Saturday, May 2, 2009

Books i have to read and more i have to find

1. I am in the process of reading "Delta of Venus" by Anaïs Nin. (keep in mind it is erotica)
2. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
3. Heavens Net is Wide by Lian Hearn (i have read all of the previous ones and i must finish this one!)
4. The Nether Regions by Sue Gough (i have had this book for a few years and have not been able to sit down and finish it!)

I think that is all for now, we shall see how long it takes me. I am planning to finish off the last of the Merry Gentry series by Laurell K Hamilton (she also wrote the Anita Blake series which I talked about here)

I am up to book 5 - Mistral's Kiss, which means i have only to get 3 more and i am finished!! I own all of the Anita Blake series, it took me 2 years to get.

I have a wishlist of books i wish to read, and i shall post about that soon. I am going to go back and re read books i own very soon.

but for now i leave you with this quote :

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be
chewed and digested: that is, some books are to be read only in parts,
others to be read, but not curiously, and some few to be read wholly,
and with diligence and attention.
~ Francis Bacon ~

found here

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

This book is odd... Very odd. I understand the reasons behind the story, but it seems overdone. The nonsense is over the top and confusing. It is a classic and that I understand. Far be it for me to claim that this book needs to be stuck off as some nonsense.

I have read this book as a child and now as an adult. I am sure it is not a children's book. The main character may be a child, but the intricacies of the book are too complex for a child. The Cheshire cat is chilling in his invisiblity. It seems strange.

I love the childlike innocence of Alice, I remember playing the same games as a child, lets pretend things like that. I learned how to play chess in year 10. Tweedledee and Dum are hilarious and the poor mad hatter needs to wean off the mercury.

Dont get me wrong, i love this book. Its just very odd.

5 out of 10