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Sunday, June 7, 2009

Really short reviews - apparently I''m swearing again - sorry



I actually finished a couple of books in a relatively short space of time; so here are a couple of short reviews before the reading/review ratio has a chance to get out of hand.

First up was Pyramids by Terry Pratchett, which was The Goods, but not quite as much The Goods as Wyrd Sisters, which I love like, well, like a sister. Anyway, Teppic has been training to be an assassin in Ankh-Morpork. Only, when his father, the king dies, Teppic finds himself inadequately prepared to take on the job. Weirdness abounds, and many, many funny moments. So I do love it, but like a slightly less close family member. A cousin, say.

Second was Naomi and Ely's No-Kiss List by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan. Sundays are my stay-in-bed days while the husband takes care of Patrick. So I literally spent all morning in bed, just reading this. And I just ... I want to hang out with it for, like, ever. And I want someone to create a playlist for me and I want my own copy, because I had to get it out of the library. It's SO good. I loved all of the characters, even Naomi a little bit, even though I totally went to school with girls like her - pretty and entitled. On the plus side, it's nice to know that the lives of these people are just as fucked-up as everyone else's. And it's sad, and funny, and romantic and ... practically perfect.

Back to The Belgariad ...

3 comments:

Nymeth said...

Yes! It was nearly perfect. I'm glad you enjoyed it so much. And Terry is Terry...what can one say but <3? :P

Maree said...

Ah ... nothing but love for Mr Sir Terry Pratchett :)

Joanne said...

Haha, love what you said about people like Naomi! I know what you meant cause I tried really hard to NOT like her :)