- Barberton, OH, USA
- member since February 5, 2010
someone needs to be getting his read on. Im reading circles around you dude. hurry up so i can give you graceling. god, the sequel is so full of awesome, but you gotta read this too. or a million other things im dying to force upon you. wait, that sounds wrong. anyways, finish up will ya? :)
Totally heard of looking glass wars. its been a while. i think i got mixed reviews on it and wanted to read the original again before i tackled it. it seems i have more than enough on my plate as is. btw, how much do you love the poem that was posted?
when i buy poison study, you are so reading it. it is an excellent example of books i love. but yeah, graceling first perhaps? you tell me what genre to give you after the sci fi you've been ensorcelled with. cant wait to have you read something really different for you! *evilish cackle*
Gaining insights into some of the flaws or weaknesses of one's personal character tends to be a bit traumatic. since it was book related, i figured it would be less random on here than anywhere else.
and dont you go using Twilight as an example without reading it, although if you wanted to read it... *mischievous smile*
Besides, it's more of a "chaste" romance than a "real" romance. i suppose that's why i liked it. the tension was tangible yet not explicit. i loved that. There is something about dangling something in front of a character (and the reader) that they cant have... that sounds really bad. like i like to torment characters or something. hmm..
anyways, thanks for trying to make sense of my ramblings! BTW, did you read mists of avalon (or something like that?) Worth a read? it should be on my shelf somewhere... good luck with that!!! :)
Okay, so. I understand that everyone has their biases. And I understand that it is logical that this applies to books and book genres as well as anything else. However, despite knowing it is okay to have my own book preferences, and that I dont have to like anything/everything, I am feeling more than thoroughly chastised.
I doubt it would surprise you to know that my preferences for romance novels is WAAAAY down on the list. the Squick factor is pretty high. However, i have just had this bias thrown savagely in my face. Let me share a quote from the Witchy Chicks blog:
"Love is a human condition. We spend our entire lives craving it, chasing it, fearing it and getting over it. It defines our childhood, our adulthood and our old age. People who read for entertainment want to escape the real world for awhile. They want to visit new worlds, run from scary things that can't actually catch them, or have that moment where everything is perfect and everything works out.
A good novel does all of the above. You can't experience horror without hope for rescue. You can't have pain without a knowledge of the lack of it. A truly perfect love finds few of us. There are compromises, the aches and pains of growing together and apart and together again, the kids, the laundry, the bills. Romance readers want to both think and feel when reading, and most importantly, they want to have a good feeling at the end. A warm fuzziness that makes tomorrow a little less . . . real."
Damn, i hate it when something so simple, and right, and logical fails to have made an impression before. they are 100% right in my opinion, as my own personal past experiences alone would be enough to dictate.
And so here I am, neither desiring to read this genre yet feeling a deep sense of betrayal to the literary world for not being brave enough to venture forth into this realm.
A hypocrite, I have found myself to be, and it is excruciatingly uncomfortable.
I believe one of my textbooks mentions a place where you are terrified to make a decision, like you can go neither forward or backward, a stuckness.
Yeah, this is me terror-full and stuck.
I have had my biases and prejudices come back to hurt me, in the form of this literary bitch-slap.
Go here to see an animated movie swipe a scene from drizzt. tell me what you think. Start at about 7:20 and go to the end of the scene. I love this movie, myself, but then again, I'm a sucker for any movie disney-ish.
Thoroughly relieved you liked the book I forced upon you. like really really relieved as I wasn't entirely sure what you would like to read.
I am soooo sending you recommendations. (but feel free to check out any book that seems interesting on my shelf. i rarely give five stars or rate books unless i feel a need.
I'm wondering how you would feel about books by a female author with a female protagonist that is not an urban fantasy action type novel...hmm.... Some decent world building and character development would do you some good. heehee
And I will be giving you back neuromancer uberfast in order for it to be put back on the "donate to needy library" pile. Or the "never ever read or recommend again" pile. JK- sort of.
I think i might have been a tad cruel on one of my reviews on Neuromancer. did you like the book? maybe i just need another person's perspective on it, but i thought it was thoroughly flawed. not that i am done yet, but still. I am beginning to think it takes a genius male writer to get inside the movivations and feelings of human beings. men can do plot, story, action, etc, but god, can one write a female character that makes some sense. i think i had similar issues with drizzt too. all plot, little else in the character's head. one tracked mind means one dimensional character.
i think i'm just dwelling on this too much. ...... Hi, I'm Katie and I'm a bookaholic/bibliophile. and how was your day?
hotties are hotties. i dont discriminate based on age or fictitious status. hence Ed is hot, jacob from twilight is hot, and many urban fantasy demons who are a million years old, but act like they are 30, while looking like a teen are all also hot....
And besides, i completely trust your judgment when it comes to games and movies. if you say it doesnt completely suck, then im pretty sure its gonna be wicked sweet. bring it on! after miyazaki of course. we are gonna have to set impalement aside and watch an actual movie one of these days.
...I have a thing for bad boys with magical abilities. the ponytail is just an added bonus. and c'mon, he IS hot. So sue me! lol
ACK!!! HI COREY!!! SQUEE, IM SO UBER EXCITED YOU ARE HERE. WELCOME TO MY WORLD!!! WHOO HOOOOO, Ok. I'm better now. Hope you love the site, it can do anything.... well, not impale people, but still. Its freaking awesome. Guess what anime i just finished...come on, guess.