9) The Gunslinger
10) The Drawing of the Three
11) The Wastelands
12) Lovely Bones
13) Hidden Warrior
14) The Bone Doll’s Twin
15) A Man of No Talents
Some people may carp at me for re-entering the Dark Tower series, but I’m doing this more to keep track of the volume of books read (no pun intended I SWEAR) than the different books I read.
12) Lovely Bones is one of my mother’s books. One that I like to call an Oprah book (was it ever on Oprah’s booklist?). It’s one of those books that is all about the “modern woman” and the how a “young woman grows into her own” and blah blah blah. Just the same, it’s a fun story to read, since it’s part murder mystery and part “Oprah.”
13) I love this series! Boy is actually a girl, who has to overthrow her cousin the king and save her country. As a friend put it once, “gender-bending at its finest.” Highly entertaining and if you’re willing to look there’s even a bit of political commentary in there. Or maybe I’m just looking for an excuse to kick Bush out…. ;3
14) Same as above. I read them out of order, since I’ve read “Twin” more times than I’ve read “Warrior,” and once I’ve read the second one I have to read the first one again.
15) I read this short and powerful book over vacation in preparation for my Japanese History class this term. It’s wonderful, and I recommend it to anybody, especially anybody who thinks they know what Japan is. It’s the memoir of a man who, essentially, can’t live within society. Having worked that out he does an excellent job of living without society. I laughed and cried and got angry. The whole nine yards.
16) Bwahahaha, I love conning books out of my mom! I’ve been doing it since I was like 6 and I’m still “da champeen.” “Ooh, mommy, lookit! I haven’t read this one! Please, can I get it? Please? I promise to do all my school reading first, I SUH-WHERE!!” (I’d like to remind you that I’m almost 21, and I said those exact words one week ago.) Children’s Lit is my guilty pleasure. This is a delightful read for anybody who loves books. I assume that’s everybody here. It’s about a book coming to life, and while that sounds like so much fun to many of us, the probable reality of it is dealt with in a much more serious and realistic tone.
17) I loved reading the book, but I hated the book itself. Does that make any sense? It’s worth reading, but I personally don’t enjoy books where everybody is despicable, and all the likable people vanish after a while. Unfortunately Tanizaki, that tricky bastard, had me going until the very end. “No, really! It’ll all be okay in the end! See, she’s reformed? See, he’s moved on? See, it’s all okay? PSYCHE!” I felt so cheated at the end….
A new term has started and my textbooks are pretty slim, so there’ll be a bunch of dry things to put up here soon. Piffle…