Andddd... I guess a part of me wants to write something sentimental I learned about myself this year, but I'm not going to. :P Only that I spent more time actually studying and it paid off, believe it or not. And I spent more time at the barn, with horses and such, so I didn't have to spend all my time at home and rot in my room. But I had to sacrifice a lot of LJ / ROBBIT time and I missedyouguysalotwtf! BUT (yes another one) IT'S SUMMER SO I GUESS THIS MERITS A...
And as I'm writing this I see that Ash has gone to college. Wahh. *irony* *flies hugs to ashturil*
So, within the past few months... ish I read a few books and thought I should put them up here for you guys.
Do you guys want one of those format type things where it's:
Or a blurb in a paragraph or something? >.>; I dunno, comment and tell me.
I read the curious incident of the dog in the night-time which has an uber-spiffy cover with an upside down poodle. It's written by Mark Haddon, and it's a fairly quick read (226 pages) with medium sized font. Um, so it follows the story of an autistic boy who is a genius (in my opinion). The format of the book is really neat, it's in diary-type entries from 1st person perspective. But, what's cooler is that there are pictures! Ahaha, yes, pictures and graphs (well he has an affinity for math) and maps and such. Anyway, so the boy, Christopher discovers his neighbor's murdered dog and decides to follow the mystery. While he goes through this search he finds out more about his own family situation ( he lives alone with his father and finds out more about his mother). :\
Sorry I suck at summaries, but it's a good book, I promise! ^^ Here, I'll do my next one in the other format.
Title: Battle Royale
Author: Koushun Takami
Genre: Thriller / Cult / Action
Blurb: A class of students are under the impression they're going on a school trip but end up in a government-run program where they are taken to an island and forced to kill each other. (ok, that was a very basic description) The back says, "...based on an irresistible premise: a class of junior high school students is taken to a deserted island where, as part of a ruthless authoritarian program, they are provided arms and forced to kill one another until only one survivor is left standing."
Why is it good?: Themes of sacrifice, loyalty, evils of human nature/government, teenage love/friendships/loyalties. Often compared to Lord of the Flies for the 21st century. It's got really descriptive scenes and it's a... er, thriller.
The ending is wicked! Or, I thought so, anyway.
Ok there are my books... :P get started girls! ^^ I've missed you guys so much. *GLOMPHUGGLESMUSH!*