Zi71bFS9nQHnivtvUJquhejTHIQ The Story Factory Reading Zone: November 2010

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Millions (A Short Review)

A tale of the perils and pleasures money can bring- how it brings out the best in some and the worst in others. This book was a pleasure to read, full of humour and human interest. I haven't seen the movie- but might consider it after this read.

If you're interested in this book then I'm willing to send it out to anyone in the UK- please contact abigailann on BookCrossing or Abigail Ann on BookMooch if you're interested. All I ask is that the recipient registers the book's arrival on either BookCrossing or BornFreeBooks (I will register it with which ever is requested).

Monday, 29 November 2010

BookCrossing Through Middle Earth (A Review)

Enjoyed this journey through the "awesome" sights of New Zealand. As someone living in England, who has been to Australia once, it was interesting to read the Australian perspective of New Zealand and how British it seemed. Has given me a new enthusiasm for doing some more wild releasing over the Christmas period. Now looking for someone attending a convention / unconvention / large meetup to pass this book onto. 

Lavinia (A Review)

It was a long time ago that I read the Aeneid and I could remember little of what happened. This book was wonderful for reminding me of the adventures, and much easier to understand that the original text. Ursula le Guin made a fantastic job of retelling th story through the eyes of Lavinia, getting the balance just right between following Virgil's text and imagining where it could have been different. The result is a fascinating and emotional story which tells of the struggles of balancing religion and destiny, love and state, family and independence. Lavinia comes across as a complex character whose life is anything but easy despite what it may at first seem. The story also contains some interesting ideas as to where Rome's foundation myths may have originated. I recommend this book to anyone who is struggling with the Aeneid, or simply loves Ancient History.I shall be adding this book to my permenant collection.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

The Life of Pi (A Review)

A fascinating and intriguing book. Thde author manages to make a totally unbelievable concept believable somehow and takes you on an adventure at the same time. As others have said, the first part was slightly tedious, but the second part more than made up for it. And the third part was a fitting ending. I look forward to passing this onto someone else who is interested in it.  

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Lost in a Good Book (A Review)

If you've never read a Jasper Fforde book, where have you been? A truly brilliant example of his work, 'Lost in A Good Book' is a wacky, imaginative and sometimes hilarious work of literature. Featuring books both well known and lesser known, time travel, dodos, mammoths and unexpected goings on- its suitable for fans of multiples genres. Fantastic (and fantastical) story- not to be missed. My only disappointment- the fact that it finished with a cliff-hanger. Really looking forward to reading the next chapter, now I just need to find space to add yet another book to my permenant collection.

Thursday, 18 November 2010

My Antonia (a brief review)

A very good book, easy to read and interesting at the same time. It really felt like someone was speaking their story to me.

Part of a BookCrossing spiral- please don't request from me!

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

The Earthsea Quartet (brief review)

I really enoyed this book. A great read to journey away from everyday worries into a different world. Probably one of the longest books I've read in a long time, but I had no temptation to read other books between the stories. Now I just need time to read more Ursula le Guin. Will be holding onto this one, so that I have it to read again another time.
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