Sunday, January 13, 2013

Wicked

Wicked
Gregory MaGuire
406 pages
Total = 679

I had moments I loved this book and then I had moments when I loved this book so much that I wanted it to never end. My sister got this book for me when I was still in college and I got through the first 100 pages and never picked it up again. I think I thought it was boring but I so badly wanted to love it since I love The Wizard of Oz so much. But, alas, I stopped reading. Then when I was at home over New Years, I started reading it again and couldn't stop. Maybe it made more sense, maybe I'm just in a better place in my life right now. Who knows. But I liked the way that MaGuire wrote it. You don't get too close to any of the characters since it's not written in 1st person. I liked the history. I love anyone that can be creative. I do really love Oz, and maybe this will inspire me to read the rest of the Oz books by Baum. But who knows. I thought that there were too many useless characters. Parts of it I didn't understand because I'm stupid. But overall I really enjoyed it. I thought it was going to take me a lot longer to read, but I read about 50-100 pages a day because depending on my mood, I was really into it. I'm still trying to read 50 books this year and two down and 13 days in. 
I'm hoping to finish the series, but I might not. I'm reading the second book in this series and it's about Elphaba's son. Her son is stupid so I'm not really in to the book yet. I'm hoping it gets better.
Anyway, I liked this book. You should read it if you like fantasy.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

How Did You Get This Number

How Did You Get This Number
Sloane Crosley
273 pages

I thought that I was going to really like this book. I read her first book a few years back and I thought I remembered liking it. And then I read the review I wrote about it and I apparently didn't like it. So much for my memory. 
Anyway, I guess this book was exactly like the last one. It took me about 2 weeks to finish the first two pages. I'm not sure why all of these people reviewing her book are going on and on about how funny it is. They must be getting paid a lot of money to do that. 
I read it though. 
So I guess that's a good thing.
But it was boring. Some of the stories were interesting. 
That's all I have to say.

So here's the thing

I'm going to try to do a book challenge. I'm going to attempt to read 50 books this year. That's a lot, I know. But I'm hopeful. I'm going to focus on good things this year, my favorite things, not stupid, worthless people. And reading always distracts me so this year hopefully I'll be very distracted. I'm going to try to either read 50 books or 15,000 pages. Which ever I can accomplish to not make myself feel like an ass. I've only read one book so far this year... I probably should hurry up with my readathon. But we know I can't finish anything.