Saturday, February 28, 2009

What Kind of Reader Are You?

So, I saw that some people were doing this. So, I thought that I would too.

What Kind of Reader Are You?
Your Result: Dedicated Reader

You are always trying to find the time to get back to your book. You are convinced that the world would be a much better place if only everyone read more.

Obsessive-Compulsive Bookworm
Literate Good Citizen
Book Snob
Fad Reader
What Kind of Reader Are You?
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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Love is Hell by Melissa Marr, Scott Westerfeld, Justine Larbalestier, Gabrielle Zevin, and Laurie Faria Stolarz

I just finished this book, after a long period in which I didn't finish any books. So, finally, here is a review. And, a summary (taken from the back of the book and amazon):

Sure, love is hell. But it,s totally worth it.

In these supernatural stories by five of today's hottest writers—Melissa Marr (Wicked Lovely), Scott Westerfeld (Specials), Justine Larbalestier (Magic or Madness), Gabrielle Zevin (Elsewhere), and Laurie Faria Stolarz (Blue is for Nightmares)—love may be twisted and turned around, but it's more potent than ever on its quest to conquer all.

From two students who let the power of attraction guide them to break the hard-and-fast rules of their world to the girl who falls hard for a good-looking ghost with a score to settle, the clever, quirky characters in this exciting collection will break your heart, then leave you believing in love more than ever.

I got this book on whim, while shopping; and I started it that night. I started reading it before I went to bed; and I finished the first story. I didn't want to fall asleep! I good story does that to you. Not only was the first story good, it was wonderfully magnificent. The second story I read the next night. I stayed up really late to finish reading it. It was also wonderful. I think I liked the third story the least, but it was still nice. The other two stories were also great! So, I recommend this book. It sucked me into its world of love, and twisted my mind in a way which made me love the characters.

Friday, February 20, 2009

The New Cover of Paper Towns!

So, I got home earlier today from a trip that I was on this week. And, as I was looking through google-reader, I saw John Green's new post on his blog. It showed the Australian cover of Paper Towns. I find it really AWESOME. It has this cool New-Age technical look about it. I like how; in the bottom corner, there is a map. So, no, here is a picture of it:

If you haven't read Paper Towns by John Green, you totally should. John Green; though he writes novels, is a poet to me. His words come out; and form great works of art. That change life's.

Monday, February 9, 2009

My Bookshelves!

So, a lot of Bloggers have been showing pictures of their Bookshelves. I though I would too. So here we go!
I just want to let you know that all of the Nancy Drew books in the next picture, I got as gifts...not on my own.

Next comes the pictures of my room. I couldn't get it all in one picture so I had to take 4...enjoy!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler

I picked up this book at a used bookshop I happened to come across. I absolutely loved the movie, and I figured "Why not read it? The movie was good, the book is probably better." So, I bought it. Here is a short summary:

In California’s Central Valley, five women and one man join to discuss Jane Austen’s novels. Over the six months they get together, marriages are tested, affairs begin, unsuitable arrangements become suitable, and love happens.

This book was OK. I read it fairly fast, and it was a nice read. I liked how it had to do with books.But I still have read better. Some other things I liked about it where that it wasn't a sad story; I had read a lot of sad books, but then I picked that up and it wasn't sad. So, that was surprisingly refreshing.
If you like Jane Austen and books having to do with her books, I recommend this.

Silence is silver, but Books are golden...

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Days Like These

So, Rosi posted something on her blog today (or yesterday). So I thought I would do something similar. Here it goes:

On days like this...

... I wish I could sleep a lot.

... I look out my window, daydreaming.

... I re-watch episodes of Gilmore Girls, so I can dream about being some-what like Rory.

... I want to be lazy.

... I sit outside reading books that I can get lost in.

... I admire my books and wish I could go and get more. (I will go get more tomorrow)

... it is quiet, but so, so, loud.

... I write songs with my guitar.

... I think, and write poetry.

... I don't want to do my homework.

... the world should stand still.

... I will go read.

... I say, goodbye, and have a nice day!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Gilmore Girls!

So, many of you who follow me on Twitter or are my friend on Facebook. You know that I have a gigantic Gilmore Girls obsession. I mean, I only started watching it like 2 months ago. But, dang, I am really freaking obsessed. I have only seen the first 2 seasons and a few of the episodes in season 3.
This series has so much awesome dialog. Rory, the main character loves literature and is like the perfect student. I know that I would love to be like her. So, if you haven't seen Gilmore Girls, go rent Season 1 or something because it is really great.
They stopped making new episodes in 2007 (I think). But, seriously everybody should watch it.
As a matter of fact. I am going to go watch it right now.

Best Wishes,

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Books I Read in January

So, here are the books that I read in January:

1. Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen
2. E.E. Cummings: Selected Poems
3. Frenemies by Alexa Young
4. Ariel by Sylvia Plath
5. Me and Mr.Darcy by Alexandra Potter
6. Forever... by Judy Blume
7. The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening and The Struggle by L.J. Smith
8. Rhymes with Witches by Lauren Myracle
9. How to Ruin a Summer Vacation by Simone Elkeles
10.Leap Day by Wendy Mass
11.Son of the Mob by Gordon Kormon
12.Son of the Mob:Hollywood Hustle by Gordon Kormon
13.The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod: Eighth Grade Bites by Heather Brewer
14.A Little Friendly Advice by Sioban Vivian
15.The Story of Shirley Temple Black by Carlo Fiori
16.You Know Where to Find Me by Rachel Cohn
17.The Tales of Beedle the Bard by JK Rowling
18.Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway
19.Story of a Girl by Sara Zarr
20.Lucky by Rachel Vail

Favorite Book: You Know Where to Find Me by Rachel Cohn
Why- Because it was wonderfully depressing. This was the first Rachel Cohn
book that I've read (that she wrote on her own). It was wonderful.
I am really sad that I don't own it.

Least Favorite Book: Lucky by Rachel Vail
Why- Because it took me two weeks to read, I kept having to stop and go to a
different book. It's not that it wasn't good; it was. It's just that
I don't like when books take me forever to read.

Silence is silver, but Books are golden...