November 25, 2013
Nabokov's Lolita: brilliant writing, amazing use of language, a complex narrator who is both charming and deeply disturbing. Not. an easy read, certainly in terms of its premise alone, but I've read it several times and always find something new in it each time.
Both, depending on mood, time of day, etc.
Fiction, novels or short stories. Willing to read most anything, if it's well-written.
Interesting question. I never thought of books as having a smell, really, but I do like the smell of older bookstores. I'll go with touch.
I recently moved to Madison from Texas and am a librarian working at the main library at UW. True to the old cliche about librarians, I am a life-long reader and book lover. Looking forward to making new friends and spirited discussion
Lives up to its name! Even if the book disappoints (and I really enjoyed this one), the discussion and insights never do.