Things I’ve Been Looking At

A little (well, very) controversial, but extremely well written

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Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

I’ve been a fan of The Hobbit but I haven’t read it, nor have I completed The Lord of the Rings trilogy, but I am currently reading The Fellowship of the Ring

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*cough* (totally hasn’t abandoned this) *cough*

I finished the Lord of the Rings trilogy since the last time I went on here. That’s The Two Towers and The Return of the King. I also started on The Hobbit, but I abandoned that halfway through.

I mentioned in a post that I’ve been trying to finish Les Miserables, but it’s called the brick for a reason. I also took a short (not that short) break from Lolita to read the Lord of the Rings trilogy with only a few pages left (I know I’m awful). And then I forgot about it until I next saw it in my book bag. So between that time

I’ve been trying to read more classics such as The Call of the Wild, White Fang, and Jane Eyre, but those are the only ones I’ve gotten my hands on within the last month. I saw the movies for Jane Eyre and White Fang when I was very young and I just thought they were so magical I knew I had to read them someday. And they were both so beautifully written, even though I remembered differently from the movies, granted I was very young.

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Also I accidentally reread almost the entire Harry Potter series, again, so that doesn’t count

I also want to mention the books that I’ve been dying to get my hands on

1) Beauty Queens by Libba Bray: Beauty Pageant winners get trapped on a deserted island and must learn to acclimate. This seems like something that is totally different and new compared to what I usually read and it’s always good to have change.

2) The Drowning of Arthur Braxton by Caroline Smailes: I haven’t heard what it’s about at all, but the blurb on the back caught my attention. It reads, “Arthur Braxton runs away from school. He hides out in an abandoned building, an old Edwardian bathhouse. He discovers a naked woman swimming in the pool. From this point on, nothing will ever be the same.”

3) Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell: I have heard nothing but praise from people this book. I really want to see what the hype is about. It sounds like a modern-day Romeo and Juliet and the only thing I liked about that play was the pun Mercutio made before he died, so I guess trying new things is good.

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Also the art looks super cute

4) Humans by Matt Haig: An alien comes to Earth disguised as a professor at Cambridge University (my dream school) to discover if humans are real or not and the way they behave and how it affects them. The alien comes from a utopian society where there is infinite knowledge and immortality. Slowly the alien bonds with the people around it and finds happiness in the imperfections of humanity. I mean doesn’t that sound adorable?

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