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I was introduced to books in 5th Grade when our teacher read us A Wrinkle In Time. Never really looked back.

Currently reading

Embassytown
China MiƩville
Progress: 189/345 pages
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Tina Fey
The Split Second (The Seems Series #2)
Michael Wexler, John Hulme
A Tree Full of Angels: Seeing the Holy in the Ordinary
Macrina Wiederkehr
Creative Thinkering: Putting Your Imagination to Work
Michael Michalko
The Android's Dream
John Scalzi
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Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
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Blood Meridian

Blood Meridian - Cormac McCarthy This book has been on my to-read list for many years, and I read The Road several years ago and enjoyed that, but this has to be the hardest book I have ever read.

The narrative is a slow-moving story of the Kid as he makes his way across the southeastern USA, sometimes as part of a group, and often by himself. There are bloody engagements with Indians and other minor conflicts, along with a few visits to towns along the way, but much of the text is nothing but endless descriptions of the desolate landscapes.

I have to admit that in the few places where there is dialogue and interaction with other characters, I was often lost. Towards the end of the book, I felt that I was missing one significant event after another, and could no longer even follow the story.

I need to explore the community conversations of this book and try to fill in the missing pieces, or what I just didn't understand.

The writing was excellent, and the despair and destruction of so many travelers during this time through the region was heart-wrenching, but as much as I hate to say this, I may have to just wait until Mr. McCarthy's books are made into movies.