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Friday, January 25, 2013
6:56 AM | Posted by KristinCanRead |
Follow Friday is a blog hop, hosted by Parajunkee & Alison Can Read, designed to increase blog followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature and Follow. Follow me and I will follow you right back. Make sure to tell me if you are a New Follower. Also, don't forget to follow our hosts and their featured blogger: Books Are Magical
Q: What is the last book that kept you up late into the night just to finish it?
I recently finished Delirium by Lauren Oliver and totally stayed up past my bedtime to finish the last 50 pages. The battery was almost gone on my ereader, so I wasn't able to stay up to start Pandemonium.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
5:14 PM | Posted by KristinCanRead |
This is the first Lauren Oliver book I have read. It took me long enough to finish this, but the ending was not a disappoint. Actually it definitely was, but not in a bad way. In an OMG! I can't believe it just ended like that. I am trying not to spoil this book for those of you who have not read this. I am so ready to read Pandemonium. If you have not read this series yet, definitely add this to your Must Read List.
Friday, January 18, 2013
6:05 AM | Posted by KristinCanRead |
Follow Friday is a blog hop, hosted by Parajunkee & Alison Can Read, designed to increase blog followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature and Follow. Follow me and I will follow you right back. Make sure to tell me if you are a New Follower. Also, don't forget to follow our hosts and their featured blogger: On Starships and Dragon Wings.
Question: Who is your favorite villian from a book?
My answer is totally Lord Voldemort. Why? Because he is AWESOME. First, he is the first "villian" that came to mind. Second, I can compare almost every person I dislike to him. Third, he bares a striking resemblance to the Governor of Florida. Fourth, I don't find him scary but really just mysteriously awesome.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
4:30 PM | Posted by KristinCanRead |
I ended the year with a memoir and began the year with a memoir. I have to say that memoirs are probably my favorite genre right now. My family got me into watching the reality show Duck Dynasty on A&E. I don't have cable so I ended up buying the series on itunes. After watching the show I felt like I was watching a show about some of my family members. I even started to label the Robertsons as my various uncles and so on...
The show touches on the family's back story but you don't get all the details about how they actually became the "Duck Dynasty". If you are a fan of the show then you must read the book. It is full of great bible verses, recipes, and a motivational story of how a family took a small business and turned it into an empire. The Robertsons are one interesting family, but very hard working. Their show is hilarious and typical reality. The book is written by Willie and his wife Korie. They cover the background of Willie's parents, through their marriage, and how a small business started by Willie's father became a booming multi-million dollar business.
4:30 PM | Posted by KristinCanRead |
1. Delirium (started this last year and I just need to finish it)
2. 11/22/63 by Stephen King
4. Cat's Cradle (also started and need to finish)
5. Ender's Game
7. Gone Series
9. Prophecy Sisters
11. Shatter Me
13. 39 Clues "Trust No One"
14. The Magicians
15. The Maze Runner Series
16. Eragon Series
3:50 PM | Posted by KristinCanRead |
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine
and spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
I am waiting for Veronica Roth to announce the title and summary of Book #3 in the Divergent Series. I wonder how many others are out there waiting for this title to be released!?!
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
3:05 PM | Posted by KristinCanRead |
I ended the year reading Kris Jenner...and All Things Kardashian. Yes, I really read this. Remember I will admit to reading something most people would not want to read. Anyways, as an avid Kardashian fan (yes, I admit that), this book was interesting. I think one of things America forgets is that this family was famous before having a reality show. Kris Jenner's ex-husband and father to her four oldest was one of OJ Simpson's lawyers. Kris was Nicole Brown Simpson's best friend. At the time of her murder and the infamous, OJ Simpson Trial, Kris Jenner found herself in the center of it all. The book is a memoir of how the Kardashian's became the family we all love to hate today. I found it very interesting and appalling, but it did leave me with a few things to ponder.
Saturday, October 6, 2012
8:46 PM | Posted by KristinCanRead |
Anyways, this book was written as a Memoir. Tina recounts her life and how she got to her role today in a slew of awkward life moments. My favorite chapters were the one about her role as Sarah Palin during the 2008 election and the one about her life as a working mom. Her account of her return to SNL for two months in 2008 was awfully insightful. I loved how she actually said she didn't even want to play the role, but in the end did it. I think it might be to this day what she is most famous for on television.
The chapter about being a working mom really connected me. I am a working mom. It is a struggle, and granted she is married and has a nanny, and I do it alone. She does it because she knows her job employs 200 other people who need their jobs. I do it because I have no other choice. I am not resentful of all the other moms I know who are able to stay home. I know I am not cut out to be a stay at home mom. I like working, having a paycheck, health care, and didn't get three degrees to stay at home. She feels the same way about her job too, in the end she likes what she does.
Overall, very funny book. Tina is a very funny and talented writer. If you need a book to read in a day, then this is definitely a good one. There were a lot of moments where I laughed out loud while reading.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
5:30 PM | Posted by KristinCanRead |
Leave it to Roland Smith to write a book I just could not put down. After Book 3's sluggish read, Book 4 was a welcome fast paced action book. I'm left with questions because side stories were not finished, and some crazy plot twist is about to happen. Now I must wait until December for the next installment of this series.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
5:00 PM | Posted by KristinCanRead |
This book was hard for me to get into. Mainly because it had been 10 months since I read the previous book. Most times the authors do a good job of recapping the previous book, but I feel that Peter Lerangis did not do that in this book. He is not one of my favorite YA Authors, probably because I find it painfully hard to get into the books he writes. He has only written one other book in the series-- The Sword Thief--Book 2. Looking back at this post about The Sword Thief, I didn't really write much about it. I do remember that he did recap in that book, but it definitely was not one of my favorites.
Overall this book did end pretty well. It left me with unanswered questions, and had a few different story lines going on at once. I think the whole play on Dan's dad possibly still being alive is what will keep this series going, not so much the identify of Vesper 1. If I predict correctly, I bet Dan's dad is Vesper 1. Is that too obvious of a connection? In the world of YA Lit, I think not!
Now I understand why I tend to wait until an entire series is completely written before reading it, like Harry Potter. I forget details of the previous book if I have to wait a couple months before the next book is published. Luckily, I got behind in the series and there is another book currently out that I will read next.