Tuesday, March 27, 2012

INSURGENT by Veronica Roth

Okay, so here's my newest plug for the new Insurgent book....seriously have you not read Divergent yet???

On other book news, I finally read Orson Wells 1984, after having too many people ask if Ive ever read it...well I did. The three 'classic' dytopians are 1984, Brave New World and a book called 'We'. I honestly haven't heard of 'We' much though, If I can remember correctly I think its German. I have read the other two though, and they were not quick reads AT ALL. You know what I think about some of the more modern books, is that they develop characters that you love and feel like you can relate to, they paint stories with their words. Quite frankly that wasn't happening so much with 1984, it was just too filled with information. And, while I didn't find it really interesting, I have to admit it took me almost 2 weeks to finish (that's forever in my reading ways) and I did take a break for two days and quickly read Hunger Games again.

I'm needing some new book ideas, have any? Maybe I need to start a book group!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

see that on the side------>

Okay, so its no secret, when I love a book, well I LOVE THAT BOOK! I practically obsess over that book (wait, not practically, I DO obsess).

Anyhow, I've spent last night thinking about books, and how there are times that I really try to read a 'good' book, you know one that may uplift me, or enlighten me. (aka church related or self esteem types) in fact I just got the 'Divine Center' by good old Covey a couple of weeks ago, you know Ive met him many times, I really like him, Im sure the book was great, I even renewed the book, but I just couldnt read it! I tried I swear I tried, I just couldnt do it!


Because when I read, I want to be transported, I want to imagine and enjoy and NOT THINK! Serious, I 'think' too dang much! So if I'm reading I want to enjoy it! A book to me is like a treat I give to myself, and when I find books I love, well I read them over and over and over again.

So, I heard about this book quite a while back, (it came out early summer last year), I bookmarked it, I even checked out her personal blog, she liked many of the books I liked. I got the idea that this was a dystopian novel, and boy oh boy are those popular right now, which is fine and dandy-o with me, because those are my FAVORITES! (with the exception of 'hiking-adventure true life' novels aka. "Into thin Air", "72 hours", "Into the Wild" type stuff).

I reserved the book at the library MONTHS ago, I wasn't quite willing to go and buy the hardbound book as I knew noone who has read it, well the book came in on Tuesday, I picked it up that afternoon, and was surprised that it was a larger book, like 500 pages. Less then 24 hours later, i had it read, and I'm really trying to restrain myself from not reading it again today. I think I'm going to go and get the paperback because it just came out 2 weeks ago!

I just love to LOVE a book. This one follows suit very well with Enders Game and The Hunger Games type of themes. It will be a trilogy and the next one comes out in May. All everyone who reads this blog needs to do is to quickly (which will be easy) read the book so we can talk about it! :-)

Oh yeah and tell me which group you would join.....I can tell you I don't think I'm brave enough to be 'Dauntless!'