Reading the Power of One... Just finished The Book Thief. Absolutely amazing.
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Sep 26, 14 at 2:11am
'Fallout' by Sadie Jones. A story about the independent theater scene in London in the 60's and 70's. A guy called Luke follows a seemingly cosmopolitan Paul to London, where both struggle to create some art. Have reached halfway through the book and it has been a pretty interesting storyline uptil now.
Sep 25, 14 at 2:55pm
2001: A Space Odyssey. Gonna rewatch the movie after I finish!
Sep 25, 14 at 2:49pm
Let The Great World Spin
Aug 20, 14 at 5:18pm
Finished reading No.1 Suspect by James Patterson earlier today. It only took me 3 or 4 days to get through it and I enjoyed it to a degree. It was far from the best crime/thriller that I've read but it was worthwhile at least.
I've now started reading Grail Knight which is about Robin Hood. Really looking forward to it.
Guy Gavriel Kay's writing style just throws you so far in the deep end...it's like four chapters until I had even the vaguest of ideas about what was going on. Now that it's become a little clearer it's gotten better, but I did struggle at first.
Aug 14, 14 at 7:01am
Almost finished 'The Talisman' by Stephen King and Peter Straub. Initially thought that I'd like it and it started off well. It just hasn't gripped me at all and it's been a chore to read. Only another 150 pages to go and I'll be done with it.
Aug 12, 14 at 2:46am
Dragoon I read Guy Gavriel Kay's "The Lions of Al Rassan" which was pretty interesting. It was one of those books that, at the time of reading, I wasn't overly thrilled by but after I finished it a lot of things kept coming back to me about it. Never given Tigana a try, although it's loaded on my kindle. Maybe I'll read it next!
I just finished Poison Study (I seriously have no idea how this is ranked so highly on goodreads..it was a 3/5 at the best). Overall meh. Light, fluffy, definitely no bleeding out of every orifice and liquefying insides like with The Hot Zone (which still haunts me). I think I really needed the cliche'd, magic-romance thing as a bit of a palate cleanser. There are sequels, but I don't think I'd care to read them. The story and world were alright, but weren't anything I hadn't read before, and the characters had that annoying "so perfect even their flaws are still positives" quality about them. Also the writing was a bit amateur. Way too much use of obvious description rather than implied. It was all "She said sarcastically", "he said angrily", "she said sadly". Bleh
Look at me- I'm showing reading variety! A whole...three of those aren't even fantasy! I think I might save Maze Runner for an interlude between other books. YA is good like that! Aushwitz is probably a little heavier than how I'm feeling right now ;_;
Also on my list as hidden option #7 is the Count of Monte Christo, which I've seen the movie of but never read. A lot of people seem to be of the opinion that the book is better than the movie, so that seems promising. I just don't have the book yet so...can't start it :/
Aug 01, 14 at 11:20am
Now reading The Name of the Wind - Patrick Rothfuss with plans to immediately go into the sequel after. What I read after that though is anyone's guess. I'm tempted to read a standalone before going into Wheel of Time (which I want to start, it'll no way be me reading all 13 books one after the other!). Tigana looks to be a good bet by Guy Gavriel Kay which I have on good authority (Sanderson) is a stellar standalone novel.
Aug 01, 14 at 9:33am
Just finished Gone Girl. Fantastic novel. Great atmosphere and sense of dread. Excellent writing. Can't wait to see what Fincher does with it. He's an expert at films like this.
About to start some John Gardner Bond novels. Never really got into his as a kid, figured I'd read through them now again for some lighter reading after all that McCarthy this past month. Vodka martinis as opposed to existential themes please and thanks.
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