booky!

Mar. 23rd, 2009 03:07 pm
megotelek: (bellereading)
Over at [livejournal.com profile] bookish, [livejournal.com profile] stillwaiting21 posted this list of 100 books that the BBC says most people have only read 6 of:

snip! )

I've read 37 of them (including ones I read and hated. Yes, I'm talking to you, Dune!). And I have 5 or 6 more on the list that I haven't read. Because I'm that big a geek, here's my partially-catalogued library of books. I think I'm about a quarter of the way through them...maybe a third. Scary!

WTF?!?

Aug. 20th, 2008 07:25 pm
megotelek: (darcy sparkle)
Okay, I'll say it.

Tess of the d'Urbervilles was really ghostwritten by a PMSing Jane Austen.


I may end up reading Breaking Dawn for giggles after this is over. Just kidding...I'll read the rest of the Ember books and possibly reread Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason to get my spirits back up.

Also, if you would like some serious Twilight/Breaking Dawn lulz, head over here.

yay books

Aug. 20th, 2008 12:52 pm
megotelek: (menolly)
So I finished reading Bitterwood by James Maxey. From the Amazon synopsis:

In the distant future—year 1070 of the Dragon Age, to be exact—Earth has been commandeered by dragons, who subject their human inferiors to lives of misery and squalor, either as slaves or pets. Human Bant Bitterwood, consumed with thoughts of vengeance against the dragons he believes murdered his family, goes on a dragon-killing spree that makes him a folk hero among the oppressed human populace. When Bitterwood slays the dragons' crown prince, Bodiel, their king vows to exterminate humankind—the only way he can be certain of victory over Bitterwood. To that end, the king enlists his murderous brother Blasphet to build a city that will serve as humanity's abattoir.

It was terrific. His world has just enough detail to be fascinating and not so much as to be overwhelming. I love the idea of dragons ruling humans in a sort of alternate-future Planet of the Apes style. The sequel, Dragonforge, is out of stock at the library so I'm waiting for it to come in.

In the meantime, I'm reading Tess of the D'Urbervilles (my Jessica-assigned work of literature) and in my to-be-read pile are People of Sparks and Prophet of Yonwood (the 2nd and 3rd books in the City of Ember series) and Foundation by Isaac Asimov (because I've never read any of the Foundation books, but I loved I, Robot so...we'll see how this goes).

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