Thursday, August 19, 2010

What I'm reading

Shogun
by James Clavell
Historical fiction

Pretty neat, I'm enjoying it. It's going to take me quite a while to finish it, though. It's a couple inches thick in paperback. And the audio book of it is 48 1/2 hours long. I think that's even longer than the Harry Potter books. :)

I would like to mention that I think I'll need to reread this book before I really understand it. I'm having trouble figuring out what the heck is going on! Reading the plot on wikipedia might help, but I'd rather muddle through it.

Green Rider
by Kristen Britain
Fantasy

Yes, I read a lot of fantasy.

It's a really interesting book. Karigan is a young woman who has been expelled from school, and she's traveling home to give her father her version of what happened. But her plans change when she meets a servant of the king who requests that she carry a message for him. Next thing Karigan knows, she's taking an oath to deliver a message to the king. As a result of this oath she is pursued by the people who killed the former messenger, and who would like to kill the new messenger -- that is, her. On top of that, she has to cope with the former messenger's horse, who has a mind of his own.

Oh yeah, and all this happens before page thirty.

It's a really neat book, but I find that my mind keeps wondering, and that I often have trouble focusing on it. I'm not sure if that's because of the writing style, or if it's my ADHD acting up. Hmm.

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