Friday, June 19, 2009

Well, that’s strange


No, not the picture of me from August 1982 (which I ran across this morning when looking for other files). Someone placed a hold on The Odyssey: A Modern Sequel at the library and I can’t renew it. Who knew it was in high demand? Unfortunately I had checked it out several weeks before I could begin reading it so I’ll need to return it this weekend. While I found a version of the book online, I am too much of an old “gotta have the book in my hands” fart. So what to do? I had just gotten rolling on the book. But I think I’ll move on to Turgenev and read a few of his shorter works in the next couple of weeks and come back to Kazantzakis when the book is returned. At least that's the plan for now.

5 comments:

William Michaelian said...

No doubt the gods are toying with you. Better place a hold on it yourself, before someone else does.

Love the picture.

Chrees said...

Thanks. And I thought the same thing on the gods. And yep, two can play the hold game...I don't want to be mean about it. I just want to read the book!

Lezlie said...

The same thing just happened to me with Bleak House audiobook. Requested before I could finish, and by two people! I only had 7 discs left to listen to out of 28. I hate when that happens. :-)

Lezlie

PS That's a great pic! The 80's were the best! If I posted a shot of me from then, I'm not certain my hair would fit. In fact, I know it wouldn't. :-)

Chrees said...

This is the second straight time this has happened...last time I had the audiobook of The Odyssey so I could listen to it during my commute. I didn't finish it either, but I was able to find enough time to read so it didn't bother me...just enjoy listening to Homer, though.

And thanks. Anytime my wife makes fun of my pictures, I can point to her big hair photos to offset the teasing...

How was Bleak House? I have hardly read any Dickens and that is one I would love to tackle.

Lezlie said...

Chrees ~ At first I found the vast multitude of characters in Bleak House confusing and couldn't see the common thread that would pull it all together. Once the story finally starts weaving together, I began to enjoy it much more. It is my fourth Dickens book, and while it's not my favorite so far, I am still in love with his writing style, overly verbose and flowery as it may be at times. :-) My favorite at this point is A Tale of Two Cities, but Nicholas Nickleby is not far behind!

Lezlie