Wednesday, December 1

Books I Done Been Readin

You gots to git yerselfs to the li-bay-ree fer these book learnins.

Seriously, though. I read a whole lot over my Thanksgiving break. And since Jillie asked me what I thought of I am Legend, I figured I'd tell EVERYONE what I thought of it! And the other books I read in the past week!

One. I am Legend by Richard Matheson
     I absolutely devoured this book. Seriously. I read it inside of 24 hours, while still having classes to go to and work to do. It's a post-apocalyptic vampire story, but it's not like any other vampire story I've read. It's more like a zombie-type story, where the hero is the last one who hasn't been infected by the plague. I haven't seen the movie, but from what I hear, the ending is changed in a way I would find quite unsatisfactory, having read the book.

Two. Blindness by Jose Saramago
     Yep. Another book in which the future is shitty. Actually, it's set in the present, but it's still got a post-apocalyptic feel to it. It kind of chronicles the apocalypse as it happens. Anyway, in the book, everyone in the world is blind except one person. Needless to say, chaos ensues. This book is not one to read if you don't like conflict. It's got everything: rape, murder, starvation, looting. It's an unsettlingly close look at the darker sides of human nature. But fear not, there is a happy ending!

Three. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
     I can't believe it took me this long to get around to reading this book. It's absolutely wonderful! There's nothing I can say about this book that will encompass all of its meaning and beauty. Just read it.

And that's it. Right now, I'm reading The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers. Unfortunately, though, I have a whole lot of work to do wrapping up the semester, so I don't have much time to read. As soon as winter break comes, though, there are two things I plan on doing for a month and a half: reading and sewing. All else is secondary.
Unrelated photo. I amuse myself.

3 comments:

Leah reads. No, really, I'm reading. said...

The Kite Runner is FABULOUS. That was our summer reading my freshman year at McDaniel, but I'd already read it. I felt so smart.
But really, it's excellent :)

Meredith said...

i'm soo nervous to read the kite runner. i know it's supposed to be AMAZING but is it traumatizing? what with all the child abuse and what not? not sure if my mama hormones can handle it! PS: GREAT goals:) sewing is too fun!
YOURS, MINE AND OURS

Jillie said...

Have you seen I Am Legend? It's a lot like 28 Days Later, though I suppose IAL came out first. Whatever. It's the same concept, but they have Cilllian Murphy who is absolutely drool-worthy. Yumm. I need to put it on my list!