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My passion is for reading and writing. And here is where I post my books I am reading currently.

Currently reading

Black Roses
Jane Thynne
The Falcons of Fire and Ice
Karen Maitland
Hollow Pike
James Dawson
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
J.K. Rowling
Northern Lights
Philip Pullman
The Glassblower of Murano
Marina Fiorato
The Vampire Lestat (The Vampire Chronicles, #2)
Anne Rice
The Vampire Chronicles Collection, Volume 1
Anne Rice
The Movement of Stars
Amy Brill
Elijah's Mermaid
Essie Fox
Raven's Gate (The Power of Five, #1) - Anthony Horowitz Anthony Horowitz writes fast paced, third person stories, but this is very cliched 1/4 the way through you know how it will end and how every sequel will turn out by 3/4s in.

It's much like Alex Rider but it was an enjoyable kids books for what it was really. Don't expect too much from it.
Confessions of an English Opium Eater - Thomas de Quincey, Barry Milligan Thomas de Quincey just rambles on and on and on and on....

He takes two unparagraphed pages to described why he isn't giving much background because it would be long and boring. Why would you rewrite such rambling trash for a second edition, to make it even more long winded?
Oroonoko - Aphra Behn, Janet Todd Racism, pro-slavery and the first female author and first author to get paid for her works.

Read it for English class, did not like it one bit.
Mockingjay  - Suzanne  Collins Not as strong as the first two. This one fell down about 1/4 of the way in. Personally I dislike Katniss's narrative. I find her narrative boring and clinky. There feels like no real personality is there so I cannot get into her mind. I lost interest half way through and listened to the audio instead.

Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)

Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2) - Suzanne Collins My favourite book of the series.
The Duchess of Malfi - John Webster It was an interesting story but when you have to read it for class. The love is taken out of it.
The Sign of Four  -  Arthur Conan Doyle I enjoyed it though not as much as Hound of the Baskervilles.

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1) - Suzanne Collins I enjoyed it for what it was, but Katniss's narrative is grating and I cannot connect with it. It feels flat.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets  - J.K. Rowling This is part 2 on my quest to finish this series. I wish I read them when I was little because my age group grew up with Harry. I missed out on a lot of the excitement other kids my age liked. I preferred Animorphs and Goosebumps at the time.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone  - J.K. Rowling I love it. I wish I read them sooner. Now onto Book number 2.
The Sea of Monsters - Rick Riordan Looking back I don't enjoy this book as much as I rated it a 4/5 I am not a fan of Rick Riordan.
Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson I liked it though I feel so tired by archaic language. I am simple gal.
Fairy Tail, Vol. 01 - Hiro Mashima, William Flanagan Love it.
Ash - Malinda Lo I read this a long time ago. It is ok, at times I felt lost and didn't know where the story was heading. I felt it was overly long winded at times. It's an ok book, nothing about it I can remember fondly.
Black Heart of Jamaica (Cat Royal) - Julia Golding I love Julia Goulding's books.
Candide, or Optimism - Voltaire, Michael Wood, Theo Cuffe I swear I wrote a review here yonks ago. Anyone Candide is funny. I enjoyed the colourful language.