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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Booking Through Thursday: Recent Best

This week's question:

What’s the best book you’ve read recently?
(Tell me you didn’t see this one coming?)

Man, that is a toughie. I've been reading a lot of books I really like, and depending on how I quantify "recently" would completely change my answer to this question. So I'm just going to pick books I've read within the past few weeks, and my answer would be the Walking Dead series. It's a graphic novel series set during the Zombie Apocalypse and it manages to be dark, but not too depressing, action-packed, but full of little moments for the characters to grow and develop, and each novel ends on a cliff-hanger that keeps me gobbling up this series. I just finished book 9, and eventually I'll get book 10 from the library (I'm on the waiting list).

In other news, my book club's pick for our next meeting is The Time Traveler's Wife. I read this book about two years ago or so, before I started my blog and began tracking my reading habits. I really loved it back then, but now that my tastes have become more sophisticated, I'm curious if I'll love it as much, or if it will pale in comparison to other books I've read and loved lately. I did try pushing for Persepolis for next month's read, but I didn't have any takers. I guess TTW is pretty hot right now, with the movie and all.

And man, is it Thursday already? I'm totally unprepared for it to almost be the weekend. I've had stuff going on after work all week so tonight is the first time in a while I've had to sit down at the computer. How has your week been?


Susan said...

I just got invited to see TTTW movie tomorrow night and I'm not sure, I haven't read the book yet! I might be the only person on the planet who hasn't read it! Are you going to see the movie? I'll be curious if you like it as much this time around, too.

Trish said...

I loved TTW and would really like to read it again. Just saw the movie and actually liked it although a LOT was cut.

Too bad about Persepolis. Don't think I could get my group to read a graphic novel either. Have you read it yet? It was my first and I really liked it.

Nymeth said...

I read TTTW for the first time early this year and I loved it. I'm not sure if I want to see the movie, though...I'm a bit on the fence about it. Anyway, I hope you enjoy it the second time around!

Oh said...

Crazy week with taking son to university and career demands on project that I've barely read any fave blogs (like this one) much less read any books! what the heck?

PS I read TTW but do not plan on seeing the movie. It couldn't possibly look on screen the way it did in my head as I read it.

Alice Teh said...

That sounds interesting, Kim. I'm not a fan of graphic novels but hope to fix that one day. Ahem! LOL