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2016 Reading & Blogging Resolutions

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Welcome everyone! I am so looking forward to the year to come so we might as well get started.

Reading

 

 

 

 

I think I am going to do my reading challenges a bit different this year. Less but more. I am going to do less challenges but I think they are going to be more challenging than the ones I have done in years past.

  • I will complete my Goodreads challenge of reading 90 books this year. I chose to keep the number the same because I want to try and not use single mangas towards it.
  • A-Z Challenge: Read 26 books that follow the alphabet.
  • Read at least 5 books that have been turned into movies/series, watch their movie/series counter parts, and review them both.
  • Read at least 10 books that have been on my TBR shelf for more than a year.
  • Debut Author Challenge: Reading at least 12 books by a debut author.
  • Reread at least 3 books.
  • DNF books you are not liking after 150 pages. This one I will ignore if I get told it gets better in the second half.

Blogging

 

 

 

 

  • Participate in more challenges/memes/tags.
  • Be more active in our book blogging/vlogging community.
  • From this day forth, I will put up a post every three days!
  • Take notes while reading for reviews.
  • Review every book I read, even if its just a partial review.
  • Schedule my posts and reviews in advance.
  • Update the blog in one way or another (looks, domain name, youtube)
  • Be more active on social media in relation to the blog.

 

I think I shall leave my resolutions at that for now. I am working very hard on trying to get into my desired work field right now and have huge assignments this year and I don’t want to over stretch.

 

Till Next Time…

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2015 Reading & Blogging Resolutions Results

Resolutions

Barring some things I didn’t do/cheated on a little I did really pretty good so we might as well get started. I am going to cross out the things I completed :)

Reading

 

 

 

 

  • I will complete my Goodreads challenge of reading 90 books this year. This I cheated on and used manga’s and many of my books :/
  • Completely the reading goals I didn’t finish last year, then add more if I get more time.
  • Read at least 5 classics.
  • Read at least 5 different mangas/graphic novels.
  • Read at least 10 books that have been on my TBR shelf for more than a year.
  • Debut Author Challenge: Reading at least 6 books by a debut author.
  • Read things I feel I will enjoy rather than feel might be ok.
  • Only read one NetGalley book at a time. I haven’t read any books off of NetGalley because I am having issues getting through a book I got two years ago. I might have to give up.
  • Be better at reading the books which are apart of my bookclubs. Nope nope nope. None.

Blogging

 

 

 

 

  • Have the courage to finally start my booktube channel. I’m seriously freaking out about it! I went to go get a camera before I had car things to pay for… Do I get credit for that?
  • Participate in more challenges/memes/tagsKinda.. While I didn’t do much diversity, I did a lot of TTTs.
  • Be more active in our book blogging/vlogging community. Kinda…
  • From this day forth, I will put up a post every three days! Mostly except the last couple of months.

Goodreads: PARTIAL CREDIT 90/90 – Though I completed I give myself partial credit because lots of them were single volume mangas.

Classics: COMPLETED 5/5

  1. The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum
  2. The Story of the Treasure Seekers by E. Nesbit
  3. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  4. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  5. The Call of the Wild by Jack London

Manga/Graphic Novel: COMPLETED 5/5

  1. Blue Spring Ride by Io Sakisaka. Pretty much all of it.
  2. Vampire Knight by Matsuri Hino. Vol 19
  3. The Sandman: The Dream Hunters by Neil Gaiman.
  4. Pet Shop of Horrors by Matsuri Akino. Vol 1&2

TBR Shelf: COMPLETED 10/10 So I think the part that made this so hard last year was that I didn’t use anything twice, but I am going to let myself do that this year. Its a bonus if I kill two or more challenges with the one book. Go me for having things that fit.

  1. The Story of the Treasure Seekers by E. Nesbit.
  2. Vampire Knight: Ice Blue Sin by Ayuna Fujisaki.
  3. Pet Shop of Horrors by Matsuri Akino.
  4. The Sandman: The Dream Hunters by Neil Gaiman.
  5. The Quicksand Pony by Alison Lester.
  6. The Faerie Queen by Jeanie Lang.
  7. Losing You by Nicci French.
  8. Newes From The Dead by Mary Hooper.
  9. Midnight Embrace by Amanda Ashley.
  10. Nana by Ai Yazawa.

Debut Author: COMPLETED 6/6 – WOOO

  1. Dreamfire by Kit Alloway.
  2. Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli.
  3. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard.
  4. Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley.
  5. The Accident Season by Moira Fowley-Doyle.
  6. My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga.

Pretty damn happy about what I did this year. The only iffy one is the goodreads challenge. I hope to be more into improving my blogging AND my reading this year. Bring on the challenges!

 

Till Next Time…

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2015 Resolution Mid-Year Update

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I think I need to do some things differently this year! So lets get this list of things I want to do started shall we?

Reading

 

 

 

 

  • I will complete my Goodreads challenge of reading 90 books this year.
  • Completely the reading goals I didn’t finish last year, then add more if I get more time.
  • Read at least 5 classics.
  • Read at least 5 different mangas/graphic novels.
  • Read at least 10 books that have been on my TBR shelf for more than a year.
  • Debut Author Challenge: Reading at least 6 books by a debut author.
  • Read things I feel I will enjoy rather than feel might be ok. Yeppers!
  • Only read one NetGalley book at a time. I haven’t read any books off of NetGalley because I am having issues getting through a book I got last year. I might have to give up.
  • Be better at reading the books which are apart of my bookclubs. Nope nope nope. None so far this year.

Blogging

 

 

 

 

  • Have the courage to finally start my booktube channel. I’m seriously freaking out about it! Not yet….
  • Participate in more challenges/memes/tags. Kinda..
  • Be more active in our book blogging/vlogging community. Kinda…
  • From this day forth, I will put up a post every three days! Yes! Mostly. 

Goodreads: 38/90 – According to goodreadsthis puts me 11 books behind schedule D: I need to hurry up.

Classics: 4/5 Woooo go me.

  1. The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum
  2. The Story of the Treasure Seekers by E. Nesbit
  3. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  4. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Manga/Graphic Novel: 4/5 I see a theme

  1. Blue Spring Ride by Io Sakisaka. Pretty much all of it.
  2. Vampire Knight by Matsuri Hino. Vol 19
  3. The Sandman: The Dream Hunters by Neil Gaiman.
  4. Pet Shop of Horrors by Matsuri Akino. Vol 1&2

TBR Shelf: 9/10 So I think the part that made this so hard last year was that I didn’t use anything twice, but I am going to let myself do that this year. Its a bonus if I kill two or more challenges with the one book. Go me for having things that fit.

  1. The Story of the Treasure Seekers by E. Nesbit.
  2. Vampire Knight: Ice Blue Sin by Ayuna Fujisaki.
  3. Pet Shop of Horrors by Matsuri Akino. Vol 1&2
  4. The Sandman: The Dream Hunters by Neil Gaiman.
  5. The Quicksand Pony by Alison Lester.
  6. The Faerie Queen by Jeanie Lang.
  7. Losing You by Nicci French.
  8. Newes From The Dead by Mary Hooper.
  9. Midnight Embrace by Amanda Ashley.

Debut Author: FAIL 3/12 – I COMPLETELY forgot to even remotely think about this challenge…. Maybe I can do better next year.

  1. Dreamfire by Kit Alloway.
  2. Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli.

So I am pretty damn happy about what I have done so fare this year. All but one (not including goodreads) of my challenges I am just one off of each of them from completion! Yay me. So I am going to add back on one I completed last year but I think is still something I need to work on; Read 10 Adult novels.

Till Next Time…

 

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2015 Reading and Blogging Resolutions

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I think I need to do some things differently this year! So lets get this list of things I want to do started shall we?

Reading

 

 

 

 

  • I will complete my Goodreads challenge of reading 90 books this year.
  • Completely the reading goals I didn’t finish last year, then add more if I get more time.
  • Read at least 5 classics.
  • Read at least 5 different mangas/graphic novels.
  • Read at least 10 books that have been on my TBR shelf for more than a year.
  • Debut Author Challenge: Reading at least 6 books by a debut author.
  • Read things I feel I will enjoy rather than feel might be ok.
  • Only read one NetGalley book at a time. 
  • Be better at reading the books which are apart of my bookclubs.

Blogging

 

 

 

 

  • Have the courage to finally start my booktube channel. I’m seriously freaking out about it!
  • Participate in more challenges/memes/tags.
  • Be more active in our book blogging/vlogging community.
  • From this day forth, I will put up a post every three days!

 

And that is all I have today guys. I cannot think of much else, I want to take this year a bit more easy I think. If I am actually going to start doing booktube (gulp), I think I shouldlet myself take it easy with the blog. I was also pretty happy with most the things I did last year.

Till Next Time…

 

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2014 Reading/Blogging Resolutions – Results

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So here is the challenges I set myself at the start of the year, lets see how many I have finished shall we? I shall cross off the ones I completed.

Reading

  • I will complete my Goodreads challenge of reading 80 books this year. 
  • Read at least 10 adult novels. 
  • Read at least 5 classics.
  • Read at least 5 different mangas/graphic novels. 
  • Read at least 10 books that have been turned into movies/series, watch their movie/series counter parts, and review them both. 
  • Read at least 10 books that have been on my TBR shelf for more than a year.
  • Debut Author Challenge: Reading at least 12 books by a debut author.
  • Reread at least 3 books.
  • Read things I feel I will enjoy rather than feel might be ok. I still do this sometimes. I find it hard to say no when I get asked to review a book.
  • Only read one NetGalley book at a timeIm sticking to this! I want my stats to be good. 
  • Read at least 5 books that fall into genres that I do not normally read.

Blogging

  • Update the look of the blog.
  • Toy around with better names for the blog.
  • Participate in more challenges/memes/tags.
  • Be more active in our book blogging/vlogging community.
  • From this day forth, I will put up a post every three days!

Goodreads: COMPLETE! 85/80

Adult Novels: COMPLETE! 10/10

  1. A Game of Thrones [Song of Ice and Fire 1] by George R.R. Martin
  2. Love Gone Mad by Mark Rubinstein
  3. Faking It by Cora Carmack
  4. The First, The Sparrow, The Choice by Jason Mott
  5. Finding It by Cora Carmack
  6. The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
  7. Grieftime by Heather Bulpett
  8. The Forgotten War by Howard Sargent
  9. The Returned by Jason Mott
  10. A Whisper of Eternity by Amanda Ashley

Classics: FAIL 3/10 They just take so much effort to read. So much effort.

  1. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  2. The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde
  3. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

Manga/Graphic Novel: 0/10 I was leaving these for the last seconded because they are the easiest to read but then I moved and I cannot read these on my kindle. I refuse. This was not the correct choice.

Movie Adaptations: PARTIAL CREDIT 7/10 – 6/10 I am giving myself half a complete for this because the list is huge and I did most of it, even if I have yet to actually write the reviews.

  1. Pay it Forward – Book/Movie
  2. Vampire Knight – Manga/Anime
  3. Divergent – Book/Movie
  4. The Fault In Our Stars – Book/Movie
  5. True Crime – Book/Movie
  6. Looking for Alibrandi – Book/Movie
  7. Mockingjay – Book/Movie

TBR Shelf: FAIL 0/10 Well, so much fail. I don’t know if I read anything that I can put under this label. I think the issue that I had with this challenge was that I decided that I was never going to read most the things that would count for it and I got rid of them. So I don’t really feel bad about it because they aren’t on my shelf anymore.

Debut Author: FAIL 3/12 – I COMPLETELY forgot to even remotely think about this challenge…. Maybe I can do better next year.

  1. Where You’ll Find Me by Erin Fletcher
  2. The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
  3. The Forgotten War by Howard Sargent

Reread: COMPLETE! 3/3

  1. The Host by Stephanie Meyer
  2. On The Jellicoe  Road by Melina Marchetta
  3. Divergent by Veronica Roth (Im not cheating by putting this here, I read this book twice last year.)

Different Genre: COMPLETE! 5/5

  1. Across the Universe by Beth Revis (Science Fiction)
  2. A House Without Mirrors by Marten Sanden (Childrens)
  3. The Returned by Jason Mott (Paranormal)
  4. The Lightening Thief by Rick Riordan (Middlegrade)
  5. Cinder by Marissa Meyer (Science Fiction)

KEY:

Blue = Review Pending.

Black: Haven’t completed.

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There we have it guys, I completed most of my challenges. I think I will have go about these things a bit different from now on so I don’t forget that I am doing them!

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2014 Resolutions Mid-Year Update

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Welcome to my new year resolutions. Its a bit late, but better late than never I suppose ;)

Reading

  • I will complete my Goodreads challenge of reading 80 books this year. I am over halfway. Go me. 
  • Read at least 10 adult novels. Halfway through this. 
  • Read at least 5 classics. I will be fixing this one soon thanks to the classics challenge!
  • Read at least 5 different mangas/graphic novels. I have read mangas. Im just using them for a different challenge so it still sorta counts…
  • Read at least 10 books that have been turned into movies/series, watch their movie/series counter parts, and review them both.  Halfway through.
  • Read at least 10 books that have been on my TBR shelf for more than a year. None… I need to pay more attention to my TBR shelf.
  • Debut Author Challenge: Reading at least 12 books by a debut author. I have barely touched this… I need to pay more attention to the new authors. 
  • Reread at least 3 books. I really don’t need to hurry this.
  • Read things I feel I will enjoy rather than feel might be ok. I still do this sometimes. I find it hard to say no when I get asked to review a book.
  • Only read one NetGalley book at a time. Im sticking to this! I want my stats to be good. 
  • Read at least 5 books that fall into genres that I do not normally read. I am one book away from completing this!

Blogging

  • Update the look of the blog.
  • Toy around with better names for the blog.
  • Participate in more challenges/memes/tags. I actually do this one!
  • Be more active in our book blogging/vlogging community. This one too :)
  • From this day forth, I will put up a post every three days! I try, I really, really do. Work sucks.

Progress 24/70

Goodreads: 49/80

Adult Novels: 5/10

  1. A Game of Thrones [Song of Ice and Fire 1] by George R.R. Martin
  2. Love Gone Mad by Mark Rubinstein
  3. Faking It by Cora Carmack
  4. The First, The Sparrow, The Choice by Jason Mott
  5. Finding It by Cora Carmack

Classics: 0/10

  1. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  2. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  3. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
  4. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  5. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Manga/Graphic Novel: 0/10

  1. The Dream Hunters [The Sandman 11] by Neil Gaiman
  2. Vampire Knight: Blue Ice by Matsuri Hino
  3. Captive Heart [Vol. 1] by Masturi Hino
  4. Arcana [Vol. 1] by So-Young Lee
  5. Pet Shop of Horrors [Vol 1] by Matsuri Akino

Movie Adaptations: 6/10 – 5/10

  1. The Horse Whisperer – Book/Movie
  2. Pay it Forward – Book/Movie
  3. Vampire Knight – Manga/Anime
  4. Divergent – Book/Movie
  5. The Fault In Our Stars – Book/Movie
  6. True Crime – Book/Movie
  7. Looking for Alibrandi – Book/Movie
  8. The Outsiders – Book/Movie
  9. Fallen – Book/Movie
  10. The Thirteenth Tale – Book/Movie

TBR Shelf: 0/10

  1. Living Dead in Dallas [Sookie Stackhouse 2] by Charlaine Harris
  2. Club Dead [Sookie Stackhouse 3] by Charlaine Harris
  3. Dead to the World [Sookie Stackhouse 4] by Charlaine Harris
  4. Dead as a Doornail  [Sookie Stackhouse 5] by Charlaine Harris
  5. Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
  6. Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
  7. Northern Lights by Philip Pullman
  8. Anita Blake Vampire Hunter by Laurell K. Hamilton
  9. Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow
  10. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia

Debut Author: 3/12

  1. Where You’ll Find Me by Erin Fletcher
  2. The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
  3. The Forgotten War by Howard Sargent

Reread: 1/3

  1. The Host by Stephanie Meyer
  2. On The Jellicoe  Road by Melina Marchetta
  3. Passion by Lauren Kate

Different Genre: 4/5

  1. Across the Universe by Beth Revis (Science Fiction)
  2. A House Without Mirrors by Marten Sanden (Childrens)
  3. The Returned by Jason Mott (Paranormal)
  4. The Lightening Thief by Rick Riordan (Middlegrade)

KEY:

Blue = Review Pending.

Black = Waiting to be read

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Well I kind of feel sucky after looking through this. I haven’t completed anyone of my challenges and some of them I have hardly touched.

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Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-A-Thon – Hour 6

I am back with a little update for you all and a little challenge for this hour. I have read about 130ish pages of my second book (I should really be sleeping right now, my brain is sleepy), but I will soldier on even if I do seem to be reading kind of slowly for myself. I will have this book done by the end of the 24 hours (hopefully)!

Now the challenge which is being held over at Lisa’s World of Books so go check out the challenge page if you want to see some other peoples answers, you may find some new books to read! Also check it out if you want the full list of questions, I didn’t answer all of them here because I couldn’t/didn’t want to. Here it is:

The challenge for the hour is to share some of your best from your reading year and why.  The idea is to pick at least 3 of the categories below and share your favorites and why

Best Book of Your Reading Year

Easy one for me. Everyone should read this book. On The Jellicoe Road hands down. The characters aree beautiful and the story is sad and even though you wouldnt want much part of their life, I for one wish I was there with them because I love them so.

Best Romance Book of Your Reading Year

This is fun because I just finished reading it! The Daughter of the Forest. It was written differently that most romance books I have read, and in the end it gave me everything I wanted when it looked like it was going to leave me wanting.

Best YA Book of Your Reading Year

I feel like I am going to be following along with other peoples answers here but it has to be Divergent. I loved the characters and I love a good dystopian.

Best New Adult Book of Your Reading Year

I think this is a new adult book so I will give it to Where You’ll Find Me. Despite one huge flaw, I thought the story was nice an realistic and left me feeling pretty good about picking it up.

Best Fantasy Book of Your Reading Year

Ooo a harder one.I shall give it to The Forgotten War. If you want a book that paints imagery, is epic in length, and has kick butt female characters its for you.

Best Children’s Book of Your Reading Year

A House Without Mirrors. Its rather creepy for children of this day and age with all their overly sweet rubbish, but I loved it!

Best Main Character of Your Reading Year

Im going to Ceriana from The Forgotten War because of the stuff that happens to her. Her story made want to paint for hours it had such awesome imagery! Or anyone from On The Jellicoe Road. Really you could just put that book in for most of my answers.

Best Author of Your Reading Year

Though I have only read one of his books and it wasn’t one of my 5 star rated books, I can totally see how all his books are going to at least be that awesome and bring me emotion of some sort, be it sadness or joy. John Green.

Best Supporting Character of Your Reading Year

Im going to be a bit odd and say Church the cat from City of Bones. I just love that bit of random that is this cat thrown into the story.

Best Cover of Your Reading Year

9780141333663Though it wasnt one of my favourite books, I still thought the cover was stunning I’m still angry they changed them to the ugly things they have now. Across the Universe.

Best Story Line of Your Reading Year

I will give this to The Returned because it was about people coming back from the dead, just as they were right before they died, but they were not zombies! God I hate zombies.

There you go. I hope you enjoyed my answers thought they are brief, and I hope you found some new books!

Till Next Time…

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2014 Reading & Blogging Resolutions

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Welcome to my new year resolutions. Its a bit late, but better late than never I suppose ;)

Reading

  • I will complete my Goodreads challenge of reading 80 books this year.
  • Read at least 10 adult novels.
  • Read at least 5 classics.
  • Read at least 5 different mangas/graphic novels.
  • Read at least 10 books that have been turned into movies/series, watch their movie/series counter parts, and review them both.
  • Read at least 10 books that have been on my TBR shelf for more than a year.
  • Debut Author Challenge: Reading at least 12 books by a debut author.
  • Reread at least 3 books.
  • Read things I feel I will enjoy rather than feel might be ok.
  • Only read one NetGalley book at a time.
  • Read at least 5 books that fall into genres that I do not normally read.

Blogging

  • Update the look of the blog. As you can see, I have started this.
  • Toy around with better names for the blog.
  • Participate in more challenges/memes/tags.
  • Be more active in our book blogging/vlogging community.
  • From this day forth, I will put up a post every three days!

Progress

Goodreads: 20/80

Adult Novels:

  1. A Game of Thrones [Song of Ice and Fire 1] by George R.R. Martin

Classics: 

  1. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  2. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  3. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
  4. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  5. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Manga/Graphic Novel:

  1. The Dream Hunters [The Sandman 11] by Neil Gaiman
  2. Vampire Knight: Blue Ice by Matsuri Hino
  3. Captive Heart [Vol. 1] by Masturi Hino
  4. Arcana [Vol. 1] by So-Young Lee
  5. Pet Shop of Horrors [Vol 1] by Matsuri Akino

Movie Adaptations:

  1. The Horse Whisperer – Book/Movie
  2. Pay it Forward – Book/Movie
  3. Vampire Knight – Manga/Anime
  4. Nana – Manga/Anime
  5. Rozen Maiden – Manga/Anime
  6. True Crime – Book/Movie
  7. Looking for Alibrandi – Book/Movie
  8. The Outsiders – Book/Movie
  9. Fallen – Book/Movie
  10.  The Thirteenth Tale – Book/Movie

TBR Shelf:

  1. Living Dead in Dallas [Sookie Stackhouse 2] by Charlaine Harris
  2. Club Dead [Sookie Stackhouse 3] by Charlaine Harris
  3. Dead to the World [Sookie Stackhouse 4] by Charlaine Harris
  4. Dead as a Doornail  [Sookie Stackhouse 5] by Charlaine Harris
  5. Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
  6. Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
  7. Northern Lights by Philip Pullman
  8. Anita Blake Vampire Hunter by Laurell K. Hamilton
  9. Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow
  10. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia

Debut Author:

  1. Where You’ll Find Me by Erin Fletcher

Reread: 

  1. The Host by Stephanie Meyer
  2. On The Jellicoe  Road by Melina Marchetta
  3. Passion by Lauren Kate

Different Genre:

  1. Across the Universe by Beth Revis

KEY:

Pink = Review Pending.

Black = Waiting to be read

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The Reading Tree: The Seed

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The other day I started thinking about what started my love for the written word, and I came to the conclusion that it was those bedtime stories that my dad used to read to me. Though I cannot remember the names of most of the stories, one that I do remember and still love was The Hobbit. Though I loved some of the kids books that were read to me, it was these more serious books that my sparked my passion for reading and even writing.

If it were not for having parents that read, being read to as a child, and being surrounded by books for my childhood, I don’t know if I would have ever picked it up. If I remove from my life all the memories/influences of books that I read because of those three things, the only books left would be the ones that I was forced to read in school. I hated most of those books, and having to study them didn’t really improve the feelings I had towards them. I think I only really liked one book I was asked to read, and I didn’t read that book until my final year of schooling.

But then again, perhaps if you are meant to love books they will find you no matter what. Perhaps one day I would have been bored and someone had left behind a book with a cover that caught my eye, and lacking anything better I pick it up and fall inlove.

How did everyone else get the seed planted for their love of reading? Do you think it is harder for those who aren’t introduced to it by their family to discover books? Are they less likely to ever enjoy reading? All I know is that I’m grateful for my parents to get the ball rolling for me!

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Comic Review – Freakangels

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Title: Freakangels [Complete series]

Author: Warren Ellis

Genre: Post-Apocalyptic, Fantasy, Comic Series

Length: 144

Rating: 1 Star

Description/Synopsis:

Six years ago, twelve psychic children accidentally used their powers to flood the world. Now they attempt to rebuild society and defend London’s Whitechapel survivors from one of their own.Twenty-three years ago, twelve strange children were born in England at exactly the same moment. Six years ago, the world ended. Today, eleven strange 23-year-olds live in and defend Whitechapel, maybe the last real settlement in flooded London. When a dazed, gun-toting girl appears on the outskirts with a deadly grudge against the self-proclaimed Freakangels, the kids realize that an old enemy is still alive beyond the safety of their borders… a twelfth psychic child, evil and exiled, who can program human minds to hate, and send his private, pirate armies into Whitechapel for revenge. The first chapter in award-winning author Warren Ellis’ post-apocalyptic web comic series!

Review – MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS

Gah… just… gah.

I went into this with such high hopes, and every single one of them was shattered. I read other reviews and I am pretty convinced that I must have read it wrong. Out of everyone I know who read it (it was part of a comic book club which I will not be attending due to so much hatred I don’t see the point in travelling so far for it), and out of pretty much all of the reviews I read, I am the only one who hated it. I actually got angry while I was reading.

It had its good points, the art was beautiful, the whole idea of the story was great, the writing that was there was also good, and the characters had sooo much potential, it just all fell short because the just the structure of the story was horrible. I felt like someone had gone through and ripped out pages and completely disrupted the whole story.

You would be reading along and then the story would suddenly be somewhere else without finishing what it was talking about in the first place and then never ever mentioned or completed again. This doesnt just happen in the back story, if anything I was more happy with that becaus eyou can do those kind of things to back stories. But it also happened to things that were happening in the present. You can’t do that with things that are currently happening, how on earth are you supposed to follow or understand or even LIKE the story when that is happening.

As I said, Im the only one I know of that felt this strongly about it. If I have in fact read it wrong someone how please, pleeeaaasseee tell me because I really wanted to like this. If you would like to read it as well you can read it for free online on the Freakangles website.