Still not in love with the format changes here. I never entirely want to go away but on the other hand my life has changed a bit. The debt load has substantially gone away--paid off a debt consolidation loan and took a pension payoff (which will be made up by social security when the time comes-thanks to my military retirement check I'm fairly good). Just now getting set up with a view to saving up for next year's taxes and next year even taking a real vacation and not the stay at homes they
Time has been flying these past few months and my dislike of the format changes here continues to hinder my participation herein.
Pretty much Anna Karenina was the last real literature I have read. More recent reads were the Complete Cardigan--4 voulumes by Frederick Nebel and the Complete Donahue by same. Have read about four Spider pulp novels and he is best experienced in short doses.
My finances took major step forward end of last year when AAA offered an pension
War and Peace was far from being a joyful entralling read. I felt Tolstoy wastrying to cover too much ground and many of the characters were given short sceneswithout depth just to push the story along which in itself lacked cohesion.
Anna Karenia was a revelation. This kept my interest up from beginning to end. Poor Anna-I seriously do not know what to make of her. I have hadthe misfortune of knowing some shall we say 'mental' ladies and have the burn scars to prove it. Anna
The Hobbit is coming to the movies towards the end of the year and looks as good as the Lord of the Rings was. I'm doing my daily check of certain websites for comics/movie news when there is an article on a female character Tauriel in the film. The Grumpy Dinosaur searches thru his few active brain cells trying a bit desperately to remember this lady from the book. With no success. The short term memory loss that has been troubling him lately is spreading to long term having last read the Tolkien
Updated 09-26-2012 at 11:18 PM by mtpspur
A few months ago I read War and Peace for the usual reasons--one to say I did it and one to please a friend online from Russia that I had an interest in learning more about her country. War and Peace had many good moments to it but was wildly earratic in story pacing and character development. The main lady Natasha never in my mind rose above spoiled brat status and Pierre was a model for the Walking Dead in personality and interests. I felt Gogol the much better Russian writer. After about three
Updated 09-26-2012 at 03:58 PM by mtpspur