Wednesday, January 27, 2010

New book; The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown

This book has been standing on my bookshelf for over a year, between The Kite Runner by Khalid Husseini and Prep, by Curtis Sittinfeld, I got it from a relative who highly recommended this book to me; The Da Vinci Code. I started reading it last year, and stopped. Then I tried again and yes, I stopped once again. I can't explain why this book has managed to turn me off each time I tried to start reading it. However, yesterday I wanted to give it another try, just to say 'I have at least tried!' and so I began reading it and surprisingly, found out that it wasn't the book, it was me. Definitely me, because now I can't let this book down.

I have read over than one hundred pages in less than a day, and I can't let go of it! I've sunk so deep down in the mystery surrounding this book and it's plot I can't rise my eyes from it's pages. I'm lucky I had to "teach" for two hours because if I didn't, I wouldn't have stopped reading (I give private lessons for some pupils that need some help with their homework, or ones that only need some reassurance).
Anyhow, I'm quite sure the reason for my addiction is the plot rather than the characters, unlike The Bronze Horseman, in The Da Vince Code I still didn't get so much attached to the characters, for me they are no more than some mannequins for the author so the plot could advance. Nevertheless, the story is so stunning and thrilling you can't manage to leave the book.

Have you read the book? What do you think of it?

See you soon, keep on reading!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Nice to meet you

My name is Khulood (Which means eternity) I'm 18 years old and I love books. I've finished high school last year and I'm taking this year off to prepare myself mentally for college. I have always loved books and reading, but this year my love has increased since I don't really have anything to do with myself beside sitting all day and reading. And so this blog was created to document my reading process, my reading list and my reviews for some books I liked.

Currently I'm reading Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates, which if you don't know tells the story of two marriage couple; Frank and April Wheeler. Boy, these two are the perfect example for deluded people. The book is nothing I expected, I thought I'm going to be captivated by it, unable to put it down not until I finish all it's 463 pages. However, that's not happened, and I have already read more than 160 pages. So I won't be so surprised if I abandon the book eventually.

Anyways, here's a list of books I really really really want to read:
Tatiana And Alexander - Paullina Simons (I read The Bronze Horseman which is the first book in a trilogy of an amazing love story in the middle of the second world war. It's probably the best book I've read in my life! If you haven't heard of it\haven't read it, you must must must read it, it has everything you would wish for in a book)
The Summer Garden - Paullina Simons (The third book in The Bronze Horseman trilogy)
Her Fearful Symmetry - Audrey Niffenegger (I've read the author's 1st Novel: The Time Traveler's Wife and fell in love with her style)
Handle With care - Judi Picoult (Sad book, I love sad books. Not to mention I loved My Sister's Keeper)

OK, so that's it. Nice to meet you. If you love books as much as I do I hope to hear from you.
Have a nice day everyone.