Hello little internet world,
So, I have quite possibly decided to blog about reading and life and stuff… In case you couldn’t tell from my previous post ‘Foray Into The Blogosphere.’
At the moment, I’m in the middle of a couple of books.
I’m currently reading Misery by Stephen King. For those who haven’t read it, it is about a famous writer who gets injured in a car crash and is saved by his Number One Fan. Who is a complete and total psycho. Everyone should read the book or watch the movie. Kathy Bates is in it. FYI, this is not for the faint of heart.
So, I’m not very far into it and yet she is already psychotic and making him drink dirty water with his painkillers. However, I’m already encountering some changes with the book and the movie. For instance, the manuscript that he has written in the book is something new and not the final Misery book. I sort of prefer the final Misery book though in the movie.
I’ll let you know how it goes when I finish it.
The other book is Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan. Apparently this is also not for the faint of heart. I don’t know whether this will be scarier than Stephen King or not. I’m reading this one for my Lit Studies: Literature for 0-18 year olds class. All the books we’re reading are quite controversial which brings up the issue of what we should allow children to read. The other books we have read are The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman and After The First Death by Robert Cormier. The former starts off with a family being killed and a small child growing up in a graveyard. The latter involves terrorists taking over a bus full of small children. So, what should we allow children to read? Who should decide this? These are the questions that consistently come up throughout the semester. Personally, I believe it is up to the parent. Despite the controversy, these are excellent books. It has been a long time since I have ever read anything from the Children or Young Adult genres and it is refreshing to see that it is not all about vampires and terrible writing.
So, in my next post, I will talk about my favourite Young Adult novels which are quite old but still enjoyable.