I have always been a huge fan of Christopher Moore ever since I read his book Lamb. This book is one of my all time favorites and I have really enjoyed most of Moore’s other novels. His most recent book has been on the New York Times Bestseller list for several weeks, and is called Sacré Bleu. I really enjoyed this novel and Moore proved to me another time how little the subject matter of his books affects how interested I will be. Let’s just say that I was not fascinated with the French impressionists before I read this book.
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I have always been a big fan of the Mortal Instruments books by Cassandra Clare, so when my friends suggested her second series, the Infernal Devices, I was eager to read them. These books, the first of which is called Clockwork Angel, are just as good as the Mortal Instruments books. All of Clare’s books are very exciting and quick reads. They are set in our world, but with the addition of people called Shadowhunters, who control the world’s vast population of magical and mythical creatures. I really enjoyed Clockwork Prince, the second book in the trilogy, and eagerly await the release of the third book, entitled Clockwork Princess. Continue reading
I received this book for Christmas and I have finally gotten around to reviewing it. The book was fairly enjoyable and I liked reading it, although it has several flaws I would like to point out. I think it is a valuable read to any “geek” or “nerd” girl because there are a lot of really good things in here. I applaud Ms. Simon for going for it in this book, even though she missed the mark at times. Continue reading
I recently finished book #9 on my 1000 books list. I really enjoyed Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. I’d recommend that if any of you decided to read only one graphic novel in your whole live (which I don’t recommend) Watchmen would be the one. The art is absolutely fantastic and I was fascinated by the story. I actually saw the movie a couple years ago, and I was honestly impressed with how much better the graphic novel was. To me, as many R rated movies do, the movie seemed unnecessarily violent and had an annoying amount of sex and gore. Though the book had almost all the same plot points and violence, because it was so artistic and the dialogue so well written, I was hardly bothered at all. Everything had a meaning, the blood was symbolic, and it was very deep.
This book is definitely a “thinking” book, and that was something I really liked about it. There are a lot of really deeps points made within the story, such as all the dialogue about the meaning of life spouted by the emotionless Dr. Manhattan, the symbolic side story of the mad pirate in a comic book, and the last minute attempts of protecting complete strangers from an impending apocalypse. Each gesture is pointed as is each ellipse.
I also liked this book because I am a huge fan of superheroes, and this book is a complete deconstruction of the typical hero story and comic book. It shows that no one is truly beyond the failings of the human race and that the world will never be perfect regardless of whether there are costumed heroes roaming about.
All in all, I highly enjoyed reading this book, but I do warn, the final chapters can be a bit of a downer, so look out for that. I give this book a 4/5 for my 1000 books reading list. I’m moving on to the book Love Among the Walnuts and I hope I enjoy it!
Since this blog will have a lot of reviews and updates about what I’m doing, I thought I’d give some information about the kind of things I will be talking about.
Project #1: 1000 books in 60 years. There has been some confusion about this because I thought the project was 1000 by the age of 60, but it is actually calculated over 60 years, so when I’m 78. The project is fairly self-explanatory, my friend group and I (thenerdsinspace youtube channel) plus a few others like my roommate, are trying to read 1000 books in 60 years starting in 2012. This is 17 books a year. I don’t think this will be too troublesome for me because I love reading, but what is most fun is writing down the books and being able to gauge what you read. We started in January, and luckily we are allowed to add reread books to the list, but we can only add them one time despite how many times we read them in the next 60 years (Harry Potter). I am already 9 books in and am very excited! There’s a link here to a video reviewing these books. I’ll list my ongoing list in another section. I may review some of the recent books but probably not all.
Project # 2: I asked my followers on Tumblr to suggest manga for me to read that have strong and interesting female main characters (not Mary Sues). I have been working on this project for a while and am really enjoying it. Here’s a video of my manga history. I also just watch a lot of anime so I’ll be reviewing both these things on the blog sometimes.
Project #3: Watching new movies, old movies, and random shows. I’ll keep you guys informed! My roommate and I watch a movie every Friday so that’ll be fun!
Project #4: I’ve always been really good a knitting, and so I think I’ll be attempting to sell Hogwarts scarves, other scarves, and random items on Etsy later!
Project #5: I’m participating in the Kony 2012 movement and trying to use Kiva more!
Here’s my first weekly update video. Looking forward to chatting!