Monday, November 6, 2017

Started reading Be With Me by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Hello Bookies,

Writing season is upon us and I'm writing like crazy. I am working on my grandma's story that she wanted me to write for her before she died. But I thought I would take a break and catch up on my reading.

I know this book is part of a series and I don't remember what happened in the first book. Because I'm an idiot. Also, it has been a while since I read the first book. Anyways, from what I read on the back this has to do with the sister of the main male character of the first book. She apparently has a crush on his best friend and right away you learn that they shared a kiss. I don't know when this kiss was shared or how, but I'm sure the book will explain more. I hope. I just started the book and I'm only a few pages in. But I do know that Jennifer L Armentrout never disappoints with her books. We are talking about the author who wrote my favorite series. Anyways, I'm pretty excited to start this book. I hope it doesn't take me so long to read it because my life is such a mess. I don't know what I would do without my books.

So until next time.....

Friday, November 3, 2017

Almost done reading Catching Fire

Long time no see Bookies,

I'm back from vacation and I know I posted once while I was in Oklahoma. But things got crazy when I got back to my home state. Turns out I don't do much reading when I'm home or visiting my ill mother in the hospital. I actually thought I would have all of my books from the library done by now. Guess not. Anyways, things are still crazy but I'm back at work and that means I'm back at reading hardcore.

I'm almost done reading Catching Fire, finally. I can see that they went way off the book with this one when making the movie. I can only imagine what the third book is going to be like. Anyways, this book mainly focuses on their everyday life than the actual games. Making the book extremely slow. You don't even get into the games until you are about three quarters through the book. Then it just doesn't feel long enough. Sure you don't need a whole lot to imagine all the hell they are going through, but it would still be nice to read a little bit more of the excitement. Either way, I'm not a huge fan of the book or the movie. I can see the excitement for something new, but I don't find them that memorable. But you are all free to check out the book if you feel like it. Don't let my non-fanism get in the way of your next favorite read. I'm off to read my next book.

So until next time.....

Friday, October 20, 2017

Reading Catching Fire

Hello Bookies,

I'm here writing while I'm on vacation and I've learned that you don't actually read much while traveling. Also, it is kind of hard when visiting with family because all they want to do is talk to you. It's kind of funny. Anyways, I was able to get about a third of the way through the book and not a whole lot has happened. I feel like these books go so much slower than the movies. But that is why it is always a bad idea to watch the movie before the book. Anyways I know the books are good, but I'm still not a fan of them. I just don't like books that focus on all of the details, but I can see why it is needed in most cases. Sometimes it's just not necessary. Anyways, from what I can remember from all that I read, Katniss is home and adjusting to everyday life as a victor. Snow threatens her right before she heads off on her Victory Tour. Katniss learns about the uprising in District 8 at the end of the tour while having a meal at the mayor's house in District 12. Katniss gets in a fight in the woods with Gale because she wants Peeta to runaway with them. Gale gets whipped because he went to trade in the turkey he shot. Katniss tries to stop it but almost gets punished in the process until Haymitch says something. Katniss thinks she loves Gale, but then she feels guilty for hurting Peeta. Then she is back to Gale. Typical sixteen-year-old stuff who shouldn't know much about love. She meets people who are running away to District 13. And I finished off with Katniss trying to figure out what to do since the fence is on. She even almost walks into it because she was so lost in her thoughts. That was probably the only interesting part in the story so far. I really hate to give books bad reviews. I'm just going to tell myself that this isn't a bad post. It's more like me trying to figure out if I like it or not.

So until next time......

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Manga Post #10

Bookies,

I'm pretty sure I'm going to have everything read by the time I get to Oklahoma in two days. I sure hope not, but it's a possibility. Work is going so slow that I've read a whole book in four hours. FOUR HOURS!!! That is probably a record for me. But in the book's defense, it was only a little under 200 pages. But still. It shouldn't take me that long to read a book. We should be so busy that it takes me all day, instead, I'm reading. And, really thinking this is a waste of time.

I'm pretty sure I'm going to have a few guest judge me for reading this if they don't already. But I don't really care. It strikes up a conversation with my fellow nerds who walk through the lobby. Anyways, now I'm learning some new things. Kind of. This is where everything was kind of on and off for me when I was watching the Anime. Some I remember, some I don't. I do remember the flashbacks that explained Gaara's past. I'm sure the more I read the series, the more it will look familiar to me. I'm just waiting for Itachi to finally show up in the series. I know it's short-lived, but he's still my favorite character for some reason. What can I say? I love the villains in any story for some reason. Even in some movies, I love the villains. That probably says a lot about me. And, not in a good way. Anyways, the fight between Naruto and Gaara are now underway. I have a feeling that this is going to go faster than it did in the anime. Only because reading mangas are so much quicker than waiting a whole day for a new episode. Maybe that is why I stopped watching the anime. I just didn't like the waiting all that much.

I had to stop my little brother from taking this book from me. I don't think he is quite ready to read something like this until he is a little bit older. I'm sure it's not that bad, but I don't want to get yelled at by my mom. Better safe than sorry. Anyways, there is a new crazy investigator in town. Also, more ghouls causing trouble. Honestly, I really don't know what to say that won't ruin the whole volume and series. But I will say that our main character gets kidnapped by someone that Touka knows. I'm sure most of you know already who it is. Honestly, I don't know how long this series has actually been out. Anyways, things are pretty intense with this whole organization in the ghoul world that is killing the investigators and them trying to show that ghouls are more superior. Our main character gets dragged into the mess and he even sacrifices himself. The way that the volume ended had me asking for more, but I can't get the next volume until after I get back from Oklahoma. Which kind of makes me sad. I guess I just have to sit and wait then. I hate waiting.

So until next time......

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Almost done reading Never, Never Part 3

Bookies,

I'm pretty sure I'm falling in love with Silas at this point. At this point in the story, Silas has to make Charlie love him all over again. It's something that literally tugs at your heartstrings. I can't help but smile to myself as I picture everything that is going on in my head. I'm sure I have a few guests give me questioning looks since I'm reading while at work. It kind of makes me sad that I will be finishing this book soon in about ten pages. Also I wish I can find someone that is like Silas, or at least similar. Maybe not. I really don't know what I want. But right now, I really hope that this book has a good ending. I'm sure it does. Or, there will be some very unhappy readers out there in the world. Anyways, I highly recommend the series of books. I can't say they are for everyone, but they are still pretty good. I'm glad that I finally read and finished the series, but I'm also a little sad. I might actually buy the books when I get a chance. Either way, I think you guys should check out the books. They might become one of your favorite reads. I know that they are some of mine.

So until next time.....

Started reading Never Never: Part 3 by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher

Hello Bookies,

I got a huge stack from the library in preparation for my road trip tomorrow. Sadly, I think I'm going to finish some of these books before the road trip even starts. One of those books is probably going to be Never Never: Part Three. I'll probably finish it while I am at work. I can only mess around on the computer for so long before I start getting really bored. Anyways, I'm pretty excited to finally find out what the hell has been going on in the story. Why are they losing their memories? What is it that needed to be forgotten? Will they ever finish the never-ending chain? If they do break it, how do they do it? So many questions that I'm on the edge of my seat just dying to dive into this book. Both Collen and Tarryn don't disappoint with this book and I even requested on of Tarryn's books from the library so I am not in the complete dark with her. High expectations there. Anyways, enough rambling. I have a book to read.

So until next time.....

Monday, October 16, 2017

Started reading Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Hello Bookies,

This book doesn't look as big as I thought it would. So I might actually be able to finish it pretty quickly. Probably too quick since I have a 14-hour ride down to Oklahoma in a few days. Anyways, I'm still not a huge fan of the books. The first one felt like it took forever to read. Like it dragged on and focused more on the details than on the actual story. I'm hoping the second book is a bit better. I also don't expect it to follow the movies because we are dealing with Hollywood here. They don't follow any books to the T. Wish they would, but they just don't. Anyways, I've only read the first chapter and so far it is okay. I can't say much because it is only the first chapter. I don't know if I'm feeling the book until I'm about halfway. First impressions are that my expectations for this book are very low.

So until next time.....