Bookish Amber (ambercanread) wrote,
Bookish Amber

*update* :O

Uhhh... Why did I say I was going to update, and then I didn't update? ^^;; Silly me.

Anyway, I've bought a LOT of books recently, but I haven't been reading that many. Some nights I can't get enough to read, but other nights I just play video games until I fall asleep. I guess it's the whole "mindless" thing that comes with my depression. Playing Mario Party 4 is a lot less work than reading book.

Just yesterday I updated my 2003 reading list, and so far I've only read 17 books this year. SEVENTEEN! What a sad, pathetic little number. It's a personal goal to DOUBLE this list before the year is over. I'll be reading a lot in December. Since November is devoted to NaNoWriMo, I won't have time to read then. ;D

Every other month my father and I go to the library's book sale. All of the library get rid of books they don't need (too many copies? nobody checking them out? I don't know why), as well as people donating their used books. So, I went to that last weekend and came hom with a bunch of books:

The Amber Spyglass - Philip Pullman
Sick Puppy - Carl Hiassen
Observatory Mansions - Edward Carrey
The October Country - Ray Bradbury
A Map if the World - Jane Hamilton
The Kiss - Kathryn Harrison
Nearer Than the Sky - T. Greenwood

So far I've finished "The Kiss" which is a beautifully written memoir about a girl who meets the father who hasn't been in her life. They end up falling in "love" and have a very taboo relationship with eachother.

I've started reading "The October Country" which is a collection of short stories. I'm enjoying it so far. (: As for the rest, I haven't started them, but they each sound appealing in their own ways.

Since I posted this entry I have not only finished "Sabriel," but the two books which follow it: "Lirael," and "Abhorsen." And not only have I read them, but I have fallen deepy and madly in love with them. I'm very sad to find out that "Abhorsen" is the last book that will be wrtten in this series. It's such a pity. ): Nix writes in such a way that makes you crave more, more, more. So, be careful when reading these books that you don't devour them too fast. :P

And I also finished reading "The Subtle Knife," and still plan on reading "The Amber Spyglass," which, if you noticed above, I purchased at the book sale.

Ahhh... *thinks* OH YEAH! Lemony Snicket's tenth installment of A Series of Unfortunate Events came out last month, "The Slippery Slope." I, of course, bought it immediately. I just haven't really felt the urge to read it all that much. It's very simple and easy to read, as well as entertaining, I just don't know why I haven't wanted to read it. I started it, but only got about two chapters in before setting it down again.

As much of a Neil Gaiman advocate as I am, I have only recently picked up his and Terry Pratchett's book "Good Omens." But, like all my other books, it's been started but not finished. I'm about halfway, though, and it's the book I *plan* on finishing next. Wish me luck. lmfao. XD

That's all for now. (:
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