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It’s almost the end of November, which means I’m almost out of time to reach my reading goal for 2013. So far, I’ve read 50 books – which fulfilled my initial goal for this year, but since I’m a bit of an over-achiever, I upped my goal again to 60 books.
Here’s what I’ve read so far this month:
The Woman in Black by Susan Hill – There’s a movie version of this book, starring Daniel Radcliffe, which came out in 2012. I don’t personally enjoy “horror” films, but the book was good and I like Daniel Radcliffe, so maybe I’ll watch the film someday.
Sweet Thursday by John Steinbeck – This book is a sequel to Cannery Row and it was also made into a movie (titled: “Cannery Row”, 1982), starring Nick Nolte as “Doc” and Debra Winger as “Suzy”. I watched parts of it at the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas and it was just alright – it’s definitely more of a love story.
Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris – This book isn’t his best work (in my opinion), but it has a good combination of essays. If you’re not familiar with his work, you may not get his sarcasm or humor, but if you like that style of writing and wit, you’ll definitely have some fun reads to choose from. And if you ever get a chance to see him on tour…go! He’s really great.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl – I’ve seen both movie versions of this book and there are definitely some differences between the book and the films, but it’s still enjoyable, no matter what format. (Note: However, I do prefer the original 1971 movie version with Gene Wilder)
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl – This book is the sequel to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
And since the film version of Catching Fire came out this month, I’ve decided to re-read both The Hunger Games and Catching Fire.