jjhanson is currently reading DailyLit's Book Channel.
I’m 47 years old, male, from the United States. I’ve been a DailyLit member since December 01, 2008. My reading interests include Sci-Fi, Russian Lit, Fiction, and etc..
- DailyLit's Book Channel 100% complete
- Of Human Bondage finished
- The Intellectual Devotional finished
- War and Peace finished
- Ethan Frome finished
- The Master of Ballantrae finished
- Madame Bovary finished
- "Fiction" by Alice Munro finished
- Heart of Darkness finished
- Strange Things Happen finished
- Middlemarch finished
- The Mystery of Edwin Drood finished
- Little Brother finished
- The Curious Case of Benjamin Button finished
SOme of my favorites--Peter's Palace in St. Petersburg, the Amalfi Coast, Mythos Beach, Santorini, Amalfi Coast, Isle of Capri.
Some of the topics were really interesting--others not so much. A real mishmash.
I read War and Peace this year--well worth it, and Daily Lit definitely helped me keep the pace to make it through. My "big book" for next year is going to be Peter Nadas' Parallel Stories. Also interested in 1Q84 by Murakami.
Completing a tome like War and Peace is an accomplishment. But it was also a very captivating novel--at least in parts. Some parts were quite dry, but others were riveting . Definitely worth the effort.
Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts, anything by Jonathan Carroll, or Abraham Verghese (Cutting for Stone for Fiction or The Tennis Partner for memoir).