30 Day Book Meme - Days 22 - 30 (The End)
Day 22 - Favorite book you own My first (THE REAL FIRST!) edition hardcover of Aztec by Gary Jennings. Day 23 - A book you wanted to read for a long time but still haven’t The rest of The Dark Tower series. Day 24 - A book that you wish more people would’ve read Hyperion by Dan Simmons! This times one million!!!!!!!!!!! Day 25 - A character who you can relate to the most All the funny,...
Three Breaths and You're Back Alive
The Resurrectionist was a delight! Wrath James White is an author now on my radar! This story…! It’s about a guy who, as a kid, discovers he has the ability to bring the dead back to life with just his breath. The dead have no recollection of the events that took place which killed them… The man, then, uses this ability to his wicked delight… Yeah, there were a few times...
A Fantastical Read, Savvy?
It took me, once again, far longer to read a book than I would have liked. Alas, the inability to ignore the world and only read. It’s ok, though, Tai-Pan was worth the slow pace at which I read it. A sprawling work with great scope, Tai-Pan begins at the end of the Opium Wars in 1841 and Britain’s claiming of Hong Kong. The Tai-Pan (leader) of The Noble House, the largest trading...
30 Day Book Meme - Day 19 - 21
Day 19 - Favorite book turned into a movie Definitely The Lord of the Rings. In fact, I would say it’s so successful as a book-to-movie translation, that I prefer to the movies to the books. Jackson and co. really managed to strip out a lot of Tolkien’s filler within the books (I, for one, didn’t miss Tom Bombadill) and emphasize all the drama and action. Great films! Day 20 -...
How else can you dominate fate? If you smile when you lose, then you win in...– Tai-Pan - James Clavell
30 Day Book Meme - Days 12 - 18
Day 12 - A book you used to love but don’t anymore I don’t think I have a book that I initially loved, and then have gone back to read it only to discover I didn’t like it, anymore. Usually the exact opposite happens: I liked the book in an enough of a fashion, go back and reread it, and then liked it even more. Day 13 - Your favorite writer Stephen King. That’s my gut answer....
30 Day Book Meme - Day 11
Day 11 - A book you hated Freakshow by Bryan Smith. I couldn’t even force myself to finish it. It was horrible. Shameful, too, because it had an interesting premise.
30 Day Book Meme - More Catch-Up
Day 07 - Most underrated book For underrated book, I should pick a book I liked a lot but that most people don’t, right? Or should I pick a book that people don’t even bother reading because they think it’ll be lame or that they just wouldn’t like it like I did? I really don’t know what book I’ve read that other people don’t like that much because I tend...
30 Day Book Meme - Playing Catch-Up
Day 03 - Your favorite series HARRY POTTER!!!!!!!!!! (I must add that I have not finished reading The Dark Tower series by Stephen King. Or The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice, but, after reading the horrid The Vampire Armand I’m wary as to the quality of the rest of the books.) Hyperion by Dan Simmons loses by just a little. It’s probably my second-favorite series, though! Day 04 -...
30 Day Book Meme - Day 02
Day 02 - A book that you’ve read more than 3 times The Neverending Story by Michael Ende. I first read it some time in middle school and it blew me away. I’ve revisited it every few years since then, and it never gets old. An excellent book! *Already posting a day late, but my internet was down yesterday. Count that as excuse number one!
30 Day Book Meme - Day One
Day 01 - Best book you read last year Hands-down without a doubt: We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson. Breathtaking, haunting, masterfully told and written; invokes an ironclad sense of unease on the reader. I look forward to the day when I have the privilege of reading this, again!
30 Day Book Meme
I’ve stolen this from ladfr (and others). One of my biggest faults is that I start several projects, but rarely finish any. I can’t tell you how many things I’ve started to write (both in words and music) and then, before I know it, they’ve been collecting layers of dust for years unfinished but not forgotten. What better way, then, to actually set a goal for myself? I’ll...