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Within a Budding Grove: Madame Swann at Home: Robert Langdon: 12/04/09
Last week I took a break from reading Within a Budding Grove but my reading then oddly parallels the thirty pages I read this week.
When I wasn't reading Within a Budding Grove I was either writing my nanowrimo (which I finished) or reading The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown (review coming). Although The Lost Symbol is on the New York Times best seller list, I've gotten some ribbing for my near fan girl enthusiasm for Brown's Robert Langdon series (although I must say I detest the films).
Marcel's in the same boat. He continues to be a fan of Bergotte's writing. All the while others are calling him a hack and unreadable and so forth. Marcel feels a little guilty for enjoying his books and thinks about setting them aside. His feelings of guilt further delay his attempts at writing.
Meanwhile, I continue to read Dan Brown. Sure, he makes mistakes in his facts (most authors do; it's fiction after all). Sometimes I laugh at the gaffs (like the wifi problem near the end) but the books still entertain me. If a fourth one comes out, I will more than likely read it.
See you back in next week for my thoughts on pages 91-120.
Swann's Way posts:
Lisa's First Word, Baby Mine, I Sing the Body Electric, The Lady in Pink, Bleeding Gums Murphy, Caturday, Cherry Blossoms, Marge Simpson, Liana Telfer, Bender in Love, Margaret Dumont, Hyacinth Bucket, Rose, Mildred Krebs, Pepé Le Pew, Jack Harness, Cordelia Chase, Saffron, Thomas O'Malley.
Within a Budding Grove posts:
Nanowrimo, Cheers, Robert Langdon, Kif and Amy, Dead Weight, Clark Kent, Lex Luthor, Paris is a Lonely Town, And Then There's Maude, A Cafe Terrace at Night, North by Northwest, Top Hat, Chez Deetz, Ah, My Goddess!, David, Auntie Mame, Brunhilde Esterhazy, Gusteau's, Shell Beach.