KimN ~ 1984

26 02 2010

1984 ~ George Orwell

Feb 4 ~ I never read this book in high school but I’m sure I’m going to appreciate it more now anyhow.

Feb. 26 ~ I finished this book last weekend.  I guess I’ve been delaying writing this post becuase I’m not sure what my thoughts on this book are.  I kind of felt like I should have been paying more attention while I was reading or something, because I was not left feeling like this is a fabulous and ground-breaking novel, like many people seem to think. 

If you can enlighten me, or if you feel as do about 1984, please leave a comment! Maybe we can figure this one out together…


Nic ~ Under the Dome

12 01 2010

Under the Dome – Stephen King

This book has it’s own TRAILER for crying out loud!  An official trailer nonetheless.  I guess King goes big or goes home eh?

Disclaimer: this is the first Stephen King novel I have ever read.  I am by no means a horror fan.  I scare easy and remember the scary stuff for too long.  But I also knew the King was not solely a horror writer, and was willing to give him a go.  I’d been hearing buzz about this story, and it’s technically Sci Fi, and I am more than technically a Sci Fi fan, so off to the races I went.

Here’s the short dealio : A small town America community is suddenly, and without any seeming reason, cut off from the rest of the world, caught underneath a massive dome.  Military actions ensue, but it’s to no avail.  No one gets in, no one gets out.  Now the townspeople can rely on no one else, but it’s not just friends stuck in there…bad people and enemies are milling about all over the place, trying to keep resources for themselves.  Will they get out?  Will the find out why they are there, and who did it?

I hope it’s Kujo who’s trapped them all in there.

This book is giant sized, over 1000 pages…so maybe in a few weeks I will have all these answers for you!

Nic ~ Her Fearful Symmetry

11 01 2010

Her Fearful Symmetry – Audrey Niffenegger

I was not sure what to expect when reading this book.  I think that I expected to be amazed, and to have achieved that by means of well written, yet flawed as they should be characters and a plot that would make me think.

What that plot would entail, I was questioning.  Although there is a synopsis printed on the books insert, it still left a lot to the imagination.  I got this much: twin sisters, whose own mother is a twin, move to their deceased aunts apartment in London where they begin to wreck havoc, disrupting the lives of those around them….which could mean anything!

And indeed, not to give it all away, but this book took a unexpected turn that begins to focus on the afterlife.  As the girls begin to unravel more of the mystery of their mother and their aunt, they begin to unravel more and more mysteries surrounding their dead aunts current where abouts.

I myself am not sure what I thought about the plot of this book.  The characters, as with The Time Travelers Wife, are rich, intricate, yet broken.  That alone, I would read this book for.  Niffenegger spins richly woven tales of mystery that keep you wanting more.  But when I reached the end of this one, I was split on my decision about it.

I’m waiting for Kim or some of my other friends to read this, so I can see what others think about this book, and if they share my thoughts and opinions.  If you’ve read it, let me know what you think!

KimN ~ The Visitation

13 12 2009

The Visitation ~ Frank Peretti

Nic ~ I’ve decided to read…The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

12 10 2009

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski

I’ve read the back of this book numerous times and every time I decided I definately need it.  Unfortunately, it was only available in a very expensive harcover format.  Imagine my excitement when on a weekly Costco trip I saw it in glorious soft cover, complete with Costco employees must have stolen this off the back of a truck pricing. woot!

It’s touted as kinda a mystery, ghost, family drama, coming of age story all rolled into one.  It’s on numerous lists, and it has dogs as some of the main characters.  Done.  Now we’ll wait and see if it’s all it’s cracked up to be.