Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Reading Rainbow


I am in need of a good book to read. I need suggestions.

Has anyone ever read Wuthering Heights? It always sounded boring and old to me. But I caught part one of the new adaptation of it on PBS the other night and I loved it. Joey claimed it was the most boring movie he ever saw, rolled over and put the pillow over his head. But then I caught him sneaking a peak at the tv a few minutes later. He can't resist a pretty girl with a British accent. And I can't resist unrequited love. Why is it so appealing? Does anyone else have this obsession?

Okay, book suggestions please.

If you want to watch this new adaption online, you can watch it here. But only until February 1st.

12 comments:

Nat said...

I've never read Wuthering Heights, but I watched the movie on Sunday! I got sucked into PBS Masterpiece Classics when I saw Tess of the D'Urbervilles. I think I'm going to try to watch Sense and Sensibility on Sunday. I know, I am a nerd...

My favorite books are the Lord of The Rings. I also absolutely loved the Children of the Promise series written by Dean Hughes. It is about an LDS family in WW2.

Sarah said...

I've never read Wuthering Heights, but have wanted to for awhile now. As you know I read as much as you do, but I really wouldn't recommend anything I've read lately, I haven't loved anything for awhile. Have you read the Work and the Glory series? It is so good, I've read it twice now. Rory cannot understand how I can read books more than once, I try to explain it's like watching a good movie over and over again, but he says it isn't the same. That was definitely a run on sentence... sorry.

Amber said...

I love books! I've tons lately that are amazing! My favorite author is Neil Gaiman. The best by him are Stardust, Neverwhere, and Anansi Boys, just to warn you they are a little graphic but nothing you wouldn't see in a PG13 movie. Also if you want something funny read Good Omens it was written by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett.

If you haven't read the Twilight series that is also a good read. Stephanie Meyer also wrote another book about aliens called The Host, that is also one of my all time favorites too!

I have read Wuthering Heights. It is an excellent love story, up there with Pride and Predjudice and Sense and Sensibility.

I hope that helps you out. I've mostly read Classics but, I've tried to branch out in last few years.

Oh, if you haven't read Dan Brown! He wrote The Devinci Code and Angels and Demons.

NatPalmer said...

Have you read the Fablehaven series? They're considered children's books, but like Harry Potter, I think it's for all ages & really like them.
I love PBS & all those period piece movies... except Tess of the D'Ubervilles was depressing.
I need a new book or series to read too.

kellyrass said...

You HAVE to read Twilight. The books just come to life and pretty soon it is like you BECOME a vampire. Amazing.

Melanie said...

Thanks for tipping me off about your new blog. I was wondering why you hadn't written in awhile! :0)

I haven't read Wuthering Heights because the movie seemed so dark, but I like the look of the new movie and plan to watch it. Thanks for the link!

You should come visit me. I have a whole library that you could borrow books from, mostly LDS novels. Katie and I read and reread them and I'm constantly adding to to the bulging shelves.

Nanette Gamble said...

I love to read too, but you have probably read more books then me and so I wouldn't know what to suggest. I had to read "The Prince of Tides" last semester for English and I really enjoyed it.

Crystal said...

Phantom by Susan Kay. the greatest book I ever read.

Elyse Tavoian said...

I've read Wuthering Heights Suzy and it is one of my very favorite books...but i did read it for a class in highschool so that's probably the only reason i understood what was going on. But The Book Theif by Markus Zusach or something is one of the best books ever. Patty mentioned it, so it has to be good. Really tho, it is.

Loriannie said...

kelly rass you crack me up! I love your brand of sarcasm and humor. I thought you were looking rather pale. Now I know why! :>)

lap2 said...

Hey Suzy,

I read Wuthering Heights.. It's really good, in a dreary, sad way. You should definitely ready it. Phantom's really good too. You can't put it down. I suggest Death Comes for the Archbishop--great book set in the southwest before the Mormons got here.

Thank you for taking those pictures, editing them, and sending them to me. You're great.

Lori said...

Suzy,

I love Wuthering Heights and so does Elyse. Not much going on in the book but it is written well and the story is great!!

Miss you all

Love ya
Aunti Lori