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Monday, May 28, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

This meme is now hosted by Sheila at One Persons Journey Through a World of Books.

Books completed last week:
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand

Books I gave up on:
When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops? by George Carlin (audio)
I know, I know, this is shocking to me too. I normally love comedians/humorists reading their own books and I normally find George Carlin quite funny - I've been quoting his routine on sports for over 25 years now! But this audiobook was just torture. The material isn't very funny - it's a lot of general old-person crankiness ("Don't put nuts in my ice cream! It's supposed to be creamy!"), bizarre complaints about changing terminology making the English language more PC (he is annoyed that waiters and waitresses are now "servers"), and occasionally offensive tirades with unnecessary profanity mixed with what must be funny mock-ads that don't translate well to audio and fall flat. It's only 7 hours but after more than a month I haven't even made it halfway through. In fact whenever I turn it on, I feel like I'm being tortured. It's time to let it go.

Books I am currently reading/listening to:
The Fatal Shore: The Epic Of Australia's Founding by Robert Hughes

Up next:
Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight by Alexandra Fuller
Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

4 comments:

Tea said...

I've wanted to read The Lightening Thief for the longest time.

dollycas aka Lori said...

I think George Carlin was such a funny man but I have seen where others struggled with this book.

Move on to something you enjoy, you can always go back.

Have a great week!

Holly said...

Unbroken is one I've been meaning to get to for awhile. Wow, that George Carlin audio sounds awful! BTW, I love the Fernando Botero painting you're using :) Happy reading!

The Brunette Librarian said...

Happy reading this week :)

What are YOU reading??