We are currently reading this to Cooper and Bailey before bedtime. It is the easiest Don Quixote to read I have come across and other than the long boring songs at Chrysostom's funeral it is going along rather well and the children seem to be enjoying it. I have to replace all the 'asses' with 'mules', and we are only on Chapter 20, but so far so good. I had a literature professor in college whom absolutely loved this book, said he read it every year. He was one of my favorite professors at LC and he convinced me into changing my major to literature for exactly two weeks. I have tried every year since to read Don Quixote, I may actually succeed this year.
I love to read. Now that the twins are getting older and my moratorium on spending money at amazon is soon to be lifted (May 31st), I am looking forward to reading more. We are headed to DC and Pennsylvania next week and I am going to research used book stores in the areas we will be travelling through. If you have any recommendations I would love to hear 'em. I am into mostly fiction, but I will read about anything.
My sister-in-law recommended this book and I bought it used for $2 on amazon. (Oh, how I miss you dear sweet amazon.com). I enjoyed this book which is strange to admit, it was like a car wreck. I just wanted to get closer and closer and I couldn't look away. Our ranting on about it spurred Ward's curiosity and he is about to finish it. I highly recommend you read this book if you are into weird, fascinating fiction.
I just finished this book. I think we bought it because Ward wanted to read it but I got around to it first. I have always thought Steve Martin was hit or miss, but overall I would say that I enjoy him. My father saw Steve Martin open for the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (whom are mentioned often in this book) at the Cellar Door in Washington, DC in the early 70s, drugs have clouded his memory as to exactly when. He told me this story often about Martin wearing an arrow on his head and holding onto a Banjo that he always started to play, then stopped to tell a joke and never actually played the Banjo during his act though he later played with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band for a song or two. This book was a quick read and I found it enjoyable to think that a comedian would struggle so much to be funny and well liked. The book isn't amazing but it was worth a read and a recommendation.