May 25, 2011

I have an addiction.

Books. It's a serious problem. I've been buying quite a lot recently.

And by "quite a lot," I mean 4 in the course of a couple weeks. (And by "I've been buying," I mean I only bought two, my wonderful and awesome mom bought the other two.) Have I read them all? No. I have a rather large list of books that I've been meaning to read since the semester started.

And by "rather large," I mean between 15 and 20, depending on how you count them.

The four books I've gotten recently are:
-Black Water Rising by Attica Locke, which I haven't started yet
-*Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales, I read about 11 of the fairy tales before I got distracted
-*The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum, I'm a little more than 1/3 through
-Secrets of the Freemasons by Michael Bradley, I skimmed in the bookstore but have been preoccupied with other books since

(The * means that I've been reading it recently enough that I would be able to continue from where I was in the story versus starting over. However, Bourne Identity is the only one I've read in the past few days.)

And here's the list of books that I've been wanting to read since February or so. Any that I can cut out?
-*A Million Little Pieces by James Frey
-*Arch Enemy by Frank Beddor, which is the last of the Looking Glass Wars trilogy. Really good.
-*Way of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman
-Harry Potter 4, 5, 6 and 7 by JK Rowling
-Old Man's War by John Scalzi, which has a plot opposite to Ender's Game
-The Worthing Saga by Orson Scott Card
-The Mammoth Book of Jack the Ripper, though perhaps I wouldn't read this in one sitting
-Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman
-Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman, which is actually a short story collection
-Dancing Wu Li Maters, which I started in 10th grade and thought it was really interesting
-Sorcerers and Seers by Chris Heimerdinger, but I'm waiting until the last book for that series comes out to read it
-Plus a couple of trilogies that Berserk's mentioned that I want to read- His Dark Materials, and The First Law Trilogy.

On top of that, I can't stop recommending books to people, regardless of if they're readers or not. I lent 3 of the most awesome books I've ever read to one of my friends, plus the first Dean Koontz book I read which I liked a great deal.
-The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
-Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
-Velocity by Dean Koontz
-Life of Pi by Yann Martel

And then MJ's also borrowing my copy of The Looking Glass Wars (which is the "true story" of Alice in Wonderland. Or, more accurately, Alyss in Wonderland).

If anyone could find me a job where I can read books and then review them, that would be perfect. You would complete my life.