I have been pretty irregular with the memes…two small kids, tons of work, and moving house could account for that :D.
Let’s see if I can do a little better for later memes.
The meme question for this month is:
Tell us about the classic book(s) you’re reading this month. You can post about what you’re looking forward to reading in May, or post thoughts-in-progress on your current read(s).
OK, this month, I am reading One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (from now on called GGM). I have had this book on my shelf for some time now. After my so-so earlier reading foray into GGM, I did not feel like he was the author for me.
But after reading one too many light reads, I really wanted to sink into something more challenging and complex. And this beautiful cover was just calling out to me begging to be read.
I am mid-way into the book now, and so far I have zero issues with the book. The writing is beautiful and is a wonderful example of the magical realism style that GGM is famous for. The story is wonderful, meandering, meaningful, and filled with wonderful writing.
The story may not appeal to everyone but it appeals to me. I love how the story is fantastic but yet not too fantastic. It’s challenging to read, but not so challenging that reading is hard work. I love it!
If you are into reading classics by the pool-side or beach (and if you are a member of The Classics Club, wouldn’t you be?), I highly recommend this book as your reading companion.
Have you read this book? Agree, disagree with my thoughts?