Thursday, September 30, 2010

Update on The Reading List

Since the last post, I read a bunch of the books on the list, and I also received a lot of new books in the mail (they were all pre-ordered, I didn't buy them since last time) so I thought I would give an update to what is on the nightstand.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, by Lewis Carroll
Start Date: 15 September 2010
I love this book, and have read it many times before, but it's back on the nightstand now because I'm reading it for school. This book is always a pleasure to read.

Imperium, by Robert Harris
Start Date: 3 September 2010
Got this as a birthday present from a good friend, and although I like it, it's a little slow and far too much historical of "historical fiction" for most people. I started this one in early September and I'm taking it a few chapters at a time, between other books.

Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley
I was supposed to read this for school, but it got taken off the reading list at the last minute. I got it anyway because my friends in other classes who are reading it say that it is quite good. It's surprisingly short, but I haven't started it yet, so I don't know if it's a slow read or not.

A Prince Among Frogs, by E.D. Baker
I started this series (Tales of the Frog Princess) when I was eight and loved it so much that I kept buying the books when they came out even when I totally and completely grew out of them. A Prince Among Frogs is the last (8th) book of the series, and even though I know it's ridiculous to still be reading these books, it's the last book, and it'll only take a few hours, so why not? I recommend this series to 8-12 year-olds. It's a great series, especially the first book, which inspired the Disney movie The Princess and the Frog, although in my opinion, the book is much, much better.

I Shall Wear Midnight, by Terry Pratchett
The fourth Tiffany Aching book. The first three were great, and I'm really excited for this one.

The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel (Books 1-3), by Michael Scott
Still haven't gotten to these, but I will soon.

Pompeii, by Robert Harris
I'm pretty sure I forgot to include this last time, but it was given to me by the same friend who gave me Imperium. Apparently it's a little slower than Imperium (which is a kind of slow itself), but still good. I'm not going to read this until I finish Imperium.

The Grimm Legacy, by Polly Shulman

The Great Tree of Avalon (Books 1-3), by T. A. Barron

The Bromeliad Trilogy, by Terry Pratchett

I'll get to all of these soon, I will! And it's quite a bit less than it was last post, so I have been getting through this giant stack. Here is my promise: I will read at least 10 of these 14 books before I buy more.

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