Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Daunted...

But determined.

And under the weather, which means no better time than now to dig in.

What is your Everest of books, friends?

xoxoxoxox,
Sunny

9 comments:

Elaine said...

Hope some snuggles with the kitties will help!

dailycoyote said...

Goethe's Faust. I've started it so many times, yet it's written as a play and in verse, both of which I never had patience for. But it's been a few years... maybe I shall give it another go!
xo to you.........
~ S

Sunny Rising Leather said...

Elaine!!!!! :) xoxoxo - the kittehs are very helpful :)

Dailycoyote: I remember reading the verse and chewing through it slowly: good luck :) xoxox to you, too, lovely!

Violet Cadburry said...

Proust: Rememberance of Things Past...a story about tasty Madeleines and their cookie similes...Loved War and Peace, it goes really fast if you read the cliff notes first so you can keep all the characters straight when you doze off between chapters...enjoy!

Corinna said...

My Everest of books is most certainly "The Idiot" by Dostoyevsky. Another lengthy Russian tome!! I haven't actually read it, though I did begin to read it several times in University. I could never keep the characters straight.

P.S. If you are attempting "War and Peace," you must watch "The Last Station." You must overlook the fact that the actors are British and Scots, and have Russian names though never speak a stitch of Russian. Tolstoy and his Tolstoyans are delightfully quirky, Helen Mirren is a force to be reckoned with as Sonya, and .... well, James McAvoy is just so cute! (Ah, the sneezing...)

P.P.S. INCREDIBLE opalistic genious. They are all so magical. I'm spellbound!!

xo

Sunny Rising Leather said...

VC, yeah, the characters are getting all swimmy in my head... they're all so hard to like!!! WHy is that?

Corinna darling: I will watch the movie: it may explain why everyone is so gosh darn dramatic in this book!!

Sunny Rising Leather said...

After 188 pages I can say quite cleanly that this particular book is not meant for me! I don't like any of the characters enough to want to know their fate :(

Illustratornette said...

JRR Tolkiens Lord of the Ring, all three books. That is a hard mountain to climb, and I love to read!

Dave said...

Over the summer, Lori finally read it too. Now she said that she skimmed the wars scenes. Wish you luck... loved the pictures of you and the leather... what you didn't take it for a ride on your bike? ;-)

Dave