Monday, June 28, 2010

The Lost Symbol

I read this book slower than I have been reading books recently. Mostly because I have discovered the tv series Doctor Who. I love reading, but Doctor Who is a wonderful show actually my new favorite. I also have to take a break from having my head in a book every once in a while.
Now about The Lost Symbol, this is part of the DaVinci Code series. I have read all three in this series and this one is my favorite. The over all theme of this book I don't particularly agree with, but it does bring up some interesting ideas that I haven't thought about before. That is the reason I enjoy reading so much, the thrill of having new thoughts and ideas.
I recommend reading this book, but I suggest you read the other two books, Angels and Demons and DaVinci Code, first and in that order.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner

Well as I am sure most of you know that this is the same author that wrote Twilight and this is a short story that goes along with that world. It is about a vampire girl named Bree that is created along with about 20 others. If you have read Eclipse then you have already seen her, she is in the group that comes and attacks the Cullens. It is interesting to see how Stephenie Meyer shows the other side of being a vampire, the kind that does drink human's blood. The book is alright and if you have already invested time into Twilight before, you might as well read this too. It is short and has a little love story in there (it won't be a Stephenie Meyer book if it didn't).
Nine books down!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The Last Olympian

Well I am half way to my goal of books read this year!!! I just finished the last book in the Percy Jackson series. It ended quite good. I liked this series and I am excited to read more of Rick Riordan in the future. He has some adult books that I hear are good.
On another note, I wish it wasn't so hot. I am sweating just sitting down reading.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

It was by chance that I even have this book. For my birthday Michael took me to a book store and said I could get whatever I wanted. (That is a dangerous thing to say to me in a bookstore) While I was looking around, already with a handful of books I saw this one. I remember it being recommended, but I hesitated to pick it up because of all the books I had already decided were mine. When it came down to it I put other books back and keep this one along with 5 others (4 of those included were the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, which I have read).
And it was by chance I decided not to buy the 5th book of the Percy Jackson series at the book store and buy it online for cheaper instead. Well that book doesn't get shipped to me until June 9th, so I had to read something in the mean time. Hence reading this book, which turns out to be one of the best books that I have ever read and I am sure will be my favorite book I read this year. Which is also why one of my favorite quotes in this book is "Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers." I need someone that is reading this to go out and buy this book, so that I will have someone to talk to about it.
The book is set right after World War II and the whole book is written in letters. It is mainly set in an island just south of England, Guernsey. This island was occupied by Germany for five years and through this time a book club forms which was an escape for many of the locals. I won't say anymore because I want you to go read it. Did I mention that it is an amazing book?

Thursday, June 3, 2010

The Battle of the Labyrinth

Another book down! I love summers, time for me to read! This book like all the rest in the series was pretty good. There is only one more book in this series and I am excited to see how it ends. The problem though is that I ordered the book on amazon and it won't be here for another 6 days! I have to find a book that I can finish in 6 days, I guess that isn't a huge problem since I have about 30 unread books on my book shelf. Off to look for a book to read!