If it's crap ... We'll tell you
Well I also wanted to post the fact that there were some unfinished problems about the plot, but was too tired last night.
I found that book ruint the whole thing for me.
Well, when I was talking about moments that will stay with me from the book, I was referring to some scenes that I found very unpredictable. I mean there were some moments when I just put the book down for 3-4 minutes, and I started wondering about all the things that might happen in the next chapter. And in 75% of the cases, something completely different happened. That really impressed me.
I was happy that Peeta and Katniss ended up together. I was a bit upset (but just a BIT!) about the moment when Katniss finally said to Peeta that she loved him. Although the scene was really beautiful and fancy and sweet, after I rooted for the two of them for 3 books, I would've wanted the "decisive moment", if I may call it that way, to be more than half a page. But I must say that 2 pages later when the book was over, and thus the whole trilogy, I wasn't just content, I was pretty happy with how it ended.
Sure, there were some stuff that could have been explained a bit better. I mean some characters in the book, although not important to the action of the book, but pretty important to one of the main characters, were just thrown away and nothing was spoken of them after that.
We could talk more through messages if you want, so that we can get more spoilery.
If you like. I'm afraid much of the book was spoiled earlier in this topic, as cupcake and I read them and discussed them.
The last book(s) I read were from "The Night Angel Trilogy". I liked the first book but they slowly declined as they went on. I would say the first 2 books are definitely worth a read and the last one depends on how much you liked the first 2.
Oh and I also reread the hobbit for the 100th time. I wnat to recommend it but maybe it would be better to read it (if you are crazy enough not to have read it already) after the movie comes out so nothing is spoiled.
Grrrr, but then you'd have to wait until both movies come out. All you people should just read The Hobbit now!
No seriously, Jackson did a great job adapting the Lord of the Rings Trilogy (leaving in only what needed to be left in), I don't think it hurts to read The Hobbit before seeing the movies.
Similarly, don't read the New Testament until after seeing Passion of the Christ so nothing is spoiled.
Reading Hugh Sebag-Montefiore's Enigma: The Battle For the Code. This is kind of the first book I've read about the whole hunt for the Engima code from World War II, I read some other "Secret Tales/Missions/Secret Weapons" books, but they don't go into way detail about this one subject I've been curious about. He actually goes to the trouble of explaining how the code worked, how the machine operated, and how the cryptographers cracked the code. It may have lost me a bit because of the complexity, but it was a treat to learn how it worked.
Still not done, but I am intrigued.
Have started Micheal Powell's autobiography A LIFE IN MOVIES. Should be interesting (it's from 1980 etc), so fingers crossed!
Skip Harry Potter, and go directly to The Wheel of Time.
Be careful not to start with New Spring, but The Eye of the World. I've known a couple of people who have made that mistake.
New Spring is a prequel which really shouldn't be read until you've finished The Shadow Rising at the least, though I would recommend not reading it until after The Fires of Heaven to get its full impact.
It might also be helpful to know beforehand that portions of The Eye of the World are deliberate homages to elements of The Lord of the Rings.
Onto book 3 of my 2 person reading club. this time it's lady's choice, which is Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. About halfway through it and it's a neat little mystery novel about a missing woman. What I'm enjoying about it so far is the two narratives and how they will eventually meet. One narrative is the husband in presnet day dealing with his wife going missing and thinking abck on his relationship with her. The other narrative is from the journal entries of his wife starting back to the day that they met. It's a pretty neat approach to storytelling, and even if both characters annoy me to some degree, I am interested to see what happens.
Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
Phylogenesis by Alan Dean Foster