Tuesday, 22 January 2008

New Year

Well, it HAS been a long time since i was here last, hasn't it!...

No excuses or explanations, you know how it is, just on with the show eh?

Since the new year arrived, I havent read a thing. Well, I've started a couple, but finished nothing. So not much to report on that front.

Maybe it's an idea to sum up some favourites of last year...?. yes, I think I might just do that.

Last year I read A lot of Laurell K Hamilton. I was practically eating up those books (having been pointed in their direction by the lovely Stacy), sometimes reading about three in a week.

Two books which spring to mind as being particularly fabulous were:

Soon I will be invincible by Austin Grossman. Being a huge superhero fan, i adored this book, didnt want to end and now hope that there will be a sequel.

Mr Darcy Takes a Wife by Linda Berdoll. Any one who loves Pride and prejudice should like this book. Its not Jane Austen but all the characters are back doing new (and quite naughty) things, and I just loved it.

A classic I got around to reading this year was I am Legend by Richard Matheson. Picked up at my local library, I read this before I even knew about the new film of it.

An author I'd never previously tried, Iris Murdoch was a delightful discovery for me. I read The Severed Head and whilst it wasnt a particular favourite, I really liked her writing.

My top read of the year would have to go to Khaled Hossieni for his second book One thousand splendid suns. Its a fantastic book , I completely loved it.


gdtownshende said...

Did you enjoy I AM LEGEND? I read that years and years ago, when I was in high school. I'm looking to read it again soon, after having seen the new movie based on it. My mum got me a copy of it for Christmas.

Also, I'm curious, what did you think of THE TIME TRAVELLER'S WIFE? I bought that at the end of last year, but haven't read it yet. I hope to do so soon.

An Extraordinary woman in a mediocre life said...

Hello MIR, long time no see huh?
I DID enjoy I am Legend, although i cant say it's my most favourite book. I thought it to be a very original work for when it was written. I havent seen the film yet because i'm really hoping i'm going to like it as much as I liked the book.

As for the Time Traveller's wife, I simply LOVE this book. I've read it at least four or five times and it stands in pride of place on my "favourites" shelf in my bedroom.

If you've a view to aquiring some more really good books, I heartily reccommend both of Khaled Hossieni's books: the kite runner and 1000 splendid suns. Dont be tempted to watch the kite runner movie first, the book is always better! I think 1000 splendid suns was my favourite book last year. I loved it.