Kel (hollyweirdo) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

List started on 12/17/09:

1. My Booky Wook by Russell Brand - It was okay. Not my favorite autobio but not my least favorite. It kind of dragged in some instances, but I guess that's how life typically is.

2. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl - Cute kids book. I love the movie (the Gene Wilder one) but never read the book so yeah, it was good.

3. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis - So I've never read this book or seen this movie before but I've heard good things so I read it and I liked it. I thought it was going to be longer but it was very simple and to the point which for its readers (kids young and old) fits. I liked it and I plan on reading the rest of the books and I'm tivo'ing the movie that's coming on this weekend, haha.

4. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton - It had a slow start but was an okay book. Not many books about greasers and "socs" anymore, that's for sure, so itt wasn't something I usually read. Pretty good though.

5. Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen - It wasn't what I was expecting, I was expecting to be more of a story or even journey but it was just very kind of scattered thoughts and random stories from her experience. It was good, but I actually think I preferred the movie.

6. The Giver by Lois Lowry - I actually really liked this book. I picked it up not knowing what it was about but it was very Brave New World-y but I kind of liked it better. I just wish the ending could be more solid but other than that I liked it and the whole idea of it. How much we take all these memories we have for granted and yet if they ever disappeared we would be living in a very boring world.

7. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner - I was expecting this to be a lot better. I found it kind of hard to follow with the different narrators. It took a while for me to realize this, I actually looked it up on sparknotes, haha. But yeah, not as good as I thought it was going to be.

8. The Digital Photography Book by Scott Kelby - I have a Nikon d60 and I don't really use it that well, I just use it to take pictures but not the fancy onces I should be, so I rented this book from the library and it was fairy informative. From taking landscape shots to flowers to people to city shots, I took a lot of notes, haha. So I should be taking better photos soon. It was written very simple and easy to understand too, not much photography jargon that the professionals do. So I liked it.

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