Tuesday, October 27, 2009

"The Lightning Thief"

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I've given up!!! Given up on the last two books I've mentioned. First "Villette" had WAY too many french words and I don't read or speak it! The story was pretty slow moving too. "The Last Symbol" was very dark, which is no surprise but it kept giving me nightmares! I was also bored with Robert Langdon's continual intellectual brag fest. So I've started a new one! Surprised? You shouldn't be.
"The Lightning Thief" is a children's book that will soon be a movie. It looked interesting so I picked it up and haven't been disappointed. Its no "Harry Potter" but it's a fun story! Happy reading!!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Book A.D.D.

So, I have a problem . . . I've actually been this way for as long as I can remember . . . I have book A.D.D. My bookshelves are lined with books that have only been half read (sometimes less) AND I have a problem with reading multiple books at the same time. Currently, I am reading "The Lost Symbol" by Dan Brown and "Villette" by Charlotte Bronte. "The Lost Symbol" makes it difficult for me to sleep at night so I can only read it during the day. "Villette" is a great book to fall asleep with, not that it's a snoozer, but you know it's not adrenaline pumping like the other book I'm reading. I'm really liking "Villette" so far, but it doesn't read as easily as "Jane Eyre" (my favorite book, I know it's not an Austen book - does that make me a hypocrite?). "The Lost Symbol" is actually getting a little annoying. Dan Brown makes his main character, Robert Langdon, so preachy. He's a know-it-all that likes to share-it-all, blah blah blah! I'm still going to finish it though, I have to find out what happens! At least once "Symbol" is done I'll be able to devote more time and energy to "Villette." Has anyone else read either of these? I'd like your opinion, please no spoiler alerts.