Friday, August 31, 2012

Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn

Date Started: 8/27/12
Date Finished: 8/30/12

So this appears to be the rare case for me where I actually read a popular book at the very minute it is popular. My mother had purchased this one and having finished it, was raving about it. Since I'm home on vacation I decided to make a quick read of it (didn't want to drag the hardback copy back to NY with me). It was an engaging read and while certain elements were predictable, I did find myself surprised by the ending. Spoilers ahead...(seriously, the whole plot and ending).

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Journey to the Center of the Earth - Jules Verne

Date Started: 8/13/12
Date Finished: 8/27/12

Now the interesting thing about reading this book is that I grew up watching the 1959 movie. And when I say I "grew up watching" it, I mean I watched it a LOT. Like I know basically every line of dialogue. It was recently on TV (which is so much more exciting than popping in the DVD you already own, right?) so I re-watched it for the first time in a while. Still loved it. But watching it made me think - "you know, I've never actually read the book this is based on." Given how much I love 19th Century writing, this seemed like it would be right up my alley, and that was right.

And ALSO, after tearing through the first two books in Game of Thrones, I knew I needed to take a break, otherwise I'd finish the series without stopping.

So here we go...

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

A Clash of Kings - George R. R. Martin

Date Started: 7/31/12
Date Finished: 8/8/12

As predicted, once I started this series, that was the end of me. I'm loving them. The only sad part about reading them so quickly is that once I'm fnished with the series, that's it. Now, before I get to my "summary" (loosely termed, since again, no real way to summarize a book of this scope), I want to relay an interesting story as it relates to my reading of this book.