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The Moth Eaten Shelf

Butterfly in the sky, I can go twice as high! ...But you don't have to take my, or Lamar Burton's, word for it. Just take a look, it's in a book.

Currently reading

The Backstory of Wallpaper: Paper-Hangings 1650-1750
Robert M. Kelly
Progress: 5/183 pages
Death of a Gossip
M.C. Beaton
Korean for Beginners: Mastering Conversational Korean (CD-ROM Included)
Henry J. Amen IV, Kyubyong Park
Visualize This: The Flowing Data Guide to Design, Visualization, and Statistics
Nathan Yau
Discovering Statistics Using R
Zoe Field, Andy Field, Jeremy Miles
Pushkin House (American Literature (Dalkey Archive))
Andrei Bitov, Susan Brownsberger
Beginner's Korean
Jeyseon Lee
La Nouvelle Héloïse: Julie, or the New Eloise
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Judith H. McDowell
Edith Wharton
Hermione Lee
Linear Models with R (Chapman & Hall/CRC Texts in Statistical Science)
Julian James Faraway

Jude the Obscure (Wordsworth Classics)

Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy Having finally finished this book after a long hiatus, I can see why Hardy gave up writing fiction after completing this work! I can see paternal resemblances in Jude, which only seemed to bring a more somber reading to the text, and hope that things turn out well for the character, at least in his relation to his cousin Sue. Given that this is a Hardy story, I shouldn't have been too surprise at the depressing, albeit realistic, ending and that the story seemed to drag on, with the characters seeming impossible to improve or learn anything along the way. This, plus the 'will I, won't I' nature of Sue, made it hard to pick of the book and continue reading.