The M6 to Hell - Canon AE-1 (by roberteaton on Lomography)
Binge writing, all nighting
Cotton Candy Beach in a Teenage Dream
The past ten days marked an exceptional period of reading, completing five novels in seven days, before embarking on the sixth, which really should have been a quick read, a YA novel, but boy was I wrong. The novel fails to motivate me to read, and now two-hundred pages in, it feels as though I am reading out of sheer commitment, rather than for enjoyment. In many ways this is like Twilight, of course the current novel isn’t nearly as terrible, but that too was a series I read out of a sheer desire not to quit. It doesn’t help that I recently acquired a cache of tomes I’ve been wanting to read for a while. All in all, I must finish this book. Hopefully, it can redeem itself in the last 100 pages.
Rules: the book need not be written in 2011, but must be read in 2011. Other than that anything goes.
1. Skippy Dies by Paul Murray
2. The Devil All the Time by Donald Ray Pollock
3. The Virgin Suicides by Jefferey Eugenides
4. The Lonely Polygamist by Brady Udall
5. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
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The character of Trip Fontaine in The Virgin Suicides is an incorrigible womanizer, who falls hard for a single girl. This is just like Florentino Ariza inLove in the Time of Cholera. Both possess a strong affinity for infidelity, but arguably that is a product of their loss of true love. But their personalities are not the only similarities, in both novels the protagonists are passionately set upon by a woman, whom they love. In this way these two excellent characters, in two excellent novels.