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Ceaseless Reads: Reading Comp
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1st-Sep-2008 09:38 pm
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I figure I could contribute some here -

Let's do this awards style.
The Guilty Pleasure award = "Lady Killer" by Lisa Scottoline - there's no real social value to this but it's entertaining. The title is a triple-entendre. whoo. But it was fun!

The Better Than I Expected award= "The Saint Valentine's Day Murders" (on tape) by Ruth Dudley Edwards - well, I was expecting this to be the guilty pleasure, but I really like the characters in Ruth's books and I'm currently being an Anglophile.

The Series I'm Not Sure I Like But I Have To Find Out What Happens Next award= "Boreal Moon" by Julian May. I've read 2 of the 3. I guess I like them? It's a deal where I really want to know what happens. I don't feel emotionally attached though. I just need to know!! Actually the more I read the more interesting it gets.

The Sequel Stayed With Me More than The Original award = "Rebecca's Tale." Actually I think you have to read both. And I mean both, because Rebecca's Tale really goes along with it. You would never know it was not by DuMaurier. In a way it's a fan-fiction, just answering all those unanswered questions - well, not all. But it's so well done and plausible that it's worth it. And I loved it.

The Why Am I Reading This Crap Award= "Cell" by Stephen King. Ugh. Why does King always have to be so depressing?!?! I have to limit myself to maybe 2 hours per day.

The It's A Kids Book but I Love it Anyway And Need The Next Book Award = the Septimus Heap books by Angie Sage. If you took out some of the cheap movie parts from Harry Potter and kept the whimsy and drama, this is more like it.

The Surprisingly Similar to Septimus Heap but Adult Fiction = "The Lies of Locke Lamora." Besides the title being so wonderfully alliterative, the worlds in these 2 are remarkably similar. And the title characters are likeable geniuses - but in Locke Lamora, he's a thief who brings down a monarchy.

You should give out your own awards as a way to describe what you've been reading.
2nd-Sep-2008 03:51 am (UTC)
:) This is a wonderful idea. :) I'm going to think about it, and be back.

Oh, "Cell" was a pretty depressing read. Creepy as hell too.
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