On My Bookshelf

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

In my spare time {I do have some, I promise, ;)} I have been reading several different books. Since I am a writer, and an important aspect of writing is reading, I thought I'd share with you the books I'm indelved in, and what my thoughts about them are. :)

Son by Lois Lowry
Some of you may be aware that I am a pretty big fan of The Giver series by Lois Lowry (The Giver, Gather Blue, and Messenger). Well, it was brought to my attention that Lois Lowry was coming out with a conclusion to this series on October 2nd. It need not be mentioned how excited I was. Especially when my dear sister got the book for me for my birthday (I turned 14 on October 20th). I didn't have much time to read it until last night. Of course, the book was engrossing. I finished it (it was around 400 pages) sometime this morning. :) I would tell you what I love about the plot (I think this may be my favorite in the series) but it's pretty hard to understand unless you've read the previous books. And I'd hate to be a spoiler. ;D Let's just say it was superb. 

Wicked by Gregory Maguire
This book was handed to me by a good friend at dance, who, when it was uncovered that I knew so little of the story, immediately insisted I read this literature. The copy I have is a lovely one, with pictures from the play, borrowed from above friend. I am not too far in the book, but before I touch on the plot at all, let me just say that this man can write. The decriptions, the dialogue...it's very well-done. But I'm not sure about the actual story...I'll tell you how it goes.

Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
Yep, still working on this masterpiece. It's definitely a slow read, but I'm loving every bit of it. And with every page, I realize how far invested in his work Victor Hugo really was. It's inspiring, to say the least. I'm a little over half-way through. :)

The Soldier's Cross by Abigail J. Hartman
Lizzy bought this book a while back (you can read her review here), and when she was finished, handed it to me. I finished this book on October 22nd, but I thought you might like to know my thoughts. :) Though there may be one or two things that seem...too perfect in how they connect, (as in it feels a bit fairy-tale-ish in how all the strings tie up so neatly) but I'm a girl, and that makes me happy. ;) If you wish to learn more about this book and it's wonderful author, visit her blog: Scribbles and Inkstains.

What books have y'all been reading lately?

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  1. Hey Bree! The Lois Lowry book sounds amazing! I would caution you as far as the Wicked book goes--I love the musical, but I've heard that the books have some really inappropriate stuff in them and that they had to majorly clean them up before they could make it a family-friendly musical....just a caution--but if you do read them, tell me how they were and your thoughts!

  2. You've been tagged on my blog!

  3. AWWW, I JUST READ "THE GIVER". Uhm. possibly one of my favorite books ever. just saying. I am about to read the next ones. It is soooo good, especially if you read really into it. We had to annotate it for my class and have discussions on it....so much fun. I AM OBSESSED WITH THAT BOOK. SERIOUSLY. HAHA. :)


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