With all the moving and stress and packing, and just endless stuff, I have really taken a pause in buying books, because this move has suddenly opened my chackras and told me that I have way too many books. So this month I was holding back (I’m doing that every other month, aren’t I?). As always, these are actual real, hard copies of book, made of real trees and I bought them all this month.
John Green – An Abundance of Katherines
So I am not a fan of John Green’s and I have said many times that I will just read Paper Towns and then let him go. But once I saw this book, I couldn’t go past it. It is silly, I know, but I bought this book because there is word “abundance” in the title. You know… “A Bun Dance”. And I have a soft spot for dancing buns.
I have read the first couple of pages and from what I recon, this book is about boy named Collin who is attracted only to Katherines and once the nineteenth one breaks up with him, he gets depressed and takes a road trip with his friends. And the book is about that. Oh, and Collin is also a bit of a child prodigy.
Frances Mayes – Under The Tuscan Sun: At Home in Italy
I bought this book, because I remember really liking the film. It gave me a very warm and nice feeling and I thought it is worth to try out the book as well.
Under the Tuscan Sun, if I’m not mistaken, is about an American lady, who goes to Italy and falls in love with it, so she does this crazy thing, where she buys a house that is in no good condition and starts to restaurate it. At the same time, she is integrating into the local culture and people. It reminds me of Mamma Mia! a tiny bit and I love that film.
J. R. R. Tolkien – The Children of Húrin
I have no idea what this is, because usually when I see Tolkien’s book that I don’t have, I just buy it, with hopes that sometime in the future I will read it.
So according to the goodreads Tolkien never finished this book, but his son, without much interruption to the story has done so.
It is about Morgoth, the first Dark Lord, who dwells in Angband and wages a war against the Elves. The fates of Túrin and his sister Niënor are tragically entwined with Morgoth, who sends his most formidable servant Glaurung (a powerful spirit in the form of a huge wingless dragon of fire) to destroy the children of Húrin.
J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne – Harry Potter and The Cursed Child (Harry Potter #8)
So Tom talked me into buying this one and now, after a month I read it, I am really sad that I read it, because you know what? I bought tickets to the play yesterday. I am going to see this live next week and I have spoiled it for myself just because I was weak and Tom was pressuring me. And can you me believe it? I am going to see the play! Will you want to know my thoughts on this?
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is about our favourite characters all grown up and struggling with parenthood and problems with their children. The main characters are Harry’s son Albus and Draco’s son Scorpius.
I didn’t really like the book (review), because of all the plot holes and since then it has been pointed out to me that perhaps it was a time paradox. I admit, that is a cool idea that I never thought of, but I think, if it really would be like that, the authors would have explained it.
So that’s it. I know it is not a lot and it isn’t even the end of August yet, but I am pretty busy with everything that I know that I won’t buy anything new anymore. How many of you bought Harry Potter too?