Reading

Books Of The Month: April 2016

Reading over studying?

Of course!

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

One phrase description: Wow.

Quote:

Is it right…to do something only because everyone else is doing it?

My general thoughts: It’s so beautifully written. Unlike my stories.

The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary by Andrew Westoll

The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary by Andrew Westoll

One phrase description: Animals rendered like human beings.

Quote:

We find purpose in our lives by leaving no stone unturned in our search for it.

My general thoughts: I didn’t think I’d enjoy it as much as I did. And I did manage to finish it before the exam. I also managed to pass, somehow. I’m still not sure how.

City of Ashes by Cassandra ClareCity of Ashes by Cassandra ClareOne phrase description: Incest!

Quote:

Everyone has choices to make; no one has the right to take those choices away from us.

My general thoughts: I didn’t like it as much as the first. Shame because I planned to finish the series but now I don’t know if I will. Decisions, decisions, decisions.

The Guilty by David Baldacci
The Guilty by David Baldacci

One phrase description: Read it and guess who’s guilty.

Quote:

If you want it done, send a man. If you want it done right, send a woman.

My general thoughts: Baldacci didn’t disappoint. For once I saw the ending coming. Professional reader right here.

What I’m currently reading and hoping to finish next month…

The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz

The Girl in the Spider's Web by David Lagercrantz

Why: Because I love the Millennium series.

Happy reading. Read happily.

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Reading

Books Of The Month: March 2016

I know I know I know. I didn’t read a lot, but I still read. That has to count for something, right?

City of Bones by Cassandra ClareCity of Bones by Cassandra Clare

One phrase description: Incest? 

Quote:

Only people with no purpose are unhappy.

My general thoughts: I liked it. I didn’t love it. I didn’t hate it. But then again I’m different about a lot of things.

Get Me Out of Here by Sachiko Murakami
Get Me Out of Here by Sachiko Murakami

One phrase description: A book of poems you could potentially read at an airport.

Quote:

Hint: we’re not really “here.”

My general thoughts: The cover looks much better in real life. I’m sure the poems read better when read by everyone else as well. What can I say? I’m a wannabe poet who wants to appreciate poetry but lacks the ability to do so.

On Such a Full Sea by Chang-Rae Lee
On Such a Full Sea by Chang-Rae Lee

One phrase description: A book that gets better and better.

Quote:

A tale, like the universe, they tell us, expands ceaselessly each time you examine it, until there’s finally no telling exactly where it begins, or ends, or where it places you now.

My general thoughts: I enjoyed the novel enough to write a paper on it.

Now onto what I want (and kind of need) to finish next month…

The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary by Andrew Westoll

The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary by Andrew Westoll

Why: Remember when I said this?

“And because I want to be honest for once, there was another book I was supposed to read for class. I barely opened it.”

I finally opened it!

I’m aiming to finish the book before my final exam. Just to decrease my chances of failing.

As always, happy reading!

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