Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Some More Books

33. Hard to Get by Emma Carlson Berne fun ro-com by Simon Pulse--very escapist
34. 12 Dates of Christmas--Catherine Hapka fun ro-com by Simon Pulse very escapist
35. The Unwritten Rule by Elizabeth Scott--I had been anxious to read this book, and I enjoyed it. It was a quick and easy read, fun and a different take on things.
36. Art Geeks and Prom Queens by Alyson Noel I got this because I enjoyed Evermore (the immortals series, and I'm waiting for book two from the library) and it was okay. The story was okay, but I got put off by how wishy washy the main character was and the extent of drinking and drugs in the book--especially since the M.C. supposedly didn't do any of that stuff before she moved. It was too big of a change for me.
37. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules-- very fun. Caleb loves this, and we are reading the next. He says will you read me Wimp? What about Wimp? The kids really enjoyed the movie as well. Although it was difficult to have a main character that is difficult to like the entire time.
38. Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins--totally fun story of a boarding school with paranormal elements. I kept thinking about this story, and I still am, so it's interesting.
39. The Nature of Jade by Deb Caletti--I've really enjoyed all of her books. The books are contemporary Young Adult books, most are set in the Seattle area, but they talk about real issues, and real concerns. They really make you think.
40. Perfect You by Elizabeth Scott--I enjoyed it. It made me think about things--all of her books do, but this one also had happiness in it, while some of her books don't.

Rereads (just to track how many books I really read)
3. Heist Society
4. Little Lady Agency
5. The Truth About Forever

Monday, March 29, 2010

Starting Books that I end up not liking

I figured out one of the reasons I am so far behind Mim and Sarah is that that I pick up books that are recommended by various book clubs etc. No I am not currently in a book club. The book turns out to be too graphic for my taste either sexual or violent. I do read classics and good books and last Dec. finsihed War and Peace which is a difficult book to read. Maybe I just need to read the classics but no I want to try all geners.
Also I think I am behind the schedule because the books I have read are more difficult then Mim and Sarah's; they are only currently reading Young Adult Fiction. I would like to challenge them both to read a classic and something like I just read which is "Three Cups of Tea". This book is about a man name Greg Mortensen who is currently building schools in The Middle East. It is an interesting and informant book. I do think Greg Mortensen is a little off but you just have to read the book to understand.
With all that said I am going to read a coupe of easy reads. Good luck Mim and Sarah and please post more.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

I just finished reading Catching Fire by Susan Collins. I know that her books are the talk of the young adult reading genre. I honestly thing they are depressing. Both books took me over 30 pages to to get into them. I know we all fear dystopia. It did hold my attention more than Hunger Games but I feel they are very depressing. Also she writes in first person which is the easiest way to write. I will read her last book but I honestly hope with another series she can do much better. Sorry Mim and Sarah/

Sunday, March 7, 2010

2 more books and counting

Yes I have not read 30 books like Mim. I must admit the challenge is much harder than I realised. I am behind but I am still in the fight and will read 100 books before Dec. 31, 2010. I have started a new fantasy series, Falblehaven by Brandon Mull. I asked Mim if she had read the books. and she said she had read the first 2 but didn't like his writing style. That is intresting since I really like his writing style feeling entertained till the end of the book. Unlike Hunger Games where I could guess the end from the beginning and felt like the last part draged out way too long. So the 2 books I have just read our Fablehaven and then the 2nd in the series. Fablehaven Rise Of The Evening Star. These books I would recommend to 5th graders on up. Fun books!