Tuesday, February 01, 2011
Clearing My Reading Shelves
My main read of the moment is now Atonement by Ian McEwan. I've had this book on my shelves for years and all of a sudden it started calling to me. I haven't walked past the shelves. I haven't read up on McEwan. For some reason, though, it popped into my head and won't go away.
My only experience with McEwan has been On Chesil Beach. I listened to it on audio in 2008 and instantly fell in love with it. You can read my Bibliobuffet review of it here. His language was rich, his atmosphere thick and clingy. Awesome, awesome book. And somehow I've never had more than a passing interest to read Atonement.
Today is an ice day here in Texas, so I'm home watching movies with the kids. I also finally indulged Atonement and picked it up from the shelves. I'm only on page 13, but I'm almost certain this one will grab me and suck me right on in. For all the years that I've read reviews of this book, I've managed to sidestep spoilers, and maybe my luck will hold out for a few more days.
I can't wait to see what all the hooplah (and occasional outrage) has been about.
What's been calling to you lately?