, and it had been a year since I’d read the book, so I figured rereading it would be a good start. I loved it the first two times: it was probably my...

2011 Book #21: The Year of the Flood

2011 Book #21: The Year of the Flood

The Year of the Flood isn’t really a sequel to Oryx and Crake like I expected it to be. The two novels’ events happen at the same time: the plots and characters are interwoven. The Year of the Flood is narrated by two of these...

2011 Book #20: The Blue Sword

2011 Book #20: The Blue Sword

The Blue Sword seems much longer than it is. It’s a kids’ book that doesn’t read like a kids’ book. In fact, I’m kind of confused about why it’s even in the juvenile section of the library rather than, at least...

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