I was so excited for City Of Heavenly Fire's release in May, the sixth and final installment in the Mortal Instruments series. I was all caught up with the rest of the books and ready to buy CoHF as soon as it was available, when a friend of mine stopped me in my tracks. She strongly recommended that I read the Infernal Devices series before I raced onwards, because she was worried a lot of it would be spoiled if I didn't.
I am so glad that I took her advice! I loved this trilogy so much and loved all the little connections to the modern Shadowhunter world of the Mortal Instruments. Luckily these books are so easy to read and it wasn't long before I could move on to CoHF and consequentially get my heart broken and put back together multiple times. Real tears were shed. Perhaps the only series I've read that I was actually satisfied and moved by the epilogue! (Cough - The Hunger Games epilogue...blech.)
Although I allowed myself a short mourning period for the end of the Mortal Instruments series, I quickly moved on to the second book in A Song Of Ice And Fire
|My number one girl Sansa Stark. I will defend you to the grave.|
I read The Night Circus after hearing so many people raving about it and telling me how wonderful it was. Granted, the description in it was lush and Erin Morgenstern definitely knows how to use the readers imagination to her advantage and can paint a beautiful picture with her language. To tell the truth though, I was a bit dissapointed with the pace of this novel. I expected a dramatic magical duel between the two main characters, but it was more like an agonisingly slow game of chess. I was much more interested by the subplots in the book, with Herr Thiessen and the Reveurs, or with Bailey and the twins.
To date, I'm still making my way through all of Jane Austen's novels. I read Pride And Prejudice months ago and completely adored it, and I've always been fascinated by Jane as a person, especially after watching Becoming Jane, which details an affair she had as a young woman with a mischievous Irishman. (played by James McAvoy. Yes, this may have been my original incentive for watching this film. So what?) I'm studying her for my dissertation in my Advanced English class and I'm looking forward to reading the rest of her books! I'm halfway there!
|If McAvoy in period clothing isn't enough to make you watch this film then what is?|
Unfortunately I'm going back to school tomorrow, so it's likely that I won't be reading books at the rate I want to for a while. (Or for that matter updating my blog. Please forgive me!!!)