I’ve never read anything by H.G. Wells before. Hey, there’s a first time for everything.
I liked Griffin recounting how he became invisible and what happened before Iping and I liked the last part, especially ‘The Hunting of the Invisible Man’. This short chapter gives the reader a very good impression of what kind of terror the Invisible Man could and intends to wreck, and it was at this point that I really got into the story, caught up in the craziness.
Winter by Adam Gopnik
Published: September 2011
Why I picked it up: Read a review in the newspaper, interested in books about winter
Not really what I had hoped it would be…the first topic was interesting and directly related to winter (the Romanticizing of the season) but the other topics weren’t as much about a winter as about people and philosophy and the activities that grew out of the season, which is of course a fine topic but not what piques my interest in the season.
I had put off reading this book for so long because I’ve been waiting for it to snow…I don’t like that I can see grass on Christmas 🙁 Reading this book was a little depressing because the whole thing (I mean, at least the essay I was interested in) is about that magical feeling of being warm and cozy with snow falling and ahhhh this is the first time since I fell in love with winter that there isn’t a decent amount of snow 🙁
Winter is a very well-written collection of essays, but the subjects weren’t really what I’m interested in.
Canadian Pie by Will Ferguson
Published: November 2011
Why I picked it up: Like the author (went to his book signing for this book)
While I do enjoy Ferguson’s subjects and style, I’m not really a fan of collections such as these that round up snippets of an author’s work, bits published in anthologies and fragments from other previously published (or not) books.