Does anyone know if heather/brittany is dancing if the background of it’s not right but its okay?
So I have clearly fallen in the reading of 52 books in a year or least the blogging part…
While I don’t think I will reach 52 books I will still blog the books I have read/ will read. In the next few days I will update all the books I have read in the last few months and hopefully remember to do it as I go in future.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
I just couldn’t get into this book. I don’t know why but it has taken me a long time to finish this book. I remember watching the film as a child and really enjoying it but it didn’t really work for me as a book.
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
I haven’t read this book since I was 10, so few years ago, and I can’t believe I haven’t read it again before now.
This book is a true adventure…while it took me a about 50 pages to get in to the book this time, once I was hooked I could see why this book is a classic.
While the adventure is of the dwarves making, it is truly Bilbo who is the hero (and on more than one occasion), and he keeps his pretty much throughout the whole thing even though he would much rather be in his hobbit hole with a cup of tea.
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Again this book was brought for me by a friend (I think she is trying to hint that I’m still a kid). Awhile I can see the attraction to this book for kids…I was left wanting more…maybe it is because I have seen the film Where the Wild Things Are and loved that so much that the book just wasn’t the same.
The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Axel Schedfler
A friend recently brought me this book and Where the Wild Things Are after finding out that I had never read them or had them read to me as a child.
And I instantly fell in love with this book and must say it will be a book that I will read to my kids (when I have them). The book may seem a little repetitive book that what you need in a children’s book. And the character mouse is one will love.
When God was a Rabbit by Sarah Winman
This book was recommended to me by the woman on the checkout at Waterstones because I had 2 books and it was buy 2 get 1 for free and so I thought why not.
And reading this book I can see why she recommended it. The main theme in this book is love, not romance, not finding that one person that completes you….no love in a family, love you have for your sibling even on the worse days…that type of love and it is amazing to read.
So I have already said the main theme is love but its about so much more…it’s about losing but most of all finding. And Sarah Winman does this on several level, all of which add depth to this book.
Bossypants by Tina Fey
I will start this review by say I don’t read autobiographies. But this book is hilarious, it is clear why Tina Fey does the job she does. There are some short but very funny chapters and then there are chapters which are lists which just made me laugh out loud…which I should stop doing on the train.
And while this book is funny, it also deals with women in the work place and being a working mum. She also talks about Sarah Palin and doing her on SNL…
Gay people don’t actually try to convert people. That’s Jehovah’s Witnesses you’re thinking of. — Tina Fey - Bossypants
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Once again a book that is very different to any book I have ever read. For people who have never read The Perks of a Wallflower it is a book of letters for Charlie, a kid who is entering his first year of high school, to an anonymous friend and the book is Charlie taking about his first very of high school - the lows and the highs and everything in between.
In writing to this anonymous friend Charlie lets you into his life and all the problems that come with growing up and you become the anonymous friend, not someone who can offer advice but just listen and that’s what Charlie needs…someone to listen to all he has to say without judgement. And in just listen you find yourself identifying with him, maybe not every detail but life as a teenager… first loves…losing people you love…making friends.
Again a book I would recommend… you will feel so much for Charlie and will not be able to put the book down.