Ongoing first reading of The Chronicles of Narnia. Way late!
What do you think of it? I am nearly finished. Its decent. I like Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe more. Both books spend half of the time, just about literally, with characters journeying through Narnian landscapes to their destination. For a good reason, but it gets a little old.
Recommend it? Of course. C.S Lewis wrote famous stories and this series is his classic one. He has his Christian apologetics books I have yet to read.
Just finished The Deaths by Mark Lawson. Really recommend it. A wonderful deconstruction of wealth - or the illusion of it. And a perfect lesson in how to write complicated and quite unlikeable characters who you still want to spend time with.
Post by HDSimplicityy on Mar 20, 2021 14:34:22 GMT -6
Interesting farida. Makes you almost want to like them enough to spend time with. Wealth is awesome, a blessing. One works hard, gets opportunistic/has ridiculous timing with events around them, makes choices to increase it, use it for others. Yet... it is so easily used the wrong way, to use it for advantage.
Title: The Long, Long Afternoon Author: Farida! (or Inga Vesper, as the rest of the world knows her) Genre: mystery What do you think of it?
Omigosh, I just got to an unexpected twist at the halfway point. The geraniums! They're not just window-dressing. No spoilers, Raveneye! I absolutely love Ruby. And Mrs Crane reminds me of my Aunt Joy. Utterly relatable.
title How We Go Home Author/Editor Edited by Sara Sinclair Genre Nonfiction
What do you think of it? EXCELLENT. It's interviews of Indigenous people about their lives and their thoughts on Indigenous Rights and the fight for their land. The interviews are thorough and heartfelt.
Recommend it? YES, YES, and MORE YES.
title Fall or Dodge in Hell Author/Editor Neal STephenson Genre Science Fiction (cyberpunk maybe?)
What do you think of it? It got mailed to me in this care box, but I absolutely ABHOR this author. Yet, here it is regardless of whether i like the author or not, so I decided, why not. I'll give his works one last try. And it's weirdly engrossing in a laid-back way. Like, when I'm bored and just want to sit in someone else's life, this read fits that need. It's not as horribly sexist as his other works, so maybe he learned some lessons? But I'm not that far into this massive tome, so maybe he's hiding the sexism for later in the book. We'll see I guess. It's very surreal and weird, and really just a character study drawn out to over a thousand pages.