Thursday, January 25, 2007

Mini Reading Report: The Mineral Palace

I finished The Mineral Palace, by Heidi Julavits. It was an excellent book if you don't mind weird and depressing--I mean that seriously, very well written but a little dark. Not the happy-ending sort of book, but a good, thought provoking and disturbing read. I liked it. But I would not freely recommend it to everyone. The characterization was excellent and it gave a good picture of what life was like during the dustbowl days in Colorado. There were lots of good details. It also made me wonder if real loving relationships happen and survive, and if life is worth living. LOL!

I am still reading Home Ground, edited by Barry Lopez, Good in Bed, Cider House Rules, Suddenly Fruit, Tag-a-long Tooloo, Captains Courageous and Living Artfully (did I leave anything out?)

I'm not updating the side bar reading list right now because I don't have time. That's what they made tomorrow for--or the next day.

I got this for $1.99 at Books 4 Less in Liverpool, but the sad thing is that none of that money reaches the author, I don't think. It was good enough that she should get something!!! OH, and of course, this NOT my photo, but a scan of the book jacket of the hardcover version. I like it better than the paperback cover I posted earlier. I started The Snow Queen but haven't gotten very far.

And--duh--I DID update the sidebar. The reading list, anyway, nothing else.

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Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Dang, I forgot to add Good in Bed to the sidebar. Oh well. Later.

BerryBird said...

I will go check out The Mineral Palace, I don't need a happy ending. Thank for the recommendation. It is always hard to know what other people will like.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I hope you like it, I feel fairly certain you will. :-D