Two roads diverged in a yellow wood
And sorry I couldn’t stop right there
And be one traveler long I stood
And looked at the ground
Praying it would swallow me whole
Then closed my eyes and spun around and opened my eyes and walked straight ahead and got lost.
Has that made all the difference?
I’ve said this a million times before but it’s just so exciting to do all of these memes now that, for the first time in my life, I’m reading SO MUCH and SO FAST.
Anyway, this meme hosted by Book Journey, is about dicussing our current reading material. I finished Mohsin Hamid’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist (review here) just yesterday and decided to wait a night before starting something new. I think I’m going to start Douglas Adams’ Dirk Gently now because I do need some sci-fi for my Eclectic 2012 Repeat. I’m so proud because out of my Top Ten Tuesday Summer TBR List post from last week I’ve already read three and reviewed all three as well.
So yeah, I think Douglas is next. If I find a book that complies with any of the 2013 Eclectic demands I might choose that instead, because this year is really weird and complicated – new age? published in 2013? I DON’T KNOW.
So, whatcha readin’? Know any good Published in 2013 or New Age books? Lemme know.
EDIT: OH MY GOD IT’S SUNDAY I DIDN’T EVEN REALIZE OOPS WAAAAT HOW IS IT NOT MONDAY
This meme is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. Every Monday we discuss our reading plans for the week!
I am currently almost halfway into 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher. I actually don’t really get what all the hype about this book is for. I apologize if I offend anybody with my next words, but it sort of reminds me of Pretty Little Liars. In case you’re new here or haven’t read previous posts of mine – I read the PLL series BEFORE it came out (or was even talked about) on TV. I actually enjoyed the books very much. However, this book reminds me of the same feeling I had with those. That whole deal with a living person completely… enslaved by a dead one. The dead running the living’s lives, ya know? I simply do not like any of the characters. Clay is borderline likeable, but he’s… a loser. Annoying. Hannah is horrible. I think the moral of the book – from what I’m getting so far – is a very good one, and yet Hannah Baker is simply not the sort of character who should be creating that moral. I keep feeling like… like she knew what was happening and she played along. I know I sound like a victim blamer and I know that saying “I swear I’m not!” sounds even worse. I am so happy that a book has been written to show exactly how one’s tiniest “joke” can be a very dramatic issue for someone else. I think the whole “snowball effect” is a brilliant one – each kid thought he was innocent, and really his action wasn’t then end of the world, but when you looked at the big picture it all formed together into a nightmare. And yet, I just don’t like Hannah Baker. At all. And that makes it very hard to get into the book and to really take in what Asher is trying to say.
Wow, this is turning into a review so I’ll stop now. I might just end up quoting this post in my review because I’m actually pleased with what I’ve said here.
Anyway, I started this book on Friday and plan on finishing it no later than Saturday, which gives me a week for this book.
Next, I think I’ll do something from the ’13 Ecelctic. Maybe Dystopian or New Age. To be honest, I actually have no clue what 11/12 genres on that list are… whoops.
WHATCH’ALL READIN’, PEOPLE.
The idea for this post came from a similar post on Book Journey.
I guess I should begin by apologizing about my lack of actual reviews. I have a tendancy to start things when I least have time for them and this blog is no exception. I am finishing my first year of high school (10th grade in Israel) and we’ve just entered our TEST EVERY OTHER DAY period of the year. I have been posting quotes, opinion posts and other things along with one review in an attempt to make up for my… loser-ness. I read during the cracks in my schedule which probably explains my severe sleep deprivation, however I have not forgotten you all! I go on here every single day, read blogs and come up with new ideas!
So, without futher ado, I give you my reading plans for this week. They are short but it’s better to be realistic than to set impossible-to-achieve goals that leave you with that bitter taste of failure.
I am currently reading a Hebrew book called –
What If by Yoav Avni (originally הרצל אמר / יואב אבני)
I read slower in Hebrew so hopefully I will finish it this week. It’s unclear whether I’ll be reviewing it since it’s VERY relevant to Israelis and to people who know Israeli history!… but not very interesting to those who don’t.
If I do finish it I think I’ll start a Classic for my repeat of the Eclectic Reader’s Challenge of ’12, such as 1984 or To Kill A Mockinbird. Then again, I’ve been telling my friend I’ll read Shut Your Eyes tight for AGES – in fact, I’ve been putting it off for so long she actually got me the book for my birthday so that I’d have no excuse NOT to read it.
So again, I apologize. I do go on and see new posts and reviews everyday and I do read every comment I recieve. I’m always looking for ne ideas to make this blog interesting!
To finish off with a technical question – If I’m reading a Historical Fiction novel, except it takes place in an Alternate History but does follow proper history lines up until a certain point, does it count for the Historical Fiction category of the ERC2012?