My Most Favorite Hobby! Reading!!

23 Jul

The one hobby I know I can stick with is reading!

I love reading. And I just read a couple really good books! The kind of books you can’t put down and you stay up really late to read “one more chapter” – before you know it it’s 4:30 Wednesday morning and you know you have to drink a quadruple latte so you make it through the morning and a then grab a Red Bull for lunch so you can make it through the afternoon and come home and keep reading!

I love that feeling.

I had lost it after I read 50 Shades of Crap. I thought I found it with Game of Thrones but the book is soooo much like the first season of the show that I got a little board. Don’t get me wrong – if you have not seen the show read the book. They show did such a great job I am just going to skip the first book (I only got half way through) and start reading the second book.

So here are a couple books I couldn’t put down:

Savages – by Don Winslow

I have not seen the movie but the book was amazing! But isn’t the book always more amazing than the movie? Yes but this book was exceptional because the writing was so different than what I am used to. It really made you think about what you were reading. And not in an annoying way that makes you feel dumb.

This book was fast paced, fun, sexy, crazy, violent and had twists and turns. I fell in love with all the characters and feel like I learned a lot about the Mexican drug cartels.

Number one lesson – don’t get involved in any way with the Mexican drug cartels! Don’t get involved with the selling, distributing or production of drugs and be surprised when you or someone you love get your knee caps shot up!

So, if you need something different, fast paced and crazy to read – I suggest this book.

I am looking forward to reading the prequel – The Kings of Cool.

Gone Girl – by Gillian Flynn

I love anything by Gillian Flynn!

This book however was so good but so frustrating at the same time! I have never hated the main characters in a book so much but still loved the book until I read this.

Both characters are such awful people! I couldn’t decide which I felt sorry for and which I wanted to “win” – I also didn’t know who to believe!

I would say 99% of the time in a book, movie, TV show, competition of any kind – I am rooting for the girl. Call me a feminist I always want the woman to win.

But in this book – it’s the first time I was not automatically rooting for the woman. I really tried to be on her side but she really made it hard.

This book kept me on my toes and made me sad Gillian Flynn only has two other books which I have already read. Write more lady, I love your books!!!

And so will you so please read this book and her other two! You won’t be sorry!

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8 Responses to “My Most Favorite Hobby! Reading!!”

  1. Arantha July 24, 2012 at 9:18 am #

    Love having a friend that is obsessed with reading as much as I am! And has the same taste in books as I do 99.9% of the time (sorry about Gerald’s Game lol!). Great post!

    • josephinamontoya July 24, 2012 at 9:33 am #

      Me too! Remember when we tried to start a book club. . . . . we should try that again! Hahah!

  2. Tammy Van Dam July 24, 2012 at 11:06 am #

    I agree with your comments about Gillian Flynn. I was astounded when I read her first book I loved it so much! The second not so much, and Gone Girl was bizarre in the way you said, neither character very appealing. I like your blog.

  3. Anonymous July 24, 2012 at 1:13 pm #

    Thanks for the suggestions!! I am trying to get through fifty shades of grey now… It’s a little monotonous… I suggest the “Quirke” series by Benjamin Black or ANYTHING by Jeanne Kalogridis. 🙂

    • josephinamontoya July 26, 2012 at 9:19 am #

      Thanks for the suggestions! I will have to try Quirke and Jeanne Kalogridis! I love trying new authors! Tell me what you think of 50.

  4. suburban eye feast July 24, 2012 at 9:30 pm #

    I love reading too! The last book vortex I was stuck on was The Reader (Bernhard Schlink). Super fascinating read that was translated from German, filled with mystery, love, horror and compassion in postwar Germany. You should check it out! The two before that were Couldn’t Keep It to Myself (Wally Lamb) — such a great read / concept on tales from women in NY correctional institution. I’m now finishing A Walk in the Woods (Bill Bryson) – this one is much lighter in concept, super funny and totally invokes great visuals about an escape into nature – the Appalachian Trail. This isn’t keeping me up until 4:30 a.m. like the others but it’s totally worth a midnight session! 🙂 I just love ya Ms. Josa!

    • josephinamontoya July 26, 2012 at 9:21 am #

      Mystery, love, horror and compassion in postwar Germany – that sounds perfect for me! Thanks!! I will take look at your suggestions. Let me know if you have anymore. 🙂

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