Friday, July 22, 2011

50 books for 2011 part sost

Do you like how I can count to 3 in more than 1 language? Sost, that's Amharic, which is Ethiopian, which is 3, which is as high as I can count even though the kids rattle off 1 through 10 nine hundred forty two times a day.

Parts 1 and 2 here and here.

14. The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards. 
Verdict: You are reading correctly. I did finally finish this book after the 7 longest months of my life. Such a good book. Such. But it so reminded me of those books you read in high school which were probably really good but they were just so dry and so vivid by the time the author was finished describing the most mundane thing you already forgot what the point was. I really like books that are impossible to put down. Books that have cliff hangers at the end of every chapter. Books that have the essential elements to making a good story. Not just the fact that the author is eloquent. Which was pretty much what this book was. It's different from my usual reads, so that's nice, but it was just...dry. Pretty, but dry. Let's just say there was some champagne being popped when I read that last word. 

15. Year of Fog by Michelle Richmond.
Verdict: I read this entire book in less than 10 hours over the span of two days. I could not put this book down. The chapters are super short and they're filled with the most interesting facts and the best story line. My mom gave me this book (and The Memory Keeper's Daughter) eons and eons ago. Good choice, mom! 

Currently Reading:
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Random Riggs.
Verdict: Different. I have no solid opinions yet.
PS. Getting over my tonsil removal severely took precious time away from reading. Lately I've only been able to read on my lunch breaks. When I'm not at the park being accosted by homeless people. Oh yeah, that happened.

2 loves:

  1. Wow! What a goal to get through the 50 books! I'm glad you're recovering well!

  2. Dang, I can't even get myself to read ONE book. I've been trying to read Watership Down, but I just never have the urge to start reading.

    I think it's so neat that you can count to three in three languages!