Thursday, June 30, 2011

June Book List

Sin City: The Hard Goodbye by Frank Miller (graphic novel, iPad)
Feed Your Face by Dr. Jessica Wu (Kindle app on iPad)
Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin (paperback)
Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (Kindle app on iPad)

Recommended: All of them
Favourite: Um...all of them...again.
Least Favourite: n/a

I'm slowing down again. I need to find some more books I can buy through my Kindle and iBook apps. I really (really really) enjoyed Hunger Games. It seems to me that it was featured on another blog that I read (Sometimes Sweet), and she (possibly) mentioned (if my memory serves me correctly) that is was a good piece of dystopian literature, which apparently I really like!

I've included the wiki-link, but if you're still not sure what "dystopian" means, think 1984 by George Orwell, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (some english lit books that you might have read in high school...if you did that sort of thing in HS!)

She recommended some other dystopian-flavoured books in this post, and just some good all around reads in this one. I already purchased Book #2 in the Hunger Games series - for my iPad - and am trying really hard not to read it before I leave on vacation! They are considered "young adult", so I can get through them quickly. One of her recommendations is The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood, which I am sure to get through the opposite of quickly! Maybe that will be my next purchase! HA!

Can I also just say that "Sin City - the graphic novel" was much more satisfying than "Sin City - the movie starring Bruce Willis"? And that this is solely because of the artistry of Frank Miller.
There were pages with no words that simply took my breath away. The entire novel is black and white, but the detail and the richness of the characters shines through more powerfully than I can even describe. The story is okay, but the images are the life of this novel. I can't wait to get my digital hands on the next one in the series!

k. am done for today. I'm back at work, and while the mail is flowing, I still have nothing to do. go figure...anybody need a full-time blogger on their payroll??

later peeps

1 comment:

  1. I read The Hunger games in about....16 hours. Almost straightish. And the 2nd book in an equally speedy time....annnnd the 3rd. Yeah, whoops.

    If your iPad can handle it I do have the 3rd, but I'm not sure if it's shareable with your reader (format, etc) lemme know and I can email it to you :D


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