Meredith's Challenge 2.0

52 books, one year. Stay tuned for more details.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Announcement, Announcement, Announcement.

I am a bad, bad blogger. I think that it's pretty obvious by now that my interest in this site and the challenge is waning. But I'm making it official now: After this year's completion, this site is dunzo. I started it to keep myself occupied while I worked a dead-end job and thank the goddess I finally figured out that I ought to do what I was telling myself that I couldn't do and now I'm actually doing it. Updates here will still be as sporadic as they have been, but they will end with book #52. Blogging here will continue however. Thanks to my two loyal readers, you know who you are, for coming along for the ride.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

2.31 A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby

Bought this at Heatherow and was fooled by the ridiculous conversion rates into thinking that 3 paperbacks for 18 pounds is a deal (it is most certainly not). I devoured this on the 18 hour flight back to the States whilst listening to Show Your Bones (have you listened to this yet? I highly recommend it) and watching V is for Vendetta in an endless loop. I had issues sleeping, I also had a killer headache that. Would. Not. Go. Away. No. Matter. What. I. Did. I am a barrel of laughs as a traveling companion, let me tell you. I bet you want to go across the world with me right now, don't you?.

Regardless, all of that was two (holy crap, really?) months ago. You could say that I am a bit behind on the posting. I did really like this book. It was pretty dark and funny, just how I love my British humor. The plot follows a group of people who meet because they are all about to commit suicide by jumping off the same building. Comedy ensues! No, really I swear. The book is a pretty recent release and if you wanted a real review of it, I'm sure you could Google (or Blingo) something. More soon, promise.