Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Review: "Divergent" by Veronica Roth



Hardcover, 487 pages
Published May 3rd, 2011 by Katherine Tegen Books
Read February 13, 2012 to February 22nd, 2012

In a future Chicago, 16-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomaly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.
Synopsis from GoodReads

I loved this book from beginning to end. I thought the story was fantastic, the characters intriguing and the imagery of the writing to be spot on. I especially enjoyed the character of Beatrice and watching her grow into Tris. She came across as such a strong yet vulnerable character. I just don’t know what else to say besides that I highly recommend this book to people that enjoy a tiny bit of romance mixed with lots of action. 5 stars to “Divergent” because it definitely lived up to the hype.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Poem: The Instructions by Neil Gaiman

"The Instructions"
 is a poem written and read by Neil Gaiman.
It is his advice to children on what to do if they find themselves in a fairy tale.
This isn't all of it but it is beautiful. 
Neil Gaiman is the author of "American Gods". 
If you have never heard this man read, 
you are just missing out.
Please watch and enjoy.
It is short.
But you will like it.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Review: Gods Behaving Badly



by Marie Phillips
February 3, 2012 to February 13, 2012
Published December 10, 2007 by Little, Brown and Company
292 pages


 Synopsis from GoodReads.com

Being a Greek god is not all it once was. Yes, the twelve gods of Olympus are alive and well in the twenty-first century, but they are crammed together in a London townhouse--and none too happy about it. And they've had to get day jobs: Artemis as a dog-walker, Apollo as a TV psychic, Aphrodite as a phone sex operator, Dionysus as a DJ. 

Even more disturbingly, their powers are waning, and even turning mortals into trees--a favorite pastime of Apollo's--is sapping their vital reserves of strength. 

Soon, what begins as a minor squabble between Aphrodite and Apollo escalates into an epic battle of wills. Two perplexed humans, Alice and Neil, who are caught in the crossfire, must fear not only for their own lives, but for the survival of humankind. Nothing less than a true act of heroism is needed-but can these two decidedly ordinary people replicate the feats of the mythical heroes and save the world?

Review

This book is not for those easily bothered by sex, that’s for sure. About two-thirds of this book revolves around some form of sex. While it is a little funny for a little while, it gets old. Then you are left with the last third. It is what saves this book.  The story of Neil and Alice was basically the only good thing about this book. The Gods were just annoying. And the one line in this book that made me like it? “I the fuck am Neil.” This line is on page 284. The book is 292 pages long. So, that tells you how long you have to wait to get to the good part. Just warning you.

Anyways, that one line is the only reason this book is getting two stars. It is a quick, fun, somewhat perverse read. If that is your thing, well, I probably still might not recommend this book to be honest. There are much better ways to spend your reading time.

So. Two out of five stars = LACKING.


*Note* This is going to be a new movie in 2012! It has an amazing cast including Christopher Walken as Zeus! I love me some Christopher Walken. I might just have to watch this! I know it has to be better than the book right? LOL. 

Here is the IMDB link to get info on the full cast of:  Gods Behaving Badly 


Monday, February 13, 2012

Odd: The Box...


I have to keep reminding myself of this.

Blog: Two Awards!

Hello to everyone!
I have wonderful news... I have received two blog awards from Amber Marie! Check out her blog at My YA Thoughts. The idea behind these awards is to pass them along to deserving blogs so that we can all find new blogs. So, here goes!

The first award I received was the Kreativ Blogger Award.

Here are the rules for this award:
1. Link back to the person that bestowed the award upon you.
2. Follow the person that bestowed award upon you.
3. Post 10 Random Facts about yourself.
4. Pass the award along to 6 of your favorite Kreativ Bloggers!

10 Random Facts
1. I have red hair.
2. I love Dr Pepper.
3. My favorite kind of food is Mexican.
4. I spend too much time on the internet.
5. I am 31 years old. 
6. I love books, but it is hard for me to sit still to read.
7. I am a procrastinator. 
8. I am a perfectionist.
9. I have two degrees from University. Psychology & Theatre
10. I usually don't pass stuff along, but this seems fun.

The next award I received was the One Lovely Blog Award.

Here are the rules for this award.
1. Link back to the person that bestowed the award upon you.
2. Follow the person that bestowed the award upon you.
3. Pass along to 15 Lovely Bloggers!

Here are my blog choices. The top 6 received the *Kreative Blog Award. All 15 received the One Lovely Blog Award. They are in completely random order other than that.


So, I will notify my choices of their awards. I look forward to seeing all the new blogs! 

Thanks again, Amber Marie. This is just really fantastic.

I hope everyone I have chosen participates. If you do, please send me a link to your post about the Awards. I would really enjoy seeing your choices. 

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Blog: Your Opinion Please

Hello to my 14 followers and all of the (hopefully) future followers! 

What do you think of my blog? I changed the font to plain ol' Arial, fearing the other font might have been a turn-off for most readers. I am so new to this so I really don't know for sure what is too much or what I am missing. Let's just say I have yet to find my balance. But YOU can help! If you would pretty please just look over my blog and then give me your opinion. It's ok, I can take it. I think....

For real though, tell me what you would like to see, what should perhaps be changed, anything. I am completely open to suggestions for my blog. I really am enjoying learning everything and there is so much to learn!

The biggest bonus is the blogging community. Everyone is so kind and so full of freaking knowledge. I love it! So, I am happy to be here and hope to chat with you all soon. Thank you for your time. =)

P.S. I just finished Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips today. Review coming soon!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Blog: Blog Nation

Hi! I am trying to join Blog Nation and I need your help! I would really appreciate it if you would click on these links and "boost me". I am still waiting to be accepted to the Blog Directory though, so you might wait just a bit before you try. I will let you know what happens. For now, go click crazy! Thank you.

My blog has recently been added to www.bookreviewblogs.com, which is part of one of the largest networks of blog directories on the Web. Please visit my blog's personal page to vote for my blog and comment to other blog users.

bookreviewblogs.com


Edit: I was accepted. You can definitely click away now!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Blog: Pandemonium Giveaway!

The author of Delirium and Before I Fall, Lauren Oliver, is hosting a giveaway with amazing prizes including Pandemonium and some chocolates! To enter go here: Pandemonium Giveaway!!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Blog: Road Trip


I am about to go on a road trip to the “city”, about an hour away. LoL. Hopefully, I will get lots of reading done. And, no, I’m not driving. =)
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