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Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become. -C.S Lewis

Thursday, January 21, 2010

In regards to reading, 2010 has started out great! I did some quality reading this month already.

Mansfield Park by Jane Austen. What better way to start the year than some Jane Austen? I loved the characters in this book, and found it interesting to compare the differences in Fanny Price and Elizabeth Bennet.

An Assembly Such as This by Pamela Aiden. Loved it!

Duty and Desire by Pamela Aiden. Loved it!

These Three Remain
by Pamela Aiden. These three books make up the Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman trilogy. All I can say is that any fan of Pride and Prejudice should read these! They tell Darcy's side of the story, but they are more than just the flip side of P&P, Pamela Aiden really creates Darcy's whole world, and it's very intriguing and entertaining.

Reflections on the Psalms by C.S Lewis. Like all his books, there was so much in this book to really get you to think. I learned a lot about the Jewish religion during OT times, and the Bible in general from this book.

Till We Have Faces by C.S Lewis. This book was a twist on the Greek myth of Psyche and Cupid. It was very good and interesting, although I wish I would of been familiar with the myth before I read the book. They did include the original story at the back of the book and reading it made parts of Lewis' story make better sense.

The Wedding Girl by Madeline Wickam (Sophie Kinsella). I recently found out that Sophie Kinsella used to write under a different name. This book was good, but not quite as funny and maybe a little more edgier than the books under the Sophie Kinsella name.

Dreamland by Sarah Dessen. When I started this book, I was a little disappointed because at first it seemed like the exact same formula as her other two books I read (which were ridiculously similar). There was quite the twist in the middle of this book (I think I actually flinched) and it turned out quite different.

Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen. This was a good story, and I liked the choices eventually made at the end.

Wings by Aprilynn Pike. This was such a good story (for those whole like fantasy type books). It was really quite original, which is not easy to find anymore in that genre with everybody trying to copy JK Rowling or Stephenie Myer.