Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Super quick reviews

Ever since the baby arrival, it is super hard to find the time to bathe much less reading books 0_0 . But I manage some. I think there is more, but this is the one I remember finishing. I am still not being able to finish Bourne Supremacy, not sure if I could, and with my harried state nowadays I dont think so I am in the mood of a serious or action packed books. But I will try to finish it somehow, if I can find the book. Don't know where I misplaced it.

Anyhow below are for the 3 that I recently read.

The Moonlit Cage: A NovelThe Moonlit Cage: A Novel by Linda Holeman

A woman life in mid 19th century Afghanistan, troubled from the start until she met a white man. (Of course) 

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Reading at first, I want to rate it a 4, then halfway through it became a 3, towards the ending, I was so disgusted with the book I wanna give it a 1, but change it to 2 because I like it enough at the beginning.

The author started beautifully then she somehow feel like changing her mind and gave the beautiful, complex strong heroine a weird character that make me feels like punching her on the face. Ah well.

Just as Long as We're TogetherJust as Long as We're Together by Judy Blume

Stephanie’s best friend is Rachel. Since second grade they’ve shared everything, good and bad. Now, as they start seventh grade, Stephanie meets Alison, who has just moved to their neighborhood. Stephanie hopes all three of them can be best friends, because she really likes Alison. But is it possible to have two best friends? Or is it true that two’s company, three’s a crowd?

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is my 2nd or 3rd book of Judy Blume. While the other books I read, I like it well enough, I really like this one. I couldnt stop reading.

It captured perfectly the inner struggle of a tween girl struggling with hormones and best friends and changes in family dynamic. The book is lighthearted but if I ever have a daughter, this is one of a few books I will give her to read when she is a tween herself.

Reaper Man (Discworld, #11)Reaper Man by Terry Pratchett

In the eleventh Discworld novel, Death is missing – presumed . . . er . . . gone.

Which leads to the kind of chaos you always get when an important public service is withdrawn. 
Meanwhile, on a little farm far, far away, a tall dark stranger is turning out to be really good with a scythe. There’s a harvest to be gathered in.

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I recognized that Terry Pratchett is a genius amongst many. Many favorite authors. This is my 2nd book that I had read written by him and while I am entertained and find it ok, I have to push myself to finish the book.

However I am only tickled on the part of Death. The other parts in the book I am meh. So am giving it a 3, love the style of writings, but story telling wise, not for me.

Or maybe I just don't read Discworld.

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kak aidah said...

Fuuuhh...cukup susah akak nak tinggal komen walaupun akak visit your blog everytime ada updet. Thanx for the reviews dik. Buku no. 3 tu mcm kompleks sikit jln citernya tapi interesting jugak.
Akak masih ditenggelami buku2 dari bbw. I end up pergi sana everyday during the last few days of the sale. Quite kopak jugak tapi tak boleh resist lah. Buku2 tu sgt menggoda. Hahaha.

dils said...

haha.. eh.. cukup susah sebab disqus ni susah ke? sebab kenkadang org ckp disqus ni susah.

Wahh.. saya pergi 2 kali tu je la. Nak je rase nak pegi last time tu,, tapi tak rase ade time nak baca sgt sekarang ni. Hikhik. So beli ala kadar je la (cewahhhh ala kadar sgt 500 tuu)

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