Weekly Review #2

This week ended up being a little disappointing for several reasons. I guess the most disappointing was that Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow wasn’t at work for me when I got there. There was some kind of mix-up with ordering them and the time frame they would be able to pick the up in the US. We all hope that the books will be here soon as everyone in To Read or Not to Read are really keen on getting started on this book.

I’m also in debate mode at this time. I stated in last weeks post I was reading The Yiddish Policeman’s Union by Michael Chabon. Well for the most part I’ve been enjoying the book but I’m finding all the Yiddish a little overwhelming at times and it makes reading the novel a little sluggish. So I’m starting to consider leaving it behind. I don’t like to do that but it’s becoming very slow to read since I’m finding that I have to read some things several times to really get the just of what’s being said.

On a positive note I got $20 worth of gift certificates for The Book Vault. At work there are a some incentives and we points for various sales or memberships and those can be traded in for gift certificates or Festival paraphernalia. I traded mine in for $20 for The Book Vault which is the best book store in Stratford.

Well, that’s my week. Happy reading.

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4 thoughts on “Weekly Review #2

  1. I started listening to The Yiddish Policeman’s Union on audiobook, but I had to give it up because not knowing the Yiddish made it really hard to follow along.

    I’ll be curious to hear what you think of it when (if) you finish.

  2. I’ve been curious about the Chabon book. I loved The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay.

    Did I tell you I found a very nice used copy of Ragtime at WTB?

    • bybee: I’ve become more and more disenfranchised with the novel. I think it’s time to wait for the Coen brothers to finish their movie.

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