Thursday, December 10, 2009

Christmas Books!

SO my amazing friends Kelly and Michelle bought me two penguin books for Christmas - The Witches of Eastwick and Tales of the Unexpected. They are so great! ^_^

I have a 30 hour flight tonight, so I'm taking Fabric of the Cosmos, Lolita and my DS with Pokemon Pearl. Should be enough entertainment! Hopefully I'll finish them both and be able to review them when I get home in late Janurary! On that note, I wont be here for a while, so Merry Christmas and a Prosperus New year!

Curently reading Fabric of the Cosmos

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

My current Collection!

I'm going to update you all on what I currently own by way of Penguin books, so you can get as excited as me when I buy new ones!

So thats mostly it:
Empire, The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Delta of Venus, Dracula, Lolita, A Clockwork Orange, Perfume, Pride and Predjudice, Jane Eyre. Plus Breakfast at Tiffany's that I leant to a friend in eachange for Anime, and Fabric of the Cosmos, which I am currently reading.

Hopefully my friend Michelle will be buying me some Penguins for christmas, and maybe someone else will too!

Uh oh, yes, a speedbump is going to slow me down - its called a bookclub. And although I strongly suggested a penguin classics theme for 2010, the theme was decided as Books Published in the 1980s. So, I have to read non penguin books! The first one is Mantissa by John Fowles. I have to go buy it today so that I can read it on teh flight to Ireland tomorrow. Hopefully I'll also finish fabric of the Cosmos while I'm over there! Its an epic read.

Currently reading: Fabric of the Cosmos

Book Review : Pride and Prejudice

For some reason Prejudice never looks like it's spelt right to me. Anyways.

My rating: 4/5

Although its one of those books all girls are meant to read and get all "ooh Mr Darcy" about, I never had. Granted, I had seen the movie staring Kira Knightly (also known as "The Killer of Films") and was loving the story but hating the film. (Thankyou, Miss Needs-a-hamburger).

So the book was what I expected really; a delicious tale of a girl who's a bit too smart for her own good and her slow falling in love with the very odd Mr Darcy, who doesnt like the silly girls that surround him and much prefer a conversation with Elizabeth. Awww. Yay for smart girls! haha. Don't we wish there was a rich, moderately handsome gentleman coming calling for all us smart, moderately handsome girls :P

The reason it doesn't get 5/5 is because I felt that some of the characters were very annoying (Lord Wickam) in a I-dont-want-to-read-this-because-he's-here kind of way. I felt that, although there character is very important to the story, they needn't come in so often and say so much. Also, it was a little long winded and there were moments of self indulgence that went on a little too long for my liking. Otherwise, a great book that needs to be read by all!

NOTE: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is on my list to read after the penguin challenge! It looks great!!!

Currently reading Fabric of the Cosmos