Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Roll the Credits

Hi Teen Tuesday-ers. 

I feel as though I've come back into my book blogging. I wasn't very active for about three weeks and now I have a bunch of posts scheduled for this week including reviews, memes, and a very special contest (read the end of this entry!). Stay tuned on my blog for all of this! 

Basically all I have this week is Harry. I finished Harry Potter on Friday and liked it very much. I wonder how my review is going to go. I want the rest of the series now!

I'm currently reading and will soon finish Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom which is very good. I feel like I'm learning a lot. The story is so great and yet so sad at the same time. [Edit: I finished Tuesdays with Morrie and wow.... I bawled like a baby. How can I possibly write a review for this?] 

Next up on the line will be The Mrs Marriage Project by Pauline Fisk or Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (it all depends on my friend giving me Harry Potter books or not).

I recently put up two new reviews: An Abundance of Katherines and That Was Then, This Is Now

Also, click here to read about Lisa Schroeder's release party contest for her new book Far From You which she asked me to take part in. I think that basically explains everything.

Yay. That's it. 

See you next Tuesday,
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Monday, December 15, 2008

Consistency [Chelsie]

So, this week I finished Jars of Glass. I also read and finished Ever by Gail Carson Levine, and started Pride and Prejudice for my school's book club.

Jars of Glass was good. I had a problem with one of the characters (ugh, following the trend again). But then again, this character was someone that the readers is supposed to have a problem with.

Ever was just... okay. I love Gail Carson Levine, but this book just didn't do it for me. And this is why: usually, Levine writes books that are fantasy, but have some sort of realistic element to them. Ever didn't feel that way to me. It just seemed like a book made of coincidences and people/things/events that were there just to be there. It didn't have a purpose... except a possible religious purpose, which was the book's main redeeming quality. Overall it wasn't bad, but I wouldn't recommend this book over Fairest or The Two Princesses of Bamarre.

And Pride and Prejudice... I am only 27 pages into it. But so far, it's not bad. At all. I was thinking there'd be a huge language barrier, but there really isn't... it's not something that I am having too hard of a time trying to understand. I actually like it. =D (By the way, that cover is the actual cover of the copy I bought last week... and it's pink and green and I love it... it's so cute!)

So that's my update. Anyone else have a good reading week?

Also, an interesting tidbit: I did some calculations, and I read one book every 2.7 days. Which is actually not as bad as I thought it would be.