Thursday, February 23, 2012

Books 8-10, 52 Books 52 Weeks

8/52: Ender's Game by Card, 3.5/5 Stars
Entertained Me: High / Made Me Think: Med

Great, fun, quick read about a boy who saves the world. Oddly enough, my Dad just told me the other day that he's tired of reading books about children saving the world. In this economy, at least someone is saving the world, right?

9/52: The Unthinkable--Who Survives When Disaster Strikes by Ripley, 3/5 Stars
Entertained Me: High / Made Me Think: Med

In a nutshell, if ever you find yourself in a diaster... don't just sit there, do something!

10/52: The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Kundera, 2.5/5 Stars
Entertained Me: Med / Made Me Think: Med

Pulled some memorable quotes from the story, but wasn't too fond of it otherwise:

"We can never know what to want, because, living only one life, we can neither compare if with our previous lives nor perfect it in our lives to come." 
"It is wrong then, to chide the novel for being fascinated by mysterious coincidences, but it is right to chide man for being blind to such coincidences in his daily life. For he thereby deprives his life of a dimension of beauty." 
"Love begins at the point when a woman enters her first word into our poetic memory."

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