Sunday, December 28, 2008

Fourth Day

On the fourth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.

False Facades Chapter 7 and Chapter 8 are now up!

I've been placing holds for dozens of books at the library recently since I'm finally on break and can relax with a few novels. I'm a much faster reader than writer - when I was younger, I could get through four, maybe five short novels in one day. (I only wish my time rate for schoolwork readings is on par.) When my requests are all here, I'm sending my brother to lug them home for me. He conveniently works part-time at the library. Very convenient.

Any suggestions for good readings?


  1. Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit

    Author: Nahoko Uehashi

    Author fleshes out the world in the story very well. Believable characters, excellent action, satisfying plot.

  2. If you're looking for a good easy read, try Robin Mckinley's new novel "Chalice".

    Older novels, "Middlesex" by Jeffrey Eugenides.

    It kind of depends what you're looking for as well. What authors have you read already? What genres are you looking for?

  3. I've always been a big Michael Crichton fan if you're into random genre mystery/suspense/thriller/anything controversial under the sun category type books. His newest book "Next" is actually quite interesting if you're into genetics.

    I've also read the "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" quartet of young adult books which are fun reads.

    Terry Brooks is my favorite fantasy novelist, though some of his trilogies require reading from the first book published and going from there.

    I haven't been too up to date on popular and new books recently, but I think "Marley and Me" is going to be hitting a high readership now that the movie is out. I've already had the book, just never bothered to read it-- probably will now... maybe.

    Just a few names and titles that I recommend depending on what genre you prefer to read. Is it safe to assume that you like romances since you had a Jane Austen moment a while back? I don't know too many good romance novelists aside from her though... sorry.

  4. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. It's a really powerful novel that'll tug at your heartstrings.

  5. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

    Awesome book!

    That is very convenient. :<

  6. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy.

    Long book, but an excellent read.

  7. hi maeven,

    My friends find this completely odd, but I adore Russian lit. Call me crazy, but I totally love the long convoluted plots, not to mention the totally unpronounceable names. I like Tolstoy (anna karenina) but my favorite is Dostoyevsky ( Brothers Karamazov, Crime and Punishment, The Idiot). However, if you're looking for a short read, I sugesst his numerous novellas ( White Nights, A Christmas Tree and a Wedding) they are simply wonderful and very touching.
    if your looking for a romantic one, I suggest Dr. Zhivago by Boris Pasternak. I loved it. And if you are looking for some dark humor, I suggest Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov. Its a bit disturbing but funny at some parts.
    Another good read would be The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand. I'm Reading it right now and although its a bit brash and highly critical of others, its well written.
    sorry for the long post. Hope you are enjoying your break and Happy New Year!

  8. I live Tenderness by Robert Cormier though its not exactly the most happy book. Its short... I think.