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12 October 2020 @ 08:15 pm
Reading List  
I've decided to start a reading list, and just keep track of the books I finish reading each month. Repeats are not written down, although will be counted in the tally of each month in square brackets. I've decided not to include textboks here, despite the fact I have indeed read those cover to cover!

Feel free to leave reading suggestions here! Anything you suggest I will make an effort to find and read.


November, 2007 - 7
+ Lady Windermere's Fan - Oscar Wilde * (D)
+ The Happy Prince and Other Tales - Oscar Wilde
+ One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey ***
+ To Kill A Mocking Bird - Harper Lee *
+ Of Mice & Men - John Steinbeck *
+ The Pigman - Paul Zindel *
+ Grapes Of Wrath - John Steinbeck *

December, 2007 - 9
+ The Shadow Of The Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
+ The Book Thief - Markus Zusak *
+ 1984 - George Orwell *
+ The Mouse That Roared - Leonard Wibberley ***
+ My Antonia - Willa Cather
+ The Patron Saint Of Liars - Ann Patchett
+ CSI: GRAVE MATTERS - Max Allan Collins
+ CSI: COLD BURN - Max Allan Collins
+ Alexandria Link - Steve Berry


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January, 2008 - 2
+ I Am America (And So Can You!) - Stephen Colbert * (NF)
+ The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-time - Mark Haddon ***

February, 2008 - 2
+ The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom ***
+ The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald *

March, 2008 - 4
+ Catch-22 - Joseph Heller ***
+ King of the Pygmies - Jonathon Scott Fuqua
+ Pretties - Scott Westerfield
+ The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Arthur Conan Doyle *

April, 2008 - 18
+ The Outsiders - S.E. Hinton ***
+ A Rose for the Anzac Boys - Jackie French
+ Other People's Country - Lee Fox
+ Skullduggery Pleasant: Playing With Fire - Derek Landy
+ In The Blood - Jackie French
+ The Glass Books Of The Dream Eaters - G.W. Dahlquist
+ The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath *
+ Sherlock Holmes Investigates - Arthur Conan Doyle
+ Gifts From Eykis - Wayne W. Dyer
+ Pollyanna - Eleanor H. Porter
+ Heidi - Johanna Spyri
+ Circus Berzerkus - Jonathon Harlen
+ Metamorphosis - Franz Kafka *
+ The Judgement - Franze Kafka *
+ The Phantom Tollbooth - Norton Juster *
+ Rowan of Rin - Emily Rodda
+ Animal Farm - George Orwell *
+ The Catcher In The Rye - J. D. Salinger *

May, 2008 - >2
[book club books]
+ Heart Of Darkness - Joseph Conrad ***
+ Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury *

June, 2008 - 1
+ Anything Goes - John Barrowman *** (NF)

July, 2008 - 2
+ Lord of the Flies - William Golding ***
+ Divided Loyalties - ?

August, 2008 - 6
+ Twilight - Stephanie Meyer
+ Diary - Chuck Palahniuk ***
+ Contemplation - Franz Kafka
+ Pygmalion - Bernard Shaw *
+ Searching For David's Heart - Cherie Bennett
+ Agapanthus Tango - David Francis *?

September, 2008 - 7
+ The Magician's Nephew - CS Lewis *
+ The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe - CS Lewis *
+ The Horse And His Boy - CS Lewis *
+ Prince Caspian - CS Lewis *
+ The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader - CS Lewis *
+ The Silver Chair - CS Lewis *
+ The Last Battle - CS Lewis ***

October, 2008 - 5
+ Good Omens - Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman ***
+ New Moon - Stephanie Meyer
+ The Wind Singer - William Nicholson
+ Slaves of the Mastery - William Nicholson
+ Firesong - William Nicholson *

November, 2008 - 3
+ Invisible Monsters - Chuck Palahniuk *
+ Running with Scissors - Augusten Burroughs ***
+ A Clockwork Orange - Antony Burgess *

December, 2008 - 1
+ Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close - Jonathan Safran Foer ***


Total, 2008 = 53 + estimated around 10 others.


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January, 2009 - 4
+ The Tales of Beedle the Bard - J.K. Rowling *
+ Harry Potter & The Sorcerer's Stone - J.K. Rowling *
+ Spring Awakening - Duncan Sheik and Steven Slater *** (D)
+ The History Boys - Alan Bennett *** (D)

February, 2009 - 3
+ Click - Eoin Colfer, Linda Sue Park, Ruth Ozeki, Nick Hornby, Tim Wynne-Jones, David Almond, Gregory Maguire, Deborah Ellise, Margo Lanagan, Roddy Doyle *
+ Shakesphere - Bill Bryson *** (NF)
+ Do You Think What You Think You Think? - Julian Baggini with Jeremy Stangroom * (NF)

March, 2009 - 4
+ The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger ***
+ The Lovely Bones - Anne Sebolt **
+ About A Boy - Nick Hornby
+ The Messenger - Markus Zusak **

April, 2009 - 6
+ Inkheart - Cornelia Funke *
+ The Magic In The Weaving - Tamora Pierce *
+ The Power In The Storm - Tamora Pierce *
+ The Fire In The Forging - Tamora Pierce *
+ The Healing In The Vine - Tamora Pierce ***
+ The Book Of Lies - James Moloney *

May, 2009 - 1 [+ 1]
+ Guardians of the West - David Eddings ***

June, 2009 - 3
+ The Tell-Tale Heart and other stories - Edgar Allen Poe
+ The Crucible - Arthur Miller * (D)
+ That Was Then, This Is Now - S.E. Hinton ***

July, 2009 - 3 [+2]
+ Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders - Neil Gaiman *
+ Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - J.K. Rowling *
+ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - J.K. Rowling *

August, 2009 - 2 [+1]
+ A Long Way Down - Nick Hornby ***
+ The Magic Faraway Tree - Enid Blyton

September, 2009 - 3
+ Fly Away Peter - David Malouf *
+ Dune - Frank Herbert -
+ Female Chauvinist Pigs, Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture - Ariel Levy * (NF)

October, 2009 - 2
+ Le Petit Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery *** (F)
+ The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and other short stories - F. Scott Fitzgerald

November, 2009 - 2
+ Hedda Gabler - Henrik Ibsen * (D)
+ Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift *

December, 2009 - 14 [+1]
+ No Sugar - Jack Davis (D)
+ Slaughterhouse-Five - Kurt Vonnegut *
+ A New Kind of Dreaming - Anthony Eaton *
+ Pawn of Prophecy - David Eddings *
+ Queen of Sorcery - David Eddings *
+ Magician's Gambit - David Eddings *
+ Castle of Wizardry - David Eddings *
+ Enchanters' End Game - David Eddings *
+ King of the Murgos - David Eddings ***
+ Demon Lord of Karanda - David Eddings *
+ Sorceress of Darshiva - David Eddings *
+ Seeress of Kell - David Eddings *
+ Belgarath the Sorcerer - David Eddings *
+ The Importance of Being Earnest - Oscar Wilde * (D)


Total, 2009 = 47 + 5 repeats.


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January, 2010 - 2 [+ 1]
+ Cat's Cradle - Kurt Vonnegut *
+ Philosophical Enquiries and Pretentious Postulations - Charlotte Hathaway (NF)

March, 2010 - 1
+ Endgame - Samuel Beckett *** (D)

April, 2010 - 3
+ Waiting For Godot - Samuel Beckett *** (D)
+ A Streetcar Named Desire - Tennessee Williams * (D)
+ Philosophy: A Graphic Guide to the History of Thinking - Dave Robinson & Judy Groves (NF)

May, 2010 - 1
+ The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho

August, 2010 - 2
+ Bare Bones - Kathy Reichs
+ The Collector - John Fowles ***

September, 2010 - 0 [+ 1]

November, 2010 - 2
+ Beka Cooper: Terrier - Tamora Pierce *
+ Beka Cooper: Bloodhound - Tamora Pierce *
+ The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson ***

December, 2010 - 1 [+ 1]
+ The Girl Who Played with Fire - Stieg Larsson ***


Total, 2010 = 12 + 3 repeats.


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January, 2011 - 1
+ The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest - Stieg Larsson *

February, 2011 - 2
+ American Gods - Neil Gaiman ***
+ Mon Journal Intime - Lisa Azuelos * (F)

March, 2011 - 1
+ La Peinture de Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde * (F)

April - November, 2011 - 9 [+ 1]
+ Looking For Alaska – John Green
+ L’Etudiant Etranger – Philippe Labro (F)
+ Novecento: Pianiste – Alessandro Baricco *** (F)
+ Assegai – Wilbur Smith
+ Freakonomics – Steven Levitt and Stephen J Dubner *(NF)
+ La Cantatrice Chauve et La Lecon – Ionesco ***(F)
+ L’Histoire de la Langue Anglaise – * (F) (NF)
+ Precis de Stylistique Anglaise – P. Rafroidi (F) (NF)
+ La Planete des Sages – Charles Pepin et Jul * (F) (NF)

December, 2011 - 0 [+ 4]


Total, 2011 = 13 + 5 repeats


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January - June, 2012 - 15 [+ 3]
+ Wild Magic - Tamora Pierce
+ Wolf-Speaker - Tamora Pierce
+ The Emperor Mage - Tamora Pierce
+ The Realms of the Gods - Tamora Pierce
+ Paper Towns - John Green
+ An Abundance of Katherines - John Green
+ The Fault in Our Stars - John Green
+ Whatever Happened to Good and Evil - Russ Shafer-Landau (NF)
+ Messieurs Les Enfants - Daniel Pennac *** (F)
+ Guns Germs and Steel - Jared Diamond * (NF)
+ Living Dolls: The Return of Sexism - Natasha Walter * (NF)
+ Everything is Obvious Once You Know The Answer - Duncan J Watts * (NF)
+ Paris Was Ours - Rowlands
+ A Study In Scarlet - Arthur Conan Doyle
+ Dakota of the White Flats - Philip Ridley

July, 2012 - 2 + [2]
+ Will Grayson, will grayson - John Green & David Levithan ***
+ Tender Is The Night - F. Scott Fitzgerald *

August, 2012 - 1
+ Mud, Sweat and Tears - Bear Grylls (NF)

September, 2012 - 3 + [1]
+ Physicalism - Daniel Stoljar (NF)
+ The Secret Life of France - Lucy Wadham (NF) ***
+ Selected Writings of George Orwell - editted by George Bott (NF)

October, 2012 - 3 + [2]
+ Oryx and Crake - Margaret Atwood ***
+ The Consolations of Philosophy - Alain de Botton (NF) *
+ La Gloire de mon Pere - Marcel Pagnol (F) *

November, 2012 - 2
+ The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories - Wirrow and HitRECord ***
+ Little Red Riding Hood Redux - HitRECord

December, 2012 - 3
+ The Castle - Franz Kafka *
+ Mountains Beyond Mountains (The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a man who would cure the world) - Tracy Kidder *** (NF)
+ The Sandman vol. 6: Fables and Reflections - Neil Gaiman ***


Total, 2012 = 29 + 8 repeats


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January, 2013 - 3
+ Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide - Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn *** (NF)
+ Buckminster Fuller (1895 - 1983) (AV Monographs) - Norman Foster, Luis Fernandez-Galiano * (NF)
+ The Brain That Changes Itself - Norman Doidge * (NF)

February, 2013 - 3
+ Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card ***
+ The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbowsky *
+ The Uncommon Reader - Alan Bennett

March, 2013 - 1
+ L'Etranger - Albert Camus (F) ***

April, 2013 - 1 + [1]
+ La Chute - Albert Camus (F) ***

May, 2013 - 3
+ JPod - Douglas Coupland ***
+ The Night Circus - Erin Morgenstern *
+ Selected Poems - Tomas Transtromer (translated by Robert Hass) (P) *

June, 2013 - 4
+ Foundation - Isaac Asimov *
+ Fires: Essays, Poems, Stories - Raymond Carver ***
+ The Lover's Dictionary - David Levithan
+ World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War - Max Brooks *

July, 2013 - 4 [+ 2]
+ L'Antimanuel de la philosophie - Michel Onfray *
+ Microserfs - Douglas Coupland
+ The Arrival - Shaun Tan ***
+ The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams *

August, 2013 - 8
+ The Restaurant at the End of the Universe - Douglas Adams *
+ How Language Works - David Crystal (NF) *
+ Life, the Universe and Everything - Douglas Adams **
+ So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish - Douglas Adams
+ Little Brother - Cory Doctorow ***
+ Mother Tongue - Bill Bryson *
+ In the Penal Colony - Franz Kafka *
+ Red Mars - Kim Stanley Robinson ***

September, 2013 - 3
+ Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life (#1) *
+ Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (#2) *
+ Scott Pilgrim & the Infinite Sadness (#3) *

October, 2013 - 3
+ Scott Pilgrim Gets It Together (#4) *
+ Scott Pilgrim vs. the Universe (#5) *
+ Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour (#6) *

November, 2013 - 1
+ Green Mars - Kim Stanley Robinson ***

Total, 2013 = 34 + 3 repeat


*** - top recommendation for the month.
* - honourable mentions
(NF) - non-fiction
(D) - play
(P) - poetry
(F) - french
 
 
 
Jess: film -->> hp ; books & clevernesshazy_crazy on November 15th, 2007 11:54 am (UTC)
To Kill A Mocking Bird was SUCH a good book to read :)

I recommend The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown - BRILLIANT. :D
Jayden Rio Blue, Messanger of Godjaydenrioblue on November 15th, 2007 12:51 pm (UTC)
To Kill A Mocking Bird is amazing.

Oh yes - I did enjoy that! I must say, not as much as everyone made it out to be, but it was quite good.
Mirandalucentvictrola on November 15th, 2007 10:41 pm (UTC)
I don't care too much for The Da Vinci Code. It's a great plot, but the characters are so shallow - they're basically just plot devices.
Jesshazy_crazy on November 15th, 2007 10:48 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I only read it once, and I thought the world of it lol. I'll have to read it again soon. But the thing is, did the story really NEED to have really detailed, complex characters? I don't think so, because it would probably deter from the whole plot and make things more confusing *shrug* I don't normally like shallow characters either, but I think it worked for this story.
johnny rocket: pic#65920488mayhavefakedit on November 15th, 2007 12:01 pm (UTC)
I've read 'One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest'. Really good book.

I don't think I have many suggestions. Apart from Lemony Snicket's, A Series of Unfortunate Events. It's not bad.
Jayden Rio Blue, Messanger of God: whisper into your mind; saxophone; stockjaydenrioblue on November 15th, 2007 12:53 pm (UTC)
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest broke my heart. And I am not exaggerating that; it made me weep.

I've read half of those. I got up to about the 7th and then just never got the next one out. When I've finished my pile of books (there's about 5 that I must read and then about 3 more that I also should) I'll go and re-read them and then finish off the series.
petrichor.: heroes; ~hairtouching~neoreulwonhae on November 15th, 2007 06:38 pm (UTC)
My teacher read Where The Red Fern Grows to us in 4th grade and it was the saddest book ever. The only book that ever made me cry.

Mongolia?! *jealous*
treckettabja on November 15th, 2007 09:13 pm (UTC)
D: that book is really sad-ening.
Jayden Rio Blue, Messanger of Godjaydenrioblue on November 15th, 2007 09:30 pm (UTC)
I haven't read that - I'll definitely check it out!

Yeah, he's been there a couple of times hahaha. I was complaining to him that we were so hot because it got to about 41 degrees (C) and he was complaining because it got to about -33 degrees (C). It's cold there.
Mirandalucentvictrola on November 15th, 2007 10:40 pm (UTC)
You'll notice that 5 of these are futuristic dystopia books (as in, it's the future, and the future sucks for various reasons, usually involving some sort of corrupt government).

On the Road - Jack Kerouac
Haunted - Chuck Palahniuk
Slaughterhouse 5 - Kurt Vonnegut
It's Kind of a Funny Story - Ned Vizzini
The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
Storytime - Edward Bloor
Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
Anthem - Ayn Rand
Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
Feed - MT Anderson
The Diary of Pelly D - Lucy J Adlington
(if you haven't read them) Alice's Adventures In Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Carroll
Jayden Rio Blue, Messanger of Godjaydenrioblue on November 16th, 2007 03:37 pm (UTC)
I know what a dystopia is!!!!!!! We just spent...10 minutes in English learning about it. And then spent the rest of the time when the teacher (EVILLLLLLLLLL) wasn't there.

oh - I read Feed. It was good. I liked it. The cover was nice. As was the book. Didn't really like the ending though. I haven't read that Chuck Palahniuk one. Have only read Invisible Monsters, Survivor and Lullaby.
Megs: O(  )~in_full_being on November 16th, 2007 01:18 am (UTC)
Unfortunately, two of my favorite books may be kinda hard to find, but if you do they're a MUST read. They're both by "Richard Bachman," which is actually Stephen King who wrote them under an alias years and years ago, so I'm not sure which name you'll find them under.

The Long Walk is one of those books that's deep in the shallowest of ways; kinda makes you question your own thoughts, and is filled with lots of homoerotic undertones if you pay enough attention.

The Running Man is my second recommendation; I just finished it 2 days ago and it's one of those books that you can't put down, even if you're not sure why.


Let me know if you can find them and what you think about them when you're done! ;-)
DixieMcIntyredixiemcintyre on May 1st, 2008 03:22 am (UTC)
I've read them both and I agree that they're really good.

I prefered The Long Walk of the two but they both have a similar sort of subtext.

I read both of them in about 4 days when I was on holidays last year. They are quite complusive reading.

<3
sawah1989 on November 16th, 2007 01:01 pm (UTC)
I really want to start reading more i think im gonna start soon
Kateinclinedplane on November 19th, 2007 08:08 am (UTC)
Mum says it is indeed my dress, so can you bring it tomorrow? You don't need to bother with washing it or anything though, thanks.
Jayden Rio Blue, Messanger of Godjaydenrioblue on November 19th, 2007 10:20 am (UTC)
Tis washed and ironed. Shall bring it in tomorrow.
Luna: contemplative Howlunkickablekitty on January 28th, 2008 04:44 pm (UTC)
The Pigman's good. The Book Thief is absolutely amazing. I've not read anything else (but I own 1984 and still plan to read it within the next few weeks).

What do you think of them?
Jayden Rio Blue, Messanger of Godjaydenrioblue on January 29th, 2008 12:01 am (UTC)
I really enjoyed The Pigman. I thought that the author really got the characters and personalities of the two teenagers absolutely perfect, their interactions, everything. I thought the ending was a bit rushed, but other than that - I thought it was great!

The Book Thief didn't make me cry, but it came close. Hans Hubermann just...I want him to be real so badly. I really loved the descriptions of everything in that book, like Max's hair being described as feathers (I think - I'm not too good at remembering details!). I think however my favourite part of this book was the complexity of everything character.

1984 freaked me out. Honestly, it scared me. And the ending made me throw the book across the room, and mutter (loudly) "it's not fair!".

What about you?
barack lobsterdownstraightup_ on April 30th, 2008 11:16 pm (UTC)
you read a LOT.

i hope to get my hands on the bell jar really soom.

i love catcher in the rye. i read it my freshman year (last year) and absolutely adored it. i had a tiny book boy crush on holden >_
Jayden Rio Blue, Messanger of Godjaydenrioblue on October 2nd, 2008 07:27 am (UTC)
A few months later, and a dodgy memory - but did you enjoy The Bell Jar?
Elijahwhatahugetv on July 19th, 2009 05:13 pm (UTC)
This just made me remember how much I absoutlutely hated Lord of the Flies.
I never read a book before that brought out such immense dislike, I must say, but I see that you really liked it. What is that you enjoyed about it?
Jayden Rio Blue, Messanger of Godjaydenrioblue on July 20th, 2009 04:32 am (UTC)
I love Lord of the Flies, I read it as an 11 year old and enjoyed it, read it as a 13 year old and enjoyed it and read it as a 15 year old and enjoyed it. There is simply so much in that book - with the religious and social commentary, symbolism especially of safety, fear, power, savagery, even the characters are symbolic of something, and references to mythology. It also relates directly to Coral Island, another book about the same topic, except Lord of the Flies tips it on it's head and makes a more realistic story. I think the thing I enjoyed the most is that Golding created this compelling tale, especially by having children as the main characters, that acts as a terrifying social commentary on the danger that is power bred of fear, and how society can simply disintegrate.

What do you dislike about it?
Elijahwhatahugetv on July 22nd, 2009 08:27 pm (UTC)
I have basically no back up to my hatred of it, because I’ve pretty much banished thoughts of it from my brain. My two main points that I do remember was that I disliked was the pretension that Golding used to describe something so rustic, and the devote pessimism of our culture. Of course, I’m not someone who obliviously thinks humanity is wonderful and everything would be sunshine and rainbows if we ran a muck, but I thought the portrayal was quite disgusting. A problem was I had to do a study on it, with a teacher who adored the book, and we clashed a lot which made me especially angry about many points. Maybe if I had read it originally in a different setting I would’ve preferred it.


I would really recommend "That was Then, This is Now" by S.E.Hinton. This is a champanion of sorts to The Outsiders, and in my opinion is such a more powerful book. Everyone seems to know the Outsiders and not this one, which I think is too bad because, in my opinion, it really is superior to it. Ah well.

oh, anddd I havn't forgotton about the History Boy discussion, I'm just waiting to read it before I say anything more on it because I feel like I forget way too much of it.
Jayden Rio Blue, Messanger of Godjaydenrioblue on July 22nd, 2009 11:05 pm (UTC)
My opinion was that realism wasn't the essential thing, because I think the book was showing, in a very emphatic way, how humans love power of all etc etc - it isn't just limited to adults, in that children pick up behaviours and attitudes at a very young age. There is no age of innocence.

Oh - I had the same english teacher for two years, and I really didn't like her. We had quite different taste in books/movies. It actually became something of a spectacle for the other students, me against her. I can totally relate to your experience with Lord of the Flies. It was only after I stopped having her that I realized what a good English teacher she actually was, for all that I didn't like her.

I really enjoyed That Was then, This Is Now. It's very short, but one of the most hard-hitting stories I've read in a long time.

Oh okay - thanks for telling me. :)
Jayden Rio Blue, Messanger of Godjaydenrioblue on July 22nd, 2009 11:08 pm (UTC)
Argh, I completely mistyped in that first paragraph. I meant to say that I thought LotF was more realistic than Coral Island, which is it's direct comparison, and although it may seem over-dramatic, it was showing that it all humans love power of all etc etc - ....
sally1210 on January 1st, 2010 02:38 pm (UTC)
a lot of good stuff
gee i am jealous you have so much time to complete all these books...maybe i need to manage my time better to allow me read as much too..
Jayden Rio Blue, Messanger of Godjaydenrioblue on January 1st, 2010 02:48 pm (UTC)
Re: a lot of good stuff
Hi there. I don't generally read that much during my school term, but try to make up for that whenever I'm on holidays. I love books. :)

May I ask how you found this entry? I have no problem with it, I'm just curious.

What are some of your favourite books?
blasphemiliar on January 2nd, 2010 12:42 am (UTC)
The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut. And if you ever feel like a bit of old-fashioned horror </small>well not that old, but old enough</small> you should pick up some H.P. Lovecraft short stories. He's not the most brilliant writer and by the third or fourth story you start to pick up on his writing style, but he's damn good fun to read.
Jayden Rio Blue, Messanger of Godjaydenrioblue on January 2nd, 2010 03:38 am (UTC)
Yeah I'm definitely going to look for more Vonnegut. I've got Cat's Cradle, so I'll read that soon.

Thanks for the tip about HP Lovecraft. I'll have a look around for those as well.
blasphemiliar on January 3rd, 2010 11:26 am (UTC)
Just to let you know, a lot of Vonnegut's work is hard to find apart from Cat's Cradle, Slaughterhouse 5 and Armageddon in Retrospect. The Lane Bookshop in Claremont had some of his works but is missing Player Piano since I bought that, and the only copy of The Sirens of Titan that I have come across since buying mine was in the same store that I bought it in, White Dwarf Books in Carillon Arcade.

As for Lovecraft, you can usually find a copy of an anthology of his works titled Necronomicon at your local Dymocks; it stands out because it comes in this horrible half-assed faux-leather cover with gold leaf and a stylish shoggoth on the cover. It's also 880 pages therabouts and littered with spelling errors, so don't be an idiot like me and read it all at once.