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Recently Finished and Currently Reading June 2, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Michelle @ 6:14 pm

The Glass Castle: A Memoir

Jeannette Walls

I just finished this and loved it.  It read really quickly and I found the story of the Walls family captivating and heartbreaking.  Ben did well in his recommendation and I'd definitely recommend it to all of you.

Now I am about to start Bluebeard by Kurt Vonnegut.  Ben claims this as his favorite Vonnegut so I have high expectations.  I'm excited to dive into one of his strange worlds once again.

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7 Responses to “Recently Finished and Currently Reading”

  1. Emily Says:

    Glad to hear you liked The Glass Castle!Bluebeard is my least favorite Vonnegut so far. 🙂 I still liked it, but liked it least. It will be interesting to hear how you like it!

  2. I read The Glass Castle last year and also really enjoyed it. I think it stood apart from the majority of those "triumph against adversity" memoirs because the author could actually write. I also liked how she was so not into self-pity even when describing really horrendous times in her life.
    Have never read any Vonnegut.

  3. Danielle Says:

    The Glass Castle is on my tbr list, so I'm glad to hear that you liked it. As far as Vonnegut goes, I've only read Slaughterhouse Five, but I would very much like to read more of his books.

  4. Michelle Says:

    I'm not loving Bluebeard. I kind of like crazy Vonnegut and this one isn't too crazy so far.

  5. Michelle Says:

    I agree. It was very well-done.And I def. recommend some Vonnegut. Cat's Cradle is my favorite (of the two I've read).

  6. Michelle Says:

    Maybe The Glass Castle can help you get through this tough time of waiting to read New Moon and Eclipse. ;)If you liked Slaughterhouse Five, I'd give Cat's Cradle a try. But those are the only ones I've read so I can't really recommend anything else.

  7. Danielle Says:

    Hahaha, maybe it can! Oh wow it's been hard! Both books keep staring at me from my bookshelf. However, I'm reading Water for Elephants right now and I am loving it. I think Cat's Cradle is on my tbr, along with several others. I'll have to make sure I read some more Vonnegut soon.


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