Monthly Archives: August 2010

Books: Summer Wrap-Up [2010 edition]

Posted 16 August, 2010 by Lianne in Books / 0 Comments

I’m going to be spending the remainder of August out of the country (family vacation) and I have a lot to take care of when I return in September so I’m writing my summer wrap-up entry rather early. I didn’t read as much as last summer but I’ve read my share of interesting books and some that have been sitting on my shelf for a loooooong time.

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Review: A Whole Slew of Them

Posted 12 August, 2010 by Lianne in Books / 0 Comments

I’ve been meaning to make post a couple of reviews from a couple of books I’ve read recently but have been too busy with things offline. And because I’m gearing up and wrapping up a number of things before I go off on vacation next week, I’m just going to post them all in this entry (albeit really briefly).

Reviews ahead:

  • Sarah Waters’s The Little Stranger
  • Christopher Reich’s Rules of Betrayal & Rules of Vengeance
  • Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited
  • Lev Grossman’s The Magicians
  • Jonathan Safran Foer’s Everything is Illuminated

Spoilers ahead!
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Meme: Booking Through Thursday

Posted 12 August, 2010 by Lianne in Meme / 3 Comments

Yeah, it’s been pretty busy on my end that I haven’t been keeping up with any of the memes I normally participate in…

Have your reading choices changed over the years? Or pretty much stayed the same? (And yes, from childhood to adulthood we usually read different things, but some people stick to basically the same kind of book their entire lives, so…)

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Yeah, I would say that my reading choices had changed over the years. In high school most of the books I read were in the fantasy genre (J.R.R. Tolkien, Philip Pullman, Tad Williams, Marion Zimmer Bradley, etc.) and I had started branching into the historical fiction genre (Bernard Cornwell, etc.). When I started my undergrad, I started reading a lot of classics (Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, Elizabeth Gaskell, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Leo Tolstoy, etc.) and regular fiction from thrillers to erm, lighter reads, lol. Nowadays it’s a whole mix, including contemporary classics (Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Louis de Bernieres, etc.) and poetry on occasion (Federico Garcia Lorca, John Keats, etc.). I still read the genres I enjoyed during my high school years but my reading choices are all over the place now xD