Tuesday, November 27, 2012

books galore


Books I have read recently:
The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell (what a cool name)
The Casual Vacancy by MAGICAL GODDESS J.K Rowling

I'm going to start this post by announcing to the world that I did not actually finish The Casual Vacancy. PLEASE DON'T EXPELLIARMUS ME, JOANNE. It's not that I didn't like it, and I am sure that I will continue reading it at some stage, but I just don't find myself caring enough about the characters to keep going. Has anybody actually finished it? Because I've heard a few people say that they couldn't get through it.  Also (and this irrelevant to how I felt about the actual storyline but whatever), the main character's name is Barry. BARRY. Really? You couldn't think of another name that doesn't rhyme with Harry? I feel that naming the character Barry has given me false hope. Like halfway through the book, he would just rip off a mask and be like "SURPRISE! IT'S ME, HARRY POTTER!" and then the story will turn into the "Nineteen Years Later" part in The Deathly Hallows. (If you've read the first few pages of The Casual Vacancy then you will realise that it would not be possible for Barry to turn into Harry, but I will reveal no spoilers here. JUST LET ME DREAM OKAY?!)

I'm so weird.

I really super loved The Hunger Games and Attachments, however. I tend to like books that are of a fantasy genre, romancey lovey-dovey genre, or both, so of course I was going to enjoy these ones. I read the shit out of these books, so much that my neck was constantly sore whilst devouring them. Devouring? Perhaps that was a bad word choice as I did not actually eat them. Anyway, I'm sure you would know about The Hunger Games, so I won't write anything about it, but Attachments is really interesting and worthy of your time. It's basically about an IT guy who falls in love with a girl through reading her e-mails. Sounds a bit creepy but I assure you it isn't.



(Unicorn not included)

Books I have yet to read:
Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler
His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman

I think I might start on His Dark Materials next because I have always wanted to read these books! Why We Broke Up seems pretty cool as well - it has a teacup on the cover so it has to be good. Right? Right.

I would readily accept any book suggestions that you may have also! What is your favourite? That is all. Goodbye!

29 comments:

  1. I enjoyed the Hunger Games but havent read any of the others, I am currently reading the last 50 shades of grey book as I wanted to know what everyone was going on about, it is torture so if you havent read them SAVE YOURSELF!!x

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    1. Hahaha nooooo I don't intend to read 50 Shades, it's pretty weird when you see people reading it in public haha.

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  2. I enjoyed the Hunger Games. As for the casual vacancy, even though I worship Rowling and am the biggest HP fan I'm putting off reading it. I just don't think I'd enjoy it. Will give Attachments a go, sounds like my cup of tea. I've read a lot recently but one of my favourites was Across the Universe. :) x

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    1. Thanks, I'll check it out! Read Attachments, it's really really good!

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  3. You HAVE to read the Chaos Walking books by Patrick Ness, I am in love with them.

    I agree about the Casual Vacancy - I managed to finish it, but it just wasn't my cup of tea. x

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    1. Oooh okay! Thank you! Haha at least you finished the book, that's more than I can say :)

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  4. My gf is almost finished with mockingjay.

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    1. I think that one was my favourite of the three :)

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  5. I am interested in this Attachments book. I must read it soon! I loved the Hunger Games, and the first book of the His Dark Materials series. After the second book, I was less enthusiastic, and I never read the third.

    My favorite book might still be Stardust, by Neil Gaiman. It is not like the movie, it is FAR better. Or the Pern series by Anne McCaffrey, if you are into fantasy books. Now I want to read!

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    1. Thank you for your suggestions! You should definitely read Attachments :)

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  6. Devour is a perfect word for that. I haven't read Rowling's new book, because I too was hoping it would be a continuation of DH, but alas yes I know it's not. I'm a huge HP fan as well. So much so, that when I finally got to go to the Wonderful Wizarding World of HP, I screamed like a little girl when I saw the skyline of Hogwarts. It was just that magical. (So to speak.) I do have some suggestions for you. Have you heard about "The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo" series? They're very interesting. I could not put them down once I started. Also, Dan Brown books are very well written, even though they aren't in a series. "Angels & Demons", "The Da Vinci Code" & "The Lost Symbol". Very good stuff. I've also heard good stuff by a Hunter S. Thompson, but I've yet to read anything by him.

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    1. I friggin LOVED The Milennium Trilogy. Stieg Larsson is a badass. And I haven't read any Dan Brown books but I feel I should! Ohhhh God I would probably do a wee in my pants in excitement if ever I were to go to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter!

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    2. Definitely. They're pretty interesting. I'm starting to read some stuff about Norse mythology too, because my Dad's family is from Norway, too. It's like reading the backstory to the movie Thor. hahah

      And yeah, the HP world was a trip. I had a butterbeer at the Three Broomsticks! I nearly died!

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  7. Really nice post and review of the books. I had a few books that I bought but I couldn't finish them. The story was too long and nothing interesting happened that I just quit reading them.
    Thanks for your comment
    XX

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  8. Great picks!! I just finished the hunger games series! I was really disappointed with the ending, what did you think of it? xx

    Oh and don't forget to enter my 400 followers giveaway if you haven't already :)

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    1. Yeah I was a bit disappointed with the ending as well! But overall I really liked them. Just entered your giveaway! :) :)

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  9. I loved the His Dark Materials books!
    The Casual Vacancy is sadly not appealing to me either xx

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  10. love!!!

    -liv
    http://chocolivlovelaugh.blogspot.kr

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  11. haaaa ha ha oh no! I didn't know that - why THE HELL would she call the main character Barry?! Why did no one stop her? Surely she has many advisers?? Haha that would annoy me too much to read it as well.
    The Hunger Games gave me serious nightmares. And then I felt like a massive loser because isn't it written for kids (or, young adults? still.) It was toooo scary.

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    1. Hahaha! You're right, it was a bit scary! :)

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  12. Ooooh I love love love His Dark Materials! It's one of my favourite trilogies by far and I could read the first instalment every day til the day I drop. Might be a bit of an exaggeration but I could not recommend them enough. Really intrigued by Attachments so might have a wee look! Xx new follower by the way! Excellent blog, I am amazed at the moving pictures also :-)

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    1. Aw thank you, that's such a nice comment!

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  13. just wanted to say that your blog is darling, I looooove your about you picture is so original and cute and clever! :) merry christmas!!

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    1. Oh thank you! That's so nice of you :)

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  14. I myself love Philip Pullman! I'm so glad I ran into this post, I just put up a readings post not too long ago, because I've been stuck on what to read. I will definitely check out some of these books! :)

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  15. totally need to get my hands on the hunger games books!

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  16. Aw I enjoyed The Casual Vacancy. I liked how it was more character than plot driven and I did find myself relating to some of the characters.

    I raced through the Hunger Games! I read the first book on a plane and I find it hard to read anything on a plane usually.

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  17. I wondered about the new JK Rowling book. I'm curious, but I doubt I will ever read it. And I would over to read the Hunger Games series

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

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