Friday, 4 May 2012

Recently Read



The Bad Beginning - Lemony Snicket
I absolutely loved these books as a kid and still have them, I've been on a mission to read them again. i really like them but they are obviously written for children so quite basic. I have noticed through rereading this that there are quite a few references to famous authors and really well known books which I obviously never noticed as a kid. I love Snicket's narrative tone and a lot of personality and sarcasm comes through in his writing which I enjoy.

The Reptile Room - Lemony Snicket
Pretty much the same as the previous book. Also these books are very well made. The binding and the illustrations are lovely.




The Miserable Mill - Lemony Snicket
Unfortunately I let my mum's friend's child borrow the third book in the series and she hasn't returned it, so I had to skip onto this one. This was never one of the ones that I liked a lot in the series.



Songs Of The Humpback Whale - Jodi Picoult
This was alright as a bit of light reading. I've never been crazy for Jodi Picoult, I often find that her writing is very predictable. This is written from a few different views however they were all at different times and not dated. It revealed the ending within the first 100 pages. It was OK but I wouldn't read it again.


The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy - Douglas Adams
I had heard of this before but never really thought of it as something I'd like to read. Until about two months ago when my boyfriend made me watch the film and I absolutely loved it. It's written in a very quirky tone and I really enjoyed it. It was quite funny at times and the characters were all really cool. Will definitely be checking out more of the books in this series.
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