Wednesday, January 12, 2011

book review...

Seeing as it has been an entire 6 months since my last book review... I figured it was high time for some reading updates. Let me remind you, that I am by far the most inconsistent reader on the planet... so it makes sense that my book reviews would be far and few between. (Not to mention the fact that it practically took me 6 months to finish one of my books... sad, I know.)

Eclipse: Yes... this is the one that took me practically 6 months to finish. I know, I know. All you Twi-hards out there are gasping in astonishment, since I'm sure it only took you 6 hours to read. What can I say... I'm just not completely into all the vampire drama. Don't get me wrong, I thought Eclipse was waaaayyy better than New Moon, and I will read the last book... I'm committed now (see my notes below in the Harry Potter review regarding my thoughts on sagas). I just have this terrible habit of starting a book... getting half way through it... putting it down for 3-4 months... absolutely forgetting about it... finding it under my bed... and then finally finishing it. I am working on this.


When it's Time to Go: This was some of my assigned reading for one of the Seminary Wives classes I took last fall. The book serves as a tool to help prepare women for the mission field. Lance and I aren't moving overseas anytime soon, but this is something we always discuss as an option for our future. I would recommend this book to any woman considering moving overseas as a missionary. The author, Brandi Biesiadecki, does a fabulous job pulling from her own experiences as a missionary wife and mother.


Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: I am trying my best to persevere through the Harry Potter novels... as this is item #29 on my 30 by 30 list. I have really enjoyed them so far and have found them easy to get lost in. Even if I hated them I would probably keep reading... mainly because I have this weird thing about sequals/sagas/trilogies, etc. I feel compelled to complete the series. Thankfully I really like the Harry Potter books, seeing as I still have 5 books to go, and they seem to get longer and longer with each one.


The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: I received this book for Christmas this year. I have been wanting to read it, as I have heard wonderful things about the author, Stieg Larsson, as well as the entire trilogy. See... another trilogy. Such commitment.






Pride & Prejudice: A classic. Tried and true. This book of Jane Austen's has captured hearts for years and years... so I figured why not? This is the piece of classic literature I have selected to read for item #17 on the 30 by 30 list. (I bet you will be excited when I actually turn 30, so I will stop referencing my list.) I'll be honest, the old language kind of intimidates me here... but I've heard from numerous people it's not so bad. We'll give it a go.

8 comments:

Melissa said...

OMG, I do that same thing...meaning, I start reading a book and never finish it. It also takes me anywhere between 3 months to a year to finish a lot of books!

The Rigoloso's said...

i read the girl books and saw the movies... good, but pretty dark, huh?

Lindsey Brackett said...

Yeah, I read Eclipse in like 6 hours. I have this weird thing about forgetting to do anything else when I'm into a book (or series, or saga, or trilogy, or magazine). Glad you're enjoying HP. He's way cooler than Edward!

Matt, Carrie, Lucy and Molly Allen said...

i am not much of a reader...and i have only read one twilight book only b/c some friends were going to the dollar movies for a girls night to see eclipse, so I HAD TO watch the other 2 first to catch up, right?! so after watching eclipse, i had to go get breaking dawn from the library and read it in like 2 days! ha...and that from a non-reader! lol now i just wish i didn't have to wait so long to see that movie :)

Falling From Trees said...

The Stieg Larsson series is so good. It is a little sadistic but worth it if you can stomach it. I felt the same way about pride and prejudice but you will be fine. I love the slow unfolding of the story.

Liz said...

I am reading the Stieg Larson book now and it is pretty good - as in keeps my interest. I love Harry Potter and would read the entire series over again if I had all the time in the world. Although you are right - they do get much longer as they go on. I think one book is over 800 pages!

Marie@PoutyPinkPrincess said...

I'm reading Pride and Prejudice right now because I feel like I need to read some classics! lol! I read inconsistently too, but am trying really hard to make better habits!

Amanda @ My Everyday said...

Don't worry, with each book Harry Potter gets better and better!