Book Buzz: Past and Present

Since I did such a shite job with the Blogger Book Club I started (5 months ago), I’m just going to tell you what I’m reading when I’m reading it, and you guys can comment if you want. I just finished Pride and Prejudice last week:

It’s one of those books that you HAVE to read at some point in your life and everybody talks about how fabulous it is so I gave it a whirl… espesh since it was free when I bought my Kindle a couple months ago. And since I’ve always wanted to know what Meg Ryan’s character in You’ve Got Mail was going on and on about… and Jane Austen does use words like thither and felicity. It was all very exciting for me.
Bridget was also just talking about classic books the other day and asking why we don’t read them just for fun anymore… (Like without being in middle school and reading only the parts that had the answers to the worksheet questions your english teacher gave you. That’s not what I did or anything, but I’ve heard of people doing it.) This book was really enjoyable. Glad I got myself started!
~Moving on~
And I know I’m a year or more behind on every series of books there possibly is, (Twilight, Hunger Games, etc.) but because I want to see the movie so badly, I’ve gotta get my ass in gear when it comes to The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo:
I actually downloaded this on my iPhone about a year ago and tried reading it then, but just COULD NOT GET INTO IT… and at the time, I was on a really long flight and it was killing my phone battery only 30 minutes in. Sooooo it got the boot. But the movies look amazing and I’ve been reading work books for a bit now and just want to read something entertaining that I can get sucked into easily.
Everybody keeps telling me that the beginning is slow,
but to just keep going.
So I guess I will.
Stieg Larsson, you get one more shot to lure me in, buddy.
Let’s hope it works.
What else is good out there, peeps? Send me your recommendations and maybe I’ll get around to reading them in 2013…
; )
Happy Monday
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  1. Basically for Dragon Tatto the first 80 pages suck (ok thats paper pages, not kindle pages) You just have to suck it up and plow through. It’s all important info you need in the rest of the book. Around page 80 BAM the action happens and you won’t want to put it down.

  2. I am reading Pride and Prejudice too! I bought a collection of Jane Austen at Costco like a year ago with the same ‘I should really read these’ mentality. We should definitely swap reading lists though! I JUST finished reading The Hunger Games (loved it) and if you like Twilight I have like five more series I can recommend for you 🙂

  3. The classics are awesome!

    If you enjoyed that Jane Austin, I’d suggest you read more of hers like Emma (who you will despise!!), Mansfield Park, and persuasion. Her books are great! Charles Dickens is also great.

    And if you are feeling really adventurous, try some Tolstoy: War and Peace, and Anna Karenina (but I may be slightly obsessed with Tolstoy, and therefor biased)

  4. Yes, the beginning is slow but push through and it’s all worth it!
    I’m behind too… I need to read Hunger Games and even though I’m WAY behind and WAY too old, I’ve promised myself I’d read Harry Potter at some point.
    I just finished Water For Elephants. I liked it, it was quick and good. Now I’m reading World Without End the sequel to Pillars of the Earth.
    Are you on Shelfari? You should get on Shelfari.

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