英語読書日記 by angel

読んだ洋書の記録です。冊数は原書を読んだ冊数で、Graded Readers等は記録に入れてません。今の目標は500冊です。一緒に英語読書楽しみましょう!

2010年07月


Lover Eternal: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood
Lover Eternal: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood
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Author:J.R.Ward

Period: 20.July.2010-28.July.. 2010
Category: Paranormal (Vampire)


Total Recommends: ★★★★☆

difficulty:★★★☆☆
story: ★★★☆☆
can't-sleep-degree:★★★★☆
romance-packed-degree:★★★★☆
hot?: ★★★★★ very hot!

Wow! It was very hot again. This time I was a bit busy, sometimes I had days without reading any page. But once open the page, I just forgot the time and read over 50 pages.

This story is the second volume of the vampire stories. I have already got used to reading this very hot story. Very masculine vampire fell in love with heroine instantly, ( they called it "bonded") and pursuits his love on and on, ( how? just read it, haha ) Their way of falling love with their mate seems to be based on their basic instinct. Very simple. Very bad men work behind the scenes. The danger is always next to their life.

However, it's really a entertainment! I'm not a person who likes to read gory details. But I understand these descriptions are indispensable in this story.

The most thing I took my hat is its vivid characters. The vampire acts like most women desired though it is not realistic. The vampire hero devote his love and loyalty to the heroine and sacrifise himself to protect his woman. What a love! I understand that evey woman once has such a dream.

If you want to improve your reading speed, this series will promise. Now I understand, someone said it is good to read erotic stories for learning. This is actually erotic but it is based on pure love. Good to read for women again, if you are ready for embarassing a bit. (much?)

I will read the next volume, however, for me it is better to space out days. So, next book I will read is : "Poison Study" it is for juvenile age, which may be not-hot one. ( laugh)

連続してこのシリーズを読むにはちと濃すぎ~。熱過ぎ~。夏にはいいかも?






Dark Lover: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood
Dark Lover: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood
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Author:J.R.Ward

Period: 14.June.2010-10.June19 2010 (6days)
Category: Paranormal (Vampire)

Total Recommends: ★★★★☆

difficulty:★★★☆☆
story: ★★★☆☆
can't-sleep-degree:★★★★☆
romance-packed-degree:★★★☆☆
hot?: ★★★★★ very hot!

 

After I took Eiken 1-kyu, I was just so tired and needed to read some non-stop story. I read in some site this novel has passion, speed, wild etc..

 

I like vampire story, (a couple weeks ago, when I turn on TV, the movie “Van Helsinki” was on air and I could not help watching it.
Last year I was engrossed in “Twilight”, and then I finished reading that series of hour books almost within 2months.

 

The story was very different from Twilight. Those books are for teenagers, but this book is for adult women, I thought. Very deep, very hot, sometimes voluptuous. On the other hand, this is paranormal story, so it was like watching a movie or comic books. But it is still worth reading because I could not stop reading due to its sexy, dangerous hero and heroine. Now I am reading the volume 2.

 

In this book, English is quite colloquial, and then I sometimes couldn’t follow their conversation, especially, the vampire’s macho words or some slang. But I could still enjoy.

 

The only negative point is its cover page. I could not carry this book without book wrapper. Also, while I was reading a very hot scene, I was a bit embarrassed because usually I was reading it at café, public space.

ちと恥ずかしい。 But it is good for learners.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
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Author:Stieg Larsson
Category:Crime (modern age)

Priod: 28.June.2010 - 10.July 2010 (13days)

Total Recommends: ★★★★★

difficulty:★★★☆☆
story: ★★★★★
can't-sleep-degree:★★★★☆
romance-packed-degree:☆☆☆☆☆
adult : ★★★★☆
 

This book is the first installment of trilogy; two main characters will solve the  murder case that happened almost 40 years ago. The book itself was written in         Swedish, (first, I thought the author wrote this in English because Swedish and use English quite fluently, often more accurate than native user.) but actually translated to English, thus many say it is easy to read.

The murder itself is quite psychotic but the author described them in a calm and reassuring way, which I felt this story is something. I am not good at too much psychotic and sadomasochistic one
, but I could not stop reading.

Until middle part of the book, three parts episodes go on respectively, then from the middle part, I promise you can’t stop. The most brilliant thing was how to solve, find the evidence. I really had some fun delving into this mystery.

First I expected this story is more Nazi-related story, still important roll it was, but it was not a main topic.

Unfortunately, I read an article in TIME magazine this author passed away by hart attack while he was writing his fourth story. He was about 50 years old! It is said that he intended to write and plotted around 10 more stories, which is pity. I will read his other two books soon, but I really wanted him to write more.

II also watched this film, however, the novel is much much brilliant. The film emphasized the psycho, lack of depiction its intelligence.

 

 

 

A Knight in Shining Armor
A Knight in Shining Armor
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Title: A knight in shining Armor (1989)
Author:Jude Deveraux
Category:History Romance (16th cen. & 20th cen.)

Priod: 12.July.2010 - 18.July 2010 (6days)

Total Recommends: ★★★★☆

difficulty:★★☆☆☆
story: ★★★★☆
can't-sleep-degree:★★★★☆
romance-packed-degree:★★★★★

If you like rommance and history,I am sure you cannot stop. I really like medieval time history, this is exactly what I wanted to read. It's also recommended for non-native readers and even if you don't know about history, you can enjoy this story.

This story is mixed with rommance, history and timetravel. The story was rally plotted. It was written about 20 years ago, which reflects the way of thinking of single woman in America at that time. That part of way of thinking was not fitted for me, but still I really enjoyed. The heroine is a bit emotinonal, I think. But that must be important for that story. Also, it was like watching a film.

 Also it is the first time for me to read such a romantic story for adult female( so-called " harlequin" in Japan, some parts were a little embarrased for me. 

 The last part is quite rommantic, but I didn't expect that ending. That is why this story did get four stars.

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