Tuesday, April 12, 2016

A Reading Life - Am I a Nobel Newbie? #ReadNobels (40)

This week's question for the Where in the world will your Nobel take you? challenge is...


Have you already read Nobel Prize-winning authors? Who? What books?

I've actually read several. Not an earth shattering number, but more than I realized. I read my first Albert Camus in college in my younger years and William Golding when I was a teen (not because it was required for school, but because my boyfriend recommended it...how cool is that? lol). Most of the others were read in my thirties and beyond. 

Here's the complete list (year author won Nobel Prize in parenthesis):

Lord of the Flies, William Golding (1983)
The Stranger, Albert Camus (1957)
Paradise, Toni Morrison (1993)

My favorite from the above list...The Stranger. Paradise was also very good.

And I'm currently reading Akhenaten: Dweller in Truth, Naguib Mahfouz (1988)

Where in the world will your Nobel take you?

What I've been watching....

Outlander (Season 2) premiered this weekend. Started off with a bang and had me feeling really sorry for Claire.

I watch SO many shows so I'm not going to list them all here. Standouts for me this week were the season finale of Sleepy Hollow (another tearjerker). They better not cancel it. Also, Girls. I have not been happy since Adam started dating Jessa (can't stand her) and she's proving to Adam just how shallow she is. Two episodes left until the series finale. I wonder how it will end?

See what I mean about Jessa...

I went to see the film "Midnight Special" on Saturday. A very suspenseful and thought provoking movie. I have a couple of theories on what it all meant, but I may have to watch it again. It's pretty deep. Here's the trailer...

Recent book acquisitions...

Murder in the Cathedral, T.S. Eliot
Beautiful Lies, Clare Clark
The Leftovers, Tom Perrotta
After Rome, Morgan Llywelyn
The Uninvited, Liz Jensen
Little Star, John Ajvide Lindqvist
The Orphanmaster, Jean Zimmerman
Conquistadora, Esmeralda Santiago (from Dollar General for a buck!)

What's going on in your Reading Life?



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  1. Had a whole Better World Books order ready to go the other night then couldn't be bothered to get up and get my card to make the payment and missed the sale. Not like the books are expensive anyway but they seem to have a sale day about once a month and I just couldn't make myself pay full price when I could have gotten them for less!

  2. Cool post all around, Outlander fan :)

    As for your Nobel reads, I haven't any in your list except for Lord of the Flies! Looks like this challenge is really going to change your Nobel reading :) Have fun!

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