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I'd do nothing but reading if I could (ok, maybe eat some great food, buy some fancy shoes between two books...oh, and spend some quality time with the gorgeous guy I married while I am on reading-break anyway...)

Currently reading

Stolen Magic (Shadows of the Immortals) (Volume 1)
Marina Finlayson
Das Schlimmste kommt noch oder Fast eine Jugend
Charles Bukowski
Die linke Hand Gottes
Paul Hoffman, Reinhard Tiffert

I made it through this. And thank god it's over.

The Adventures of Augie March - Saul  Bellow, Christopher Hitchens

I had to read this for my real life book club.


And, boy, was that hard work.


Yes, this was written brilliantly. And it did have a rich cast of many, many interesting and unique characters.


But. It was way too long and partially pretty boring.


Though a lot happened to and with Augie, basically nothing really came out of it.

I am not sure if I can express it right, but that was my feeling here.

It was supposed to be a novel about the development of Augie March. But for me he stayed quite unchanged through all his adventures.


I was a little disappointed, as this was supposed to be a masterpiece.


But to be honest it was a struggle for me to make it through the 800+ pages.