Saturday, January 18, 2014

It's Monday ...

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Well. I finished The Eye of the Dragon and it was great.

I decided to wait on The Luminaries till I was on holiday so I picked up Maddaddam, the final book in Margaret Atwood's dystopic trilogy that started with Oryx & Crake and The Year of the Flood.

I love those two books, especially Oryx & Crake, but Maddaddam is bugging me. As odd as it sounds, it reminds me of the episodes of The Walking Dead that I've been catching up on where the story suddenly veers off into the Governor's origin story. Which. I could not care less about the Governor's origin story and I don't understand why whole episodes are being devoted to it.

I had a whole bit typed out about why it's bugging me in Maddaddam but it's spoilery. Suffice to say I'm more puzzled than intrigued.

So, for now, I'm reading Longbourn, by Jo Baker - which is the story of Pride and Prejudice from the servants' point of view. So far, so good.

I'm also reading a biography of Sir Laurence Olivier, which I'm really enjoying.

What are you reading?


Unknown said...

I commend you for reading biographies since I don't really like reading those kind of books (I get bored huhu)! Hope you enjoy! :)

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Anonymous said...

I just got through reading The Luminaries! I liked it a lot, hope you do too -- I think it'll make a perfect vacation read.

Lindsay said...

I bought The Luminaries last week, I am looking forward to it but am nervous too because of the size I think, I know it'll take me a long time. I have Longbourn to read too, hope you enjoy it. Have a great week.

Kailana said...

I have had Maddaddam since it came out and really need to read it.

Maree said...

Kim: I don't read them very often, but I find them fascinating if I'm interested in the subject.

Jenny: I'm looking forward to really digging into it. :-)

Lindsay: It is a very BIG book yes.

Kailana: I'm hoping to get back to Maddaddam soon, I'm slightly disappointed it's not working for me right now.