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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

Sunday, October 24, 2010

It's been a pretty busy reading month.

Great Expectations
by Charles Dickens. Good, although I liked the original ending better. He let his friends talk him into writing a "happy ending", but I think his original one fit the story much better.

Mini Shopaholic by Sophie Kinesella. I didn't even realize there was another Shopaholic book out until I happened to find it on the "hot" shelf at the library! All fluff of course, but you need to read fluff every once in a while.

Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict
by Laurie Viera Rigler. This was okay. I was expecting it to be better though. Loved the idea, but some parts of the plot were just a little too murky. A lot of vague, feel-good, wishy-washy stuff was said to explain key parts of the story. I think they were meant to be deep, and sage and clever. Didn't work.

Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict
by Laurie Viera Rigler. Okay, I actually liked this one better than the first. Only it was too predictable because it was the same story in reverse. Kind of wish I would of read it first. And the ending really didn't make sense. I have to say ,though, this book actually made me ponder a lot of things. What would it be like to suddenly wake in the future? How fast could one adjust? And would it be easier to wake up in the past, since theoretically you would at least have knowledge of the time?

Cure by Robin Cook. Not too bad. I saw glimpses of the old Robin Cook in this book. His last couple books gave me the feeling they were hastily written to meet his yearly quota. This one was better, maybe it was the return of the mobsters.

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
by Stieg Larsson. This is supposed to be some great must-read book. I don't get it. I thought the characters were disturbing and the mystery mediocre.

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. I really liked this one. I liked the characters, the conflict and the whole future world that Card created.

Jane Fairfax: The Secret Story of the Second Heroine in Jane Austen's Emma by Joan Aiken. What's a month of reading without at least one Jane Austen spin-off? This was a good one. It wasn't nearly what I imagined Jane Fairfax's side of the story to be, but then again that would of been boring if it was.


At 4:49 AM, Blogger A Joyful Chaos said...

It does sound like a busy month of reading! I love books so I always like hearing what books others have been enjoying.


At 11:03 PM, Blogger Jeremiah said...

I have already resolved myself to only read the original ending of "Great Expectations."


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