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I am currently reading 1984 by George Orwell.  

 

 

I'm approximately 50% done.  I am enjoying it so far.  It isn't my usual genre, though. The dates and names are hard to follow, but it doesn't seem to prevent me from understanding the story.  Winston and I would be good friends if ever we had the chance to meet.  

 

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OH! That's on my list... I'm reading 100 books in a month. 

At the moment I'm reading:

Clive Barker's The Hellbound Heart and Erico Verissimo's (A Brazilian Writer) The night.

Both are great but I would not recommend reading Barker's book after seeing Hellraizer.

It kind of ruins the plot.

I just started The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton and am really liking it! The language, decadence of atmosphere, and scandal...swoon! Anyone else read it?

Finished Will Greyson Will Greyson and now I'm onto Gold by Isaac Asimov.

Pinocchio. I was not expecting it to be this surreal or disjointed, it reads like a bad-meat dream.

I received The Fault in Our Stars today! (totally forgot it was coming) and I'm about half way through it. I'm really enjoying it  however I am fearful of the ending...

1984 was seriously hard for me to get through. However, if you enjoy it then you should definitely check out Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. It's pretty much a way better version of 1984.

I am still in doubt which book I prefer. I read 1984 and Brave New World right after it. Both books just took a whole different approach of the future - in 1984 everything is worse and undeveloped, in Brave New World it's highly developed, but it's a philosophical question whether or not it's better or worse, in my opinion. I think Brave New World was harder to read in the beginning because sometimes the English was hard for me, but it was way more addictive for me than 1984 because the world seemed so fantastic with all these new thingies, and 1984 gave me claustrofobia.

Either way, I think everyone should read both books.

abundance of katherines!!!!!!!!!!! love love love colin such a cutie:)

Skyship Academy: The Pearl Wars

I am about half way through its good a little predictable but still very good.

The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks so far it's alright.

I recently went on a crazy book binge at my library. So, here's my reading list. 

  1. Horrible Histories: Amazing Egyptians by Terry Deary (I love these books so much. They're short, cute and funny and the illustrations are fantastic.)
  2. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (I know I'm a bit late in reading this. Oh well, I know it's a good book so I'm looking forward to it.)
  3. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (I woke up one day, in horror that I had not read nearly enough Neil Gaiman. I am working to remedy that now.)
  4. Dear George Clooney, Please Marry My Mother by Susin Nielsen (It's part of this annual reading-reader's choice awards thingy we have in Canada called Red Maple. I'm looking forward to this book because it looks really cute and seems like just a fun read.)
  5. When Blue Meant Yellow by Jeanne Heifetz (This is a non-fiction book and I thought it looked really cool. It seems fascinating too, it's basically about the history of colours. It's a bit unusual but it just is interesting.)
  6. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman (read ALL the Neil Gaiman!)
  7. Half Brother by Kenneth Oppel (This book, too, I picked up only because it just seemed extremely interesting. It's about a boy who wants a brother and then his parents adopt a chimpanzee. I'm really looking forward to this one. It's nice and thick too!) 
  8. What Janie Found by Caroline B. Cooney (I'm extremely excited to be finally finishing off the Janie series! It has not disappointed me so far so I'm really looking forward to finishing Janie's story off.) 

So, that's that. Wish me luck? 

Nah, this will be fun. :)

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