The end is near

And I’m not talking about the world.

Today should have been the last day for our read-along of Nabokov’s Lolita. However, my co-host Vishy and I have decided to postpone it to next weekend, so if you’d like to join us, you still can. I have to admit I did finish the book but haven’t written a review yet – it’s hard to think about marshalling my thoughts into coherent words to express the beauty and perversity of this book at this time of the year.

I did however, spend some time in the kitchen for a traditional potato salad. My Thai writing still needs a lot of practice but I think you can guess what I tried to say with those butchered gherkins.

This year I’ve managed to read 50 books (not counting one which I abandoned halfway through). It’s been a good reading year and I discovered a couple of very interesting series, but more about this in a future post, next year.

Happy New Year to everyone, may 2015 be full of great surprises and amazing books!

Potato salad

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4 Responses to The end is near

  1. Brian Joseph says:

    I am looking forward to read your thoughts on Lolita as it is such an impressive book.

    I am sure that both your potato salad as well as your Thai cooking is delicious!

    Happy New Years Delia!

    • Delia says:

      It’s going to be a challenge, Brian, as I am still in two minds about the book.
      I’m not much of a cook, but potato salad is a hit every time.

      Happy 2015, my friend!

  2. Priya says:

    Congrats on reading fifty books, it was my Goodreads goal for the year – I updated my list today, and turns out I’ve reached forty-four, which also isn’t bad. I’m halfway through Lolita, can’t say I’ll finish it within the week. But I’m eager to read your review. The salad looks tasty.. Happy New Year!

    • Delia says:

      Hi Priya,
      That’s the reason I don’t set myself a goal in numbers, just to look at that on Goodreads makes me anxious, I wish I could make it disappear. Congrats on reading forty-four books, I hope they were great.
      Don’t worry about Lolita, when you’re done, you’re done, and I’m looking forward to see what you make of it.
      The potato salad was good, it’s gone now.
      Happy New Year to you as well, may it be a great year!

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