So, I've been keeping up with my reading but as far as having time to type book reviews, I've been slacking. I keep a book journal where I write down quotes and passages that I want to remember but I'm not sure that's something you'd like to see? Let me know.
Here's what I've been reading since May:
Sacre Bleu by Christopher Moore
This novel was quite fun as it is about how a blue paint used by many well known artists, including Vincent van Gogh, who went mad because of it's magical properties. There's something really cool about using real life people from history and using them in fictional scenarios. Think of the movie Midnight In Paris directed by Woody Allen. One of the main characters, Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, stole the show--he was hilarious!
The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett
Rincewind is an inept wizard but he's trying his best. I quite enjoyed this novel so I am continuing with the series. Octarine (the color of magic) seems like an interesting color and I tried replicating it myself with colored pencils; it's described as being a neon yellowish-greenish-purple. The purple muddied it up so it must be magic if it doesn't look like mud in the books! This was a fun and quick read and it's also part of a 40-some book saga.
Tim & Eric's Zone Theory by Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim
I'm a pretty big fan of Tim & Eric so this was just hilarious. It's a self-help book using the 7 known zone planes of life (food, poems, health, love, business, family, and friendship) with the hope to achieve Zone Plane 8.
The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert
This book was so good. It was interesting and scary and I finished feeling sad. Mass extinctions of any animal isn't easy to read about but the fact that humans are causing this current extinction event is quite unsettling.