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The two volume omnibus edition of Marjane Satrapi's graphic memoirs and Bildungsroman of growing up in Iran.  I actually did not know about the French edition until too late. As is the case sometimes, I regret not having found the original French version to read especially since I perpetually need to brush up my linguistic abilities. I did see the movie in French. Overall, I found this read immensely enjoyable and wonderful. I love it as much…

Books Read: 4 Current Progress: p.3 of The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: a Memoir by Bill Bryson 24 Hour Readathon. I was active in reading in 19 hours out of 24. Next time, I'd set make goal for 5 books. I am going to read a bit of Thunderbolt Kid, but I won't read for a few more hours at least. Even though it was four books, a couple of those books were…

Books Read: 4 I finished Promothea Book 1; I think I'll write a review after I read the whole series. Oh graphic novels, good for light reading. I read it in an hour and the hour before, I wrote one review and I'm going to do another one after I start Bill Bryson's The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid. I need something funny after all the books. Beloved and Persepolis were intense. I…

Books Read: 2 Progress: p. 48 of My Sister, Life. Care has a challenge about favourite new words or run-on sentences read. Beloved had some intense prose, but I think I liked the word "rememory" from it the most. It's not even a real word in the dictionary, but I always like making words up. By the way, Care, I am drinking rooibos tea. I continue to read My Sister, Life and Other Poems. I'll…

Books Read: 2 Current Progress: p. 7 My Sister Life and Other Poems by Boris Pasternak, translated by Olga Andreyev I was pretty delirious when I went to bed a couple hours ago. I am still tired, but I am back up. I like early mornings. I am now reading poetry by Pasternak. I need to make some tea.

Books read 1: Current Progress: p.106 of Persepolis Back to reading again as I basically did not do anything for two hours but talk to all the people who came online and watched a tv programme. I became really lethargic. I am making some tea now, chai. I should be drinking more caffeine, but I rather not. I want to see how many more hours I can stay up before sleeping. Dewey has a mid-event…

Books Read: 1 Current Progress: p. 103 of Persepolis Took a 15 minute walk, and now I am going to take a break this hour to watch some television programme. I'll be back to reading next hour. I'm having a good time. I love the book I am reading.

Books Read: 1 Current Progress: 54p. of The Complete Persepolis I am enjoying Persepolis immensely and going to take a walk soon as prompted by Dewey. It will be be dark in the next hour so this is my last chance to catch some natural yet clouded light. I made some tea, my second cup in the readathon. I am going to get sleepier; it's been humid due to the rain. Rain does tend to…

Books Read: 1 Progress: p. 1 of The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi Still need to catch up on my reviews so one more before diving into the next book. Book Awards Challenge Wrap Up  With Beloved, I completed the 2007-8 Book Awards Challenge. Here are the books with links to their reviews in order that I read them. A Visit to William Blake's Inn by Nancy Willard (Newbery) Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead…