Blake’s Quest to Read Many Books

and watch less TV (where appropriate)

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Will be back…

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This has been a difficult year to find time to read.  I am also fighting off the idea that I love books, but hate reading.  If this is to work for me, I need to commit to spending more time in front of pages than screen.  Wish me luck in that endeavor or you will likely not see me post again :).

Until next time…

Written by ellavsky

October 22, 2009 at 7:03 pm

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Slow reader…

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So, I warned you I was a slow reader.  For that, I apologize.  I am still currently reading the book listed in Currently Reading.

I will however provide you a quick review of a shorter book I read this evening with a rising scholar.

In this book, there are people that are participating in the hustle and bustle of city life.  They are all headed to their own destinations around town, however share a common experience.  This is the story of their trip together.

Highlights include:

  • A crying baby
  • Annoyed parents
  • A pushy, disgruntled bus driver
  • Poor suspension systems
  • An all-about town adventure
  • Wheels going round

In the end, we don’t get to really know the characters and their individual dilemmas.  I was not able to connect with any of them, in fact the author never even provides their names.  To me, this book seemed more appropriate for a toddler although I think the next time I am on a bus I will be humming a catchy tune.

Back to reading…

Written by ellavsky

January 8, 2009 at 6:45 am

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