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Carissa Green Reads

I read widely from many genres. Perhaps this blog will feature fewer ratings and reviews, but I certainly intend to write about my reading life - it's the subject I most find myself wanting to talk about.

Currently reading

Chekhov Four Plays
Anton Chekhov, David Magarshack
Beyond the University Why Liberal Education Matters
Michael S Roth
First Love, Last Rites
Ian McEwan
The Gay Science: with a Prelude in Rhymes and an Appendix of Songs
Walter Kaufmann, Friedrich Nietzsche
A Kierkegaard Anthology
Robert W. Bretall

Library Love: Bring Up the Bodies - Just in Time Edition

Bring Up the Bodies - Hilary Mantel

I've been on the waiting list for Hilary Mantel's "Bring Up the Bodies" at our local library for a few weeks. With the "Wolf Hall" miniseries beginning tonight, I was getting worried that I wouldn't get it in time. 


My e-mail came earlier this week, and I picked it up on Wednesday. Been so busy, though, it just stared at me until yesterday (I didn't want to read just a bit at a time; I wanted to read it in big chunks). So I read the first 100 pages. Today, I hope to finish. 


The somewhat negative side of this coin - apparently, earlier in its library life, this volume spent time in the home of a heavy smoker. Its pages are permeated by the foul, acrid scent and waft with it every turn. Borrowing is individual, but libraries are communal; each user leaves an imprint.