>i’m not a blogger, i just post a lot.
so first thing’s first, i DID finish The Host and it wasn’t devastatingly disappointing. partly because Stephanie Meyer (or perhaps her editor) came to her senses and didn’t use the word “chagrin” for the rest of the book.
also, while it definitely won’t make it to my top 10 list, it’s not bad. and at the end of the day, it’s a sci-fi book that was aimed at adults. though the “adult” parts could easily be in YA novel, so idk.
speaking of adult parts, i am now reading the A Song of Ice and Fire series. this is because there is a new show called Game of Thrones on HBO which is based on the series, and i don’t want to watch the show without reading the series first. so i’ve already read A Game of Thrones* and am now on the second book, A Clash of Kings. this guy, btw, is big on alliteration. the rest of the series is named as follows: A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, A Dance with Dragons, The Winds of Winter, A Dream of Spring.
now, honestly, though i am all kinds of enthralled with the series here in the second book, i’m wondering why it’s 7 books long. so far it seems like a 4 part series will probably be sufficient. but then, i haven’t gotten there, nor do i know the plot of any of the other books, so i don’t know. plus, there is SO MUCH DRAMA! every single second someone is plotting or fighting or doing something scandalous. this author (George R.R. Martin) definitely doesn’t waste your time with stuff that doesn’t advance the story or reveal something about a character.
i will say this though, it is VIOLENT! there is A LOT of violence and sex. but it is plot advancing violence as sex, so justified. but don’t say i didn’t warn you!
also, sometimes the sex scenes are creepy when you consider that this man wrote them:
i mean, is it just me or does he look… a bit… i dunno, like a creeper! is it just me?
also, 1 1/2 (long) books deep, use of chagrin count: 1
anyway, so because this isn’t just a book blog, but this post has gone on long enough, there will be another post either later today or tomorrow talking about things that have nothing to do with books! 😛
* apparently the first book is A Game of Thrones and the show is just Game of Thrones. *shrugs* idk. <!– text
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