I’ll start with the parts where I have actually done something good,
meaning the books I actually finished.
I loved it. It feels like I shouldn’t cause it sounds like a sort of
stupid idea, but I loved it so much. I like the Dracula story, I like Jack the
Ripper (the story, I’m not condoning the murder and mutilation of prostitutes)
and I liked combining them. For a while I was slightly confused by the number
of point of views, but as they came together I felt like it was easier to
follow. I like Beauregard, and Genevieve, they’re interesting characters. I
liked that their relationship wasn’t a big thing, it was just sort of there. I
liked that Dracula was just off in the background, not out front being all
creepy. He’s spookier when he’s in the shadows. So, obviously I give this book
big thumbs up. Well done.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
I finished it. Yey. I love Harry Potter, it’s one of my favorite book
series, but I have realized that as I grow older and more cynical, and discuss
the books with people it becomes ever more jarring to read Harry. I feel like
the House elves things bugs me more and more, but I try not to focus on it.
It’s a spectacular story, and Harry is awesome. I like that Harry is flawed. He
is the hero, and even though he’s brave and clever he’s also hot-headed and he
does the wrong things every now and then, but he’s a good friend and he tries
to fix Ron and Hermione. I love how Ron and Hermione’s romantic relationship
sort of creeps up on them, especially Ron. It’s sort of obvious, but not
completely and I like that. Thumbs up dudes.
Okay, so I read Immortal Beloved, and I was sort of annoyed that I liked
it. I don’t know why. There was no reason I shouldn’t. I think I thought I shouldn’t
like it. And I did. Lady is brilliant. So I then read Darkness Falls, which is
the sequel, or number two in the series or whatever. I was still sort of
unsure. I still thought I wouldn’t like it, I can’t help it. I feel like
Caitlin Tiernan is tricking me somehow. It was fun. I liked the story. I like
Nas and Reyn, the names are annoying the hell out of me, but who cares? She
grows up more, she learns and she’s accepting, and she makes an effort. Tiernan
doesn’t tie up all loose ends, but I’m sure it’ll work out. Thumbs up.
So, cause I’m a weirdo I decided to read an extra book instead of
reading one of the books I was supposed to be reading, cause moron. My sister’s
boyfriend’s brother just published a book. And because he wanted people to come
I went with my sister to the launch thing, bought the book and got it signed,
fun! I also read the book. It’s in Norwegian, so sort of limited audience, but
it’s fucking fantastic anyway. It’s about a boy and girl, Armin and Stasia, who
are nine and fifteen. Their family is sort of a band of moving entrepreneurs.
They move around building houses essentially. The family goes to Germany and
things sort of fall apart. Obviously the constant travelling isn’t conducive to
a stable family life, and it’s weird. The book is confusing, in a good way;
it’s told from a nine-year-old’s perspective so it’s disjointed and weird. You
feel like stuff is going on in the background, but because Armin doesn’t
understand it you don’t really get it either. I really liked it. Thumbs all the
Alright, on to the things that didn’t go as well:
I didn’t plan on finishing The Dance of Dragons, cause it’s huge, but I
have read some. I love it so much.
It feels like I’ll never finish. At least I’ve started now. I like the
book, I love the story, why am I not finishing it? It’s cause I’ve got some
sort of ADD or something. I don’t, I’m just weird. I have started and I like
it, and when I read it I read quite a lot. So I just need to stop being a baby and
read it, cause Pullman is awesome, Lyra is badass and I can’t wait to finish
Alright so I started it and I like it a lot. I was a bit apprehensive,
because some the other classics I’ve read have sort of disappointed me. I think
I chose bad books to start with, because I’m more cynical than I’d like to
think. I started with Wuthering Heights and I just found them annoying. “It’s
so romantic.” No, they’re whiny and annoying. Then I read Romeo and Juliet: Oh.
My. God. I know it’s supposed to be like the biggest love story or something,
but they are such crybabies I just got fed up with them. I love Persuasion, it
warms my cynical heart; they’re mad at each other and love is hard and weird
and I like the writing. Austen is awesome. I really like it and I want to
finish, so I will. I say I will, so I will. Right?