I got books!

Hello,

After I watched “Man of Steel”, I went to the book section in this supermarket (I still think it’s weird that they sell books and food together) and I found the greatest classic section ever. There were lots of Jules Verne books like “Around the World in 80 Days” and other young adult novels, except I don’t really read young adult novels except for the “Hunger Games” trilogy, which I read out of curiosity and interest. I had planned on buying three classics, but my dad insisted that I should buy a book by Sidney Sheldon. I didn’t know who he was but after some background research, he was an Academy Award-winning fiction crime-thriller novelist that had a 20-year period of successful career. He died on 30th January 2007 at the age of 89 from pneumonia. Since I’m also interested in crime books (a thing I discovered after reading “No Second Chance” by Harlan Coben, which I thought was brilliant), I decided to grab one of his books, “Windmills of the Gods”.

The edition of “No Second Chance” that I have. A great book, it is.

Aside from Sheldon’s book, I also took “20 000 Leagues Under the Sea” by Jules Verne and the last copy of “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald. I know about “20 000 Leagues Under the Sea” from a passage I read in Year 7 for a comprehension practice, and I liked Captain Nemo’s traits after reading the extract about the attack by the sea monster. I know about “The Great Gatsby” when I was browsing the internet about the greatest books ever written. I stumbled upon the name, did some background research and thought about reading the said book. I enjoyed Fitzgerald’s short story “The Mysterious Case of Benjamin Button” because it was weird but sweet at the same time – I watched the movie before reading the story, by the way. Then, the Baz Luhrmann version of “The Great Gatsby” came out and then I saw the trailers and listened to the soundtracks – the songs were all beautiful, especially “Young and Beautiful” by Lana Del Rey and “Over the Love” by Florence + the Machine – and I just really want to read the book. Then I saw that lonely copy of the famed novel on the shelf, and I took it without hesitation. I can’t wait to read it! In fact, I can’t wait to read all of my three new books!

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So, what books did you just get? What will you read this summer, or are currently reading? Do you think the book is good, or is the book you’re reading good?

-rookieMANGAKA

 

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