Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Story #337: Books

I had a quiet long weekend. For the most part, we stayed home like hermits, totally unaware of what was going on outside of our small apartment. We missed BYU basketball games and plays and whatever else they had going on on campus.

I was happy just to read. I finished 2 books in 3 days, which was a record for me. I didn't read Persuasion because I couldn't bring myself to! I like Jane Austin's characters because they are so complicated and well-developed. But her stories are a little...cliche. I guess I shouldn't judge this book because I haven't read it but I just couldn't get pass page 2. I'll give it another try next time.

This time I read a book by Lisa See caalled "Peony In Love." The title was very uninteresting but the story was the opposite. It was so weird and interesting. Although the theme of this book is like her other books where she talked about the ancient Chinese women and their lives in the world of men, this book was narrated from the point of view of a female ghost.

The second book I read was Dan Brown's "The Lost Symbol." I could not put the book down after I started reading it. It was amazing. Totally thrilling and smart. The only thing that was kind of a let-down was this book was a lot like his "Da Vinci Code." But I loved it nonetheless. It's brilliantly written.

Recently, somebody introduced me the books called "Room" and "The Good Earth". I wonder if any of you have read these books and what is your opinion on them.

What about giving me some suggestions as to what books to buy so I could bring it on the plane with me when I go home?


1 comment:

Lia said...

You have to read Jane Austen books because even though you think they are cliche, she's the one who started the cliche!

Also, I did read The Good Earth a few years ago, and even though I didn't think I would like it at all, I ended up really liking it!