My brother has been wanting me to read Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea for a few months now; I finally sat and read it today. It's a short read (only about 120 pages) and surprisingly compelling considering it is about an old man and the sea. The old man of the title goes off fishing by himself. He has just gone 84 days without catching any fish and so feels lucky, heading out further than everyone else to find the fish. His luck is with him, and he catches a huge fish on one of his lines. Unfortunately he has to find a way to actually bring the fish in and kill it. This is the story of his struggle with the fish, which goes on for days.
*As of September 24/15, I am not taking any more requests from authors to read their books. I currently have too many books to read. I'll update this if/when that changes.*
I currently have 164 fiction books just sitting in my room to read (although that doesn't stop me from randomly picking books up at work or buying them on Kindle!). I've been keeping track of them on a paper list for years. This blog shares what I read as I attempt to get "the List" down to a more manageable number.
If you'd like to know what books are on the List, check out my Goodreads shelf devoted to them - it's my physical list digitized! I've also got a shelf for every book I've reviewed here on this blog.
Not everything I review here is actually on the List. Some books come from the library, some books are nonfiction (which are not included on the List), some books are on my Kindle (which have never been included on the List), and some books are given to me by friends and family.
Note: as of April 12/14, I am not going to add the *spoiler* warning I used to when I'm giving away details of books. I want to talk about the books I've read in whatever detail I'd like. So if you haven't read a book I'm reviewing, you might not want to read the review.