Friday, September 18, 2009

review time!

Got my new books last thursday.
Guess what?
I finished the second one yesterday =)

Apparently I have WAY too much time on my hands. I was able to read two books in 6 days haha!

I read all the books I wanted to read since my last post.
The Hunger Games CHECK!
Catching Fire CHECK!
Bran Hambric: The Farfield Curse CHECK!

And I have to say, SOOO GOOD!!!
I heart The Hunger Games
It was action packed throughout the whole story. I was bringing the books with me everywhere! I felt for the characters through everything. Katniss, Peeta, Gale, Haymitch, everyone! The Games are brutal. It's hard to imagine a world like the one Katniss lives in. Panem is a place unlike our own, but you can understand the struggles the people of the districts go through. Despising the Capitol is easy, but unfortunately relatable. Continuing the story into Catching Fire was very easy. Just when you thought all was well with the world, things only got worse.

I have read it is going to be a trilogy. I can't wait until the third book comes out!!

Bran Hambric was another good read. I enjoyed it and kept reading on to find out more because I was hooked. There was just something about it that seemed off while I was going along. It felt long. I felt the focus was slightly off. I definitely had to rethink some parts to find out what the characters were talking about. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed it, but something was off. Just saying =)

I have no more new books to read at the moment. I need to stop buying books. I should really check out a library. For now I'm going to reread some of the books I have with me at school.

But right now I'm going to do some research for a presentation next week and study for a quiz tomorrow =)


Tuesday, September 8, 2009

feeling bookish

I feeling especially bookish lately.

bookish: (def.) wicked in the mood to read

Classes have started, but look at that, I have particularly easy courses this semester. This means I have a bit more time then I normally would. I'm pretty into the whole reading thing. I thought it was just a fad that would grow old by the time classes start, but I guess not. I'm DYING to get my hands on some new books. I have a couple in mind. But let me tell you the other one's I finished.
Last time I blogged about books, I had just read Dead Until Dark, Marked, was working on Betrayed, and was thinking about starting Blue Bloods. Well, I finished Betrayed AND Blue Bloods. I've also read the last three books in The House of Night series, Chosen, Untamed, and Hunted, AND I read The Vampire Diaries books (The Awakening, The Struggle, The Fury, and Dark Reunion). I've been busy haven't I? Or more appropriately I haven't been very busy because I read 7 other books in a month =/
I enjoyed all of the books. The House of Night series are all pretty much the same. They have a fairly boring beginning, with something exciting in the middle, and the VERY end is the best part. It was a little frustrating, but I was hooked none the less.
I loved The Vampire Diaries! It's been made into a tv series that starts on Thursday so I'm soo watching that!
Blue Bloods was actually pretty good. I liked it. There are two other books in that series, but I think I can wait to read them right now.

The new books I'm looking forward to reading are:
1) The Hunger Games and it's sequel Catching Fire
By: Suzanne Collins
2) Bran Hambric: The Farfield Curse
By: Kaleb Nation

I keep hearing excellent things about The Hunger Games. I'm really interested in reading it. Catching Fire just came out I believe.
Bran Hambric is by a new author who I've been following online for a few months now, Kaleb Nation. He's better known as the Twilight Guy. I figured I would read his book in support of his budding literary career and because I read the first few chapters. It's pretty interesting, so we'll see =)

I'm looking forward to reading and rereading all these books. Of course this will all be in between my homework and projects that I do have going on even though it is a lighter course load.

Have I mentioned I love it at my new school? Because I do =D

The House of Night Series is By: P.C. and Kristin Cast
Blue Bloods is By: Melissa De La Cruz
The Vampire Diaries is By: L.J. Smith