Read 26, Post 3.

Woo, Itsbeenthreeweekssinceposttwo!

Let’s do this thing!

Grail of Stars, by Katherine Roberts. Yaay…

So, I got this book. A couple of weeks ago. But I read it, and I enjoyed it. I’ve actually finished the series now, which is good and bad in different ways:

It’s good, because I finished a great book series.

It’s bad, because I really liked them and I’ve run out of book. 🙁

But still, I really liked the book.

The Sword and The Circle, by Rosemary Sutcliff. Rather than being a very loosely based on legends book (like Pendragon legacy), it’s a rather more firm retelling, with stories of Merlin (Being Merlin) and Arthur (being Arthur).

Actually, mainly just Arthur. Merlin only made it to Chapter 5 out of 13.

After reading Pendragon Legacy and seeing the TV Show Merlin, I’m surprised by how different this was to both of them. Pendragon Legacy had the same kind of base, with King arthur being advised by Merlin and getting killed by Mordred at Camlann. Merlin had…

Virtually.

NO.

Similarities.

Cos’ in the show…

Merlin isn’t an advisor and Magician, he’s a servant who secretly uses magic! Guenevere’s not a QUEEN, she’s another servant who Arthur eventually falls in love with! Arthur isn’t even a king who someone fostered who proved he was King by drawing a Magic Sword out of a Stone, he was Prince from the start!!!

Urgh. Modern Culture feeling the need to take the names of Legends and use them as their own…

Is that all? I thought I’d read more. Heh. Well, 16 more to-

Actually, nah. If I keep the target this low, I’ll smash it before may. Let’s raise it to 52, shall we? Yeah. From now on, it’s Read52.

Read26, Post 2.

Okay, so THAT Plan went out of the window.

Anyone who saw the last post will have checked up on Monday and saw there was no post. So, they would have just thought “Oh, it’ll  be up later today.” But, when they checked on Tuesday, they’d have realized that I, as usual, was late.

And here I am, a WEEK later. My apologies.

Anyways, (YES, I checked that was grammatically correct before typing it. It’s defined as an informal or dialectual form of “Anyway”, I’m being informal.) let’s get to the books!

Demon Dentist, by David Walliams. Another wierd (No red line! Woo-hoo!) book, but then it’s David Walliams, so what do you expect? Anyway, it’s also surprisingly creepy, all Gums and Eyeballs and Slugs and Bat Wings under People’s pillows and suchlike. I liked it anyway, though.

The Rithmatist, by Brandon Sanderson. Two things. Despite the name, it is not about maths, it’s about people who can bring chalk drawings to the life. And the Main Character is not a Rithmatist.

Whaaaa?

In a lot of fantasy books, there’s a group of people with powers or abilities, Harry Potter for example. And in almost ALL of these books, the main character will be one of these people. Harry Potter for example.

If this is so much more original (and, in my opinion, better written) than Harry Potter, how come an army of Millions will, after reading those brackets, either hatemail my blog or close the page and never read it again?

Strange minds people have…

But, I must respect their opinions, and back on the subject, I enjoyed this book.

How To Twist a Dragon’s Tale, by Cressida Cowell. This is fifth in the How To Train Your Dragon Series, and I’ve read the first, the fifth, the ninth, and the tenth, and own the fifth, ninth and tenth. And I got all of them for christmas. You don’t really need to read these in order, so you can jump in and out as you wish. You can read this first, or a different one, it doesn’t really matter. I liked it, and I really like this series.

The Remaining ones are Captain Underpants and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel, both books which I enjoyed.

18 more to go!

(These are now in a category, Read 26 Updates.)