Friday, January 8, 2010

Pride and Prejudice Week cont.

Unfortunately since school started I have realized that I will be unable to post as much as I would like. However, whenever something new comes up or I have finished a new book I will post to let everyone know what my opinions are of it. Feel free to still write comments or let everyone know if you see anything worth knowing for all of us in the literary world. Thank you all, and Happy Reading!!!!!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Pride and Prejudice Week.

For the next week I have decided to have some discussions about Pride and Prejudice and everything involved around it. I am currently awaiting the arrival at Barnes and Nobles of the new graphic novel version of Pride and Prejudice that was developed by Marvel Comics. I am extremely curious. They did not carry it and so I had to special order it in.
It has also come to my attention that there are other strange variations of Pride and Prejudice that have recently come out. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is one that I am curious about. Not that I would normally be into zombies, however if it is done right it may work. Let me know if any of you have heard or seen anything about these books. If there is anything else that I may have missed with other new Pride and Prejudice books please let me know. I love to stay on top of these things, but it is impossible to know everything.
Alot of classics have been recently turned into graphic novels by Marvel Comics. Look into it, they may be something you find fun. This may bring in a whole new group of consumers to the comic book industry than typically follows them. Happy Reading!

Friday, January 1, 2010

The Hunger Games book three!!!!

I have just found out that the third book of The Hunger Games series will be released on August 24, 2010!!!! Can't wait!!!! So, everyone who hasn't read the series yet has eight long months to read the first two of the series before the next one comes out. That should be more than enough time. If you have a hard time getting through a book sometimes I have a suggestion to make it more fun. One thing I LOVE to do is read the book along with listening to it on tape at the same time. I do that for books I need to read for school and I get more into them that way. Eight long months to go!! UGH!!! Happy reading!!!

City of Bones Trilogy

I have been asked by a reader of the blog about the City of Bones:Mortal Instruments Trilogy. I have looked it up and found that it is classified as a young adult urban fantasy book. It is definitely up there for older readers also though. It has numerous mythological creatures in it and no shortage of action. If you are looking into reading the Mortal Instruments trilogy I would strongly recommend it. City of Bones is the first one of the series. I don't read series books unless I really enjoy them, thus I am very picky. Please everyone let me know if you have anymore questions about the books on the list. I would be happy to talk about any of them. Happy reading!


Hope that everyone is having a good New Years Day. I am enjoying our last few days of freedom before the grind of college classes start again. I may end up writing about Shakespeare since that will be one of my new classes.
I have decided that my favorite book that I read during 2009 was 'Catching Fire'. It is the second book in 'The Hunger Games' series. I am patiently awaiting the third installment of this series. (Impatiently is more like it actually, having a hard time concentrating on other books.) Enough of being impatient. The Hunger Games series is about a girl who lives with her mother and brother on the outskirts of a small village. The world is completely different for her. She volunteers for something called the Hunger Games after her younger sister is picked. She goes in her place. There is romance,(young romance), action adventure, and you never know what is going to happen next. It's a book that keeps you guessing, which I love. You can only read so many books that are predictable. As if we don't have enough adventure in everyday life. I like other stay at home mothers and fathers likewise sometimes crave a different sort of adventure, the kind that I will never see in my lifetime. I truly felt as though I was living through this character, and was shocked and terrified at every dangerous and treacherous turn that came about during the everyday struggle that was The Hunger Games. I thoroughly enjoyed this series and would strongly recommend it to anyone male or female any age. Check it out, and you may finish both of them in time for the release of the third book. I will post it when I find out the release date and the name of the upcoming one. Happy reading!

Books I have far

  • A Promise to Believe in-10
  • A Tree grows in Brooklyn-6
  • A Year down Yonder-5
  • Book of a Thousand Days-8
  • Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer-9
  • Catching Fire-10
  • Charlotte's Rose-9
  • City of Ashes-9
  • City of Bones-9
  • City of Glass-9
  • Cry the Beloved Country-6
  • Dawn's Prelude-10
  • Dead until Dark-5
  • Define Normal-8
  • Diary of Anne Frank-8
  • Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer-8
  • Enna Burning-7
  • Enthusiasm by Polly Shulman-8
  • Girlwood-10!!!!!
  • In the Forests of the Night-5
  • Jinx-7
  • Listening for Lions-9
  • Me, the Missing, and the Dead-7
  • Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac-5
  • Morning's Refrain-10
  • New Moon by Stephenie Meyer-8
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen-10
  • Pride and Prescience-10
  • River Secrets-8
  • Sarah, Plain and Tall-4
  • The Chosen-6
  • The Goose Girl-7
  • The Great Gatsby-6
  • The Host by Stephenie Meyer-10
  • The Hunger Games-10
  • The Invention of Hugo Cabret-9
  • The Last Leaf-8
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society-7
  • The Persian Pickle Club-7
  • The Princess Academy-7
  • The Red Shoe-3
  • The Secret Garden-10
  • The Snows-7
  • The True meaning of Smekday-10
  • Twilight by Stephenie Meyer-8
  • Vampire Kisses-5