Wednesday. 2.9.11 8:53 am
I have just finished the first three books in this series (which according to my source, has 13 books and is still an ongoing series) and I just got 5 more. The first 4 books is a continuation of one another while the rest are stand alone stories, a more elaborate story to the parts in the first four.
I'm not quite a fan of Sci-fi books but this series is different. I don't know what's so different about it from the rest (okay, I don't really read sci-fi books because Sci-fi movies that I've watched are boring). I think Dan Brown's attempt in sci-fi/romance totally killed whatever left of the sci-fi geek in me but this sci-fi/fantasy series totally appeals to me.
This series is a story of war, brotherhood, betrayal, ideals and faith. Some parts are a little religious but it doesn't touch on the existing religions in the world, its more of the concept of religion. It doesn't seek to eradicate whatever religious seed that you have in yourself, it only strengthen whatever faith that you have.
The plot can be a little slow at some points but towards the end I can't stop reading until I finish the book.There are a few authors working on this series, which gives us a variety of narration styles so that you don't get bored of the say way of writing since this series is pretty long.
I'll update after I've done more reading on this series but so far, this series is good.
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Friday. 3.27.09 3:57 am
Iím done with The Messenger
by Marcus Zusak. The book is okay... nothing which compels you to finish reading it within a day. A good book if you would like to only read when you feel like reading. It really is a messenger. It made me realise that the closer to home something is, the harder it is for us to do and that we takes things around us for granted. It is always easier to do things for a perfect stranger for no reason than to do things for someone close to us without it. The closer you are to the person, the harder it is for you to do anything that you think will hurt them, the more oblivious you are to them.
But the most important message of all is that we actually force ourselves to do something, no matter how hard, no matter how impossible it seem, weíll be able to do it because weíll figure things out in the process of trying to get it done. If someone whoís considered as a loser can do simple things to make the world a better place for someone else, why canít we?
My next book is Merde Actually
by Stephen Clarke. Yes, my Merde series is back!! I canít wait to learn more French phrases. Voulez-vouz cafe avec moi?
I finished reading Merde Actually
and it is hilarious. It gave me some insights to how certain things work and how sometimes you must give someone a chance to prove themselves, again. You also find out certain things about certain places in France, like the nudist beach in Arse. Yes, you read it correctly, it is also pronounced that way too (according to the author), ďarseĒ.
Btw, there are 3 seahorses in the 2nd picture in my previous post.. see if you can spot them! ;D
Hugs To: Dilated
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Stop What You're Doing and Read This!
Thursday. 7.19.12 9:55 am
It's actually the title of one of the anthologies that I'm reading and I have to say that I totally agree with what that is being said about reading. I was about to post a blog and quote stuff from there but I seem to get lost halfway through typing for a few times now that I decide to just abandon that idea.
I have been recently told that I "read a lot of weird stuff" and I have to say that sometimes I don't really care what I read, I just read for the sake of reading, I read to keep myself occupied and pass time and most importantly I read because reading is
fun. To the people who doesn't like reading but are somehow top scholars - I guess now I know why you say most the stupidest things that I've ever heard.
Anyway, tiny update because I don't really have much left to update. I hope everyone had an awesome week and will have an awesome weekend ahead!
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Sunday. 3.16.08 12:38 am
Been reading more than I did the past two weekend and I borrowed Wuthering Heights from the library last week. I havenít started reading yet. Once again, I have to say, I didnít expect to find the book in the library. I got it renewed today since I most probably am going to go home on Thursday for the weekend. Hope I wonít get into anything big with my mother. I hate to quarrel with her since both of us just started crying after 5 minutes the last time it happened and the fact that sheís giving me my allowance doesnít entirely help either. If you are wondering why I borrowed Wuthering Heights, itís because Iíve read the title a dozen times in Twilight and New Moon and couple hundreds of time at the TwilightLexicon forum.
Met up with renaye
yesterday, had lunch and went around talking about books and some other stuff and she introduced to me a store where you can buy a book to read and if you sell it back to them in 3 months, you get some of your money back! Found a Lisa Jane Smith book there but I hesistated to buy because:
1) I'm broke
2) I might find it in the library. I forgot to check actually, when I went there today.
3) I got to finish Wuthering Heights first
Tomorrow is when I know if I get any money from my lottery ticket and get back my phone. I hope I can sleep tonight.
I watched PS I Love You, the movie... sucks big time.. It was so lame, I totally can't believe the book is so awesome. I'm on the waiting list to borrow the book. There is 3 people before me... meh! Why did the library only have one copy? And also, I don't want to buy the PS I Love You book in bookstores because I prefer the pink cover than the one of the actors from the movie. I also watched Jumper... It wasn't as nice as I thought it might be but overall I'd say the effects are awesome! I don't know from which book it is based on though. Should be seeing it in the market, heavily advertised soon. I hope when Twilight comes out, they won't change the covers because the original Twilight cover is so much more awesome than the faces of the actors. I also watched Pride and Prejudice. I didn't want the movie to end.. Anyone read the book? Is the ending more detailed in the book?
Have fun people! Especially those who's Spring Break just started. I want mine too but that's not going to happen!
, and ranor
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The Teleportation Incident
Thursday. 1.10.13 7:02 am
It took be about 3(I don't know, I lost count) months to finish this book by Ned Beauman. I was pretty looking forward to reading it when I bought it because the title sounded cool and it was on the ManBooker's Long list so I thought "maybe it would be a good read" and man, I WAS WRONG!
To be fair, I literally jumped in without looking but hey, it's a historical story and has something to do with a time machine, how bad can it go? Well..... I fell asleep while reading this book so many times, the first few Graham McNeill books from the Warhammer 40000 series that I read seems quite like a stroll on the beach.
The main character was long-winded and whiny and omg, make him stop before I strangle him! The storyline is chronologically all over the place but loose ends are tied up in the end.. some of them, anyway. There are some interesting parts but not enough to retain my interest. I won't say that it was a good buy but maybe if I read it at a different time, I may come to like it (like how it is with me and Sci-fi books, I used to hate them). If I do re-read it and find that I understand it and like it more, I will do it some justice but for now, I am going to keep it away and forget it exist.
I hope that most of you are having a good new year so far!
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Monday. 3.9.09 5:43 am
I remember a friend telling me that she read the book that I blogged about before. I just finished the book but right now, I canít find the post where I mentioned the book. I remember typing it and roughly when it shouldíve been posted but I canít seem to find the post and I donít remember deleting any posts lately. Maybe I really didnít post about it but I told her while chatting with her... I canít really pin point which...
Anyway, in case my memory betrayed me, I didnít finish The Satanic Verses
by Salman Rushdie... the second Middle Eastern author whom book I chucked aside after reading a chapter or so. It contained too many minor details. I should try his other books before I ultimately say that I donít like reading books written by writers of Middle Eastern descent.
I read Number 9 Dream
by David Mitchell after my attempt on The Satanic Verses
. The book is a bit confusing because there are parts where you are unsure if the character is dreaming or is the situation a reality. Just like a ball coming right at you. Maybe it was purposely written that way to suggest that sometimes life is but a dream. There is also no ending to the book... which I think the author is suggesting that you create your own ending to which type of ending you prefer most. On the overall the book is okay... not too boring yet not that exciting either.
Now I'm reading The Messenger
by Marcus Zusak to see if I really like his way of writing or not. A friend said that he is very critical of either the Germans or the Jews... I canít remember which... but I think after reading 2 books, you can roughly guess whatís the authorís poison.
I'm going to update more often now since I have nothing much to do here, in my hometown other than waiting for my movies to finish downloading, watching them and reading books. Most of my friends who didn't leave town yet is busy doing something. I would love to just go catch a movie with someone.
Hugs To: renaye
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