Wednesday, October 2, 2013

You people are so petty... and tiny. *

January - 4
February - 3
March - 4
April -2
May - 3
June - 4
 July - 4
  August - 5
September - 9
Total = 38


The Asylum by John Harwood
 I enjoyed this one. Almost from the beginning I got sucked in. Then it got super weird near the end, uncomfortable at a few points. The twists were good though - I enjoy plot twists.



 At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft

Uhhhhh....so here's the problem. I "read" this one via audio...and the reader had a funny accent. Even words I knew I was thrown off by because I thought, "what's that!?" Only to have my brain catch up a few seconds later. There was a brief section where my heart was beating quickly as I got drawn in to the imagery but other than that all the geology terms threw me off and left me feeling too stupid to enjoy this one. Also, the plot line is unbelievable...these scientist have mad skill and as I recall the narrator even says in the beginning they are not experts for their expedition and yet they are able to gauge how old unearthly objects are, which should take them longer to determine since they knew nothing of them...

Also some hang-ups. He kept saying 'boring' expedition and rather than think drilling I thought boring...like uninteresting...like the book. Then he kept saying volcanic and I didn't think volcanoes, I thought Vulcan...you know, Spock.


The Shunning by Beverly Lewis
I enjoyed this book.  After the first chapter I realized that it sounded a lot like a movie I got through Netflix a few years ago...because it was the book the movie was based off of.  It was a very interesting story.



Lost Voices by Sarah Porter
Uh - this was good I guess.  I read an article recently on how YA literature is too graphic for teens and gives them the false idea of how life is for the typical teen.  This book would have fit in to that but not as bad.  It's about girls who experience great trauma (molestation, attempted murder, abuse, etc.).  The girls somehow become mermaids when the trauma becomes too much.  No Mermen though - abused boys are out of luck I guess.

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo
Adorable story.  The end.



Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
I had seen the movie years ago but never read the book.  Every since Harry Potter broke me of my inability to read a book I had seen the movie for, I have been trying to read more books that I saw the movie for first.  I liked it, more than I liked the movie (which is the typical thing to say I know).


Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Finally reread this one.  It's funny to realize how much you miss because you're too young to get it.  I still like it, but I don't think it will jump ahead of 1984 in my mind.


Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Loved it before and still love it.  I hadn't realized how quickly this book goes, I thought more time elapsed between the beginning and the end.



In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
CHILLS!  This book has been on my "to read" list for a long, long time and I finally made myself read it.  It was very good (and of course, incredibly sad).

5 comments:

Lacee said...

So, going off of Fahrenheit 451, if you had to memorize one book for the future of humanity, which would it be?

G Sauce said...

THOR! Avengers!

G Sauce said...

Let me restate that because I don't want you thinking he said that in Thor. It was Thor who said that in the movie Avengers in the lab with the candlestick.

G Sauce said...

Now that I have gone and actually read your post. You need some more upbeat books to read this month. Geeze I am a little depressed just looking at the covers.

Jessica Donbrosky said...

G-Sauce, I hadn't realized. So far this month they haven't been happy either. I will try to find some peppy ones - any suggestions?

Lacee - I've given this a lot of thought I and I think I'm going to have to go with Twilight.

...JK! That's a tough question, I honestly think I would have to attempt a religious book (Bible or Book of Mormon).

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