Posts Tagged ‘Books’

It would have been cool if Matilda (from Roald Dahl) and Harry Potter had met.

Both lived with an ordinary but unpleasant family.

Both eventually escaped their horrible family.

Both had magical powers.

Both caused trouble at school, but for reasons they believed were OK.

Both suffered a horrible teacher.

Both eventually resolved issues with said teachers (Harry forgave Snape when he died and got Umbridge sacked, and Matilda threatened to reveal that Miss Trunchball killed Miss Honey’s father and drove her away).

Both got a little obsessed with school (Matilda wanted to learn more, Harry wanted to live there rather than go back to the Dursleys).

Both have black hair.

Both are small for their age.

Obviously, they were different ages, but still!

Matilda and Hermione would have got on like a house on fire, both being so intelligent and loving school and books!

“What is honor compared to a woman’s love? What is duty against the feel of a newborn son in your arms . . . or the memory of a brother’s smile? Wind and words. Wind and words. We are only human, and the gods have fashioned us for love. That is our great glory, and our great tragedy.”
George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

It was my birthday at the weekend, and my parents didn’t know what to get me (mainly because I didn’t know myself) so they picked a book from the bestseller chart!

This is what they picked:

“The Goldfinch” by Donna Tart (via Goodreads)

I’ve never read anything by Donna Tart but it sounds interesting.

At the moment, I’m reading “A Game of Thrones” by George R.R. Martin, mainly because people keep raving about the television series. I decided I would try the first book to see if it’s any good, before I buy the rest of the series or even attempt to watch the TV version. I downloaded this on my Kindle but it’s quite long! So far, it’s OK but not brilliant. I suspect I won’t get past book 1.

“A Game of Thrones” by George R.R. Martin (via Goodreads)

I do have a few other books that I’m trying to get through as well, despite saying that I would finish every book I read before starting any new ones, but that plan went out the window months ago! I currently have 4 half-read books which I’m slowly getting through when I’m not reading the main book in the pile (currently “A Game of Thrones”)!

As for my reading challenge for 2014: I have read just 32 of the 125 books goal which I set myself! I’ve chosen some really difficult books to read this year! I need to find some new books which have me feverishly reading through them to find out what happens, and it’s been ages since I read such a book!

For now, I’m just going to crack on with my half-read books!