Tuesday, 25 June 2013

The Reader

I've been on a major reading kick lately. After I decided that I would not spend one more second reading 50 Shades of Grey I immediately jumped into a new and better book. I'm sorry but 50 Shades of Grey is a horrible book. The writing is outrageously bad, she basically just repeats the same phrases over and over again for the whole novel and it just felt super degrading to women. I don't think it's degrading because she was becoming his submissive or whatever (ugh weird), but because she didn't even seem to want to but felt the need to give up her free will to be with some messed up man. She turned from a smart, strong-willed girl to basically a sex object. Honestly, every five seconds was a sex scene and nothing else, basically reading a porn. Thanks, but no thanks. If you're gonna rock that, you might want to make the characters interesting, or at least bearable and you might want to have some writing skills. Okay, that's my rant.

I stopped reading 50 Shades of Grey on a Wednesday night. I picked up Eleanor and Park on Thursday afternoon and had it finished by Friday night. That's how much I was craving a good book!

When my friend Laura first gave my the book I super did not think I was gonna be into it. I didn't think I'd want to be reading about a couple of highschoolers falling in love. Some times writers can make highschool romances seem so trivial but Eleanor and Park was so much more than that. The characters were so complex and I could not put it down. It was a great book. Highly recommended.

After that I dove into reading Paper Towns. I love me some John Green and I had been pushing this book to the side for a while so I was definitely ready to have some of his magic rolling through my brain again.

I'm not gonna lie, Paper Towns wasn't my favourite John Green novel but I don't know how he could really top my love for Looking for Alaska (or The Fault in Our Stars). Nevertheless, he's a wonderful author and it's hard not to at least enjoy his work. He really is amazing.

Right now I'm reading A Working Stiff's Manifesto: A Memoir of Thirty Jobs I Quit, Nine That Fired Me and Three I Can't Remember.
It's probably the perfect book for me to be reading right now. After the author spent $40,000 on a useless English degree he finds himself in need of job, any job. It's already so funny so far and I'm finiding myself relating to it so much.

Ahhh nothing like a good novel to keep yah happy. Amiright!??

Well kids, have a happy Tuesday. I get a four day weekend this weekend. Yah jealous!?


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