Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Best Books Ever?

My reading list just got a heck of a lot longer...

Darn you, NPR!

I don't know why I do this to myself. Author John Green posted on his Twitter account that you could vote for your favorite YA novels. So I went to do that and found 3 OTHER LISTS! Damn! Now I have a list of books I want to read about... oh... 200 books long. This is what I get for not reading much in High School. SO MANY BOOKS! But I am a masochist, so I'm going to try to find as many as I can from the library and everything else I'll just have to buy.

If you would like to join me in reading pleasure/torture (book S&M? 50 Shades of Books?) I'll link to the lists below.

Vote for Best-Ever Teen Novels

100 Best Beach Books Ever
Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books


Thursday, July 12, 2012

Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

Jurassic ParkJurassic Park by Michael Crichton

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I really wasn't impressed by this book. I found many of the characters annoying and whiny. I would probably be whiny in their situation too, but hopefully not to that extent. Jurassic Park is a favorite movie of mine so I was excited to start reading. It started out ok and got a lot better, but by the time I was 3/4 of the way through I was just ready to be done. There was a lot of good action scenes and tension. The thing that I disliked most was the character development. I hated Hammond (& usually Lex) so much that they took away from what I was reading.

Overall, the writing was good and I appreciated a lot of what Ian Malcolm had to say about the resposibility of scientists, but (it pains me to say) I think I like the movie better.

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