A to Z Challenge: Letters I to L

     I for is Important Moment in Your Reading Life. An important moment in my reading life would be when I read Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky. The book, to me, is like a warning on what society might become if violence continues and increases.

Awaken (Awaken, #1)

     J is for Just Finished. I just finished reading The Odyssey by Homer for my English IV AP class. I loved it so much.

The Odyssey

     K is for Kind of Book You Won’t Read. A kind of book I won’t read is vampire or supernatural crap like that. I read the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer and it was torture!

Twilight (Twilight, #1)

     L is for the Longest Book You Have Ever Read. The longest book I’ve read was probably The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien, but I’m not completely sure.

The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1)

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A to Z Challenge: Letters E to H

 E is for E- Reader or Physical Book. I like both but for separate reasons. E-readers I use for books that I have to read for research or make notes on, while a physical books I read more for pleasure.

F is for Fictional Character You Would Most Likely Date in High School. That would be Divergent‘s Four/Tobias. He is so dreamy!

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 G is Glad You Gave This Book a Chance. That would be Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi. The cover on my book didn’t look appealing, but the title was catchy. Shatter Me is about a teenage girl with the power to kill just by her touch.

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H is for Hidden Gem Book. The Odyssey is my hidden gem because when I was a freshmen in high school I didn’t like The Odyssey, but after a 2nd time reading it in my senior year I loved it!

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A to Z Challenge: Letters A to D

     A is for Author You’ve Read the Most Books From. That author is Sara Shepard and she wrote the Pretty Little Liars series, which will eventually consist of 16 books.

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     B is for Best Sequel Ever. The best sequel I’ve ever read was The Hunger Games’ Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins because of all the action and obstacles that needed to be overcome.

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     C is for Currently Reading. I’m currently reading 2 books. The Lucy Variations by Sara Zarr, which is based on music. Also, I’m reading Partials by Dan Wells, which is a dystopian society about the end of the world.

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     D is for Drink of Choice While Reading. This an easy one. It’s coffee so that I can pull a late night trying to finish a book that is so good.

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Review: The Odyssey by Homer

Cover: Interesting

Rating: PG

Thumbs Up: 5

Overall: Great

Characters: Great

Plot: Interesting

Page Turner: Yes

Series Cont: No

Recommend: Yes

Book Girlfriend: Penelope

 

My Review on The Odyssey:

I give The Odyssey 5 stars. The Odyssey is heavily based on mythology, which is one reason why I really like it. If you haven’t read The Illiad, there is no need to worry because The Odyssey is a separate story all by itself. This an epic poem broken up into 24 books instead of chapters, which makes it interesting. Odysseus is the main character and he is trying to get home to his, Penelope, but it’s been twenty years of war and fighting his way back home. Odysseus causes himself many problems by angering Poseidon along with fighting other mythical creatures.  Meanwhile at his home in Ithaca, his wife Penelope is being bothered and pushed by suitors who want her hand in marriage. She still has hope and believes that Odysseus will get home, but it’s been 20 years, and she has a son (Telemakos) that hasn’t known his father for his entire life. Why is Poseidon mad at Odysseus and what does Poseidon’s punishment involve? Will Odysseus make it home? Will Penelope hold off a marriage if Odysseus comes home? How will the suitors be dealt with?

 

For the Goodreads’ page, go to:

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1382.The_Odyssey

The Odyssey

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Review: Secret Letters by Leah Scheier

Cover: Interesting

Rating: PG

Thumbs Up: 3

Overall: Good

Characters: Good

Plot: Mysterious

Page Turner: Yes

Series Cont: No

Recommend: Yes

Book Boyfriend: None

My Review on Secret Letters:

I give Secret Letters 3 stars.The setting takes place in England in the 1800s. Dora is a young woman who never knew who her real father was, but she intends to find out anyway. When Dora hears that her father could possibly be Sherlock Holmes, she tries to find an excuse to go to London to find him and ask him if there is a possibility that she is his child. When her cousin needs help finding secret letters that can ruin her parents marriage, Dora goes to London to help her cousin find those secret letters. When Dora arrives in London, she finds out that Sherlock Holmes has died. She meets an ex assistant of his named Peter Cartwright who Dora asks for help for her cousin and she wants to help too. Will she figure out who her father is? Will she be able to help Cartwright? Will she find the secret letters?

For the Goodreads’ page, go to:

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12924019-secret-letters

Secret Letters

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September 10, 2013 · 12:50 am

30 Day Divergent Challenge: Day 30

Day 30 Something You Wished Happened Differently

     I have loved for Will to not die from Tris’s shooting. His death caused her much anxiety and break downs. She was also afraid of her best friend’s, Christina, reaction to her boyfriend’s death by Tris, her own best friend. Tris was unable to see for a big portion of Insurgent because she kept reliving shooting Will.

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30 Day Reading Challenge: Day 30

Day 30: Favorite Book

     My favorite book is Divergent by Veronica Roth. I’ve already made a post about it earlier since this day is similar to another’s. Divergent’s lifestyle I wouldn’t mind living. I get to choose where I want to live at 16 and I don’t have to be pushed to do things that I know weren’t meant for me. I can be who I want without people actually knowing my past. I like the whole idea of a fresh start or a do over.

 

For the Divergent Goodreads’ page, go to:

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13335037-divergent?from_search=true

Divergent (Divergent, #1)

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