Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Tome update: still fat, still reading.


I am still reading Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, the book of yore that I began several weeks ago.  The book got so heavy I had to take a break from it and read some paperback detective novels.  That completed, I then took up the weighty volume againe.  And it is very interesting and I have just decided that it would make a splendid film and perhaps even a splendid movie.  

Yet:  my wrists are tired.  Verily, even mine forearms weary from hoisting the mighty fiction into reading position. 

I read on.

             

                            
jonathanstrange.com

10 comments:

lis said...

I have a copy of this book which I started once, but it was too long and heavy for me. I don't have your fortitude. If it had short chapters, I might have made it. But long chapters plus a long heavy book is too disheartening. It is gathering dust on my bedroom floor and maybe I will try to read it again one day.

Nik said...

Don't bring it to Chicago! You'll break your back what with the big book and the book fair! Bring only the magazine.

Dr. Write said...

I'm with Nik. I'm leaving my tome-like House of Leaves at home and bringing oh so many magazines. Also, buying new magazines at the airport.
Can't wait!

Emma J said...

**Wouldn't** it make a great movie?
(Or film, for that matter.) With Ioan Gruffudd as Jonathan Strange.

Thanks, by the way, for your kind comments on my site.

Mary said...

I once went out with the guy who took the ad pics for Kindle. Strange name. Strange device. He couldn't figure out either why Amazon would give it a name that sounded all Fahrenheit 451. But it is light and a real wrist-saver. (Not that I have one, or anything.)

Ann said...

But how long would the film be? You know I have an attention span of exactly 120 minutes.

Have a good time in Chicago.

SusanS said...

Trudge on. I listened to the whole thing as an audiobook. Imagine how much time that took. You just have to give in. . . . . .

SusanS said...

Though I admit that my iPOD doesn't weigh much. And I can read while I do dishes. . . . .

isley said...

Is Harry Potter in that book?

Middlebrow said...

It was my favorite novel two years ago. Read on!

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