Okay, as you probably noticed on my last post about this book, I was not happy with the ending. Now that I’ve had a few days to mull it over and stop whining about it, I read this awesome post by Veronica Roth in which she explains her reasons for the ending. http://veronicarothbooks.blogspot.ca/2013/10/about-end-of-allegiant-spoilers.html
Even though I’m not happy about it, I really do understand it. I still absolutely love these books and they are wonderful. So I recommend that people read them. Even though the ending is sad, it is understandable.
Along with re-reading Harry Potter, I am finally going to read Emma By: Jane Austen. So far I have read Pride and Prejudice, Persuasion and Sense and Sensibility. Out of those three, Persuasion was my favorite. It was wonderful! I’m really excited about reading Emma, so I got myself an awesome copy. Normally I hate pink, but I love it with this book. Word Cloud Classics are so soft and are really great quality. I’ll be buying more of these. What are you all reading?
I finished it! There was absolutely nothing wrong with the book. But I hated the ending. The ending makes me sad. That is all I will say on the matter.
Sorry for my lack of posts lately. I moved and now I have been sick with this terrible cold and it won’t go away. Alas! I just finished The House of Hades and it was fantastic. It was a lovely continuation of the series and now I’m sad that I have to wait another year for the final installment. If you have read the other books in the series, do read this one. You will not be disappointment because it was awesome.
So I just re-read Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s stone for what must be the third time, I suppose! And surprise surprise, I still love it! There is just something so cozy about the book and it brings back pleasant memories of reading it for the first time. Now I really want to read the next one, but I have to read The House of Hades By: Rick Riordan first. Then I also need to finish A Great and Terrible Beauty By: Libba Bray. Three awesome books that I am apparently reading at once. So we’ll see how that goes. Also! Happy Thanksgiving to all of you readers! Even if you don’t celebrate until November, I hope you enjoyed today!
Now that it is getting colder out, I think I’m going to have to re-read the Harry Potter books. I probably read them every year. They are cozy and wonderful and are the perfect books for me to read now in my new place. I’m almost unpacked, but I do know where the books are! I can’t lose track of those. Maybe I’ll start reading Harry Potter tonight. What are you reading right now?
At first I wasn’t going to do this again. I joined Camp NaNoWriMo in April and after giving up once and falling behind, I finally managed to make it. It was tough, but amazing and worth. I loved it! So why not join again? I’m definitely looking forward to it. I’ll be working on my fantasy novel Circus of Lions. This will take place one month after I move. November is nearing! Preparations will be necessary!
For those of you that are curious if NaNoWriMo is even worth it, I wasn’t sure before I tried it. Then I discovered it really is. Is the novel I wrote in April pretty darn awful? Yes, because its a rough, rough first draft. But I let the ideas flow and I ended up with a great base with which I will be able to rewrite the novel I want. So, basically, it is very worth it.
Anyone else signing up? What are you going to be writing?
I still find myself zoning out and thinking about this book. It was fantastic and haunting. If you haven’t read it, you really should.
Here are a couple of quotes from the book that I just loved:
“Trust me, though, the words were on their way, and when they arrived, Liesel would hold them in her hands like the clouds, and she would wring them out like rain.”
― Markus Zusak, The Book Thief
“One was a book thief. The other stole the sky.”
― Markus Zusak, The Book Thief
“…there would be punishment and pain, and there would be happiness, too. That was writing.”
― Markus Zusak
Here are the books I’m most looking forward to in Late 2013 and 2014:
City of Heavenly Fire By: Cassandra Clare
Ruin and Rising By: Leigh Bardugo
Which books are you looking forward to?
I’ve been trying to think of exactly what to say about this book. I still haven’t come up with the right words. But this book is brilliant. It was sad and dark, but there was also hope. This book was masterfully written and unlike anything I have ever read before. I now fully understand why so many people love it. This is a book to savor, to treasure and to dwell on long after you’ve read it. Haven’t read it yet? Do it. You won’t regret it.
Also! Being made into a movie. I will definitely watch it.