Macbeth is basically Walter White. Without the drug making. He's someone who starts as a normal person but something(in Macbeth's case is greed) makes Macbeth is basically Walter White. Without the drug making. He's someone who starts as a normal person but something(in Macbeth's case is greed) makes him change completely. I loved Lady Macbeth's character. By the end of the book she had reversed roles with her husband. He had become the ruthless one and she was stuck by guilt of the acts she had helped him commit. I also loved the witches how they represent the devil and temptation. How with just a few words they managed to transform Macbeth. It is a story of greed and how it can alter a person's personality. Not my favorite play by Shakespeare, but it should definitely be read. ...more
I started reading Firefight the second book in The Reckoners series and they kept mentioning Mitosis which is why I stopped and decided to read the noI started reading Firefight the second book in The Reckoners series and they kept mentioning Mitosis which is why I stopped and decided to read the novella. I don't like novellas they are too short, ambiguous and trying to setup for the next book without you realizing and its annoying. Obviously this is exactly what this story did and if you like that kind of thing, read on. Otherwise skip it. You don't need to read it for Firefight. They explain everything a couple of pages in.
This year I set myself the goal of reading more classics. After all, there's a reason why people keep reading them so long after they were written. IThis year I set myself the goal of reading more classics. After all, there's a reason why people keep reading them so long after they were written. I decided if I was really going to commit I needed to read Shakespeare. I've read Shakespeare, I own all of his plays and sonnets and I love his narrative, but I hate his representation of women. But I figured since I've read 13 books of the Wheel of Time and watch Game of Thrones, I can read Shakespeare.
Obviously the plays start with men making sexual puns, but once you get over it I got caught by the story.Yes, Romeo and Juliet were really stupid kids. But that's the idea. Their youth and immaturity is what makes their love so pure. They are acting the way they do because they feel their love is the most important thing in the world. And it is for that instant they meet. Afterwards they start having doubts after their meeting, but they are too blinded by the idea of love. At the end, tragedy strikes taking more than one life and it serves as a lesson for everyone involved.
I admit it, I loved it wholeheartedly. Shakespeare strings up words in the most mesmerizing way. I loved it and I actually look forward to reading more from him now. ...more
I had a great 2015 on Goodreads. I read 63 books. 25,063 pages. My average length were 398 pages. My average rating was 4.0
24 20 14 5 0
Not to bad toI had a great 2015 on Goodreads. I read 63 books. 25,063 pages. My average length were 398 pages. My average rating was 4.0
★★★★★ 24 ★★★★☆ 20 ★★★☆☆ 14 ★★☆☆☆ 5 ★☆☆☆☆ 0
Not to bad to think most of the books I read I loved.
YEAR IN REVIEW
This year was a year in fantasy for me. * 6 of those books were part of the Wheel of Time A great epic fantasy adventure of a three boys from a small village, one of whom is the reincarnation of the prophesized Dragon, the hero of legends who will fight(and hopefully defeat) the evil one, even though he will break the world by doing it. I read through book 6 to 12, this year. I loved every page.
* I also started the series, The Others One of my new favorite series. I read the first three books in the series. It tells the story of a cassandra sangue, a girl who can have prophecies when she cuts herself. Only problem is because of her abilities she had been imprisoned by men who make a business in selling prophecies. She amanages to escape, but gets stuck in a place filled with shifters. It is amazing. Meg, the blood prophet is one of the most endearing main characters I've read and I can't wait for the future books to read more from her and the grumpy Simon.
* I read THREE Ilona Andrews books this year.
Technically, it was four Ilona Andrews' books, but one was a re-read. I am a huuuuuuge fan of the husband-wife duo that is Ilona Andrews, and this year they did not disappoint. - I loved Magic Shifts, the 8th book in the Kate Daniels series. If you want bad ass chick who kicks ass in a post-apocalypctic world, this is the thing you need. - Sweep in Peace, the 2nd book in the Inkeeper Chronicles about an inkeeper whose inn has life of its own and for it to be kept alive needs to have guests(of the alien variety). - Magic Stars, a spin off of the Kate Daniels series.
* Another of my favorite books this year were:
I loved The Martian, I read it right before the movie came out and I loved both. I loved Watney's voice and perspective, how he detailed every struggle he went through. It came me on edge in a way book hasn't done in a long time.
God, I loved this book! The Goblin Emperor is about the half goblin son of an emperor is discriminated because of his gobliness, but founds himself in the throne when his dad and brothers get killed. It was moving, refreshing and filled with so much court intrigued. It was beautifully written and I am left wtih great longing for more work from its author.
Another great one! This one had me rolling around with laughter and amusement. Last year I read my first Scalzi book and I loved it so much I knew I had to have more. I read this at the start of the year and it still brings a smile to my face when I remember it. A humoristic sci fi book, The Android's Dream is a crazy book about aliens, farts, a sentient computer and the quest for a sheep. It is AWESOME, and if you like something like Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, you are in for a treat.
Sex criminals is one of my favorite comics(along with SAGA) this year is a humoristic story about a girl who can stop time when she has sex and who meets a guy with the same power. Hilarity ensues.
Uprooted is a beautiful book by Temeraire's Naomi Novik about a girl who is chosen as tribute of her village to the Dragon, a mysterious wizard.
Everyone has probably said everything there is to say about The Girl with All the Gifts , so I'll just say this: If you haven't read it, read it without reading anything about it online. It will be worth it.
I read many more, but those ones were the highlights of my year. 2016 I hope to read as many good books and as for resolutions I want to read more classics. I want to bring back Shakespeare and Dickens back into my life. ...more
I usually don't read single issues. Volumes are short enough, an issue is just a tease. But it was recommended to me by a friend and I could not resisI usually don't read single issues. Volumes are short enough, an issue is just a tease. But it was recommended to me by a friend and I could not resist the artwork. Basically its just an introduction to the story, but a great story by the looks of it. Like I said Sana Takeda did a great work, sometimes I just spent minutes staring at the beautiful illustrations. And the storyline was all kinds of great. To sum it up: Two societies not at war with each other, but about to be. And It starts with the main character who is bound and been sold in an auction. And things take off from there. I loved how it hooked you from page one and I honestly can't wait for the next issues to fill in all the blanks. I also loved how it ended even though I feel so silly to not see it coming since its basically in the title.