Thursday, May 26, 2011

Reading Mojo Update

It's been two months since my original post and while I'm not sure I'd say I've got my reading mojo back, I'm definitely make progress! Since my then I've finished Ender's Game, Life of Pi and I'm more than halfway through Watership Down. Definitely progress.

I loved Ender's Game. There are lots of rumors about a movie being made. I want them to be true quite badly. If you're even remotely interested in Sci-fi you should make time to read it.  After the first couple chapters I couldn't wait till Gideon would fall asleep so I could read! The ending was unexpected and exhilarating, truly. The second book in the series, Speaker for the Dead, is on my night stand.

Life of Pi was recommended to me forever ago by Ms. Kari, Katie's Mom. I read about 3 lines of it and couldn't get any farther. I saw it in a thrift store for 50 cents a bit ago and I picked it up. Mostly cause it reminded me of living in Kentucky. On our way out to Idaho this week I started reading it and immediately began to wonder why I ever put it down! I finished it on our flight home. I didn't want for it to be over; the ending while mostly satisfying, felt un-done.

Watership Down is taking me a long time to get through. It would be a good read aloud, I think, because you can pick it up in the middle and you don't feel as though you've missed anything. It's interesting, fairly engaging, but definitely not a page turner. I do feel like I'm still reading it at this point simply because I'm determined to finish.

So I will update my current reading status to "In 2011 I have read two books". I'll update you again next month!

4 comments:

  1. I did the same thing with Life of Pi so I was waiting to hear your opinion. Sounds like I should give it another go as well.

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  2. Life of Pi is one of my all-time favorite books.

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  3. I am so happy you liked Ender's Game. You should also read Ender's Shadow. It's tied with Ender's Game as my favorite OSC book. Yep. It's that good.

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  4. If you liked Ender's Game, you would probably like The Hunger Games trilogy (by Suzanne Collins) as well. There's that element of resilient but reluctant chosen One thrusted into brutal circumstance and surviving it via his/her own terms. Highly recommend...for later reading. :)

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