Feb. 20th, 2010

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I just finished reading the part of volume 24 generously translated by [livejournal.com profile] 99me. Many thanks to her for the enjoyable reading experience! This volume is a bit difficult for me because I haven't read vol's 22 or 23, but below the cut are my impressions and some questions...

SPOILERS )
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After many years of English Ph.D. withdrawals, I am moving back toward being a more regular reader. Indeed, I often wish that anime I like existed in novel format because I'd love to reread bits when I just don't want to re-view whole episodes. My reading forays recently have included Billy Budd, Holes, and bits of Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, which I'll briefly discuss below the cut. Spoilers for anyone who hasn't read 'em.

Billy Budd )

Holes )

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell )

So all in all, no love affairs here. I feel a bit guilty that my reviews slant negative. These are all good books, and my negative angle reflects the difficulty of finding books that please me these days. Thus, my still not reading much. I am a picky, picky person.

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