Thursday, April 02, 2009

1st Quarter Book Review: a pictorial report

I feel I am off to a slow start: can't believe I have only read 11 books so far this year! (Then again, at this time last year I had consumed 10, so I'm not too far off... yet...)

Please click on each image to go to my review of each book:
Existential Joss Whedon: Evil And Human Freedom in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly And Serenity The Samaritan's Secret The Touch of Twilight (Sign of the Zodiac, Book 3) Twilight (The Twilight Saga, Book 1) Buaya Darat - The Land Crocodile Keli Dua Selubang Manglish The Flame Tree I Am Muslim The Pancatantra (Penguin Classics S.) Last Argument of Kings (The First Law: Book Three)

The most outstanding of all the above? I have to say Twilight. Just because it was such a painful read. I mean, it is SO OBVIOUS that the target audience is angsty hormonal tweenage girls in the exciting world of first love. Yuck! And I really have a problem with the whole sparkly vampire thing. Double Yuck!!

Also, you might notice that there are *gasp!* FIVE nonfiction books in this list, which is amazing considering I usually go for fantasy, high fantasy and dark fantasy before moving to fiction then other genres.

The reason for this is simple: I was doing research for my a saying three ways series over at a malaysian abroad while on vaykay last month. See those three "no image found" ones? Yeah, those. Funny how the locally published books have ISBNs that aren't recognised by GoodReads or amazon...

I am currently reading The Ghost in Love: A Novel

Next in line is Watchmen Yes, only once Kosh and I are done reading this will we consider watching the movie,,, well, let's be honest - we're going to wait to get it from Netflix, LoL!

So tell me, what have you read recently? Anything outstanding? Do share! :)

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4 comments:

  1. Ooo, I love to read blogger's book reviews! And you review so many! Wow! I'm impressed. My daughter is ga-ga over "Twilight," but I'm truly not into the vampire thing. Your other reads sound good! Thanks!

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  2. I have to admit I like reading Twilight..lol!
    Oh... may I recommend you to read The Kite Runner. I'm currently reading the book now. A seriously great book.. :)

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  3. great blog! i found you while entrecard dropping.

    twilight! *shudder* someone said it best in the comments to your review: "nothing happened in this book. especially the editing".

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  4. Hullo! Surfed here via petalingstreet. Definitely agree with you about Twilight!

    My recommendations: Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book and Markus Zusak's The Book Thief.

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