I feel like I should be reading books about socks, to really theme with sOctober. Since I don’t know of any good fiction books about socks, I’m reading Marcus Zusak's The Messenger. He is the author of The Book Thief, and I knew this one was going to be nothing likeThe Book Thief. I went into it with fairly low expectations. My heart sank in the first chapter – it seemed very, very ocker. As I’ve read on though, I’ve found it has a very strong Australian voice, without being grating or false. The book is set in the early 90s, and it’s quite funny as the main character looks things up in the street directory, and telephone books, and goes to the library to find stuff out. I don’t know how authors can write anything with a sense of mystery in today’s connected world. The book is kind of young adult, but I’m enjoying the story and really want to know what happens next.
I abandoned A room of Her Own. I’ve never been successful at reading Virginia Wolfe, and I just found this rambling and unengaging. Maybe I should try it on audio, that often helps me read things that I struggle with in print.