Monday, May 30, 2011

Library Book Haul Part 1

It took me seven times to do this video and you know the 7 is a luck number. I will be uploading part 2 soon and do a review on each book from this haul.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

What I Have Read So Far: Shiver

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

 I was throughly interested in this book because I have heard such good things from fellow book reviewers. Plus I wanted to do the read Along with elzziebooks on her channel on YouTube for Linger.

When I first read the synopsis I was excited to read it.  As I began to read the first chapter the first thing I noticed was that the chapters was short! At first the chapter was like one page for each  chapter and I was confused. I ALMOST put down the book . Then it got worse... The chapter changed from one back and forth between Sam and Grace. I never really liked books that change the point of view , I prefer to grow close to the character instead.

I decided to give this book a chance since everyone is raving about it but so far. I really dont like where this is going...

Friday, May 20, 2011

Sarah Dessen Week: Just Listen Book Review

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Just Listen by Sarah Dessen 

Annabelle Green is the girl who seems to have everything. She is a model, on tv, and is one of the most popular girls at school. She is the last child of seemingly gorgeous model sisters. They are known as the perfect family with the glass house. But as you know nothing is as it seems...
I thought Just Listen was a wonderful read. I felt really attached to the characters and what they went through. Let me warn you though,  this book is not some petty school novel read.Just Listen deals with issues sexuality, body image, music, honesty, self prevalence, self respect, and truthfulness.

At first I was Annabelle Greene to be some preppy cheerleader type with a perfect life and just basically attracted to the misunderstood emo boy who always listened to music. But it was not like that all. It all began the previous summer where some unknown event occurred that caused Annabelle to fall out with her so called friend named Sophie. From there She found Owen the "elightned" music listener who finds silence to "loud".  He controls his anger by drowning everything with music. Annabelle is drawn to him because of his honesty and his music and they soon become friends. Annabelle and Owen are exact opposites but despite that they find comfort in each others company. There are also other stories that run through this book and it all ties off into one final statement in the end "Just Listen".

Most Loved Character:
I felt more attached to Owen than to any other character in the story because I have once ran my own radio show and I know how it feels to become so "obsessed" with music. It starts to drown out everything, changes your emotions, your life story, and your being, I loved the way he was in the story. I liked he was honest but also got angry at times, expressing his emotions , trying to do his best under the circumstances.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Book Review: 13 Little Blue Envelopes

13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson 

- Your Runaway Aunt

“Sometimes artist like to catch themselves looking out, let the world see them for once. Its a signature. This one is a very bold one. But this is also a witnessing. We want to remember, and we want to be remembered. That's why we paint.”
- Mari ( famous artist friend of Peg’s)

13 Little Blue Envelopes is a book about an adventure and finding one self. The story begins with Ginny who is the niece of an eccentric artistic aunt named Peg. Aunt Peg sets Ginny out on an adventure that will change her life forever.  Ginny travels the world with no way of knowing what she should do there or even find there. She goes on the prompt of 13 little Blue envelopes that were sent to her before her Aunt Peg died. This game of letters have been played before and is the last wish of Aunt Peg.  The book goes on and on as she meets new friends new experiences as she travels the country.

Overall I thought it was a good read. Not something I would overly engross my self in but overall the book kept me interested . Ginny started to grow on me after a while.I felt as if I was left hanging at the end.  But luckily there is one more book to go called the The Last Little Blue Envelope which continues the story.