Monthly Archives: March 2012

30 Day Book Challenge: Day 23- Book you tell people you’ve read, but haven’t

I have tried to read this before! Really! But I literally got 1 page into this, and then quit. I hated it that much. I realize this is considered a “classic”, and that I eventually should read it because it is a key part of literature. But for now, I say pass. I only tell people that I have read this because I am embarrassed to say that I haven’t!

🙂 Olivia

 

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30 Day Book Challenge: Day 22-Book you plan to read next

Right now I am reading Shatter Me, and loving it! But that is not the point. The book I plan to read next is The Secret Life of Bees because I checked it out from the library today and it looks interesting! 🙂

Have you read this?

Olivia

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Library Awesomeness- Haul No. 2!

Yes, another Library Awesomeness Haul! 🙂 Spring Break is here where I live, and I am stocking up on some books! I’m also going to the used bookstore tomorrow, and Barnes and Noble on Sunday. Nothing says Spring like a BILLION new books to read!

I used to love the Chicks with Sticks series! I thought I’d re-read them, but considering as I already have a boatload of books, I just got the first! If you didn’t know, these books are about 4 teenage girls who happen to meet and form a knitting club!

I was browsing and found these. I LOVE Madeline L’Engle so I thought I’d take a leap of faith and get them. I’ve never heard of her writing any other books, although I should have figured! Can’t wait!

I have been wanting to read this ever since I first read a sample of it on my Kindle. As usual, though, I didn’t want to buy it in hardback and it is too new to be in a used bookstore. Oh, and it is too popular to get at the library. NOT! On the off- chance that I could get it within a few months, I requested it at my library. The next day, BAM! There it was!

This was recommended to me by Goodreads! 🙂

I saw this sitting on the shelf and recognized it from my to-read list! It seems like one of those modern classics that I really need to read to understand popular book culture. I realize this was published a few years ago, but who cares! Maybe I’ll even see the movie!

I have already started reading this and I really love it! The idea of the story is great, although the excessive strike-throughs are annoying sometimes. But you get used to it.

It’s been too long since I read this last!

 

Well, there you have it! Have you read these? Please comment! 🙂

Olivia

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30 Day Book Challenge: Day 21-Favorite picture book from childhood

If you have read my blog for a while, you recognize this book! I loved Princess of the Midnight Ball, which is a retelling of this story. I have had this book ever since I can remember! I love the ornate illustrations in it!

I really hope to share this book with my (maybe) little kids someday!

🙂 Olivia

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30 Day Book Challenge: Day 20- Book that you’ve read the most times

Sorry for the repeat use of this book, guys.

All I have to say is, I’m pretty sure my classmates are getting tired of seeing Olivia reading “that book” twice a month. I have reading it less frequently lately(in replacement- more modern books), but I still read this probably far too often.

😀 Olivia

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30 Day Book Challenge: Day 19- Book that turned you off

Alright, I changed this one a little. I have yet to find a book that actually “turned me on” so I’ve changed it to “turned me off”. Two completely different ideas, I know. I’m sorry! 🙂

People are going to hate me for this, I know. But I get a strong feeling of, I don’t know, repulsion or something from this book. From when I first heard the concept for this book, I have not wanted to read it. For one thing, it sounds very depressing. I just can’t handle depressing books, believe or not they make me depressed too, even for a short while! Why would I read about the reasons that some poor girl decided to kill herself?

Also, my friend Casey finished (well, “skim-read”, we call it) this book today and she hated it! Apparently, the reasons stink. Who are we to judge that kind of thing, but this book keeps getting a worse image in my head. Lastly, I have been looking at some reviews on Goodreads and saw one that the first sentence is:

“I liked the idea of this book more than the execution.”

Is this a theme with Jay Asher, or what? I mean, I felt the exact same way about The Future of Us! I wish I could re-write the story on my own! Except that I didn’t like the concept of 13 Reasons in the first place, so….

That is my two cents. I realize many people adore Jay Asher and his books, but one thing is for sure. I DON’T!

Apparently there is a movie of this coming out with Selena Gomez. Yay. *sarcasm*

Sorry to all of you folks that I offended, because I know there are some. But I still would love to hear your opinions on this! 🙂

Olivia

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30 Day Book Challenge: Day 18- Book you’re most embarrassed to say you like

This isn’t very surprising, honestly. This is the only book that I am actually embarrassed to like! Reading books is a huge part of who I am, so why should I be ashamed of it? But so many people hate this book! Many of which have never finished the book or the series, and it is beyond me how someone can judge a book only on what everyone else says and NOT on what is actually true!

I am not a mega-fan, but I do enjoy the series and the movies! Any thoughts, folks?

Olivia

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