Sunday, June 19, 2011

Obligatory Morning Post

After all of the posting that I did yesterday because of the read-a-thon, I'm just going to give a small update this morning.

*I'm currently reading A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess and will be watching/reviewing the film this week as well.
*Expect reviews of Tom Sawyer, Fragile Things, and Out of the Silent Planet on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of this week.
*The neighbors that I've been sharing internet with for the last year or so are moving on Tuesday and I still haven't figured out a replacement yet. I'm going to be trying to preschedule posts earlier in the day while I'm at work but for the foreseeable future I may not be participating in as many memes nor will I be able to necessarily reply to comments as they come. I WILL reply to them, but it may all be in one go once a day. I'm in the process of finding alternate internet as we speak, so it shouldn't be too long before things are back to normal.



  1. The online banned book group to which I belong recently chose A Clockwork Orange for discussion and I watched the movie as well. Curious to read what you think of both. And looking at your "on deck" list . . . oooh . . . I'm chomping at the bit. I hope you have fun reading them all and that you find a way to post your thoughts with ease.

  2. I'm hoping so, too. I've never missed a day of blogging yet and I'm not going to let a lack of internet make me break my stride.

    I'm looking forward to reading The Book Thief, but not so much Tess of the D'Urbervilles. This will be my second attempt to read it (my first attempt was in AP English in high school and it failed miserably) and I'm not holding my breath that I'll like it any better this time. LOL

  3. Next time someone moves into my block, maybe I should suggest sharing internet! We can all see each other's WLANs but have never really thought about it. Though when I flat shared I got really annoyed about my flatmates hogging bandwidth with online games so it's nice to have it all to myself :)

  4. I've managed to find a neighbor willing to share, but only until she moves out in August. It'll give me time to set up my own internet while still allowing me to keep updating every day until then.

    I miss having my own connection and not having to be at the mercy of other people paying their bills. :)

  5. I recently blogged about disturbing books and Clockwork Orange certainly came up! It isn't one of my favorites, but I respect it enough to keep it on my bookshelf.

    -Miss GOP

  6. It's disturbing all right. I think one of the reasons that it remains towards the top of my list of favorite books is the way that Burgess plays with language as well as the penetrating first person narration. It stops feeling like you're reading and starts feeling like you're experiencing. I'm resolving to read more of his books, especially since this was the one he liked the least. I'm guessing the rest of them have to be pretty amazing.