Tuesday, October 30, 2012

DNF-ing


So today is Top Ten Tuesday so after I went to the The Broke and Bookish to put my link in for my Top Ten post i decided to browse The Broke and Bookish blog.I came across the post Daisy Discusses DNF-ing I though it was pretty interesting so i decide to share my thought on DNF-ing.Despite the fact that i've had my book blog for almost two years now i've never heard the term DFN which in the blogopshere means "did not finish"

I usually feel a sense of obligation to finish a book.So alot of the time i grin and bare it if i'm reading a book/series that i just can't get into.Before i stated to blog I tried to finish most books but now every now and then i just put the book down.I'm not that up to date with my blog so when i do post a review I want to share my thoughts on books that i would want others to read.If i know I'm going to give a book a 1 or 2 then i won't post a review.

Unfortunately, when I put books down I do get that sense of unfulfillment. But I'd rather move on to something better than force myself to read something I'm not enjoying to sate my curiosity alot of the times i just skip to the end and skim though the middle if i know for sure that im going to DNF a book.

So what about you? Do you DNF books?How long do you give a book till you DFN? Do you  DNF series?

Top Ten Favorite Kick-Ass Heroines(8)

Check out how Top Ten Tuesday works & the future schedule of topics HERE.
The Top Ten Tuesday, is hosted by the ever-fabulous The Broke and the Bookish  
 This  meme was created because they are particularly fond of lists at The Broke and the Bookish.
Top Ten Favorite Kick-Ass Heroines
  1.  Bryn from Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes because she a kick a** human surround by wolves but she can handle her self well and keep up. 
  2. Kochi from  Inherit Liz Reinhardt who gets her world tossed upside down by magic foxes,magic and crazy family members.Despite the madness that surrounds her she stays true to her self and becomes a person with a huge amount of magical power.
  3. Sydney Sage from The Golden Lily Series  Richelle Mead she first made a brief appearance in the Vampire Academy series and now she stars in her own series trying to figure her life out.We got a preveiw of how tough she was and how far she would go to take care of her sister now in her own series we see how tough she can really be.
  4. Clary from The Mortal Instrument series by Cassandra Clare because she started of as a normal girl and quickly became a bad ass shadow hunter.Even when no one thought she could take care of her self and live in the shadow hunter world  she proved that she could with a little help from her friends.
  5. Tris Prior from Insurgent because she goes from  Aberration to Daughtless and never backs down even when it's tough. 
  6. Kelsey Hayes from The Tiger's Curse series cause she gets thrown into an adventure and romance with a bunch of magic,hot brothers and a 300 yr old curse but still holds her own despite everything.
  7. Bianca Piper from The Duff by Kody Keplinger because she is a tough girl who knows who she and is this smart ass no nonsense chic. 
  8. /9.Quintana of Charyn & Isaboe of Lumatere from Finikin of the Rock Series because they are both  Queens who are tough,loyal and both know how to take care of their self's and kingdom.
  9.    Hermione from the Harry Potter series since she is the only female of the golden trio and he is the smartest witch of her age.

    Wednesday, October 17, 2012

    Waiting on Wednesday(17)

     Waiting on Wednesday
    Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine, and specifically spotlights upcoming novels we can't wait to read. As always, there are some amazing upcoming books, but this week I'm particularly excited for...
     
    Title: Days of Blood and Starlight
    Author:
    Release Date: November 6 ,2012

    In this stunning sequel to the highly acclaimed Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Karou must come to terms with who and what she is, and how far she’ll go to avenge her people. 

    Filled with heartbreak and beauty, mysteries and secrets, new characters and old favorites, Days of Blood and Starlight brings the richness, color and intensity of the first book to a brand new canvas.

     So that's what I'm waiting.So how about you? Leave a link and let me know. :)

    Monday, October 15, 2012

    Theme of the day:Julliard

     So I don't really post as much as i would like so once in a while I will put up a post focusing on two books with some kind of theme tying the books together.
    This posts theme with be Julliard.


    Title:How I Paid for College
     Author:
    It's 1983 in Wallingford, New Jersey, a sleepy bedroom community outside of Manhattan. Seventeen-year-old Edward Zanni, a feckless Ferris Bueller-type, is Peter Panning his way through a carefree summer of magic and mischief, sending underwear up flagpoles and re-arranging lawn animals in compromising positions. The fun comes to a screeching halt, however, when Edward's father remarries and refuses to pay for Edward to study acting at Juilliard.
    In a word, Edward's screwed. He's ineligible for scholarships because his father earns too much. He's unable to contact his mother because she's somewhere in Peru trying to commune with the Incan spirits. And, in a sure sign he's destined for a life in the arts, Edward's incapable of holding down a job.
    So Edward turns to his loyal (but immoral) misfit theater pals to help him steal the tuition money from his father.Along the way Edward also learns the value of friendship, hard work and how you're not really a man until you can beat up your father. (Metaphorically, that is.)

    Cover: Passing by this book on a shelf at the library you can't help but notice it sitting there.The cover is loud,intriguing and some might say obnoxious(in a good way). The cover definitely does justice to the story since the story.
    My Thoughts: The title instantly drew me in and the inside jacket kept me hooked.The story is ridiculous and far fetched but I absolutely love it.Some parts had me dying of laughter,then the others were heart warming and cute.This book is great for a pick me up but if you're not a fan of books with to much sex scenes and hook-ups this book might not be for you. 3/5


     Title:Lucky Fools
    Author: Cohert Voorhees
     David Ellison dreams of acting at Julliard, but he's expected to attend nearby Stanford University, just like all of his classmates at hard-driving Oak Fields Prep. As if wasting his private school education weren't enough, David is also on track to destroy his relationship with his girlfriend, Ellen, when he finds himself falling for his new co-star, Vanessa.

    With David's Juilliard audition approaching, and his relationship teetering on the brink of disaster, Oak Fields is thrown into chaos as a mysterious prankster begins attacking the school's highest achievers, determined to sabotage their college aspirations. Anyone who excels is a potential target, and David, the star of every play, could be next.


    Cover:The cover is of a guy loosing his tie and I feel that this ties in with the book quite nicely.The book is about figuring your self out while dealing with the stress that comes along with life,highschool and deciding what to do next.
    My Thoughts: I just finished reading the book above about Edward Zanni and his goal to get to Julliard so when i came across Lucky Fools and realized it had some focus on Julliard i decided to give it a try.I'm glad i did it was a different read for me and I enjoyed it.Reading this you can't help but become invested in David's life.I liked the message that the book built up to and how the ending was a bit of a surprise.This book had me laughing out loud on minute and contemplating my  life choices  the next 4/5

    Thursday, October 4, 2012

    Perfect

    Title:Perfect
    Author:Ellen Hopkins

    A riveting and startling companion to the bestselling Impulse, Ellen Hopkins's Perfect exposes the harsh truths about what it takes to grow up and grow into our own skins, our own selves

    Everyone has something, someone, somewhere else that they’d rather be. For four high-school seniors, their goals of perfection are just as different as the paths they take to get there. Cara’s parents’ unrealistic expectations have already sent her twin brother Conner spiraling toward suicide. For her, perfect means rejecting their ideals to take a chance on a new kind of love. Kendra covets the perfect face and body—no matter what surgeries and drugs she needs to get there. To score his perfect home run—on the field and off—Sean will sacrifice more than he can ever win back. And Andre realizes that to follow his heart and achieve his perfect performance, he’ll be living a life his ancestors would never have understood. 
     

    The first book I read by Ellen Hopkins was Impulse then after that I was hooked. When I found out that Perfect was a companion book to Impulse I was excited. It's been a few years since I read Impulse so I may have forgot a few details but that didn't matter when reading perfect. Since it's not necessary to read Impulse before Perfect But I would definitely recommend any one to read it and any of Ellen Hopkins other books.

    Perfect mostly focuses on Cara, who strives to be perfect to please her overbearing mother and distant father and friends. Kendra who works hard to look perfect she needs the right look,clothes,and perfect body no matter what cost. Sean thinks every things fine as long as he excels at baseball no matter what ,has the perfect girlfriend Cara and juiced up body. Andre who has two paths set out for him,he can follow his dreams of being a dancer or follow his father and mothers path with the right school and career choice. Then there are other characters that blend in the background but also are a big part of the story like Jenna Kendra's younger sister who lives in her sisters shadow and has her own issues to face. Conner Cara's twin bother who went over the edge pushed by stress to be the perfect son. His story is told in Impulse but we get glimpse of what he went though in this story from his sister Cara

    The story is captivating and draws the reader into the story desperate to find out what happens next.The cover is eye catching like the majority of Ellen Hopkins books. To me it almost looks like translucent skin with purple writing on it. This story is for anyone who has ever struggled to meet the unrealistic expectation of being Perfect. 5/5



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