Sunday, November 22, 2009

2009 Books


One of my New Years resolutions is to read MORE books. So this posting is a start.

I'll be compiling the...
. books that 'I am reading'
. books that 'I want to read'
. books that 'I have read'
... in the year 2009, HERE in this very post. :D

Hopefully, by the end of the year.. there'll be at least 4 books. :-s

p.s: If you check at my sidebar, there's a 'Books I Read' banner. That banner will be the direct link to this post.



..i'm done for the year..



1. Dan Brown's books
- Books to read: Angles & Demons, Deception Point, Digital Fortress, Da Vinci Code.
- I've read Da Vinci Code two years ago.
* update: read all 4 books!

2. JK Rowling : Harry Potter series
- yes. i never read any HP books before.
* update: hmm. i don't think i'm able to read the Harry Potter series. there are too many characters to remember, and there's so many books. I would rather watch the movies. :))

3. Sophie Kinsella's books
- i want to find out why every girl is reading her book. is it that good?
* update: hmm. i actually read about 3-5 pages of the 1st book, and it was.. err... no offence to those who love Sophie Kinsella's books, this type of book is not for me. i think i'll stick to bloody / gruesome / action / mystery / horror / paranormal / fantasy.. books.

4. Stephenie Meyer: Twilight series
- Twilight, New Moon, Esclipse, Breaking Dawn.
- Midnight Sun (partial draft)
- The Host
* update:
- read all 4 books!
- after this is, Midnight Sun and The Host!

5. Cornelia Funke: Inkworld Trilogy
- Inkheart, Inkspell, Inkdeath.
* update: watched Inkheart the movie.. not really entertaining. :(

6. Any e-books on guides/self-motivation.. etc

7. L.J.Smith: The Vampire Diaries

.. will add more later.



1. Dan Brown - Angels & Demons (Audio book )

Start Date: 28 January 2009, 10:30 pm
End Date: 7 February 2009, 1:13 am
Number of pages: 427 pages

2. Dr. Spencer Johnson - Who Moved My Cheese? (E-book)

Start Date: 12 February 2009, 1:00 am
End Date: 12 February 2009, 1.20 am
Number of pages: 47 pages

3. Stephenie Meyer - Twilight (Audio book)

Start Date: 15 February 2009, 12:15 am
End Date: 19 February 2009, 11:13 pm
Number of pages: 235 pages

- read the book! now the movie... (DONE!!)
- updated: erm. watched the movie. the movie is not as good as the book. there were a lot of 'must have' scenes which were left out, making the movie quite jumpy and fast pace like the movie - Da Vinci Code. i'm not sure, people who have not read the book felt the same way. they should make the movie as long as 3-4 hours, like LOTR. i don't care. i'll watch it for sure!
- i really hope Kristen Stewart was not chosen to be Bella Swan. She didn't do a good job at being Bella! I prefer Olivia Thirlby. :(

4. Dan Brown - Digital Fortress (Audio book )

Start Date: 11 March 2009, 12:06 am

End Date: 12 April 2009, 8.32 pm
Number of pages: 311 pages

- errm. i keep seeing a familiar twist in Dan Browns' books. the bad guy is ALWAYS the big boss. i've read; 'Da Vinci Code', 'Angel & Demons' and 'Digital Fortress'.. and all 3 have similiar twists. why is that? if 'Deception' also ends up having the same twist.. i going to be speechless. :-s
- 3 books from Dan Brown done! 1 more to go.

5. Stephenie Meyer - New Moon (Audio book)

Start Date: 23 April 2009, 12:51 am
End Date: 23 may 2009, 2:08 am
Number of pages: 366 pages

- not a disappointment as always!
- i read the 1st 30 - 60 pages.. and i CRIED! correction: i WEPT!! hahaha.
- reading this book reminds me of the time when I was despressed.
- 2nd book: u'll start to hate Edward, and start liking Jacob... and u feel like saying to Bella,"Get a grip, girl!!".
- this book is a bit draggy, especially the middle part. if you've read the summary you'll know that Edward will be 'away' somewhere near the 1st 1/4 of the book, and he will 'reappear' at the end (last 1/4) of the book.

6. Dan Brown - Deception Point (Audio book )

Start Date: 17 April 2009, 12:22 am
End Date: 28 June 2009, 12.18 am
Number of pages: 549 pages

- errm.. this book is really boring me to death. i haven't reach the action part yet. where is the action??!! *yawn* is this book too heavy for me? which explains why.. i started to read another book! (New Moon) hahaha :))
- update!: the book started to get interesting when i reach the 100th page. huhu.

7. Kurt Vonnegut - 2 B R O 2 B (Ebook: Short Stories)

Start Date: 7 July 2009, 11:13 pm
End Date: 7 July 2009, 11:26 pm
Number of pages: 13 pages

- a story about the future where aging has been cured and population control is mandatory.

8. Stephenie Meyer - Eclipse (Audio book)

Start Date: 11 July 2009, 12:23 am
End Date: 20 July 2009, 1:43 am
Number of pages: 426 pages

- yeayy. finish book 3!

9. Stephenie Meyer - Breaking Dawn (Audio book)

Start Date: 6 August 2009, 10:00 pm
End Date: 22 November 2009, 6:17 pm
Number of pages: 481 pages

- at last! after months of procrastinating. I finish reading the Twilight Saga!!


...... yeayy! 9 books done!

Goal to read at least 4 books - ACHIEVED in 5 months!

Total of books read to date = 9
Total of pages read to date = 2855

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