are you enjoying the summer? It's getting a bit too hot for my taste (I'm already longing for autumn - yes, I'm horrible, but I'm just so not a summer person!).
Nevertheless, I've got some reading done, yay!
I finished three books in June:
Kurt Vonnegut Jr. - Schlachthof 5 (German, 208 p.)
- A book with a number in the title
- A book you started but never finished
I started reading this book last year, but somehow didn't really get into it, so I gave up. I tried again for the challenge, and this time it was a bit easier since I knew what to expect, but it still confuses me (especially the science fiction parts...).Maybe it's the traduction, it might be better in the original version.
Haruki Murakami - Gefährliche Geliebte ( German, 286p.)
- A book set somewhere you've always wanted to visit
- A book that came out the year you were born
It's called South of the border, west of the sun in English whitch is not only the accurate translation (I think...?), but also much more poetic. However, I already loved the German translation of Norwegian Wood, so I wanted to read this book in German too. I'm glad I did, it's a beautifully written story, and I really liked the ending - it's hard to have a good ending on a story, they're usually too cheesy or overdone for my taste. Seriously, it's always stressed how important the beginning is, but I think the ending is really significant too, it might destroy the whole feeling of the book.
Stephen King - Es (German, 1536 p.)
- A book that became a movie
- A mystery or thriller
- A book that scares you
Well, the book seemed to scare me in the beginning, as I had a nightmare about the clown, and I hardly ever get nightmares! But the longer the book went on, the less scary it got. I must admit, I think it's a really bad book, especially considering how popular the author is. It's easy to read (otherwise I wouldn't have gone through with it), but all the characters are loaded with clichées and the story gets weirder and weirder towards the ending. I had exected more from a book that has been sold so many times, but then again, I probably shouldn't be expecting too much from popular literature (whoa, that sounds so stuck-up - but I'm just so disappointed!). Anways, I'm glad I read it on my kindle and didn't buy a physical copy, and at least now I never have to read another Stephen King novel.
On the upside, I made some progress on the reading challenge:
By the way, I'd love to know what you are reading at the moment, or whether you know the books I'm reading and what you think about them - tell me in the comments! (^.^)