Promised a book post a few posts back. Before, my money would slowly shrink because I was so hooked in reading. Now I am slowly losing reading time due to school. I’d kill to have a week wherein I could just relax, go out to the mall with friends, and read. But I’m not gonna complain, school has also been fun. Anyway. Here are a few of my latest reads:
Room by Emma Donoghue
A story of 5-year-old Jack who sees the Room as his world. Room is where he was born and where he and his Ma eat, sleep, play and learn. Room is home to Jack but to Ma, it’s the prison where she’s been held since she was nineteen - for seven long years. Through her fierce love for her son, she has created a life for him in that eleven-by-eleven-foot space. But as Jack ages and his curiosity grows, Ma knows that Room cannot contain either one any longer.
I was hesitant to read this book at first. When I read the back I was wondering, how this book would turn out since it would be narrated by a five year old. But once again, curiosity took over me and I was fascinated. The way the author managed to capture a realistic child’s voice without making the book too complex nor too simplistic. The book was well thought of. Two thumbs-up for this. I encourage you guys to grab a copy :)
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The story tells of Scout and Jem’s childhood in Alabama and how series of events shook their innocence, shaped their character, and taught them about human nature. One classic modern lit I was able to read just recently. That’s the one word that stuck to me as I was munching through this book: classic. Another addition to my library!