So, this should be fun!
52 Week Book Challenge 2013, Book Reviews
52 Week Book Challenge, arts, Book Review, Books, John Green, Reading, TFioS, The Fault in Our Stars, video, YA Fiction, YouTube
January 5, 2013 at 20:05
John Green is one of those authors that I keep meaning to read and never do :B
January 6, 2013 at 09:37
You definitely should!
That’s partly why I’m doing this – I have so many books I keep meaning to read but never do.
January 5, 2013 at 21:40
That is quite a challenge… I doubt I could read a book a week for an entire year (especially that the next one on my reading list has 900+ pages). Wish you best of luck with it, and looking forward for the reviews (also, best of luck for the CW task).
Yeah, I do like to read books that are thought-provoking – unfortunately they are difficult to find. Even if a book has lots of recommendations and prizes, you can’t know if it’s deep and complex, or just some shallow stuff (I was never disappointed by any you’ve recommended though). I might send a short mail with titles I’ve read recently.
Nice to hear from you. 🙂
January 6, 2013 at 09:42
Well, obviously I’m not going to be reading 900 page books while I’m at uni because I have enough other stuff to read already.
You won’t know unless you read it though, and sometimes a book can surprise you.
January 8, 2013 at 04:58
Not to sound weird, but you look lovely in that video. I wish I looked half so good when I’m online.
I’ve never heard of John Green, but I might consider looking into his work. If you like the book that much I can’t imagine it wouldn’t be worth my time. I’ll be looking forward to hearing about the second week, too. Book challenge, yes! Speaking of which, I only have two Austen novels left now; Persuasion and Lady Susan. I like them because the language challenges me to understand the plot of the book because I am not used to the way they speak, or the language she employs to set the tone of the book. Good books are the ones that challenge you, I agree completely. Though sometimes my agitation level can’t take it and I have to leave some books unread because I just can’t bear to read them. It doesn’t happen too often though.
Would love to talk to you whenever – let me know when you’re available? ❤ And it is great to hear from you, it always brightens my day to see some news from you.
January 8, 2013 at 19:59
Austen is a slow process for me. I’m hoping to read Northanger Abbey next week. The biggest problem with them is that they’re quite long to try to read while you’re reading other things too… I love the language. It really feels as if every word is thought out and placed there for a reason. It’s really musical.
If you’re not enjoying a book then it’s not challenging you in the right way. The type of challenge I was talking about was simple that it makes you think in a different way, or about something you hadn’t previously considered. I don’t like to think of you being agitated by reading.
That’s not to say it’s a bad thing to read things which push your reading skills, of course.
I have my CW exam going on all this week, but I’ll let you know how it’s going towards the end of the week. If it’s looking good then perhaps the weekend sometime? I’ll also be emailing you and Helice with all my news and stuff.
January 10, 2013 at 02:54
I can’t wait to hear all about it! I’m hoping you’ll share some of your work for that class, as I know I wrote a fair bit during my CW class. We need to talk about language, and reading, and everything else… you are one of a very few people who really can make language fun and interesting, particularly to discuss.
Austen is definitely musical. There’s really no better word to describe it. You put it well. No, with the agitation, I only meant books that I open with an expectation that they’ll be about one thing, and they’re about something completely different – and dirtier. I threw a book away once when it did that to me. It was nasty. I can’t imagine why anyone would want to read it. However, something that opens my eyes about something, or broadens my horizons concerning my view about the world – oh yeah, I love those books.
I would have commented on your language loving post, but you put everything so perfectly and beautifully that I couldn’t really add anything else without it sounding superfluous. You captured the essence of language well.
The weekend is good; either on Saturday between your noon and 2:30, or Sunday all day, whenever you’d like. Give me a window of opportunity on that day and I’ll be there. 🙂
January 9, 2013 at 02:55
Just finished reading it. ❤ Will formulate opinions when I'm able to write coherent text.
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