Tuesday, August 10, 2010

I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through.-Jules Verne

Journey to the Centre of the Earth- Jules Verne

Good grief that's a boring book. I thought Jules Verne was the father of modern Sci Fi. He's more like the grandfather because this "classic" is every bit as dull as listening to stories about how bread used to be three cents.


Amy Baldwin said...

have you tried to read Atlas Shrugged? I have been "reading" it for about 8 years now... UGH its SO SLOW AND boring. Plus my reading life hit a wall when I discovered Twilight. Sad but true, its such a guilty pleasure, I never read anything else! Oh thats not true, I read
Goodnight Moon
Cat in the Hat
Green Eggs and ham
the places you'll go
(thanks Dani)

Dani said...

Hey I firmly believe that Dr. Seuss qualifies as classic. As do the the writings of L. Frank Baum and Lewis Caroll.

I haven't tried Atlas Shrugged. You give it such a glowing review and I remember what Officer Barbrady says at the end of the Chicken lover eppisode of South Park so I think that one's going to remain near the bottom of my must read list. Ya never know though I go through probably a couple hundred books a year so I could get to it.

It's cool if you got hooked on Twilight (For one thing you are so not alone). I'm a firm believer in re reading. I've read and re read the Twilight books, everything by Stephen King, Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, The Hobbit, Wattership Down, The Hitchhickers Guide to the Galaxy series, Oh all the Harry Potter books...and lots of others. A good book, one you can really get in to, is like a good friend.

Roses said...

I slogged through "The Fantastic Journey" with Elder Son. We'd seen so many movies based on its premise. Why not enjoy the original?
We were both bored silly.
Even the action scenes were long and drawn out.

(P.S. My word verification is "tunaphon". ::snort::)

Dani said...

Oooooh tunaphon is my new favorite word. I'm gonna work that one in to every conversation I have today.