Hi guys, how’s your week been?
I read… Brave New Girl by Rachel Vincent:
Blurb: Dahlia 16 sees her face in every crowd. She’s nothing special—just one of five thousand girls created from a single genome to work for the greater good of the city.
Meeting Trigger 17 changes everything. (…. )When Dahlia can’t stop thinking about him—when she can’t resist looking for him, even though that means breaking the rules—she realizes she’s flawed, too. But if she’s flawed, then so are all her identicals. And any genome found to be flawed will be recalled.
It was pretty good. Nothing super new or exciting but interesting YA dystopian for a change. I read 2 so-called classics: I read and reviewed The Decameron by Boccaccio and then I read
Far from the Madding Crowd made me internally yell “take me back to the madding crowd”… So…For starters, I didn’t like the setting very much. It’s very rural and there is a lot of countryside and sheep and descriptions of nature. And I felt like there was too much of it. Like enough already with birds signing for the whole chapter.
Then the plot. Ah, there’s not much to the plot because descriptions nature takes too many pages… Basically, the plot focuses on Bathsheba and who she’ll marry because apparently, she’s the only female in 50 km radius. 2 stars because what I did like was the humor and maybe some ironic undertone. How people far from madding crowd live, how all the characters had very fascinating fun names:
Katniss Everdeen Bathsheba Everdene, Boldwood, Angel Gabriel Oak, Francis Trojan Horse Troy, Fanny Hill Robin…
Enough of classics for me for now. Finally, a little bit of nonfiction. Funnily devastating Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt.What else…I joined a book club. Only once a month which is pretty good schedule for me. I updated my laptop (never update anything) and now it doesn’t recognize headphones…
What have you done? What you have you read?
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