Friday, February 21, 2014
This book has been in my "to read" pile for a long time. I have it on my kindle, my husbands kindle and my ipod in audio book form. I may even have the actual book in a box somewhere. Well when I started school last month, my English teacher told us about how this book changed her life. Ever class since then this book has been talked about at least once. So I decided it was time to read it, or at least listen to it. ;). I actually really loved it. Like Dracula I was pleasantly surprised and really enjoyed it. I tried to take myself out of the story to see the symbolism and message that Mary Shelly was trying to make. What I found is a way to see how cruel that world can look through the eyes of someone who isn't viewed as an equal or as she put it "a monster". Anyone who is different either physical, mentally, emotionally, or any other way that society doesn't deem as "normal".
I don't know if I can say this book changed my life, but I really did enjoy it. In fact this book may go into my "must read yearly" category and next time I read or listen to it. I really might take my English teachers advice and take notes.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire By: J.K. Rowling
I really love these books. My friend Terri introduced them to me and I fell instantly in love. I went to the midnight book releases at Barnes and Noble and even bought advance screening tickets to a few of the movies. I know a lot of "useless" knowledge about Harry Potter. I have watched J.K. Rowling do interviews and...well lets just say I am a big fan and leave it at that. :) I have been re-reading the series again and loving every minute of it. It's a great way to unwind after studying my textbooks. If you haven't read them I would advise you to. If you have a hard time reading, they have them on audio book that you can listen on your ipod or on cd. :)