Tuesday, September 23, 2014

books oh books

I think I had read way more than this??

I am reading Wuthering Heights right now. A bit of a drag but not as a big of a drag as Scarlet Letter. I don't know why I keep on punishing myself to read these classics. But I like to know what is in the story and characters really like, when it had been referenced so many times in so many TV shows and books I read. So I push through, sometimes I skip the boring paragraphs. I really do not want to know what a cliff and the sea looks like anyway.

Some of the books I had read taken from my Goodreads are below. I won't write the plot synopsis. Much too lazy, but I like for it to be updated here. 

Also I had started on the Sookie Stackhouse series, 3 books for now, though I think I will only review it once I had finished the whole series. Which is gonna take a long time. I think there are 15 books altogether? Also the second last book is still about to come out??. Yeah. I am taking my time on that. Though I do say she is not much different from the series Sookie Stackhouse. I had already stopped watching True Blood, too much orgy, not much storyline. I would be intrigued to know how book Sookie would turn out. Series Sookie makes me feel like gnashing her head.

Anyway.. these are some that I had read. Oh I also read Projek Memikat Suami. My first Malay book in YEARS. Gile lama tak baca novel BM. It was a cute sweet story.

PreyPrey by Michael Crichton
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A very good, fast read. A bit too fantastical for me, and at the end it kinda don't make sense, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. That is Michael Crichton for you.

DisclosureDisclosure by Michael Crichton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A good intense corporate drama. I like it, I like the tech jargon that goes into it and the research that had obviously done to make it believable. Though the full experience of the database lookup is just too fantastical and not at all helpful in real life scenario. But it makes for great scene.
Never watched the movie but I like how all the characters turned out anyway.

A Spot of BotherA Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A story of a dysfunctional family drama. I like Mark Haddon writings. His story is very realistic in how we deals with relationships and family. It feels realistic.

I won't say it is an enjoyable read, but it is also not a boring or depressing read. More to interesting, you want to know what is going to happen to this people and feels at the end of the day they should be able to pull themselves together.

The Scarlet LetterThe Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

It was meh for me. I don't get how did Hester and the Reverend manage to get together, he doesn't seem at all seems to care about her.. only how much he wronged her? So confused.

And this is consider a 'romantic' story? I don't know dude...

Projek Memikat SuamiProjek Memikat Suami by Hanina Abdullah
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Cute sweet story. Bit too happy ending-ish dan 'segala-galanye untukmu suami'. She did have a backbone at the end, but I wish it was more. But it is still a pretty cute story. I like how Nawwal never give up attitude, nice characters. Though I don't like how all of the role models in the books gave up their job for their family. I am not saying it is bad, I also want to see another role model who juggle successfully work and marriage and family.

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