genarti: Stonehenge made of hardcover books, with text "build." ([misc] a world of words)
genarti ([personal profile] genarti) wrote in [personal profile] melannen 2017-06-14 02:44 am (UTC)

Hey, a set in which I've actually read a couple!

I read Journey to the Center of the Earth this year, albeit in French, so I even have fresh memories of it! It's interesting. It involves a lot more of the male lead panicking and swooning amidst geological calculations (and 19th century arguments about whether the Earth's core is too hot and high-pressure to live within or not) than I would have expected, while his aged uncle and their stoic Danish guide get on with things that are not panicking and swooning. I liked 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea better, but I also like marine biology better than geology as far as my scientific interests go, so that may be relevant.

House of the Spirits I read in either high school or middle school -- I want to say 8th grade -- and I have only very patchy memories of it. I've been meaning to reread it sometime to see what I think of it now. I liked it at the time, but that doesn't necessarily mean a lot for whether I would now.

...And I haven't read Han of Iceland but I absolutely want to read your review of it, so.

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