Wednesday, March 31, 2010

My First Stop for Filling in the Gaps: The Lost Symbol

I've been pretending to start reading the first of my Fill in the Gaps books any day now.

Oh, I've read some good books lately, and those perusing my recent reviews have read about them.  However, none have been on my Fill in the Gaps list. And, frankly, that's a problem: how in the world can I get them all read in time?  I'm in trouble!

Until now.

Of the 100 books on my list, none have jumped off the shelves and into my hands — until....

Drum roll, please:

The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown.

Bless the library for having a copy on the shelves when I dropped off my other books a few days ago.  (I've been scanning the bargain tables, but so far, alas, no symbol — and with as quickly as I devour his books, I need 'em discounted, like cheap junk food for a sugar high.)

I've already set aside a little time this weekend to get lost in the book.  I've enjoyed his other novels, so I suspect his magic will still hold.  (And Katie, I promise I'm also reading The Terror!)

What are you reading?

5 comments:

  1. I agree it's hard to read one specific set of books when you hear about other great books every day.

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  2. Ha ha!! We started talking about it without you, missy!

    I just finished A Midsummer Night's Dream for my blog. I want to read it again. And I want to read The Summer We Fell Apart before it's due back at the library on Monday!

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  3. I am plagued by "the next great book" every day, Linda. How do you deal with it? I just try to read faster. (So far, not as much luck as I had hoped, so far. Not that it will stop me....!)

    Alas, I'm so far behind on reading I fear I may never catch up. I will keep trying -- and if ever I get to pick another book for the club, Katie, I promise to choose something less scary.

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  4. I suffer from the next great book syndrome as well. In 1998 (I still have the clipping in the back of my current calendar!) I pulled an article out of the paper with the Modern Library's list of 100 best English-language novels. I chip away at it little by little each year (with a few years taken off in a blur with pregnancy/babies). I am nowhere near through all 100, and I have not utterly enjoyed all the ones off the list that I've read (ie Tobacco Road). But the list isn't going anywhere, and some day I'll read them. Or not. In any event, I will have read something. And that's not a bad thing!

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  5. Reading ALWAYS is a bonus. Reading something academics think is essential for being well-rounded and well-read is a bonus.

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