Sunday, September 27, 2009

Books, Books and More Books

Lately, I have been reading a lot of books. Mostly for school, but some for pleasure as well. I decided that I'll share my opinions on these books with you (because it's my blog and I do what I want).

Hard Times by Charles Dickens

  • OMG, could a book move any slower?! This one is not the most action packed novel I've read lately, but overall it's not a bad story. Dickens gives an interesting critique of the society produced as a result of industrialization in England. Many of the themes throughout are still applicable in today's society. You just have to get over the slow moving pace of the novel.

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

  • This book was AMAZING! It is about one woman's year long journey through Italy, India and Indonesia in search of all those things we are all searching for. You know the ever elusive pleasure, balance and general sense of peace. Her story is told in a series of really humorous tales and will have you rooting for her throughout.

Death in Venice by Thomas Mann

  • Weird does not even begin to describe this one. The main character who is a 50 year old man goes on vacay and develops a crush on a 13 year old boy. Yep, I told you. Weird. I really don't know what else to say about this one.

The First 3 Books in the Stephanie Plum Series by Janet Evanovich

  • These books are HILARIOUS! Stephanie Plum is a bounty hunter out to find bail jumpers and always ends up solving some sort of mystery along the way. They are fairly easy reads that you could probably finish in a day or two. Go read them. Now! Seriously, these books are too funny to miss out on.

The Winning Spirit by Joe Montana

  • My mommy sent me this one on CD to listen to on my way to and from school. It was pretty good. Of course, I believe that Joe Montana is the best quarterback of my lifetime. This book is a great look into how he got to be such a fabulous quarterback as well as great advice on how to accomplish things in your own life.

Well, that's it for now. I am still trying to finish The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton (school really cuts into my free time) and I'll be starting Underdogs soon for my history course. I'm sure there will be several other books thrown in there as well. As always, I'll keep you up to date on what I'm reading and what I think of it.


  1. I have to disagree with you. Joe Montana is not the best quarterback of your lifetime. He's the best quarterback of ALL time.

    I don't have school as an excuse. I really need to get crackin on my reading list!

    Stopping by from SITS to say hello! Hope you're having a great weekend!

  2. I have been wanting to read Eat, Pray and Love! Thanks for reminding me!

    Stopping by from SITS!

  3. Fun book report!! Thanks for stopping by my blog! It's fun to "meet" you.



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