I need to stop reading so much fanfiction and just get back to books.
Okay, so I've just reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. I've had this book for like over a month and in reality I've probably read it a grand total of three days. But considering how thin it is, and the fact it is written in letters, its pretty sad it's taken me this long.
Anyway, the book itself was good. I mean the writing is a bit... everywhere and very simple. It does have it's poignant lines/moments. I didn't really expect the big reveal at the end, even though it was clear that the character was unstable and there had to be a reason for it. However, it's always awful to read such things, even if they are fictional.
I guess the book ends on an uplifting note, but I don't think it's quite so well achieved. The Lovely Bones was better in that aspect.
Not to knock the book. The book was great.
- Current Mood: morose
Anyway, I've read another book. The Cuckoo's Calling is a mystery novel, written by one Robert Galbraith (better known as J. K. Rowling).
Of course the book was extremely entertaining and good. J. K. Rowling simply has a way of writing that is so engaging. She's descriptive without being boring, and though the humor might be dark and morbid at times, the book managed to be quite amusing despite the subject matter.
It's simply, a book worth reading.
Apart from that... my life has been... interesting lately. I spent about two weeks in and out of the Hospital. I was admitted for like a week after I had surgery. It hasn't been much fun, but I'm feeling better these days, even though I still have a gaping wound in my lower back for which nurses visit every four days or so to change the "dressing". But I'm at least happy that the wound is healing well, and I hope it continues to do so because I'm not sure how mush more my sanity can take.
- Current Mood: tired
- Current Music:The Resistance- Muse
So I've read my second book: The Vampyre, A Tale by John William Polidori. It's your typical gothic vampire classic. It was a quick read. Not a bad book, but then I might be biased because I like Vampires (the good old ones, not the crappy Twilight version ones).
This book is available on Google Books for free. Which is how I read it.
Apart from that, I don't think I have anything else to add. So toodles!
I started a new Fanfiction account, as I signed up for a really long challenge on the HPFC Challenge forum. The Pen name is: Pen Name FTW. I have posted about five stories on that account. Thus far the only one I've finished is a Bill/Luna drabble fic. The four others vary somewhat in genre and characters, but are all works in progress.
As for my Hades'Queen account, so far the only thing I've really been working on for it lately has been my Once Upon a Time Fic, With Eyes Wide Open and a newly posted fic, The Wallflowers. However, The Wallflowers isn't actually something I'm presently working on or particularly new. It's something I was working on for quite sometime and have only recently started posting, in the hopes that feedback would inspire me to continue to write it. Thus far, I'm still blocked for it.
Apart from that, I don't think I have much else to add.
- Current Mood: uncomfortable
- Current Music:Move Along by The All-American Rejects
So I've read the first book, Appointment with Death, which means I have only about 18 more books to go on my Agatha Christie list. Although, I'm quiet certain I read the Clocks and forgot to mark it. Or perhaps I only read about half of it. Shrug.
Anyway, the book was good. I think I especially liked this one because there was a psychologist or psychiatrist in it and gave it a bit more of a psychological aspect to it. Although, there is some psychology to most of Hercule Poirot's cases, this one seemed to almost center around it as in the first half it is a mostly about Miss King and Dr. Gerard's observation of the family in question.
The ending was... unexpected. Honestly I thought it was going to be someone inside the family, which had been observed through most of the book, who had committed the murder. The culprit was someone who you hardly gave much thought to and didn't suspect at all. But it was for the best as I really didn't want it to be someone of the family. I was fond of them.
Although, if it had been Ginevra I wouldn't have really minded. However, it wouldn't have fit. Because if I pictured her committing a murder, it wouldn't have been premeditated and I picture something a bit more violent. Like a stabbing. She just didn't have the presence of mind to commit a murder that might go undetected.
Well for now, that is all. I have laundry to get back to.
So last year I tried to keep track of all the books I read and at the end of the year, I read a grand total of like nine books. This is assuming that I did not forget to take note of any books that I might have read during that time period which I did not have internet. But either way, it is still a disappointing amount. I mean I call myself a book worm and the grand total of books read in 1 year was not even in the double digits? What's up with that?
Of course, I've decided to do this again this year. Hopefully this year I'll do at least better than I did last year. Because honestly, nine books is pitiful.
I'm going to begin with Appointment with Death by Agatha Christie, since I'm still not done with my Agatha Christie mission lol.
- Current Mood: excited
I finished reading The Casual Vacancy a couple weeks about. It's by JK Rowling. It was actually pretty amusing, I thought. I really liked the character, even if I only actually liked a handful of them. They were all very realistic, like someone you might actualy meet in your real life.
So I think the total count for 2012 might actually be 9 books, which is kind of depressing.
- Current Mood: bored
- Current Music:Suelta Mi Mano- Sin Bandera
I have updated 2 stories today, and been formatting a couple chapters for my collab fic. Apart from that, am working on a new story, one apart from my massive undertaking.
But other than that, I don't have much else to say.
I did find one part extremely adorable, where this guy who I think is a spy looking for commies was more or less getting information out of a little ten year old girl. It was freaking cute. XD
- Current Mood: accomplished
There were some poems that I didn't care for, some which were very odd but amusing, and some that were very oddly touching.
All in all, not a bad book.