Monday, February 1, 2016
What I'm Reading Right Now #33
Quote of the day:
Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance. -Carl Sandburg
As far as my goal to read at least 5 books a month goes, I can say that is is looking a lot more feasible than I had originally thought. You see I didn't need more hours in a day. Reading takes far more attention than most other things. I worked around this by fitting reading into my schedule -which I will talk further about in an upcoming post.
From my reading list for January, I am currently reading a book by Russian author Vladimir Nabokov (also knowny by the pen name Vladimir Sirin) titled 'Laughter in the Dark'. Originally written in Russian and translated to English by the author, the story is set mostly in Berlin, and revolves around Albinus- a rich and respected middle-age art critic with a family, who meets a a youthful lady at a cinema, and it is from that point that everything changes.
It's quite a fast paced narrative, very humorous at times and other times cold, passionate, calculating, and disruptive. An emotional roller-coaster of sorts. I'd gladly recommend.
Other books I've read this month
Hiroshi Murakami -Sputnik Sweetheart
Paulo Coelho -The Alchemist
Pearl. S. Buck -The Good Earth
Kazuo Ishiguro -The Remains of the Day
What books are you reading at the moment?
Current Listen: Damien Rice – I Don’t Want To Change You