Paghababian's 75 Books in 2010

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Paghababian's 75 Books in 2010

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Jan 2, 2010, 9:42 am

I'm back for another year, although I didn't make my goal of 75 last year. One of my New Year's resolutions is to read more books (and to post them to LibraryThing ASAP!), so I shouldn't be disappearing for months at a time this year.

1) Dear American Airlines by Jonathan Miles - I wasn't completely sure what I was getting into when I picked this up, but the story captivated me and I couldn't stop reading. Narrator Bennie is stuck in O'Hare airport, on the way to the wedding of his estranged daughter - the entire airport has shut down, no planes in or out, and Bennie is left writing a refund request letter to American Airlines. This epic 180-page letter, though, is more about his life than why he needs his $300+ back. The letter quickly becomes autobiographical, jumping from point to point within his lifetime. This is a poignant and quirky look at a down-and-out life. The only part I wasn't thrilled with were the sections where Bennie transcribed portions of a novel that he is translating from Polish to English - maybe that part just went over my head, but I wasn't seeing it tying in so well with the rest of the story.

And I started reading The Hunger Games this morning - good thing it's going to be a snowy day here in Boston, because now all I want to do is curl up and read!

Jan 2, 2010, 11:46 am

Hi: I think you need to move over here with the rest of us:


Jan 2, 2010, 12:47 pm

Ah, thanks! I'm still used to the 50 Book Challenge Group, which doesn't (or didn't, when I was there), move!