What are you reading right now? How do you like it?
Yaay, I love this question! I finally got a new Kindle which means I have dreadfully neglected my family. I have read 'Pushing the Limits' (review will be up soon) which I really liked because I thought out of all the YA novels I've read so far, it seemed the most realistic. I just really liked Echo and felt I could relate to her. I should probably really stop reading romances baout damaged people, but I find I can identify with them much easier and their happy endings are always so hopeful. I also read the first 3 'The Mortal Instruments' books. They're enjoyable, but I felt that things were seriously lacking in plot development, character development and context development. After 3 books, I really expected to know more about...everything really, not just Clary's feelings. I don't really like her either. I'm not going to review these.
Next to that I have started on some classics like 'On The Road' by Jack Kerouac, 'The Picture of Dorian Grey' by Oscar Wilde and 'If On a Winter's Night' by Italo Calvino. I am really enjoying all of them.
This week I am using 'On the Road' by Jack Kerouac for Book Beginnings (hosted by Rose City Reader) and Friday 56 (hosted by Freda's Voice). I just started reading it and I quite like it. Hopefully I can finish it before someone forces me to go see the movie with them.
'I first met Dean not long after my wife and I split up. I had just gotten over a serious illness that I won’t bother to talk about, except that it had something to do with the miserably weary split-up and my feeling that everything was dead.'That's some disease if it makes you feel everything is dead. Also, the linguist within me notes that the character mentions Dean before his wife, which shows how important Dean will be in his life. I really need to get back to school.
'I fished up a dollar and moved into it. There were a bed, a stove, and a cracked mirror hanging from a pole; it was delightful. I had to stoop to get in, and when I did there was my baby and my baby boy.'I love it that the character is happy despite living in a tent because he's got his 'baby and my baby boy' there. That's a really sweet description by the way.
So, how's you Friday shaping up? I'm going to the Athletics at the Paralympics tonight, so I'm buzzing!