Reading

Books Of The Month: October 2015

I read every day, just not as much as I would like to.

Black Heart by Holly Black

Black Heart by Holly Black

One phrase description: Magic.

Quote:

Getting through it once makes it easier to believe that it can be gotten through again.

My general thoughts: I read the other two books in the series forever ago, but that being said, I think I liked White Cat and Red Glove a little more. My old age is getting to me. Thanks Goodreads for the beautiful picture. Bite me. I borrowed the book from the library, so it wasn’t camera worthy.

White Noise by Don DeLillo

White Noise by Don DeLillo

One phrase description: Think of this novel like the shape of a U because the beginning and ending was much more bearable than the middle.

Quote:

Every disaster made us wish for more, for something bigger, grander, more sweeping.

My general thoughts: Not my kind of book. I probably wouldn’t have finished it if I didn’t have to.

Arcadia by Tom Stoppard

Arcadia by Tom Stoppard

One phrase description: Short, sweet, sublime.

Quote:

It’s the best possible time to be alive, when almost everything you thought you knew is wrong.

My general thoughts: A challenging read, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. I recommend watching the play being performed or listening to the audio version of it as well.

The Eye of Minds by James Dashner

The Eye of Minds by James Dashner

One phrase description: Almost like a video game playing out in the form a book, although it’s probably better suited as a movie.

Quote:

Your demons are always with you.

My general thoughts: Since “everything is relative”, the Maze Runner books were more well-written than this one. At least, I didn’t see the plot twist coming.

I’m currently reading…

Beloved by Toni Morrison

Beloved by Toni Morrison

Why: University and because I’ve always wanted to.

Until next month…November. You know what that means.

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Reading

Books Of The Month: September 2015

I remembered and no technical issues transpired. If you’re confused, read this.

Incoming excuse. I haven’t been reading for pleasure as much as I’d like because I have short stories, essays, and other novels to read for school. More on this later.

Somehow I managed to finish two books I’ve been wanting to start for various reasons.

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

One phrase description: The characters sold it for me. 

Quote:

It gave him hope—hope that he had not lost his soul in the act of killing, hope that humanity could still be found, and honor could be regained…

My general thoughts: I enjoyed it more than I thought I would, especially considering the hype surrounding the series. Furthermore, fantasy is very hit or miss. For that reason I tend to shy away from the genre. At times, the fantasy elements drew me out of the reading experience.

The Forgotten by David Baldacci

The Forgotten by David Baldacci

One phrase description: You won’t forget this story any time soon. 

Quote:

And he would not fail her in death, as perhaps he had in life.

My general thoughts: I think Baldacci pulled off some serious issues with finesse. The book surprised me on multiple occasions so obviously I’d make a horrible detective/investigator. As a side note, it took ages to take a picture I was happy with.

What I plan to finish next month…

White Noise by Don DeLillo

White Noise by Don DeLillo

Why: I started the book already since it’s an assigned reading for my lit class. I’m almost halfway through. Honestly, the beginning felt slow and I hope the story picks up. Thankfully, the themes are relevant even if it was published three decades ago.

I don’t know why but whenever I see or hear people talking about books, I get the urge to read. So maybe you will too. Happy reading.

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