Monday, November 25, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (#6)

This is a wonderful meme hosted by Book Journey. 

This week, I'm mostly reading for classes. There are papers coming up, and therefore any extra reading goes to research and, I must admit, holiday guides. 

We're done with Volume 1 and part of Volume 2. This is probably my favorite out of the three Charles Dickens novels we've read in the class; the other two are: Oliver Twist and David Copperfield. The writing here is so different, but the characters seem to be recycled. I do like that the main character isn't so righteous and pure as Oliver and David were, and there is less melodrama here. 

Sci-Fi class. Gosh. This novel is SO BIZARRE but also well-written. It's set on a frontier planet, in which technology is a little less advanced than on the home planet. The life here isn't that great, since human trafficking is a huge market. The main character and his brother David live an insular life in a large mansion. They are taught and babysat by their instructor, who is a cyborg whose mind has been transferred into a computer. The main character, named Number 5 by his mysterious and elusive father, starts noticing familiar faces around the town. And their father has been conducting experiments on their minds...what could he want from his sons?

Thanks for checking this out! What are you up to this wonderful, pre-Thanksgiving Monday? 


  1. The title and the book cover for The Fifth Head seem bizarre too! But bizarre in a I kinda want to read it kind of way :-)

    Tanya Patrice

    1. Hi Tanya! Indeed, it is totally bizarre in a way that sparks your curiosity. ;) Thanks for stopping by!