Day 19 – A book that you read after seeing the movie
This is a difficult one as it is something I really try not to do. If I see a film I tend not to read the book after as it has normally ruined the plot for me. Not one I particularly like either film or book but the only example I can think of right now.
Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
About three things I was absolutely positive. First, Edward was a vampire. Second, there was a part of him-and I didn’t know how potent that part might be-that thirsted for my blood. And third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him.
A book in which a young girl is surveilled by every man in her life and seems to take no issue with it, her vampire lover, her father, her father’s friend and his son, all constantly interfere and monitor her to the point of watching her sleep. Very odd. The film makes it all slightly less creepy but the book is just disturbing!!
Day 20 – The book you are reading now
The Relic by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
So I have just started this, the first of 14 books in the Pendergast series, I’ve only just begun it is a bit different to what I normally read, it’s a thriller series and being set in the mid 90’s and about technology makes it rather hilarious. So even though it isn’t a funny book this made me laugh….
GenLab was an enormous international DNA database – two hundred gigs and growing.
Just made me marvel at how quickly technology advances but so far I am enjoying it.
Day 21 – The next book you plan on reading.
Hmmmm…I have a few on my list, but obviously having not read it yet I do not have a quote. Possibly Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Buried Giant or Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere as it is something I feel that I should have read.