The 2014 Book Challenge Update

The 2014 Book Challenge Update

Yet again it is the end to another month and what an incredible month for reading. I set out planning on having a completely YA month (which due to Book Club was the case) but I read so more than I thought I would.

1. The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan

2. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

3. Frostbite by Richelle Mead

4. Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead

5. Blood Promise by Richelle Mead

6. Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead

7. Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead

8. The House of Hades by Rick Riordan

9. Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty

10. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

11. The Giver by Lois Lowry

Next month is my long awaited holiday abroad. I think the most I can ever remember reading on a two week holiday was seven books. I want to smash that this time. Ten? Fourteen? I’m setting up my TBR at the moment and we’ll see how that goes.

At the moment I’m reading Ruby Red by Kerstin Grier so perhaps I will get a chance to read the trilogy before I go away.

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The 2014 Book Challenge Review: Love In the Time of Cholera

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

(Low 5 Stars)

This book is another that has been on my shelf for a while. I think I originally bought it when I was discovering How I Met Your Mother which is odd but did actually effect the way I viewed the series. Anyway, I tried to read it when I originally bought it, but it seemed a little heavy and I left it. I picked it up this time round because this is one of the two choices of books for the Book Club I have joined. I’m glad that this in a way forced me to start and finish it.

The story is about Florentino Ariza an old man who has been in love with one woman all his adult life – Fermina Daza. On the night her husband dies, he goes to her and declares his undying, unchanged love. She promptly and quite rightly rejects him. The story then goes back in time and follows them through their separate lives and what leads them to that moment of reuniting.

The novel explores many different loves and lusts, it is vast. Neither Florentino or Fermina are devoted to the other through their lives and whilst through Fermina we learn about married love, through Florentino we learn other types of love.

I can imagine in the original Spanish it would be beautiful. I wish I could read Spanish, just for this novel really. The prose is great in English but I can just tell it has lost something in translation. There are some obvious metaphors and allusions to poke about at. There is a lot to be discussed from perspectives of gender, culture and literary critique.

I’m interested to see what the others will say at Book Club because I really enjoyed this book. I may have to start learning Spanish.

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         ”i don’t know where it is, i don’t know when, but i want you around.” 
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         ”i don’t know where it is, i don’t know when, but i want you around.” 
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         ”i don’t know where it is, i don’t know when, but i want you around.” 
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         ”i don’t know where it is, i don’t know when, but i want you around.” 
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         ”i don’t know where it is, i don’t know when, but i want you around.” 
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         ”i don’t know where it is, i don’t know when, but i want you around.” 
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         ”i don’t know where it is, i don’t know when, but i want you around.” 
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         ”i don’t know where it is, i don’t know when, but i want you around.” 

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         ”i don’t know where it is, i don’t know when, but i want you around.” 

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"And how she smiled and how she laughed, the maiden of the tree.She spun away and said to him, No featherbed for me!I’ll wear a gown of golden leaves, And bind my hair with grass,But you can be my forest love, And me your forest lass…”

*quiet weeping*
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GET TO KNOW ME MEME → favourite relationships [6/10] » Arya Stark and Gendry
"And how she smiled and how she laughed, the maiden of the tree.She spun away and said to him, No featherbed for me!I’ll wear a gown of golden leaves, And bind my hair with grass,But you can be my forest love, And me your forest lass…”

*quiet weeping*
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GET TO KNOW ME MEME → favourite relationships [6/10] » Arya Stark and Gendry
"And how she smiled and how she laughed, the maiden of the tree.She spun away and said to him, No featherbed for me!I’ll wear a gown of golden leaves, And bind my hair with grass,But you can be my forest love, And me your forest lass…”

*quiet weeping*
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GET TO KNOW ME MEME → favourite relationships [6/10] » Arya Stark and Gendry
"And how she smiled and how she laughed, the maiden of the tree.She spun away and said to him, No featherbed for me!I’ll wear a gown of golden leaves, And bind my hair with grass,But you can be my forest love, And me your forest lass…”

*quiet weeping*
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GET TO KNOW ME MEME → favourite relationships [6/10] » Arya Stark and Gendry
"And how she smiled and how she laughed, the maiden of the tree.She spun away and said to him, No featherbed for me!I’ll wear a gown of golden leaves, And bind my hair with grass,But you can be my forest love, And me your forest lass…”

*quiet weeping*
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GET TO KNOW ME MEME → favourite relationships [6/10] » Arya Stark and Gendry
"And how she smiled and how she laughed, the maiden of the tree.She spun away and said to him, No featherbed for me!I’ll wear a gown of golden leaves, And bind my hair with grass,But you can be my forest love, And me your forest lass…”

*quiet weeping*
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GET TO KNOW ME MEME → favourite relationships [6/10] » Arya Stark and Gendry
"And how she smiled and how she laughed, the maiden of the tree.She spun away and said to him, No featherbed for me!I’ll wear a gown of golden leaves, And bind my hair with grass,But you can be my forest love, And me your forest lass…”

*quiet weeping*
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GET TO KNOW ME MEME → favourite relationships [6/10] » Arya Stark and Gendry
"And how she smiled and how she laughed, the maiden of the tree.She spun away and said to him, No featherbed for me!I’ll wear a gown of golden leaves, And bind my hair with grass,But you can be my forest love, And me your forest lass…”

*quiet weeping*

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GET TO KNOW ME MEME → favourite relationships [6/10] » Arya Stark and Gendry

"And how she smiled and how she laughed, the maiden of the tree.
She spun away and said to him, No featherbed for me!
I’ll wear a gown of golden leaves, And bind my hair with grass,
But you can be my forest love, And me your forest lass…”

*quiet weeping*

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one thing i love about having a book blog is that i can see what books everyone gets excited about, and then get excited about them, and before i’ve even read the book, i’m basically in love with it, and then when i finally get around to reading the book and i find out what all the hype was about and it was amazing and i just love that so much

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"Each time you read a book, a tree smiles knowing there’s life after death."

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Reading Update

Well well well, I have been getting through books quite quickly this week. Not only did I finish reading Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty ( a bit of an anti climax unfortunately) but I also read the second book for book club - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon AND I also read The Giver by Lois Lowry.

I didn’t really love any of these books.  TCIotDitN was a reread but it wasn’t as good as I remember now I know about all the books problems.

I’m now in a bit of a dilemma. I’m not really sure what to read next.  It’s practically a new month so do I set up a new TBR.  I did abandon August’s TBR. 

What should I read next people?