Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Still Reading, but where did the writing go...

Wow have I gotten through a lot of reading since my last post! Here's a breakdown of what I'm currently reading and what I've read in the last month:

Anna Karernina by Leo Tolstoy - I'm in the process of reading this book and am loving it. I haven't gotten very far, but the writing is so descriptive and easy to read that it's hard to put it down. I'll let you know how it's going when I finally finish this great novel.

The Amber Spyglass by Phillip Pullman - Listening to this in the car. Third in the Dark Materials Set. I'm so close to being done and it's very intriguing. I love young adult fiction in the summer. I don't know if it's the nostalgia of summers long ago or the fact that they are just a lot quicker to read, but there is some great fiction out there right now. I sometimes wonder why there didn't seem to be that much when I was growing up. I would have been all over it!

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling - Finished!!!!!! Boy do I love her and, of course, Harry Potter. I'm sad to see it all end, but I think that it's time. I'm not going to write anymore since I know a lot of my friends are still reading it.

The Subtle Knife by Phillip Pullman - Second in the Dark Materials set. Well I loved the first one, and I'm almost done with the last one, so this was just a continuation of all the fun!

The Historian by Elizabeth Kosteva - I loved this book so much! It needs to become a permanent fixture to my library. I borrowed this from Stephie - thank you so much dear - because it looked so good, and we are reading it for book club in August. I loved the characters and the narative. The different perspectives were great. Now of course the first love symdrome going on was a little cheesy, but then it gives a little bit of that romance that some people need in their lives! I definitely recommend this for anyone who loves history, vampires and a little bit of romance thrown in!

Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll - I needed something to read fast and this was great. Alice is one of my favorite stories. I don't remember reading it when I was a kid, I got hooked on the Disney version. And there was this other version I remember watching as a kid that was a little bit truer to the book. This book will definitely be one that I continue to read out of my library!

Some books recommended to me:
The Expected One by Kathleen McGowan
The Kalahari Typing School for Men by Alexander McCall Smith
The Piano Tuner by Daniel Mason
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
and more, but I don't have that list with me.

And back to Harry Potter mania - Yes I was one of those crazy people that was at Barnes and Noble for the Midnight Madness party! Thanks to Sue Tait - Stephie's mom, and my second mom - for standing in line and getting me such a good wristband number. I was one of the first 50 people to get it at the westside store. Thank goodness for that as it was crazy busy there. But why should that surprise you that I was there, when I was the crazy person who made sure to be to the movie on opening night! This movie was great. I love the previous ones, but the kids finally show that they know how to act a little bit more. They've come a long way baby! LOL!

Okay, well I'm getting sleepy so I'm going to go for now! I'll try to keep you a little more up to date since I've been slacking so much lately.

Oh, and about the writing...there hasn't been any! So hopefully I'll find that creative spark again and get something down on paper!