K, having plowed through Lord of the Rings and then Watership Down (she really liked it and thought it was a really good story!), has decided that she needed to revisit this:
Actually, she’s plowed through the first five in the past week (she says three and four are her favorites, though she really liked the fight scene at the ministry of magic in number five (even if angsty Harry is her least favorite).)
She inspired A, who (finally!) finished Salem’s Lot and was wondering what to read next, and so she’s begun the descent into Hogwarts. She’s not reading as fast, partially because she doesn’t but also partially because she’s up to her eyeballs helping build a set for Dracula, which is next weekend.
It’s been a while since I’ve done this, mostly because they really haven’t been reading a whole lot. But, since the beginning of they year there’s been an uptick in books read. I’m not entirely sure why.
Except for A. She’s still stuck on this:
It’s an 800 page book and she’s a slow reader. She’s almost done, but she’s gotten to the creepy part of the book and she can’t read at night anymore. So far, though? It’s been an interesting experience. And she’s mostly enjoyed it.
K talked C into reading these:
C really liked them (duh, I haven’t met anyone who hasn’t been fascinated by this world) and had a couple of really interesting points about them. I’m glad she let K talk her into reading them!
And K has been plowing through books. She read the entire Raven Cycle (Dream Thieves is her favorite, and she really didn’t like where Stiefvater took Blue and Gansey in the Raven King) and is now working on this:
So far, she thinks it’s good, even if it’s intense and she doesn’t like some of the bunnies.
It’s Halloween month, and… none of us are really reading Halloween-y books. That’s okay.
K has picked up this (in between Tiffany Aching books):
She’s enjoying it. She’s seen the movies a bunch, and so she can’t help but compare to the book to the movies… and she likes both. She has criticisms (like it took too long for Aragorn to show up and for them to get to Rivendell, and Tolkien is a bit sexist for not including women in his stories), but she’s enjoying it.
A is reading this for school:
She’s supposed to read something for a biology class project, and because she has an interest in forensic science, I thought she might enjoy this. I was right: she’s loving it. She’s not loving the project that goes with it, but that’s another story.
The end of summer is upon us (yay!) and everyone has lost their enthusiasm for everything. Most days, it’s enough to get out of bed, even though they don’t often bother with getting dressed. There’s really only one more week of hearing “I’m bored” and “There’s nothing to do” and then we’re back to a (blessed) routine again.
So, what are they reading (or trying to)?
A picked up this:
And while she says it’s good, it’s not “good enough to keep reading without putting it down.” Hm.
And even though K had real issues with Hunger Games (mostly with the love triangle; she goes on at length about how contrived and stupid it is, and I don’t think she’s wrong), she picked up this:
We’ll see if she fares any better with this one. I don’t have high hopes.