"Sure, thanks for the recommendation! I'll probably wait till after this year though, since my school focuses more on texts that explore socioeconomic issues in the era than scifi (to my great chagrin)."
"I don't know, I read an interpretation somewhere that said the ironic thing is that the 'Fuck you's were probably written by the children themselves, which I thought was more probable. I mean, what kind of adult would sneak into a…"
"It's true that Holden experiences a 'peter-pan syndrome', but I don't think it's meant to be seen as a totally positive thing, either. He sort of sees the world in a polarized way with childhood and innocence at one end and…"
"I'm taking 'A' levels this year and my topic for Eng Lit is Victorian Literature, so I'm going to be on a diet of that for the whole year. So far I've been through Great Expectations, Silas Marner, Mrs Warren's…"
"I understand what you mean haha, I volunteer in my school library and it makes me so sad to see those books on the shelving rack while lovely poetry collections and copies of Shakespeare gather dust on the shelves. "
"Oh yes, I did mean IQ84. I only have Kafka on the Shore now so I'll probably start with that first. Maybe that'd increase my chances of liking the book :) Your finishing the book in only two weeks is pretty impressive (to me) though! I…"
"Oh no, I was planning to read that book sometime D: Should I forget about it then? For me it's When God was a Rabbit and The Bridge to Terabithia. Both disappointingly didn't live up to the hype and they were so horrible I just gave up…"
"You should definitely finish the series if you have time, I promise it's good, haha. I picked it up in secondary school from the school library. It was one of the few good books they had there; the rest of the shelves were filled with Twilight…"
"It's hard to choose but in terms of pure enjoyability I'd have to say the Bartimaeus Trilogy. The characters are just brilliant, especially the eponymous Bartimaeus -- it's impossible not to love him. I have a soft spot for snarky,…"