What better way to spend the beginning of the year relaxing with fantastic literature?
Here is what I'm reading lately...
My boyfriend gave this to me on Christmas. It actually consists of three books in one, all tied together. It's almost 1000 pages. And I haven't been able to put it down. Almost finished, too!
The plot is really complicated, and sometimes the translation makes for repeated phrases and interesting dialogue choices, but it's amazing. It follows Aomame and Tengo (it takes place in Japan) and then there's a creepy religion and Little People and two moons and alternate universes and sexy female assassins and... yeah. It's great.
My mom gave me this one on Christmas, incidentally. It was published in 1894 and follows a bunch of Bohemians and their friend Trilby, who is described as someone who "would be right jolly if only they were born a boy!" (Or something to that effect.) Trilby is a tomboy bohemian chick, and I like it so far. You should check it out if you're into super old school literature.
War and Peace
Ok, I'm not trying to sound like a snob academic: the book is actually not that bad of a read. In the beginning, a bunch of elite Russian teenagers get drunk on a windowsill, then tie a cop to a bear and throw them in the river. I guess that's what Russians do.
But, then again, I've been trying to finish this book for almost a year now. So... long... so... drawn out... urghmph.
I need more books. Suggestions? :3