Books

WWW Wednesday (August 20)

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W.W.W. Wednesdays is a weekly event brought to you by MizB from Should Be Reading.  To play along, answer the following questions:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you are going to read next?
Here are my answers:

What are you currently reading?

I’m rereading Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins before the movie comes out.

What did you recently finish reading?

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. Check out, A penny for my thoughts (Thirteen Reasons Why).

 What do you think you are going to read next?

Will Grayson Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan.

Play along!! leave a comment with the link to your answers and if you don’t have a blog leave your answers in a comment.

Happy Hump Day 😜😄

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A penny for my thought (Thirteen Reasons Why)

 

 

   Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker—his classmate and crush—who committed suicide two weeks earlier. On tape, Hannah explains that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he’ll find out how he made the list.

Two weeks ago I heard of this book on WWW Wednesday an weekly event by MizB from Should Be Reading. I found it really interesting so I went to the library and they didn’t have it, the library in my neighborhood never have the books I’m looking for. So I went to the mall and bought the book, this was Sunday afternoon and by Monday I finish read the book.

I can say this book was hauntingly beautiful, well written which is true and who have read the book knows this and who haven’t know you know. But I’m going to talk about how I felt reading the book.

While reading I found myself very upset mad, and irritated I can’t say which part of the book I felt this way. I had to put the book down and walk around my room to calm down – I’m very dramatic – I was made at the author Jay Asher. How dare he writes a book about a girl committing suicide and blaming people for it. But by the end of the book I realized, that it’s more that a book about suicide, it’s about bullying, snowball effects, speaking up, opening up and taking chances or not taking chances.

I did cry while reading the book, but I didn’t know I was crying I just felt the tears running down my face. I do remember the part I cried – NO SPOILERS – when Hanna gave up. It made me remember the times when I thought about giving up, I had people who want the best for me. It made me thought what would have happened or what would I have done if I didn’t them cheering for me.

 Yes, I thought about what would happen if I die, not if I commit suicide but I have thought about that too. Haven’t we all? There’s a line in the book that explains this: “Sometimes we have thoughts that even we don’t understand. Thoughts that aren’t even true – that aren’t really how we feel – but they’re running through our heads anyway because they’re interesting to think about.”

Everyone teenager should read this book, it will make you think about the things you do and say. Everything we do and say have a snowball effect and you don’t want to be a contributing factor to someone sadness.

Have you read the book, what did you think of it and how did it affect you?

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WWW Wednesday (July 30)

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W.W.W. Wednesdays is a weekly event brought to you by MizB from Should Be Reading.  To play along, answer the following questions:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you are going to read next?
Here are my answers:

What are you currently reading?

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. It’s an amazingly easy read, I’m in love with the protagonist Don Tillman. I can see this book becoming one of my favorites.

What did you recently finish reading?

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green for the third time this year, and I have a urge to re-read now which I am fighting. Also I was reading Dark Places by Gillian Flynn but I didn’t finish it because of TFIOS.

What do you think you are going to read next?

For the millionth time, I’m going to read the Giver, I don’t know why I haven’t as yet. I guess procrastinating is my biggest weakness.

 

Play along!! leave a comment with the link to your answers and if you don’t have a blog leave your answers in a comment.

Happy Hump Day 😜😄 (No one says that any more.)

 

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WWW Wednesday!!

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W.W.W. Wednesdays is a weekly event brought to you by MizB from Should Be Reading.http://shouldbereading.wordpress.com  To play along, answer the following questions:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you are going to read next?
Here are my answers:

What are you currently reading?
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart. I read a review that its going to be next big thing so I had to read it, I haven’t gotten that far but so far I like it. Also I’m rereading The Maze Runner by James Dashner.

What do you recently finish reading?
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell.  Set over the course of one school year, the story of two star-crossed sixteen-year-olds—smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. I’m a sucker for a love story and Eleanor and Park had me in tears.

What do you think you are going to read next?
The Giver by Lois Lowry I still haven’t read it as yet, I also want to read Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell and Dark Places Gillian Flynn. I’ll read the first one I get my hand on.

Play along!! leave a comment with the link to your answers and if you don’t have a blog leave your answers in a comment.

Happy Reading!!

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A penny for my thoughts (If I Stay)

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I hate having high expectations when reading a book because I always end up getting disappointed and that’s what happened with this book. Its overrated. I expected to ball my eyes out while reading but that moment never came. With that said, was it a good book? Of course it is, matter of fact it was one of the easiest books I’ve read in a while.

Choices. Seventeen-year-old Mia is faced with some tough ones: Stay true to her first love—music—even if it means losing her boyfriend and leaving her family and friends behind?

Then one February morning Mia goes for a drive with her family, and in an instant, everything changes. Suddenly, all the choices are gone, except one. And it’s the only one that matters.

If I Stay is a heartachingly beautiful book about the power of love, the true meaning of family, and the choices we all make. -Goodreads.

If I Stay was beautifully written there wasn’t a chapter in the book that fell flat, the words flow easily. After a car accident left Mia floating through life and death she has to make a decision if she should go (with her parents) or if she should stay. During her decision their are numerous flashback with her family, friends and,of how she fell in love.

I loved all the flashback it showed you who Mia was and why she was the person she is. Why she played the cello while her parents and boyfriend were punk rockers. It showed the strength and depth music have on someone’s life.

I knew which choice she was going to make in the middle of the book, I predicted it, that doesn’t make the book predictable. I’m just really attentive. Knowing what going to happen didn’t ruin the book for me cause I like the way in which it happened.

If I Stay pulled on my heart but I just didn’t feel a connection with Mia and her parents, or her boyfriend. It’s a good book but I just didn’t feel a connection.

If I Stay is being adapted into a film which is being release on August 22. The trailer is out now and it looks really nice, I already feel like the connection with the trailer.

Have you read the book, I would love to know what your thoughts on it? If you haven’t read the book are you going to see the movie?
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WWW Wednesday!

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W.W.W. Wednesdays is a weekly event brought to you by MizB from Should Be Reading.http://shouldbereading.wordpress.com  To play along, answer the following questions:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you are going to read next?
Here are my answers:

What are you currently reading?
If I Stay by Gayle Forman, I just started reading it last night, it really good. Its about a girl who was in a car accident and she have to decide whether she should live or die. Also I’m rereading The Maze Runner by James Dashner

What do you recently finish reading?
The Fault in Our Star by John Green for the second time and it was great, better than the first time. If you haven’t read this books please do. Its awesome.

What do you think you are going to read next?
I don’t know as yet maybe The Giver by Lois Lowry. Any suggestions??

Play along!! leave a comment with the link to your answers and if you don’t have a blog leave your answers in a comment.

Happy Hump Day 😜😄

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A penny for my thought (The Fault in our Stars)

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“I want you  to know that I’m both happy and sad and I’m still trying to figure out how that could be.” A quote from The Perks of being a wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. That’s how I feel about the world/life in general happy and sad, but when I read books I’m more happy than sad. The Fault in our stars takes you on a rollercoaster of emotions that builds you up then breaks you down so that you realize the world isn’t a wish granting factory.

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. – Goodreads

There is little to say about this novel its simple amazing, eye-opening and overwhelming.  John Green words flow from the pages into your mind and you feel everything Hazel -the protagonist- is feeling and you want nothing more than her to be happy and healthy.

Augustus Waters makes you believe in love even if you don’t. For that glimpse second in time while reading it gives you hope that maybe the world isn’t as bad as it seems. When bad stuff happens its only the universe wanting to be notice.

The thing I love most about the book it portrays real life as we know it. It does not necessarily have a happy ending, there is no happy ever after. There is no happy ending in life, we live to die. Dying is a side effect of living, we all are going to die.

I love this book and I recommend it to everyone, even if your not a book person it’s just one of those that you have to read.

There are a lot of inspirational quotes from TFIOS these are some of my favourite’s:

I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.

My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellation.

Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.

You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world but you do have some say in who hurts you.

What a slut time is. She screws everybody.

The marks humans leave are too often scars.

It would be a privilege to have my heart broken by you.

Some people don’t understand the promises they’re making when they make them,” I said.

“Right, of course. But you keep the promise anyway. That’s what love is. Love is keeping the promise anyway.

Grief does not change you, Hazel. It reveals you.

Without pain, how could we know joy?’ This is an old argument in the field of thinking about suffering and its stupidity and lack of sophistication could be plumbed for centuries but suffice it to say that the existence of broccoli does not, in any way, affect the taste of chocolate.

You realize that trying to keep your distance from me will not lessen my affection for you. All efforts to save me from you will fail.

There are many more quotes but I’ll stick with these.

How I feel before I read TFIOS.

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The Fault in our stars movie comes out on June 6 and the trailer is out now. The movie looks like it remain true to the books and I can’t wait to see it.

What are your thought on the Fault in our stars? Did you love the book?Are you going to see the movie?
COMMENT!! COMMENT!! COMMENT!!

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