Sunday, September 8, 2013

Here come the Vonneguts

The colors remind me of candy
And that's a good enough motivation for me.
This September, the book club is set to discuss Kurt Vonnegut's The Sirens of Titan. If you're in Manila and you have nothing else to do on the afternoon of the 28th, do join us. Check out the event details here. It's an open event, so everyone's welcome.

Anyway, I've yet to read a Vonnegut. (I know, it took me this long! For shame! Oh, the humanity!) And I've decided to read not just The Sirens of Titan, but also Slaughterhouse-Five, Breakfast of Champions, and Jailbird. Because I feel I should make up for lost time.

It's always good to tick off an author from one's reading bucket list, yes? Although, I still can't figure out when I'll ever finish an Austen, a Tolkien, a Dickens, and a Proust. I did commit to reading the first book of Remembrance of Things Past this year, and I'm plowing through the book at a snail's pace.

So yes, I'm excited for this month. And I'm enjoying The Sirens of Titan so far. It's quite funny actually. Hopefully, I'll like it all the way through.


Overthinker Palaboy said...

May love-hate relationship kami ni Vonnegut. Minsan, nag-aagree ako sa kanya, minsan hindi. Minsan natutuwa ako, minsan naiinis. Gusto ko siya na ayaw.

Peter S. said...

Siguro nga, Overthinker Palaboy, sa dami ng mga naisulat nyang fiction, meron ka talagang hindi magugustuhan. Oh well, ganyan din ako kay Rushdie.

Lynai said...

Hi Peter!

I have yet to read a Vonnegut too! Actually, I have yet to read all of those authors you've also mentioned haha! Slaughterhouse Five sounds like a good read, I think I'll be on the look out for this once I visit the bookstore. :)

kyemeruth said...

I tried Slaughterhouse Five and I enjoyed it. I've yet to try his other books. Hahaha!

Peter S. said...

Hello, Lynai! That's my next Vonnegut read.

Hi, kyemeruth! I can't wait to read Slaughterhouse-Five!