(Original post by helen-a-ravenclaw)
I read Catch 22 reccently, and it does take a while to get into it, but I'm not too sure that it's the great book a lot of people say it to be. Some bits are amazing, some are quite slow and tough to get through...
Keep at it though, it's worth the read
I'm thinking I may come back to it in a few weeks, actually.
I'm in the middle of exams at the moment, so I'd rather be reading something requiring less effort with the free time I do have! I feel like I'm forcing myself to get through each page at the moment
You Against Me by Jeny Downham and still trying to finish The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides, although that's mainly for revision purposes :/ Some parts are so boring but he's pretty good at making up speeches.
(Original post by AnnaChristina)
'My Cousin Rachel' by Daphne Du Maurier - only started it on Monday and am nearly finished now. Safe to say I'm enjoying it! Hoping to pick up 'Rebecca' on the cheap somewhere to add to the collection
Rebecca is a really good book! Get it as soon as you can, it's an amazing read
I recently acquired several dozen antique volumes from my great uncle's house (he's very elderly, and thus moved into a care home), after he gave me the green light to 'take what you want lad'!
Among those I took liberty of were an early printing of the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, a Victorian Canterbury Tales, an eight-volume calfskin collection of Goethe's works, some art books from the 1920s, and a load of early Penguin paperbacks!
(Original post by adam271)
Reading Hitch-22 at the moment. Fantastic book but he does like to drop a lot of names; I have to resist the urge not to Google them.
This is what I just started reading. I also bought Arguably at the same time but feel that there aren't really many essays I have a great chance of getting into because I lack the background knowledge - all his stuff about famous Americans is particularly tricky in that respect. I will of course get round to expanding my knowledge at some point though.