May 10, 2003

More Jolly Rancher News, and Books

Yes, I do realize this is the third entry in a row that talks about Jolly Ranchers. Kevin found the JR sticks I remember from my childhood for sale on the web. There are big web candy stores where you can buy giant cases of whatever candy you want. This idea truly appeals to me. Unfortunately, I haven't found any cases of JR gummies.

I just finished reading Atonement by Ian McEwan. There's a reason this book has gotten so much critical acclaim. It was excellent. It tells the story of a mistruth a 13 year old girl tells in 1935 and its impact through WWII and into the 21st century. I liked this book as much as I liked The Child in Time by the same author. I will definitely be reading more of his books.

What's next on my list? I have two books on my stack: Ann Packer's The Dive from Clausen's Pier, and Austerlitz by W. G. Sebald. Austerlitz is being sold with Atonement, so it makes sense for me to read it next, but I've already picked it up and put it down once. I read Sebald's The Emigrants which was good, but challenging. I think Clausen's Pier will be a lighter weight book so I'm starting that one next. After that I'll have to hit the next book club book, The Rector's Wife by Joanna Trollope. Unfortunately Kevin and I will miss this month's book club meeting (postponed to May 20th) due to a concert. But that's okay because neither of us finished the book for this month anyway.

Posted by Shelby at May 10, 2003 08:14 PM