Saturday, December 31, 2011
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
I had to write this post really quickly because I know, nobody else would get more excited about this than you! The trailer for the Hobbit, coming out December 2012, was released yesterday, I believe. And can I just say... goosebumps! ;)
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Friday, December 2, 2011
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Monday, November 28, 2011
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Friday, November 18, 2011
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Review: This book was a bit of a disappointment, for me, personally. I do not think it’s a bad read at all, because I quite enjoyed my time reading it, but for some reason, for me, it’s very forgettable. While the premise is interesting, the execution lacked, and while the writing is good, it didn’t “speak” to me. I also felt like the characters were not introduced or developed well enough, to the poifnt that I feel like I never got to know them that well.
Overall the whole story didn’t seem realistic and believable enough to root for. Maybe it’s because two writers worked on this – that could perhaps have had an impact on the story’s delivery and development? I’m not sure, but for some reason, the two sides of the story – using two narrators and all – didn’t seem to work. In fact, it seemed contrived and forced, and obvious that actual authors are speaking, and not necessarily the characters themselves, if that makes any sense at all.
I really wanted to like this. The idea of two strangers turning into lovers all because of a dreamy bookstore and a beautiful city sounds so wonderful. Unfortunately, it just didn’t work for me.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
- In 5 years, I'd still go through my day, excited to get to talk to you guys about some of my favorite things; books, life, inspiration, writing, literature... among many other things.
- In 5 years, I would still have the same enthusiasm that I have for this fun and inspiring hobby of mine.
- In 5 years, I would still continue to enjoy reading and recommending good titles, and continue getting so many ideas from you.
- In 5 years, I am still internet-friends with a lot of you, and that I can make more!
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Rating: 2 stars
- it's excessively descriptive - The descriptions are beautiful, but they were just way too many of them. The descriptions and details just kept going on and on. I found myself getting extremely bored and annoyed with them! I constantly wanted something - some sort of action or event - to actually happen, but nothing does, because the author is still too busy describing.
- there's too many characters at once - I like a good cast of characters, but I felt like for this one, too many were introduced at once. It was almost hard to catch up with everyone, and it was hard to remember them due to lack of realistic personalities.
- plot and character development - To put it simply, I saw none.
- felt a bit misleading - Reading its intriguing synopsis, you'd expect an action-packed story about the circus, and the people who work there. You would also expect some sort of romance in there, when in fact, I actually could not see much of the romance aspect.
- a bit confusing - the timeline! I didn't get it, and I really, really paid attention to it. The narration felt forced.
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Saturday, October 15, 2011
- Looking for Alaska - check
- An Abundance of Katherines - will read next!
- Paper Towns - on hold
- Will Grayson, Will Grayson - own it
- The Fault in Our Stars - coming soon; February 2012. Pre-order it and he will sign it!
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Monday, October 10, 2011
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Sunday, October 2, 2011
- Moby Dick by Herman Melville - Ahh.. too many unlikable characters here! I never quite understood the love for this 'classic,' if I have to be truly honest
- City of Bones by Cassandra Clare - I'm really sorry. I feel like a horrible reader and book blogger for saying this, but I do not see why everyone loves this book, and this series as a whole. The characters I thought were one-dimensional, plain, and boring. They didn't come "alive" to me. They were just that. Fictional characters. And the concept of the series - been there, done that. The writing's sort of okay, but not spectacular. And why... please tell me why, everybody's crushing on Jace? He's a jerk!
- Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater - She is a really good writer. I don't deny that. I've always thought her prose was perfect and just so poetic. However, the book itself - its story, the characters, the fantasy/paranormal world... I don't buy it.I don't feel for them. I don't believe it. It was just the same old werewolf story that I've heard so many times. And to be honest, it was simply boring.
- The Twilight series - I read all of these and liked the first one somewhat. New Moon was just zzzzzz and Eclipse got me all irritated because of Bella's weak personality. Don't even get me started on Breaking Dawn... everything about that book was just plain wrong.
- The Shack by William Young - probably one of the worst books I've actually ever read. It is incredibly preachy and annoying to say the least.
- The Secret by Rhonda Byrne - This one is a prime example of a popular, best-selling book that I dislike. I don't know about you - but while I was reading this, I felt my brain cells slowly deteriorating away...
- The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown - Cliche, cliche, cliche. Unfortunately.