I’m catching up on some books that I’ve been trying to read since October. I’ve got two picks to choose from.
So please, please, please, please, I’m begging you readers… give me advise. If you’ve read either, let me know what you thought. Please tell me your thoughts, even if you haven’t read any of the books. I’d love to hear them.
Northanger Abbey by Val McDermid
In Northanger Abbey, [Val] delivers her own, witty, updated take on Austen’s classic novel about a young woman whose visit to the stately home of a well-to-do acquaintance stirs her most macabre imaginings, with an extra frisson of suspense that only McDermid could provide.
- 100 Pages left to read
- Hardcover physical paper book
- No distractions from other apps, games, and stuff like that on the kindle
- I don’t often read a Hardcover that much anymore, let alone paper, and I’ve caught myself trying to drag the page over like I would on my kindle.
- It’s a library book.
- I am liking the story.
- It’s a Jane Austen satire, and I love Jane Austen.
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
From the final idea of award-winning author Siobhan Dowd— whose premature death from cancer prevented her from writing it herself— Patrick Ness has spun a haunting and darkly funny novel of mischief, loss, and monsters both real and imagined.
- 24% into the story.
- According to the kindle, and my reading speed, I’ve got 3 Hours and 31 Minutes left of reading time.
- It’s on my kindle, so if I get bored or want to procrastinate finishing this, I could always look on the Net, or play a game (Candy Crush sounds good right about now… just waiting for some more lives).
- I’m liking the story so far.
- Some of the grammar is a little incorrect at times, so it’s a little hard to read through. Did the author do this to make us think like a 13 year old? If so it’s a little difficult.