I'll try to read one of them but I might not finish it because I'm pretty busy with other things. I'll pick one later this week when I'm not stressing about my science and engineering camp's homework and simultaneously having to study the 8th grade curriculum because I somehow got into all the honors classes and my mom doesn't want me to skip learning anything.
I think I might read Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne.
I just started it this morning, and I am liking it so far.
You're right, the writing style did take a little getting used to but I got the hang of it. And yeah, I find that for me to actually have time to read and fully comprehend what's happening I have to wake up really early before anyone else is up so I can have some peace and quiet for me to focus in.
Thanks! Though I'm a picky reader sometimes, I really enjoy stories! I also think it's great that you even have forums like this! Sounds like a plan considering the unexpected. Then, I'll write about the book here when I'm done from it (if things don't happen). ;)
Dinosaurs adventures are AWESOME!!
I finally finished going through "The Lost World" by Arthur Conan Doyle, and here's my review/thoughts on the:
The start of this story was a bit boring for me since romance stories don't interest me much (even though it was Edward Malone's unrequited love that lead him into the adventure). The author masterfully describes Challenger at the start. Challenger is a bit too aggressive, but he's clever and kind to his wife. It was a slow and steady intro, but gradually got more eventful. A fight between a reporter and scientist, then a very active conference. How the group travels to South America in a way based on actual 19th century travels there, and how they meet the Natives, all made the story more realistic, in which I liked. I didn't know bamboos grow in South America until it was mentioned here.
This is where it actually starts! Finally halfway through the story, live dinos come into action! A Pterodactyl herd, a Iguanodon encounter, and even a T-Rex attack (I think it was a T-Rex like dino). I was surprised to see smart Apes in a war with a tribe of small people in the same land as the dinosaurs. That natives tribe even keeps Iguanodons like cows! WoW! The middle was the best, most action packed part of the story. A part I liked was that where Malone just went walking in the night to a lake so far, and on the way back he simply fell into a trap for Apes or dinosaurs while running away from a dino. Something strange was that attack on Malone where his head was almost twisted off. I would like to note that John Roxton is a great hunter (good thing he came along), and that Zambo is simply a great person (considering his loyalty and kindness).
After all that hardship, at last a return home. Even after the long journey and live Pterodactyl specimen, I'm sure that some people were probably still doubtful. I think that Gladys was simply a self centered person, the wrong girl to fall for. Good thing he realized reality, even though too late. At least he learned some life lessons from that dangerous adventure, and gained some good friends.Summerlee was quite smart to make a profit out of crystals from the blue clay (and share it with the three others of course). The ending of this novel seemed satisfying.
End of review/thoughts on "The Lost World". (It would be exciting IF it was real!)
I didn't believe it at first too (I though that they only grow in east Asia), but apparently there are at least three varieties of bamboo that are native to South America.
You are also pretty active here too! I send you my "Great Commendation" for always watching over the forums.
... I failed. I am nowhere near finishing the book and have been reading other things. I do plan on finishing it at some point but because I am reading it on the family ipad, (Totally the only reason) things have been going slow. I can only read 3 pages without my brother taking it to play minecraft or my dad to watch a show.
I'll try, but that might be hard considering I don't get birthday or Christmas money, I mostly just get books or a Barnes and Noble gift card. (Books are expensive though, so I'm not complaining!)
Edit: Oh, and a few days ago I got my hands on a physical copy of King Solomon's Mines, so I might just try and read that and write a week late review on it instead. Is that allowed?
Okay, cool! I'm almost done with the book, so hopfully I'll write somthing about it in the next few days.
Oh right, I was supposed to do this...
Well I'll do it tomorrow(or not).
I think I'll start reading "Journey to the Center of the Earth" soon.
It's almost the end of the month and I haven't finished the book yet. It's sad how this Book Club slowly died, but it's not dead yet!!
It's okay, I think. As long you know the whole story (whether you listened or read the whole book).
The club lives on!