Tuesday, September 1, 2009

I have a confession to make...

So I'm reading Carpentaria by Alexis Wright, and I have stalled.

I have stalled because it is one of the most amazing books I have ever read, and I'm only going to get to read it for the first time once! All I want to do now is run away to the Northern Territory (and I'm so jealous of my friend, who is already there). It's such a wonderful lyrical story that captures the top end perfectly. No wonder it won the Miles Franklin.

I had the same problem the first time I read To Kill A Mockingbird. I remember finishing it and wishing I could have that experience over again. Does this happen to you guys? And how do you keep going?

2 comments:

susan said...

Yes, I have stalled with books. :-)
Glad to hear you're enjoying it that much.

Nana Fredua-Agyeman said...

why not? sometimes I am forced to read slowly or stop altogether and think about the story. It does...yet sometimes the suspense also forces you to eat your way through only to regret after finishing...reading is the most beautiful thing that ever happened to man.