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Benjamin Duffy
Benjamin Duffy is on page 268 of 487 of From a Buick 8
There's something familiar and comforting about even a so-so Stephen King. I'll be excited to review this one.
Oct 30, 2015 11:13AM Add a comment
From a Buick 8

Benjamin Duffy
Benjamin Duffy is on page 90 of 487 of From a Buick 8
This one has been staying at work, where I knock out a few pages each day at lunch. Turns out that's really the only time it's convenient to read a paper book.

That this book is so easy to put down that I don't mind reading it at a ten-page-a-day clip is not a good thing...
Oct 14, 2015 04:37AM Add a comment
From a Buick 8

Benjamin Duffy
Benjamin Duffy is on page 54 of 487 of From a Buick 8
This is the first new (to me) book I've read on paper in probably three years. It's a funny and nostalgic feeling.
Oct 05, 2015 03:17PM Add a comment
From a Buick 8

Benjamin Duffy
Benjamin Duffy added a status update
I've noticed a relatively recent development here on GR: book reviews (almost invariably by young women) that contain no written review, but are simply links to YouTube videos of them talking about the book.

I dislike it, and I can't put my finger on precisely why. Am I being unreasonable? Curmudgeonly? Or am I on the side of the angels here, railing against something that's ruining Goodreads?

Opinions, please!
Sep 18, 2015 09:56AM Add a comment

Benjamin Duffy
Benjamin Duffy added a status update
I'm writing a book. A novel. I've wanted to for a very long time, I've always felt I could do it, and finally I decided to start.

I'm blogging as I go - progress, impressions, and musings. Please feel free to check it out if you feel so inclined.

http://IWroteThisBookWithMyThumbs.blo...

Thanks!
Jun 05, 2014 09:43AM 2 comments

Benjamin Duffy
Benjamin Duffy is 8% done with Pride and Prejudice
I think it may have been a mistake to read this immediately after The Importance of Being Earnest, as that book seems to be poisoning this one for me. I keep finding myself thinking, "Wow, these goofy English toffs sure are taking themselves seriously all of the sudden!"
Nov 18, 2013 11:35AM Add a comment
Pride and Prejudice

Benjamin Duffy
Benjamin Duffy is 5% done with Pride and Prejudice
I'm 40 years old and I've never read any Jane Austen. Not only have I never read any of her books, I've never seen any screen adaptations of her work unless you count the film Clueless.

I'm embarrassed to come to such an important author so late in the game, but it will remain to be seen whether or not I actually enjoy it. :)
Nov 14, 2013 04:59AM Add a comment
Pride and Prejudice

Benjamin Duffy
Benjamin Duffy is 22% done with Spin (Spin Saga, #1)
Holy crap, this book is addictive. About 10% of the way in, I found myself going, "This is amazing and I need to know what happens next" in the way I usually do about the same distance into a Neal Stephenson novel.
Oct 29, 2013 07:12PM Add a comment
Spin (Spin Saga, #1)

Benjamin Duffy
Benjamin Duffy added a status update
It looks as though I haven't read a thing in six months, but I swear it isn't true! It's just that I've been rereading a lot of old favorites recently, and so I haven't read anything NEW (to me) in a while.
Feb 03, 2013 05:20PM 1 comment

Benjamin Duffy
Benjamin Duffy is on page 160 of 332 of The Alloy of Law (Mistborn, #4)
Well, Sanderson is nothing if not consistent: his strengths are as impressive, and his weaknesses as glaring as ever.
Jul 16, 2012 08:29AM Add a comment
The Alloy of Law (Mistborn, #4)

Benjamin Duffy
Benjamin Duffy is 14% done with The Wind Through the Keyhole (The Dark Tower, #4.5)
More Dark Tower? Not a prequel or a sequel, but a mid-quel? Um...yes, please!
Apr 24, 2012 07:10AM Add a comment
The Wind Through the Keyhole (The Dark Tower, #4.5)

Benjamin Duffy
Benjamin Duffy is 10% done with Moby-Dick
THREE CHEERS FOR NANTUCKET!!! This book is awesome so far.
Mar 27, 2012 02:10PM Add a comment
Moby-Dick

Benjamin Duffy
Benjamin Duffy is 48% done with The Remains of the Day
Page 53: "But I am digressing." Stevens. Dude. Dude.
Mar 22, 2012 05:26PM Add a comment
The Remains of the Day

Benjamin Duffy
Benjamin Duffy is reading A Princess of Mars (Barsoom, #1)
Dry humor: 'The Indians had by this time discovered that I was alone and I was pursued with imprecations, arrows, and rifle balls. The fact that it is difficult to aim anything but imprecations accurately by moonlight [. . .] saved me from the various deadly projectiles of the enemy and permitted me to reach the shadows.'
Mar 05, 2012 01:46PM 2 comments
A Princess of Mars (Barsoom, #1)

Benjamin Duffy
Benjamin Duffy added a status update
I'm always tickled beyond all reason whenever someone "likes" one of my reviews. I feel like Taylor Swift winning her first CMA or Grammy..."ME?" *gasp* "You mean, you like...MY REVIEW?! This is the greatest thing EVER!!!" I'm a sap.
Dec 21, 2011 12:00PM Add a comment

Benjamin Duffy
Benjamin Duffy added a status update
I just finished my 50th new (i.e. not counting rereads) book of the year. That makes 2011 my readingest (is that a word?) year of all time. I know reading isn't a race or a contest, and if not for Goodreads I probably never would have even known, but it still feels cool. Nobody lies on their deathbed wishing they'd played just a few more video games, or watched just a little more TV.
Nov 17, 2011 03:26PM Add a comment

Benjamin Duffy
Benjamin Duffy is on page 294 of 299 of The Lost Continent: Travels in Small-Town America
Utah! Cedar City! St. George! Kanab!
Oct 24, 2011 02:47PM Add a comment
The Lost Continent: Travels in Small-Town America

Benjamin Duffy
Benjamin Duffy is on page 65 of 299 of The Lost Continent: Travels in Small-Town America
Wow, this is shockingly awful so far. Just in the first 60-some pages, I've had to power through irritation several times in order to keep reading. There better be some sort of payoff later.
Oct 19, 2011 01:17PM Add a comment
The Lost Continent: Travels in Small-Town America

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