Showing posts from November, 2016

Wrecked by Maria Padian

Wow! Just wow! That is how I felt when I finished Wrecked. I felt wrecked. There was so much truth and accuracy in this book on rape culture; Maria Padian really hit the nail on the head. It was almost sickening reading about it and knowing that it is that correct. This book really needs to be on a high school reading list. I know it won't because of the subject matter, but that's a different story. This book is really incredible and I believe anyone about to go into college, anyone in college, anyone who just got out of college, anyone who parties hard a lot, or anyone who is a friend or family member of anyone who fits the aforementioned groups should read this book.

The book is told in alternating perspectives of Haley and Richard as they work through a campus investigation of two other students: Jenny and Jordan. Haley and Jenny are roommates; Richard and Jordan live in the same housing unit; Haley and Richard are just starting a relationship. Everything becomes compli…

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling

I always have mixed feelings about Chamber of Secrets and I'm never certain why. I mean, it's good, a lot of stuff happens, but for me, it's always just kinda there. Like, you need it to advance to the next book, but that's about it.

That being said, it's still an awesome book and this is why:

Gilderoy Lockhart is a hoot! I think he could give Greek god Narcissus a run for his money in the vanity department. I mean, everything he says is so ridiculous, it's hard to think that people fell for all of his lies. The only thing better than a vain Gilderoy Lockhart is a Gilderoy Lockhart whose Obliviate curse just back fired on him and no longer knows his left hand from his right. The Death Day Party. If I was a ghost, I would definitely celebrate my death day! I love that they purposely rot food in hopes of being able to taste it. But Nearly Headless Nick needs to learn he is much too good for the Headless Hunt. I feel bad that they take away his glory at that party,…

Reading Challenge Complete!

This year I set myself a challenge to read 100 books. At first, I was hesitant, and then I thought I would easily make it, and then I hit my book slump and thought I would finish the year 5 books short. But, I did it! I rallied and finished my challenge, and I'm going to exceed my goal once again! I have read series, standalones, novellas, and everything in between. In total, 33,226 pages. This year, I have read books that didn't do much for me, but I also read books that I will read a million times over. So here is my year of books.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. LewisThe Road to Oz by Frank L. BaumThe Emerald City of Oz by BaumThe Horse and His Boy by LewisThe Patchwork Girl of Oz by BaumLittle Wizard Stories of Oz by BaumTik-Tok of Oz by BaumCinder by Marissa MeyerMy Life of the Road by Gloria SteinemScarlet by MeyerCress by MeyerFairest by MeyerWinter by MeyerCity of Bones by Cassandra ClareCity of Ashes by ClarePrince Caspian by LewisCity of Class by ClareCit…

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling

So, I wanted to wait until I finished my 100 books before I started the Harry Potter series for the umpteenth time; however, last week was an extremely difficult for me and I needed something good in my life. And although the series cannot fix the wrongs, it does help me go off to Hogwarts and fight a battle where I know the good guys win.

I read the first book when I was in 4th grade, so 16 years ago (man, now I feel old). I had never been much for reading, and it worried my mom. She loves reading, and the fact that I couldn't seem to get through the simplest of books without becoming bored worried her. Luckily, I had an amazing Reading teacher. There was a lot of hype for the series because it had been announced that the first movie would be coming out the next year; everyone I knew was reading the series. One day, my teacher approached me with a copy she kept in the classroom. She asked me to read the first 2 chapters, if I didn't like it, she wouldn't push, but she wan…