Monday, 3 October 2011
This 10 day challenge is more like 20 day challenge to me. Took me so long to get through this haih fail.
Anyhoo. Today is 4 books. Only four? How to squeeze in four?
JK Rowling's series has 7 books leh. So, I guess I'm done then.
1) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
2) Harry Potter and the Half blood prince
3) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
4) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Easiest challenge by far! Heh.
I'm not kidding. JK Rowling is a genius and if you haven't read her books yet, please do!
Aside from her, I also read almost all of Sidney Sheldon's collection. Particularly like Memories of midnight, the other side of midnight, master of the game, bloodline, if tomorrow comes, and I can't think of others now. These are off the top of my head.
I'm too lazy to give a commentary about each book, but if you want, Google it! Can easily find the free ebook even.
I know that for a period of time, everyone was raving about Dan Brown's da Vinci code. Wow-ee. Its nice. Interesting. Made me want to go to the Louvre again. No lah seriously his books are good too: Angels and Demons, Digital Fortress, Deception Point. That new book of his: The Lost Symbol - I went to read the ebook. Somehow it seems confusing and not that interesting. Not a page turner and I never finished it.
But I don't re-read his books the way I do with other authors. Such as, JK Rowling (of course), and Jodi Picoult.
I know Winnie would scoff because she thinks its dead depressing, but I think its interesting, the way it makes you think/wonder even after you finish the book a few days after reading it. Some of my favorites include: Picture Perfect, Nineteen minutes, and of course My Sister's Keeper.
My Sister's Keeper was the first book I bought. I remember that I was wandering around some market in Westminster or Covent Garden when I came across some stalls selling second hand books. I picked up this book and started reading the synopsis at the back. Read the first page and that's it. Bought it for 50p only. 50p = RM3.50 at then exchange rates. Score!
My version of the book was probably one of the first editions (tried to google it but can't find it) before it got so commercialized by the movie. Watched the movie btw - didn't really like it.
Recently, I'm reading John Grisham's books. Because I got a whole lot of them for very cheap at the recent book fair. His books are mostly about legal thrillers. Kah Ling, if you ever want to take up reading, you can try his books since you're a future lawyer. :)
I went to Wikipedia John Grisham. Apparently he went to law school and quit being a lawyer so he could continue writing. Oohh. I finished reading: the Firm, the Client, a Time to Kill, Skipping Christmas, and the Testament. Definitely page turners.
I'm such a geek. I like knowing I have a pile of books waiting for me to be read..:)
Unfortunately, my husband doesn't like it when I read. Apparently I get too preoccupied and ignore him. 0_o