- Tulsa, OK, USA
- member since June 23, 2008
spinnerrowe’s last login was Thursday, April 26, 2012.
Heïïïï, you have great tastes. We don't have a lot of books in common, but we rated them the same, for the best ... and the worst too. When I say "the worst", I'm thinking about "the Foundation" or "Frankenstein". You tell yourself that such classics must have something powerful inside, since they've crossed decades and centuries ... and then you find out that, no, they're just completely boring! How disappointing is that ?
I've been using swaptree.com to empty old paperbacks and grab some new ones without leaving the A/C. Its free, you just pay for your own shipping. I am mostly a library girl, but back when we had no kids/mortgage, I bought lots and now have to move them (before we move). Even got rid of DVDs and replaced with The Hobbit, and other books Tate needs for his school list. Thought of you since you also like to read lots (or feel guilty and forced to read lots?? either way).
Thanks for the compliment. The profile picture I use is a creation whipped up by an artist named Rachel Quinlan. You can find her site [a href="www.rachelquinlan.com"]here[/a]. I discovered this pic (the only avatar I ever use) back in 2005, and it was one I also found intriguing. I emailed her, asking for permission to use her copyrighted image, and she agreed.
I am usually disappointed when I book that I enjoy is made into a movie. The movie for the Kite Runner was terrible - some things just don't translate onto the screen very well. I might take me some time to get all of my books on the shelf because I read so much! Most of my reading lately has been non-fiction because the fiction selection has been so lacking.
I thought there was quite a bit of character development of Honor, her close friends, even the enemies to Manticore and her own. Each book builds upon the other. There are even a couple of Honor Universe books that branch out to other characters away from Honor and her immediate vicinity. I hope this helps.