Monday, June 20, 2011

It's Monday! What are you reading?

Hi!!!  :)

One Monday more I share with you what I've read, what I'm reading and what I pretend to read.

Last week I didn't finish any book. I am still reading Don Quixote's delusions by Miranda France.This book tells the year the author spent in Madrid because of her studies. I like the book the way she tells stories, it's funny. I like because she tells about Cervantes, things I didn't know, things recently learned. I think she knows a lot of Cervantes. She also tells about Cervantes' work, Don Quixote and its influence in other authors.

Now, I am also reading Never let me go by Kahuo Ishiguro. I loooooooooooooooove this book!!! :) I took it from my to-read pile of books and now I can't stop reading it ^^ At first I was a little disappointed, I mean in the first pages. I was thinking " and for this they've made a movie??? :O " but then, it began to get interesting. It was a pity I didn't have time because if I had had the time I would have read it in one go. I highly recommend it.

I am also reading Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I like this book. I think: "Ok, I'm going to read some pages, just 5 or 6" but in the end, I read 10 chapters. I can't help it. Once I start reading it, I want to know more. Jane Austen is a genious :)

Next, I want to read some old books such as Howards end by E. M. Forster, Brideshead revisited by Evelyn Waugh, Don Quixote by Cervantes and others, relatively new ones: Looking for Alaska by John Green, Solar by Ian McEwan, The book thief by Markus Zusak, etc, etc, etc.

Well, this what I've done last week and you what are you reading???

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Jane in June : Third Round :)

This read-along is hosted by bookrat

Another Wednesday and it's time to think about Pride and Prejudice and exactly chapter s from 30 to 42. In this chapter Elizabeth stays at Hunsford with her cousin Charlotte and Charlotte's husband, Mr Colling . I like this part because many things happen.

First, the arrival of Mr Darcy to Hunsford. I didn't expect that. It's funny because Elizabeth doesn't want to see him and she is meeting him everywhere :P I like these chapters because this stay gives the opportunity to Mr Darcy to explain himself. How many times you do something and people misunderstand your actions. This explanation gives you another perspective of Mr Darcy. He is not as bad as seems. 

Secondly, the proposal. I love the Mr Darcy's proposal :) I like because he can't contain himself and asks Elizabeth marriage. He has tried it but he can't stop his feelings which means they are strong and deep feelings.  But I  don't like what Lizzie sees, he expects she says yes.  I don't like how much pride Mr Darcy is, but I like at least once you know Mr Darcy better he is deep and try to help your friends and family.

Thirdly, the letter. I think after reading the letter he gives to Lizzy, I changed my idea of him. I thinks he is a good man, he is good person but he is too proud of himself, apart from that I think he is perfect. As a said before, I like he can explain himself and he does so nicely and correct that Lizzy realises what Mr Wickham has told her couldn't be true.

In the last chapters, I thought Mr Wickham was a very kind person and Mr Darcy was a very proud person who thought he was better than the rest, but after reading the letter and then when Elizabeth talked to Mr Wickham you realise Mr Wickham is a coward and takes advantage of people with his manners but he's nothing more than appearance whereas Mr Darcy although he's very proud if you know better he improves.

And you? What do you think about it? Do you like Pride and Prejudice? I think it's a great book and now, I want to read all the books of Jane Austen Have you read them? Did you like them? Tell me or join to Mysty's blog (

Monday, June 13, 2011

It's Monday! What are you reading?

Today is Monday which means it's time for sharing not only what I read, what I am reading and what I intend to read but also, this is an open space you can tell what you read, what you're reading and what you will be reading next :)

In my case, I finished two books. The first one, What I talk about when I talk about running is non-fiction and it's about how Murakami ( the author) deals with running. He tries to run every day and he run a marathon every year, at least. The book is well-written and I enjoyed reading it. The second book is Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett. This is fiction and it's similar to Macbeth story but in a much much funnier way. I laughed a lot. In both cases, I didn't think I read it properly, I explain myself, I think in the case of Murakami's book you need a couple of hours sit down quietly and read it without stopping because if I did in this way I would enjoy much more. In the case of Wyrd Sisters I think I don't have enough English level to read it. It takes me so much time to read it. I have to stop many times to look up words that I miss all the fun :(. But anyway, I'll appreciate it  in the future :)

Now, I am reading Pride and Prejudice by Jane Auster. I really like it, Jane Austen is a very good author and very witty :) I am also reading Don Quixote's delusions by Miranda Frame. It's very good book that explains my own culture. I like it.

Next, I'm going to read Never let me go by Kashuo Ishiguro and Brideshead Revisited. I think both books are very good and I can't wait to start reading them.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Jane in June: Second Round

Today it's Wednesday, so let's talk about Pride and Prejudice in the read along hosted by the book rat.

This week we talk about the chapters from 18 to 29. In these chapter we see Elizabeth dancing with Mr Darcy unexpectedly. I liked this part because he finally asks her for a dance and she is thinking something else that she doesn't realise  what she is doing and says yes to Mr Darcy, the person who doesn't want to dance. I like Mr Darcy in this chapter because he is trying to hide his feelings and I like Elizabeth because she is trying to give him a lesson. I think nobody, except Lizzy, could do that.

In these chapters, Elizabeth also has to face a proposal of marriage. It is amazing how important was at that time a girl had to get married. At least in this case, she can say no freely. I like the reactions of Mr Collins, Mrs Bennet and Mr Bennet, especially the last one. He is so funny, every time he speaks I think I'm going to laugh. I think Mr Collins behaves like a child in this part and when Elizabeth goes to Hunsford trying to emphasise what Elizabeth has lost because she said no. In the case of Mrs Bennet, I expected her reactions because she already thought of Mr Collins being a good match for Elizabeth. So, when she discovers Elizabeth has said no, she can't believe it and asks for help in the person of Mr Bennet. I like Mrs Bennet saying to Elizabeth she will never speak to ELizabeth again if she doesn't get married and at the same time Mr Bennet saying he won't speak to her if she does XD

Besides, Elizabeth visits Hunsford and she meets Lady Catherine. I like the conversation between Elizabeth and Lady Catherine. Elizabeth is very witty replying the Lady Catherine. I think Lady Catherine treats Elizabeth very bad but Elizabeth knows how to deal with her.

On the other hand, we see Jane suffering for her love to Mr Bingley. Miss Bingley sends a letter saying Mr Bingley is staying in London and he doesn't expect to come back. It makes Jane very unhappy and we all sorry for her. She is so nice that we don't like people treat her like this. Miss Bingley says Mr Bingley could be interested in Miss Darcy. Elizabeth tries to cheer her sister up saying that this is not true. After, Jane will be taken to London and try to talk to Mr Bingley but Miss Bingley isn't happy to see her and she doesn't tell her where Mr Bingley is. I start hating this Miss Bingley ¬¬

Finally, Miss Lucas finds a husband. I like it because everybody says she never finds a husband and it turns out the first one in marrying. She married to Mr Collins. I like Mrs Lucas says to Mrs Bennet she has already a daughter married. Mrs Bennet was telling her this all the time and now Mrs Lucas takes revenge.

I like the book until now. Sometimes I don't feel reading it but when I start I can't stop reading it . 

Monday, June 6, 2011

It's Monday! What are you reading?

Hi!   :)

This month I have been very busy reading. Lately, I've found in other blogs recommendations of books or I've found books that I wanted to read in the library, so now I spend many hours curled up in my sofa or in my bed reading. It's very nice to see there are other people outside who have the same feelings about reading and I don't feel a strange any more.

Last week I found Sunset Park by Paul Auster in the library and I loved it. Although the end of the book I didn't like, I couldn't stop reading. I think the book is very good but well, I don't know, I expected another end.

This week I am reading Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett.  This book is taken me a lot of time :( The problem is the vocabulary of the book is very difficult so I have to stop every 3 lines looking up words. It makes it more tedious and I hate it because I think Terry Pratchett is very funny, but, well, maybe one day I  could read his books without using a dictionary at all. I am also reading Pride and Prejudice for the read-along. I like the book and I want to know what happens next because, although I read it before, I don't remember anything :( Besides of this two novels, I'm reading What I talk about when I talk about running by Murakami. I like it because it's not a novel, which is the only thing I read and it's refreshing read non-fictional books. I like the way he writes and he explains things. You realise that he has done a lot of work to smooth the things to you.

Next, I'm gonna to read Never let me go by Kashuo Ishiguro. I read the first lines of the books and now, I want to start reading it.I hope it won't disappointed me.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Jane in June: First Impressions

In this post I'm going to talk about Pride and Prejudice. This is part of the read-along hosted by Misty. Every Wednesday we leave our impressions about what we've read until now.This week, we talk about our first impressions and the chapters from 1 to 17 of the book.

This is the second time I've read Pride and Prejudice. The first time was 10 years ago and it was in Spanish, so now I wanted to give it  a try in English. Jane Austen has written several books but Pride and Prejudice is the only book I've finished. I tried other books, this time in English: Emma and Mansfield Park, but I found them complicated because of the vocabulary.

Now  I'm reading Pride and Prejudice for the second time, I like it. It's as if I was reading a new book because I don't remember many parts of the book. Although I know what it is going to happen at the end of the book I didn't remember how funny and entertaining it was. I am enjoying so much. I like the way Elizabeth is, so witty, but I don't like when Mr. Darcy, Miss Bingley and Elizabeth have discussions about things such as Mr Darcy's personality.

Elizabeth is my favourite character because she is very interesting, nice and very intelligent. She is not very interested in love and likes reading. Besides, I like Mr Bennet. I like the way he is. He is very intelligent and he is teasing Mrs Bennet. I think he's funny. 

I like Mr Bingley. I think he cares about Jane Bennet but I think he's a bit dull. I like Mr Darcy because he is deep but I think he is soooo conceited. I would kill him sometimes hahahaha. I think Mr Wickham is nice and Mr Collins is a bit dull although I think he's nice.

In the case of Mrs Bennet, I like her but I think sometimes Mrs Bennet wants her daughters  to marry to someone too much. I think she made a mistake when she sent Jane to Netherfiel in bad weather. Jane could die only because Mrs Bennet wanted to marry her daughter to Mr Bingley. I totally understand why Elizabeth goes to the house. She is worried about her sister. When Elizabeth and Jane have to stay in the house, I think Mr Bingley is very nice and he really cares about Jane, but the rest, they are so mean and conceited.