Tuesday, 22 April 2014

An Update from me, a bit about Pi, and a question for you.

Hello Hello fellow readers ^_^

I hope the day goes well with you.

First a little updated list from me....

1.Dodger by Terry Pratchett.
2. Wings by Aprilynne Pike
3.Paulo Coelho Confessions of a Pilgrim by Juan Arias.
4.Untamed by P.C. and Kristin Cast
5.Merlin. The Prophet and his History by Geoffrey Ashe.
6.Dear Lupin by Roger Mortimer and Charlie Mortimer.
7.Wilkins' Tooth by Diana Wynne Jones.
8.The Skeleton in the Closet by M.C.Beaton.
9.The Life and Times of Miss Jane Marple by Anne Hart
10.The Happiness of Hazelbrook
11.Murder in The Museum by Simon Brett.
12. Three Houses by Angela Thirkell
13. Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams.
14.Enchantment by Donald Spoto.
15 The Boy with the Cuckoo Clock Heart by Mathias Malzieu
16. The White Queen by Philippa Gregory
17.Death of a Hussy by M.C.Beaton
18. Game of Thrones by George R R Martin.
19.My Cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier.
20. Stravaganza City of Masks by Mary Hoffman.
21. The Bubblegum Tree by Alexander McCall Smith.
22.Cross Stitch by Diana Gabaldon.
23.Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman.
24. Snow White and the Huntsman by Lily Blake.
25.The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory.
26. Nostradamus Ate my Hamster by Robert Rankin.
27. Knife Edge by Malorie Blackman.
28.The Amazing Compendium of Edward Magorium by N E Bode
29. The Kingmaker's Daughter by Philppa Gregory
30 The Five Lost Aunts of Harriet Bean by Alexander McCall Smith
31 Stuart Little by E B White
32. The Dalai Lama's Cat by David Michie
33. Checkmate by Malorie Balckman
34.The Frog Princess by E.D. Baker
35.The Vampire Shrink by Lynda Hilburn
36.The White Princess by Philppa Gregory
37.Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James
38. Harry Potter and the Philospher's Stone by J K Rowling.
39., Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J K Rowling.
40. Noble Conflict by Malorie Blackman.
41. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K.Rowling
42. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K Rowling
43. Miss Phryne Fisher Investigates by Kerry Greenwood
44.Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K.Rowling
45. I am Nit a Loser by Jim Smith
46. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
47. The Mary Poppins Omnibus by P.L.Travers

3 away from my 50 book target ^_^

At long long last I finished Life of Pi!! Why it took me so long to read this book I do no know! It was not that I did not like it,although I have to admit parts of it were way too gory for my liking!!  I can think of no reason....other than maybe I got lost in Hogwarts ^_^
Anyhoo, I thought I'd waffle a bit about it...

I thought the story was very clever. This may only be my interpretation of it so please, if you have read this book, do offer your views. I thought it represented the way the human mind works, and how it copes with situations that are just to horrible to live with, so the human brain turns these situations into fantasy, into stories, so that we can understand, or try to understand them. And it also shows that other people prefer to accept the fantasy rather than the reality? As I say, this may be just my interpretation of it. I know i for one, once I understood what was going on, preferred the fantasy to the reality, it was easier to take in and understand what had happened....but then I do always favour fantasy over reality! ;-) Anyhoo.....Just a little waffle ^_^

So, now I am re-reading Jane Eyre, along with Cucki. If anyone else wants to join in, feel free. I have just got to the part where Jane meets Helen so I am not too far into the story.

So, a question for you:
I have been thinking about changing the name of this blog...to, The Reading Group. Thoughts are most welcome. I thought that way, people taking part in the 50 book challenge could still do so, but it would maybe give others the opportunity to join us who may not want to do the challenge? People could just stop in and discuss a book they are reading or suggest a book or any of those reading related things readers like to do ^_^ it's just a thought and your ideas are welcome. One worry I did have about doing this is that I have heard if you change a blogs name you lose all blog content! So, I would have to look into that.

Right, that's me done!

Until next time, happy reading beautifuls

1 comment:

  1. Great update , and a great review of pi , I think that's a very good interpretation of the book , I,ve also seen the film was was a good adaptation , yes why not change the name but hopefully not to loose any content , I,ll have to have a think and update my list too