Tuesday, 14 July 2009

A quick update

I'm back to civilization and internet, although not at home. I had a wonderful time in Sicily and I will post some photos when I can use my laptop. For now I thought I'd write few lines about what I've read recently. I can hardly keep my mouth (fingers?) shut! I loved absolutely everything and I finished both books so fast that I had to borrow the next book to read on my flight to Pisa.

The Time Traveler's Wife is everything that I thought it'd be, only I didn't think it's be such a page-turner. My flight to Sicily was more than 3 hours long and I didn't feel them at all! I kept reading like a mad thing till I finished it. I cried a bit almost at the end, and felt sort of melancholic from then on, but it was beautiful and it was worth it! Now I can't wait to watch the trailer for the movie.

The Hunger Games was also incredibly absorbing, adventurous and even sort of romantic. I thought it was the perfect summer read, mostly because it made me feel good that I was lying on the beach sunbathing while those poor souls had to fight for their lives with little water and food.Ahah!I can't wait to read the sequel, obviously. Has it lived up to the expectations?

My third book is La Danza del Gabbiano, the new inspector Montalbano book by Andrea Camilleri. I thought it was very good, better than the last two. It was also a very quick read.

Now I've borrowed Fahrenheit 451 and I'm already half-way through. All I can say now is that I'm happy it shows just how horrible a society without books would become. Ugh!

So, yes, I'm loving my summer holiday reading so far! But I miss blogging and reading other people's blogs. Hope everything is good in the bookblogging sphere.

Any new amazing unmissable books I should know about?


Serena said...

sounds like you are having a great time in the sun with those books.

I just loved Hunger Games...it was absorbing...Catching Fire has a huge cliff hanger from what I understand...while I'm looking forward to reading it, I'm also dreading the wait for the third book.

mariel said...

I am so glad you like The Time Traveler's Wife! Will you be seeing the film? Look forward to hearing about your travels...I still need to post about mine!

Melody said...

Glad you're having a great time, Valentina!

I really must add The Time Traveler's Wife onto my wishlist after reading so many great reviews on it! And I CAN'T wait to read the Catching Fire!!

Debi said...

Awww...I'm so happy to hear you're having a wonderful holiday! And I can't wait to see your photos! And wow...just look at all that wonderful reading you're getting done. :D What a fun, happy post all around, Valentina!

Amanda said...

Can't wait to see your photos and hear about your trip!

Shanra said...

Ooooh. Sounds like you're having a great time and book haul! ^-^ Glad to hear you're enjoying all the books and the sunshine so.

celine said...

OH, I'm so glad you liked TTTW!! It's one of those books I astonished myself by adoring, and one of those books that I hope other people are going to enjoy too! Yeay!

Sounds like you're having a wonderful holiday! Enjoy!

Memory said...

Good vacation reading is one of life's great joys. I'm glad you're having such a wonderful time, reading-wise!

Nymeth said...

I'm glad you're having such a great time and reading such great books :D As for an unmissable book, have you read 84 Charing Cross Road yet? If not, you MUST! I wish I'd read it sooner.

Stephanie said...

I'm really happy you enjoyed The Time Traveler's Wife and The Hunger Games - both great books!!

I would suggest The Help by Kathryn Stockett and The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein as your next reads. Both were EXCELLENT!!

Lenore said...

Yay for excellent reading :)

Trish said...

Can't wait to hear more about your trip to Sicily! I'm so glad you loved the Time Traveler's Wife. It took me a bit to get into the story--I think just getting used to the time travel element--but I was turning the pages pretty fast after that.

Haven't read Hunger Games yet, but I know I need to. I think I'm to last person who hasn't read it! :)

valentina said...

Serena, I can't wait to read catching fire too! only one month and a bit left...

Mariel, of course! although it kinda looks a bit cheesy. But i can't miss it!

melody, you totally have too. Beautiful read.

Debi, thank you. It was a very happy holiday:)

Amanda, done:)

Shanra, it was so good, I wish I was still on hols *sigh*

Celine, yes yes definitely. I've already bought it for a friend, and I think I'll recommend it to anyone!

Memory, it is indeed...

Nymeth, no I haven't. Haven't heard much about it either. have to read your review now!

Stephanie, thanks for the reccs. I have the art of racing in the rain in the list, but I haven't heard of the help. Will look it up now!

Lenore, yes!

Trish, it didn't take me much at all, but I know my mum did. I was hooked since page one.
You need to read the Hunger Games, at least to know what all the buzz is about. I guarantee quick flipping of pages. Perfect for read-a-thons.