Sunday, December 28, 2008

Tasso, Ariosto, Calvino

I have recently finished Torquato Tasso's "Jerusalem Delivered" (Gerusalemme Liberata), and am preparing an in-depth review of it, but not for this blog. The book I am currently reading, "Orlando Furioso", is also by an Italian writer,Ariosto. The book EL and I will read next is also by an Italian writer, Italo Calvino. Not an addiction, just coincidence. I will probably put my current book aside, in fact, once my special order comes in at Barnes and Noble. Our Christmas present from my sister, et al, allows me to buy a rare book that will almost certainly never show up at Half Price Books. The book I'm currently reading is over 1500 pages long, so I don't mind setting it aside for awhile. It has almost no continuity, so picking it up again later will be easy.

EL and I read the 12th century Arthurian romance "Perceval" daily, and will probably finish before school starts next week. R.K.L and I are reading two chapters a day of "A Cricket in Times Square" and we are also on course to finish by 1/3.

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