Infinite Summer

I’ve decided to take the Infinite Summer challenge. Last week, I pulled down Infinite Jest from it’s hiding place on the top shelf of our bookshelf, blew all the dust off and grimaced when I flipped to my bookmark – representing my last attempt to read it – on page 234.

I was pretty saddened by DFW death several months ago and have spent a lot of time reading his essays and book reviews.

Anyone else up for the challenge?

Comments 8

  1. Vince wrote:

    Surely you jest.

    Gotta read the last Harry Potter before the movie comes out.

    Posted 16 Jun 2009 at 3:00 pm
  2. Christine wrote:

    Vince – you haven’t read it yet? Shame on you.

    Peppers – in theory, yes, but the stack of books on my bedside table is really high. I will add it to the list though…

    Currently reading Game of Thrones, a fantasy book that Mike read a couple of months ago – the focus is on whoring and rape and that sort of stuff…

    Posted 16 Jun 2009 at 3:45 pm
  3. Lara wrote:

    Nope. No way. I hated Brief Interviews with Hideous Men. Not going to attempt Jest.

    Posted 16 Jun 2009 at 7:46 pm
  4. terryp wrote:

    Wimps. The lot of you!

    Posted 17 Jun 2009 at 9:06 am
  5. Christine wrote:

    The sequel to Game of Thrones is almost 1000 pages – does that count?

    Posted 17 Jun 2009 at 10:06 am
  6. bjurk wrote:

    I tore through Game of Thrones plus the entirety of the available George R.R. Martin series this spring. Since I read on Kindle–I had no real idea how long it was! If you like that, you should try Patrick Rothfuss’ “The Name of the Wind”

    Posted 18 Jun 2009 at 10:48 am
  7. Vince wrote:

    What is Kindle anyway?

    As to Christine’s comment, I always read the book just before the movie, so I can criticize the movie for what they left out. Speaking of the movies, it’s interesting that the franchise has had many different directors who bring a new look to Hogwarts. I like the latter, darker, little more run-down Hogwarts. Looking forward to the book and the movie.

    Posted 18 Jun 2009 at 10:27 pm
  8. theffer wrote:

    Kindle is Burke’s e-book. it’s equal parts cool and corny.

    Posted 19 Jun 2009 at 8:58 am