Friday, April 30, 2010

A very delayed update

Hi gang,

It's been ages since I've posted an update in here, but sadly the world outside of my bookpile has taken over for a little while.

Here's a very quick summary:

* I enjoyed House of Spirits, but not because of the magial realism aspect. In fact, the first two thirds kind of dragged a little bit, it wasn't until the end, with the civil war that I was reallt drawn in. I liked the whole book, but not as much as I thought I would.

* One Hundred Years of Solitude was every bit as great as I thought it would be.

* You know how sometimes you read a book at exactly the right time? So it was with Farenheit 451 for me. Such an amazing book, and horrifyingly just as relevant now as it was when it was published.

Right now though I'm reading The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan. I'm so late in on this series, but I love it! Consider me completely sucked in.

I do need to get back into my list though. Is anyone up for a group read?


Sherrie said...

Sure....what books are you thinking about for this?


moonrat said...

Briony!!! WELCOME TO THE BLACK WHOLE OF THE WHEEL OF TIME!!! Remember you can always call on me if you need a friend.

And yeah, group read! I'll join if I can.

Briony said...

Heh thanks Moonrat! It is partially your fault that I even picked it up =D

There's a few books I've been avoiding, like Ulysses, The Iliyad and War and Peace. Anyone got those on their list?