Yesterday I got two books. The first one I've read is "William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope".
Yes, it is as awesome as it sounds. While it was short, it was a pretty entertaining read and I suspect it'd be hilarious to see on an actual stage (it is presented as if it was an actual script for a Shakespearian play). Overall, entertaining read for both Shakespeare lovers and Star Wars fanatics.
The second book I got and the one I'm currently going through is "A Game of Thrones". I've only read the Prologue and I'm already hooked. It's going to be a long read though: It's fucking huge, and heavy, because I got the hardback version. Can't wait to see what I've been missing out for a while (there seems to be around 5 or 6 books in the series... and some have been split up into two parts. Welp, I have a lot of reading to do!)
Right now, I am reading Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul on Love and Friendship by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, and Kimberly Kirberger. Such a great book.
I finished "A Game Of Thrones" about a week ago, and have now moved onto the next book in the "A Song Of Ice and Fire" series, "A Clash of Kings".
Now THIS is how you make a sequel. The book so far has topped "A Game of Thrones" in every way. The world of Westros is made oh so real, and feels like an actual place from the past, even with the fantastic magical occurrences. It's what a fantasy adventure should be - believable.
With school starting up again, i started to get around reading some of the books I bought earlier in the year as a means to avoid doing actual work.
A clockwork orange i can read in a day and have done so multiple times out of sickening joy already since school started, the part I like to read about is the second part, as the doctors and prison workers question the moralities of what they are doing to the kid. But Mogworld (by Ben Croshaw "Yahtzee") is another book that I'm finding very interesting. I have yet to finish it, but it's a very interesting book.
Warriors Super Edition: Tallstar's Revenge- when I first heard of this title, I almost couldn't take it seriously because he's normally the most peaceful Clan leader, and because someone made up their own super edition about Tallstar called Tallstar's Nap. Then I read the blurb and it sounded interesting.
It's pretty good once you get past the vague feeling that the plot seems to rely on a template. It seems like all the Super Editions since Bluestar's Prophecy (except SkyClan's Destiny) feature the typical "life as a kit" exposition whether or not it's relevant, and then sometime later there is some kind of main tragic incident that shapes their life (in addition to multiple smaller tragic incidents) and those make you feel sorry for them, and they usually lose at least one or two very close family members (often a parent).
In this book, the "life as a kit" exposition is important because it explains some concepts and the relationship with his father. This book is also special because it's the first time we ever see a POV from Windclan, aside from maybe the field guides.
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I've been reading bits of The Golden Spiders, which is a pretty good detective novel, though I'm not too far into it because of my lack of free time. I've had to read Fountain and Tomb and A Thousand Splendid Suns in the meantime, we're doing a lot with the middle east this year and apparently our chosen literature reflects this. Meanwhile, I'd like to get my hands on Watchmen once my friend checks it back into the school library.
A Life on the Edge: Memoirs of Everest and Beyond by Jim Whittaker. I've really been into hiking/mountaineering books as of late.
Trying to finish up:
Trying to continue:
The Time Machine
Only about 50 more pages on Farhenheit 451. I'll probably finish up 1984 next while juggling it with The Time Machine.
Just finished reading Kafka on the Shore. If you want a mind-boggler, this is the book for you. I finished it pretty quickly so I'd recommend it for anyone.
I'm taking on Roots, the Alex Haley classic. It's a chronicle of Haley's own roots that mainly centers around an 1850's slave named Kunta Kinte. It is an excellent read, and it's all entirely true. I'm about 30 pages in so far.You know me if you know me.
Macbeth, for english class. They gave us one of those Barnes & Nobles editions with a 50 page intro and annotations out the wazoo. In fact, each left page is entirely made of up clarifying notations, while the right is the actual play.
I guess the play's alright. I don't exactly share my teacher's passion, but it's definitely not a bad book.
In school, we are currently doing Othello. It's a pretty damn good play, much better than Romeo and Juliet. I could actually see myself doing a part in this play, instead of trying to run away from Romeo and Juliet :v
Currently reading the first Harry Potter book. I like the book better rather than the movie because the book contains different scenes and make me imagine all the parts that perhaps got delayed in the making. :/
The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris. It's purdy gud.
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich. I'm pretty sure everyone has to do at least one concentration-camp book Freshman year, so every other class did Night. I don't doubt that Night is a good book, but after hearing a particularly annoying girl call it "vivid and beautiful", I'm not interested in reading it for school. Too many books they assign us are black-and-white morality tales, which people tend to eat up. I much prefer shades of grey in my writing. My teacher hates doing the books everyone else does, so we ended up reading this, which covers some of my favorite things. Soviet/Russian literature, Realism, Day in the Life novels, etc. etc.
I've read very little, but it's fantastic so far. Apparently it's a lot better in Russian, but I probably will never learn Russian.
I started reading Jurassic Park yesterday. I've seen the movie who knows how many times and the book has been lying around the house for years, but I've never considered reading it until now.
Started A Song of Ice and Fire.
i just lurk sometimes
Speaking of A Song of Ice and Fire, I finally finished the fourth book and have now moved onto the fifth, A Dance with Dragons! The funny thing is that the first part of A Dance with Dragons takes place around the same time as A Feast for Crows, which explains why so many characters were missing from the fourth book. Of COURSE, it would have been nice to have that warning AT THE START OF THE BOOK Martin :|
I'm enjoying it so far, but I'm only really a chapter in. I can tell though it's going to start off a lot more interesting than A Feast for Crows :3
A Song of Ice and Fire is a great series; I've read them all.