Day 988 – #9 Another book ticked off

22 09 2012

I don’t think I’m going to get this task finished somehow!  However, I am still chipping away at the list and I’ve just finished Gone With the Wind.  It took me a while to get into it, but once I had I sped through it.

I’m not sure I liked it though.  I didn’t like Scarlett, she’s horrible.  I didn’t like Rhett either.  Or Ashley – what a wetbag.  I didn’t like the ending. I don’t know, it just seemed to promise so much and end so badly.  Not sure.  Definitely won’t be watching the film though!

Day 969 – #9 Complete the Big Read Top 100

2 09 2012

You can guarantee that when I haven’t updated for ages, I’ll be updating with a book!!  On my recent shopping trip to Bath, I managed to procure a couple of the books from my list from the Oxfam shop.  This is the first one I tackled.

I absolutely loved it and read it in just over a day.  It’s an engaging read, and without wishing to sound completely sexist, it’s hard to believe that it’s written by a man!  The language used is lovely and the story completely fascinating.  I definitely recommend it and I don’t think it’s one that I’ll be passing on either as I’d like to read it again.  Can’t get much higher praise than that 🙂

So many things to update! Let’s start with trusty #9 – The Big Read

30 06 2012

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Ok, so I have another 6 books to tick off my list.  As you can see, I had a very relaxing holiday that involved lots of reading 🙂

Rather than boring you to death with waffle about all 6 – I will say that I enjoyed Kane & Abel, Holes, Woman in White and Black Beauty (kind of).  Good Omens was ok.  Ragged Trousered Philanthropists was very boring.  Woman in White was probably my favourite of these.  The story was interesting right from the start.  And although I did guess the twist, it didn’t spoil my enjoyment of it at all.  Kane and Abel was what I’d call “a good yarn” but very much of it’s time (early 80s).

Not many to go now…

Day 886 – #9 Another book done :)

10 06 2012

And yes, it’s another Terry Pratchett.  Getting bored of them now.  Still, only one more on my list and I’ve already started it.

This one was ok.  It was a bit confusing because I’d already read Night Watch but it was an easy enough read.

Day 883 – #9 Another book ticked off

7 06 2012

And it’s another Terry Pratchett.  God I love short books!  I finished this one off whilst I waiting to see the specialist this afternoon.  I polished off the last 30% in 40 minutes.  Not bad.  I liked this one too – not as much as Night Watch but better than CofM.  It’s weird, because although I don’t mind reading them – I don’t think I’d bother to read the rest of the series.  Apart from the ones on my list of course [obsessed laugh] 🙂

Day 881 – #9 Another book off the Big Read list

5 06 2012

Another Terry Pratchett done and dusted.  I’m on fire!  Actually, they are really easy to read and I quite enjoyed this one.  More so than The Colour of Magic.  I actually wanted to find out what happened to Sam Vimes and whether it all worked out ok in the end.  It was better written than the last one too.  I’ve since found out that this is one of the last books in the series so maybe that’s why?  Either way – it was good.  There’s hope of me finishing this challenge yet!  I will be loading up my kindle ready for my holiday, so watch this space!

Day 874 – #9 And another book read

29 05 2012

I tried to double-post this earlier with The Stand – but my computer crashed and it didn’t work.  So here it is.

Ta-dah!  I have finally read my first Terry Pratchett book.  I have to say it wasn’t as awful as I was expecting.  I really was dreading it.  But it was ok.  It reminded me very much of the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.  Very similar kind of style.  Very easy to read and mercifully short after my Steven King marathon.

I’m glad it wasn’t terrible as there are about 5 more TP books on the list 🙂