Sunday, January 13, 2013

52 Books in 52 Weeks-Week 3

Week two is officially over and now on to week three.  This week I finished 3 books.  I also added in the Dewey Decimal Challenge.  If you haven't already, check on the official 52 Books in 52 Weeks site and join in the fun.

000-Bossypants-Tina Fey
100-The Demon Haunted World-Carl Sagan
200-Universe From Nothing-Lawrence M. Krauss
300-The Roving Mind-Isaac Asimov
800-The Epic of Gilgamesh

Here's my updated list for the 52.

The Deathly Hallows- J.K Rowling
The Friday Society- Adrienne Kress
Leviathan- Scott Westerfeld
The Chrysalids- John Wyndham
The Eyre Affair-Jasper Fforde
The Handmaid's Tale- Margaret Atwood
The Tar-Aiym Krang- Dean Alan Foster
The Woman Who Died A Lot- Jasper Fforde
Changeless-Gail Carriger
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
A Wizard of Earthsea- Ursula K. Le Guin
Howl's Moving Castle- Dianna Wynn Jones

The first book I read was The Handmaid's Tale.  Which frankly, I wish I hadn't read.  Don't get me wrong it was an excellent book but it really made me angry.  I wonder if it was meant to be shocking? It didn't shock me at all.  

All the views towards women in that book I have heard voiced. In the news, on internet forums, by people in real life.  I just can't wrap my head around that kind of thinking.  Just ugh.  

To rinse my brain out, I followed it up with Bossypants by Tina Fey. 

It was okay.  I don't like biographies or memoirs so that coloured my views.  It did make me laugh a couple of times but yeah, I read it for the Dewey challenge. As you can tell from my regular fiction list, I generally pick stuff that is far from reality. 

Last night I had an hour or two to kill before going to bed so I read Howl's Moving Castle by Dianna Wynn Jones.  

Howl is my favourite Hayao Miyazaki film.  I love Sophie and if I had another daughter that would be her name.  A lot of fantasy novels tend to blur together as they often tell the same types of stories but this is quite different.  I read it on my e-reader but I think I'm going to buy a hard copy for my library.  

What's on your reading list this week?  


  1. Oh, I hope you like The Demon-Haunted World. I read it years ago. I miss Carl Sagan. I recently read The Eyre Affair. That's a strange book.

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