Recently my posts have been about reading, and I have been trying to find a weird balance between boxes I should have read, but that are hard reading, ie moby dick, and books that are fun to read without being trash.
Anyway, I recently signed up for Goodreads.com and I put in the books in my nook that I have read since i got it. I have read way more than I though, which is good. I mean, I am not reading like a book a week or anything, but I am reading about a book a month, which i say is a fairly good clip.
I may have commented on this book already, not sure, but i know i posted I was reading Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill. This book is weird to me. The whole time i was reading, I was compelled to keep reading it seemed like a good story. The entire time i read I was thinking this is turning out to be a nice read.
Then i finished it, and in hindsight, the book is I don't know how to phrase it, almost. It is almost great. It is almost moving, it is almost scary, but it isn't any of those things. It is just almost, which I think is a pretty good result from your first novel. Readability and enjoy-ability are very high, but it is also lacking something i can't place my finger on.
Anyway, if you're looking for a great book, i can't recommend it, if you're looking for a good book to read while stuck at an airport on the wrong side of security, well for that purpose this book is great.
I also just finish, the lost heroes, dude that wrote those percy jackson stories, is wrote this one, sorta, fantasy teen lit. I give it the same review as above, well different, if your goal is to get you kids to like reading, and they like things like harry potter and the likes, i would strongly recommend it, if your pushing 40 and just looking for some entertainment, that is a good choice too.
but neither of the books is challenging, or vocabulary expanding, or stretching, like when i finished Catch 22, i had a list of like 40 words i looked up. Among them is "callipygous" which is my new favorite word, other than having no idea when i would need to use it, I like that it exists!