Thursday, May 7, 2015

2015 Reading Challenge Progress IV

I've been so busy!  Sorry I'm so late with my reading challenge progress post!!

I read Tintin in Tibet for my graphic novel and because I've always wanted to read one before hehe.  It was great!!  I've never read a graphic novel before, so I didn't really know what to expect.  I'm not used to having pictures to look at so I was reading the words and kept getting really confused because I didn't know what they were talking about.  I went back and looked at the pictures and all of a sudden it made sense and was so funny!!!  Some of the things they say are so funny mostly because they aren't anything anyone in the U.S. says hehe.  I really liked it.

Dragon Fantastic is a book of short stories by different authors.  I was at work and had finished reading Cold Fire, so I went through the limited selection of books they have and saw this one.  I like fantasy books and dragons so I figured I'd give it a try.  I didn't realize at first that it was short stories.  I'm not really a huge fan of short stories.  I like to read really long series because I get so fond of the characters I'm always sad to see a book/series end.  Short stories don't give you enough time to learn to like the characters lol.  It actually really worked out well for work though since I'm interrupted constantly.  It had a bunch of really short stories. Some were boring, some were really funny, some had good messages and some were mildly entertaining.  It fulfills the need for a book of short stories on my list and it was entertaining for slow times at work.  :)

I LOVED Gone with the Wind!!!!  I honestly don't even know what to say, because it was so awesome.  I thought there was no way I would like it from the snippets I'd seen of the movie when I was a kid (in the process of watching that from beginning to end for the first time ever... it's long!), but I was wrong.  It's so funny because normally I don't like books where I hate all (okay most) of the characters, but in this one I loved to hate them!  I don't want to give anything away in case you haven't read it and want to, but I recommend it (not done with the movie but I can already tell you the book was better).  It's LONG!  Like 900 pages long!  So I'm using this one for my book that is more than 500 pages on the list.  :)  Oh and I would totally read this book again!  The funny thing is when I started reading it, the first chapter went on and on and on and on and on about this one conversation and only halfway through it I was ready to scream!  I was actually not going to read it, but mom told me to stick with it and I'm glad I did!  There are long winded parts, but it's totally worth it.  :)  P.S.  My only complaint about this one was the ending... I like a book to have all the loose ends neatly tied up.  I forgive this one though because she did such an incredible job writing it and she was making a point which was perfectly made by leaving it open ended.  :)

I read The Alchemist for my book that was originally written in a different language.  All I can say is I'm glad it was only 100 pages.  I can normally read 100 pages in a day, but this one took me a week or two.... it's not that it was a bad book... it was just really different, kind of boring... it's hard to explain.  :\

I hope you guys are enjoying following my progress and my reviews.  Sorry these weren't the best reviews.  I was in a hurry because I have to go to bed ASAP!  Night guys!


  1. Speaking of short stories, my sister-in-law bought me a bunch of books for Christmas a while back that have the shortest stories in the world. The book I'm reading now required each short story to contain exactly 55 words. These stores are incredibly clever and entertaining. Trickery is usually used to give a wow ending. They make perfect bathroom books. I can read one or two stories per sitting. Ha ha.

    1. Lol! That's funny! I don't think I've ever read any that short!

  2. I've read Gone with the Wind several times in the past. I agree with you--I hated most the characters, and I generally don't like books when that happens, but I really loved hating them, too. Melanie was the only decent person in the whole book--she should have packed up and left all of them. What they saw in Ashley, I'll never know--and Scarlett--I can go on all day about her.

    The movie was good, too. I actually got to see it in the theater when if had it's 50th anniversary. It is a must on the big screen.

    1. You just said exactly what I said almost word for word after I finished the book!!!!!! Melanie was great but she should have told them all to get over themselves and go away lol. That's so funny how we both felt the exact same way about the book!! We have so much in common hehe.


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