Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Books

More books I've been reading in the last few months.  I try not to spoil things so I apologize if these are rather vague.  If you want more detail let me know and I'll go more into the plot and post spoiler alerts next time.  I use the audible and kindle apps as well as real books for my reading these days, which makes me feel really technologically up to date, haha! 

I'm having book ADD at the moment and have about 4 other books in progress right now because sometimes I just want to READ ALL THE THINGS! I'm sure you know how that goes. Anyway, here you go:

Tell The Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt - I listened to this one on audible while doing dishes and other boring things.  I thought it was a wonderful story but I wasn't that fond of the voice that did the narration.  She seemed really breathy and light headed, but I thought the story of acceptance and loss and that moment in life when everything changes was really special.  I felt myself grinning at several moments when I had felt or thought the same things the narrator expressed, which is one of my favorite things about reading.  I enjoyed this one, but think I would've liked it more if I had enjoyed the voice more.  That's just the trick of listening to audio books.  The voice can with make or break your experience.  Audible does have samples though so you can listen to a bit of the voice before you buy anything.

The Lord of The Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien - Obviously you know what this one is about, but I loved it.  I'm kind of a nerd and a sucker for a great adventure story.  I also knew I'd never have the time to sit down and read this series page by page until I retire, so I chose to listen to it on audible and it was great.  I enjoyed the voice a lot, he tried to give different intonation for different characters and sang things that were meant to be sung.  It gave the story a great dimension it wouldn't have had otherwise.  I just love the story telling here, it's really epic and if you don't think you'll sit down to read it, you should check out audible to hear it being read.  I recommend it for everyone.  

Insurgent by Veronica Roth - The second in the Divergent series, I enjoyed this one also though significantly less than the first book in the series. It took longer for me to get into it, but once I was about 1/3 of the way into it, I didn't want to put it down.  I had a harder time with the romantic angle between Tris and Tobias in this one, so we'll see what happens in the 3rd book, but the plot was decent.  I could see the ending coming, but not down to the details, so it kept my interest all the way through.  I'm at a loss for what could possibly happen next, so I'm anxious to read the final book in this series.  I have been warned that I won't like it though, so I maybe it will be a really exciting train wreck? One can only hope. 

Have you been reading anything lately?



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