Monday, July 09, 2012

Books 59-63

Reading has been on the back burner recently with too much other stuff going on.

The Shades of Grey Trilogy - by E. L. James
Format - Kindle downloads

I read all three but I have to say not because I liked them or that they were well written but firstly because I wanted to know what all the fuss was about and secondly because once I read one I wanted to know why he was the way he was - rather warped?! I never thought I'd say this about a book but here goes - "there was just way too much sex!" It all got rather dull and boring and by half way through the second book I was skim reading those scenes and in the third I skipped them completely.
I suppose if you are single and they float your boat then these books would be wonderful masturbation fodder or if your sex life is a little dull they might encourage you to expand (cough, cough) your horizons but to me (other than the curiosity about Mr Grey's past) they became a thing of humour. I admit to ripping the piss  out of them unmercifully - especially regarding some of the over repeated phrases - inner goddess - in a pig's eye more like.

Would I recommend them? - Not really - but they are 'the buzz' right now- so they must have something. I just wonder what this author will write next?

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Fire and Ice Book 1) - by G.R.R Martin
Format -Kindle download

I've not seen the TV series. I read this because I wanted something different, something long and absorbing after the books mentioned above. I have read good and bad reviews of this book but personally - I loved it! Couldn't put it down (am halfway through the second one).
It was a great holiday read and I love some of the characters that I already have the other books in my queue/wish list.

Wuthering Heights - by Emily Bronte
Format - Audio book

Another favourite revisited. Beautifully told. Always compelling. Wonderful.

1 comment:

Fee said...

Just throwing in my Game of Thrones based 2 cents: 1) They only get better as they go. 2) The TV series is good though the second veers frustratingly from the book, reading the books beforehand makes it much easier to follow too. 3) Read em slowly!! The guy seems to average a book about every 5 years and the most recent one came out last year, I finished the last one at the end of May having started the first about Christmas time and now have that impatient waiting for the rest of the story going on.