Recently Finished and Currently Reading

The Glass Castle: A Memoir

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.

Bluebeard (Delta Fiction)

7 thoughts on “Recently Finished and Currently Reading

  1. Emily June 2, 2008 / 4:47 pm

    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!

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  2. Empress Nasi Goreng June 2, 2008 / 7:13 pm

    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.

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  3. Danielle June 3, 2008 / 8:36 pm

    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.

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  4. Michelle June 3, 2008 / 9:06 pm

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

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  5. Michelle June 3, 2008 / 9:07 pm

    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).

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  6. Michelle June 3, 2008 / 9:09 pm

    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.

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  7. Danielle June 4, 2008 / 10:20 am

    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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