My last book of 2012. It was hilarious, with some brilliant end-of-chapter punch lines, amusing descriptions and bizarre stories. It was also quite hard to read at times and had a habit of making me very sleepy...
Book Forty Nine.
I bought this on a whim from a charity shop. It was highly enjoyable. I laughed, i was sad, i was anxious. And it's short enough to enjoy in a day, apparently.
Book Forty Eight.
I had no idea what this was about when i bought it, but i loved The Catcher in the Rye, so i wasn't going to turn down a J.D. Salinger for 49p. It's two stories: Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: an Introduction. The first, i loved. In all the ways i loved Catcher. The second... was good, and interesting in some ways, but very, as the author admits, very long winded. I would get physically tired after any more than 10 pages, and although i enjoyed it, it was a huge struggle.
Sitting in the park, enjoying the trees.
Book Forty Seven.
I started reading this years ago, but didn't get more than a quarter of the way in. Then a few weeks ago when we went to see Skyfall, the trailer for the Life of Pi film was shown. And before i see the film, i had to read the book.
I got all the way through it this time. It was okay. I laughed quite a few times, and found other parts laughably unbelievable, but come the end, and i guess that's the point...
Artwork on my sister's fridge. I laughed for a long time. I love my eldest niece.
Almost a year since we moved in, and we finally put up the blind in the
bathroom. We're making progress... slowly.
25th Nov 2012, 20:59
Book Forty Six.
This one was better than Hiaasen's first book, and i enjoyed it lots more. However there were still some aspects of the book i hated and could not overlook. Namely, the 2D, stereotypical and ultimately pointless female characters. (Can Brookmyre write quicker, please? I need more awesome characters asap.)
Also, the cover quote puzzled and annoyed me throughout. "Better than literature." Erm, it is literature...?