Ruby Ramblings


Back in the Game
October 22, 2011, 6:22 pm
Filed under: Books, Dewey's Read-a-thon

I am back in my pjs and back in bed with books.  The gig was great, after a less than ideal start of a missing bass player and a strange partition that was blocking the crowd from seeing the stage, but all was remedied.

I had left Mary Karr’s The Liars’ Club: A Memoir open on my bed, but I think I’m going to move on to Paradise, which I’m halfway through and really need to finish.  Although the Lairs’ Club was considered the cutting edge of confessional autobiography where you get to lambaste your family and tell all your secrets, I think I’m reading it ten years too late.  Now this kind of thing is common place, and it even seems to pale a little compared to The Glass Castle: A Memoir.

Paradise is a subtle story of a boy sold to his “uncle” Aziz when his dad can’t pay outstanding debts in colonial Africa.  Short-listed for the Booker prize, it thankfully is not full of the expected violence, but is more of a coming of age story as Yusuf adapts to his new traveling merchant lifestyle and realization that he may never see his parents again.

Current book: dabbling, but will probably take a chunk out of Paradise.
Pages read since start of read-a-thon: 9 (but I’ve got coffee in hand and am about to remedy that.
Current page in Paradise: 93

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I am so damn glad you’re here!

One of these days I want to read the Mary Karr trilogy…Liar’s Club, Cherry and Lit …all of them one right after the other.

Comment by Bybee

Bybee, you are just full of fowl language today. I love it!

Comment by therubycanary

R! E! A! D!
Any book that you can see!

Mmm, pjs and bed. Sounds lovely. I hope you’re enjoying your readathon!

Comment by Erin




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