booksandghosts asked: How are you liking Disraeli by Andre Maurois and Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright? Have you finished them and like me are terrible at updating your read lists or have you not actually had a chance to read them?
That list is a tiny bit outdated since I finished Disraeli by Andre Maurois earlier this week. I do a better job keeping my Goodreads up-to-date than I do my reading list on Tumblr.
I really enjoyed Disraeli. I went on a date with this guy a few months ago who lent me his copy of the book and told me it was the best biography he’d ever read. I was curious since my specialization in undergrad was British history and I always loved the Victorian era and Disraeli was a major figure during that period. Anyway I have to agree with him, Disraeli was one of the most engaging and entertaining biographies I’ve ever read. I highly recommend it but I don’t know if it’s readily available. It was written back in the 20s and the copy of the book that was lent to me was a few decades old.
I’m still currently reading Going Clear. I’m about halfway through it. I’m enjoying it but if I was to be honest my enjoyment of the book seems to result from a morbid desire within myself to read the equivalent to a car crash. Not that it’s badly written, it’s just Scientology is cra-cra and this book is cra-cra just as a result of dealing with the history of Scientology. Like the church literally would torture its followers if they showed signs of doubting the church or disagreed with the church. And these people willingly let the church torture them. It’s bizarre. But that bizarreness does make for an interesting read.
@2 weeks ago
Yay! I have one book left to hit 40 books. Today will be full of reading.
You can do it!! Hopefully your last book that you’re reading is amazing.
Congratulations! You’re amazing!
Lol amazing might be an overstatement but thank you!
@4 months ago with 2 notes
#runreadrepeat #booksandghosts #ransomideas