Friday, August 7, 2015

Bout of Books 14


The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 17th and runs through Sunday, August 23rd in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 14 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

Time devoted 

I have college from Monday to Friday so I'm not sure how much reading I will get done during the weekdays but I will try to get a majority of it done during the weekend.


My Goal
1. The Faerie War by Rachel Morgan



















2. Paper Towns by John Green

Sorry everyone

Hey guys, so I haven't posted anything in a really really long time, I guess its been a year or so. I've decided to start posting again, I will be participating in book a thons, posting reviews and just some random fun things whenever I get an idea.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Bout Of Books 7.0

Bout of Books

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 13th and runs through Sunday, May 19th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 7.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team



I will be participating in the bout of books book-a-thon. This is the first book-a-thon I am doing in a really long time, so I am super-duper excited for it. 


Time Devoted to Reading 

I will be doing the read-a-thon the whole week, probably most of the time unless I have to go out somewhere.


My Goal

I have decided to read a total of 6 books the whole week, since my minimum weekly reads is usually 2-3. I will be reading:
1. The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
2. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
3. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
4. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald 
5. Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume
6. That Summer by Sarah Dessen 



                           
   
                                                             


Updates

Monday
5/13  
Total number of books I've read: None Yet 
Books read: None Yet
Currently reading: Pushing The limits & The Great Gatsby 
Notes: Today was a sucky day for reading, but I enjoyed doing the Book Spines Poem (below). And I hope that I can get more reading done tomorrow.


Tuesday
5/14
Total number of books I've read: None (woke up late today, tomorrow will be better.)
Books read: None
Currently reading: The Great Gatsby 
Notes: I have to finish reading 6 books in 5 days, planning of finishing 2 books tomorrow hope I can get up early, because it's already 2:45 in the night here. Gonna go to sleep now, wish everyone who is participating good luck, hope you reach your goal. 



Wednesday  5/15
Total number of books I've read: None
Books read: None
Currently reading: The Great Gatsby
Notes: Okay so I have been procrastinating the whole day today and haven't even touched any book, at this rate I don't think I will be able to read 6 books, so I am reducing my goal to 4 books. I am suppose to read any 4 books out of the 6 books I planned on reading. 



Thrusday
5/16
Total number of books I've read: None (I have no idea what is wrong with me this week.)
Books read: None
Currently reading:The Great Gatsby
Notes: I don't know what's going on with me this week, I am not getting any reading done. This read-a-thon has been officially suckish for me. I guess this is just a slump. 


Friday 
5/17
Number of pages I've read today:
Total number of books I've read: 
Books read: 
Currently reading:




Saturday
5/18
Number of pages I've read today:
Total number of books I've read: 
Books read: 
Currently reading:




Sunday
5/19
Number of pages I've read today:
Total number of books I've read: 
Books read:
Currently reading:  

Okay so I didn't fill in the rest of the notes because it would have all been the same, I didn't even finish one book this week, and I am still reading The Great Gatsby. But I am going to try to finish some books this week, and post some reviews. And I am also going to try and make this blog better, just try and bare with me for a while.

Bout of Books Day 1: Book Spine Poetry Challenge 



My Poem 

The Great Gatsby read Diary of a Wimpy Kid, had a Shiver in City of a Thousand Dolls, said Sorry to Frankenstein because Shake Rattle, and Hurl, Pushing The Limits Forever is Just For Girls. We saw The Phantom of the Opera That Summer during Night of the Creepy Things through Tiger Eyes, Hetty Feather said You Can't Scare Me because The Hunger Games is a crime.



Books Used:
1. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
3. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
4. City of a Thousand Dolls by Miriam Froster
5. Sorry by Zoran Drvenkar
6. Frankenstien by Mary Shelly
7. Shale Rattle, and Hurl by R.L. Stine
8. Pushing The Limits by Katie McGarry
9. Forever by Judy Blume
10. Just For Girls by Sarah Delmege
11. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
12. That Summer by Sarah Dessen
13. Night of the Creepy Things by R.L. Stine
14. Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume
15. Hetty Feather by Jacqueline Wilson
16. You Can't Scare Me by R.L Stine
17. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins



Thursday, April 4, 2013

Obsidian

Starting over sucks.
When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I'd pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring.... until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.
And then he opened his mouth.

Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something...unexpected happens. 

The hot alien living next door marks me.
You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon's touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I'm getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades. 

If I don't kill him first, that is.

BookObsidian
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Release Date: May 8th 2012 (first he published in November 23rd 2011)
Series: Lux #1
Number of Pages: 361
Publisher: Entangled Teen 
Source: Bought
Edition: Paperback


My Review

Just imagine, you move to a new place with your family, meet a boy, and discover he's a alien. Yes an alien, turns out Katy's new neighbor family is not even from this universe, let alone being from this planet. Daemon and his sister Dee have to hide who they are from the rest of the world, but when Katy comes face to face with a truck which would crush her, Daemon has to freeze time to protect her, which leads to Katy figuring out who they truly are and has to be careful so that non of the others get to know that she knows about them. But how will she be able to protect herself from the ones out to get Daemon with a huge trace on her.

We don't see many alien based books out in the market these days so this one was something new. I enjoyed the small romance scenes between Daemon and Katy, it added a little twist to the action scenes which felt so realistic. I did feel that some parts of the book were pulled a little, which caused me to get bored in some of the scenes, other then that I found the book to be nicely detailed and well constructed. There was a little bit of everything in this book, romance, action, mystery, jealousy, school life, etc.

I had also lent this book to one of my friends and she got so hooked on it, she sat down to read and was awake till late night finishing the book. Overall this was an enjoyable book, and I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series to see what happens between Daemon and Katy.

                                                   4/5

                              Obsidian Book Trailer 


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Pretty Little Liars



 Everyone has something to hide-especially high school juniors Spencer, Aria, Emily and Hanna.

Spencer covets her sister's boyfriend. Aria's fantasizing about her English teacher. Emily's crushing on the new girl at school. Hanna uses some ugly tricks to stay beautiful. But they've all kept an even bigger secret since their friend Alison vanished. 
How do I know? Because I know everything about the bad girls they were, the naughty girls they are, and the dirty secrets they've kept. And guess what? I'm telling.
-A





Release Date: August 21st 2007 (original publish date October 1st 2006)
Series: Pretty Little Liars #1
Number of Pages: 286
Publisher: HarperTeen 
Source: Bought
Edition: Paperback



My Review 

What if one of your best friends dies and still haunt you everywhere you go? What if your past with them never leaves you alone? I scared and tortured feeling that you would get Aria, Hannah, Spencer and Emily are currently facing. After their friend Alison suddenly disappears, and after having gotten weird messages from someone who calls themselves A, these four girls are really about to get what they wouldn't have imagined in their wildest dreams. 

For those of you who already watch this famous T.V show on ABC Family every Tuesday night. You might have already learned all the secrets, but there is a different enjoyment in watching the show and reading the book. As much as I love the show, and am upset that the 3rd season has ended, and we will have to wait till the 11th of June to watch what happens next, I just love the books. It gives me a chance to recollect what happened. And I found the book to be a bit more detailed then the actual show, which makes it interesting to read and find out more about the girls.

The books chapters are divided into each chapter being about either one of the girls, which makes it a joy to read the characters do intertwine with each other, but each chapter is mainly focused on one girl. The whole plot and the twists and turns of the book are very enjoyable, and to have to terrified feeling while reading the book is a different feeling all together. Even though this is not a horror book, It.Will.Scare.You, trust me.I am very excited to read the second book in this series and I just know it is going to be even better then this, because each book keeps on getting better and better as you read along.

                                             Rating 5/5




                          Pretty Little Liars Season 1 Promo

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

Mara Dyer doesn't think life can get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.

It can.

She believes there must be more to the accident she can’t remember that killed her friends and left her mysteriously unharmed.

There is.

She doesn't believe that after everything she’s been through, she can fall in love.

She’s wrong.
Author: Michelle Hodkin
Release Date: September 27th 2011
Series: Mara Dyer #1
Number of Pages: 452
Source: Bought
Edition: Hardcover 




  My Review 


Before the accident Mara Dyer was a normal girl, enjoying life with her friends, how would she know that all of that was about to turn around. Mara wakes up in a hospital having no recollection of what happened, but maybe it was better for her that way.  

There is a saying that 'curiosity killed the cat', in this book that saying is portrayed wonderfully. This in my thought was one of the best books I have ever read if not the best. Michelle Hodkin's writing is so realistic but unbelievable- literally- in a way, that you start to imagine the future of the book and think that it is all a dream. 

I don't really have many words for this book, because it is difficult to explain it without spoiling it. Overall I loved the book, and cannot wait to get my hands on the second book in the series.


                                                    Rating: 5/5




                The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer Trailer