Library Finds: Vol. 4

It’s my favorite time of the week! Library day! The following are items I picked up at the library and some I borrowed from my cousin (my only reading cousin).

From the library:

1. Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson.

2. I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak.

3. The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro.

4. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares.

From my cousin:

1. Moby Dick by Herman Melville.

2. Beloved by Toni Morrison.

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9 thoughts on “Library Finds: Vol. 4

  1. Sounds good, hope none of them earn the Bookmark of Death. I just finished Twilight on Friday and I have to say, it was riveting. With the exception of a few obvious flaws, I really enjoyed the story as it was my first vampire novel experience. Vampires never used to be my thing before.
    Like many Twilight readers, Bella’s lack of backbone really irritated me at some points. And she was so…needy, it almost made me want to throw something at her. And her desperation to become a vampire. But besides all that, I think she’s okay. And Edward? Doubtless, he’s got quite a temper and sometimes he’s too perfect but otherwise, he’s definitely swoon-worthy 😉

  2. mems:
    I’m estatic to hear that you enjoyed Twilight! And I agree with you, Bella is extremely needy, but I cut her some slack. My teenage days weren’t exactly my shining moment either. I hope you are going to continue on with New Moon and the rest of the series. Right now, I’m on the edge of my seat waiting for them to offically announce the rest of the Twilight movie cast. I’m really excited to see who they are going to cast as Jacob Black and the rest of the Cullens!!! When the offical Twilight trailer comes out this year, I’m going to go wild!

    On another topic, I feel good about these recent library finds. I hope they don’t earn the bookmark of death either.

  3. I’m totally going to read the rest of the series because I have to know if Bella actually does become a vampire.
    I just looked up the cast for Twilight. My first choices for Bella were Danielle Panabaker or Ellen Page but now I can really picture Kristen Stewart pulling off Bella.
    As for Edward, I wish it could have been Gaspard Ulliel (I can so see him in the role).
    Can’t wait for the offical trailer either!!!

  4. mems:
    Since I started reading Twilight right when they were casting Bella and Edward, I’m pretty happy with the movie casting thus far. I agree, Kristen Stewart as Bella is a great choice. Kristen Stewart looks like you’re average girl next door—perfect Bella Swan description. I thought she was great in Speak. Seems like she’s the #1 choice for YA book to movie adaptations.

    I also wish that they casted Gaspard Ulliel as Edward, but I’m happy with Robert Pattinson. I know a lot of fans don’t like him and would prefer Gaspard Ulliel, but you’ve got to admit, Robert Pattinson looks like a vampire even without make-up.

  5. I haven’t read any of the library books, but the last two I really enjoyed. So many people HATE Moby Dick, but I thought it fantastic. Melville took a nautical adventure, and he made it art. Also, I found a lot of humor in it, that people never mention. His ideas were very progressive.

    Beloved, it was the end that just blew my mind.

  6. Toryssa:
    I started Moby Dick about a year ago and I liked what I read. I never finished it because it was physically exhausting…literally, my hardback copy was too heavy. It strained my muscles lifting it. Fortunately, this paperback edition is much lighter!

    I can’t wait to begin Beloved now that I know there’s a prasie worthy ending to look forward to.

  7. I’ve read Fever 1793, The Remains of the Day and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. The Remains of the Day is one of my all-time favorites – love it! Fever 1793 is excellent; I learned a great deal from the reading. Sisterhood, etc., was good but not a favorite. I haven’t bothered to continue the series. Have fun reading!

  8. I hope you love Remains of the Day!!!

    I was positively impressed with Beloved-my mom and I rented the Oprah movie when I was in high school, and we were so disturbed we turned it off half way through, so I’d always avoided the book. But when NYT named it the best contemporary novel, I went out and got it, and it’s not nearly as creepy as the movie!

  9. Eva:
    I started on Remains of the Day today and I like what I’m reading so far.
    I can’t wait to read Beloved, so many people speak so highly of it.

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