Bookie

Books, books, and more books. I read like I drink water but forget to post about it. Let the mass upload begin!
Ashfall - Mike Mullin
Got to meet Mike Mullin, yesterday, at Cherokee High in Canton. Saw him breaking concrete bricks, and he used my brain for a demonstration! You will never know how a book is supposed to sound until you hear the author read part of it. Also got my creative side going during his talk to my Creative Writing class. I can't wait to start writing, I've got all kinds of random ideas floating around. :D
Got to meet Mike Mullin, yesterday, at Cherokee High in Canton. Saw him breaking concrete bricks, and he used my brain for a demonstration! You will never know how a book is supposed to sound until you hear the author read part of it. Also got my creative side going during his talk to my Creative Writing class. I can't wait to start writing, I've got all kinds of random ideas floating around. :D
Reblogged from Derrolyn Anderson:

Deadline

Deadline - Chris Crutcher Deadline by Chris Crutcher is about a boy, Ben Wolf, who is diagnosed with a deadly disease and plans to make his senior year one for the books -- doing things he would only dream about -- but tells no one. I still have not fully decided if I like this book or not. There are parts that really stood out to me (and frankly, they changed the way I look at God, life, and love) but a majority of the book I just skimmed through it trying to finish. Throughout the book there are times when it is hard to distinguish who is speaking when. I really liked how realistic the book was, it was easy for me (when I got to a hidden gem) to submerse myself in the book. I disliked how frivolous parts of the book sounded. The ending, to me, was exactly what I expected but well written enough to a point where I still cried. I would recommend this book for young adult readers who like realistic fiction and a "before time runs out" type novel.

Impulse

Impulse - Ellen Hopkins This was a great book. I have read a lot of Hopkins and I love everything that I've read so far. Although, this is one of my least favorite of her works. That's mostly because the plot is a little predictable but it's still powerful.
The last few lines were my favorite. That perfect placement of the paper airplane was profound. I can't wait to read another book by her

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky This "is now my favorite book of all time, but then again, I always think that until I read another book" (pg 9). I loved this book with all my heart! I couldn't stop reading. Chobosky does a fantastic job of creating real characters. I laughed when they laughed; cried when they cried, and always had to keep reminding myself that it is just a book.

The Scarlet Letter (Penguin Classics)

The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne, Nina Baym, Thomas E. Connolly Definitely a sleeper, but I go admire the language used in the
book

Crank

Crank - Ellen Hopkins Can not wait to start the next book. Read this book within 24 hours

Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, Book 3)

Mockingjay - Collins Suzanne Great ending. Definitely made me cry. The other two were much better, although this one is well written

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, Book 1)

The Hunger Games - Suzanne  Collins Overall, I loved the book. I did, however, believe it was written in a simple manner. The vocabulary had so much more potential, but lacked the punch needed to take it over the top. Despite that, the novel was a real page turner and I can't wait to start the next book!

Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations

Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations - Alex  Harris, Brett Harris, Chuck Norris Great book. This booked opened my eyes to what I already expected. I have already made some changes in my life.

Will read this book again.

The Sixes: A Novel

The Sixes: A Novel - Kate White Not a bad book. Although, at times, I was fed up with some of the characters and their behavior.

All things considered, I would recommend this book.

Need

Need - Carrie Jones This is an easy read. I really like the series. A lot of reviews say that this is bad writing and it has so much more potential and I completely agree!! Where I differ from other reviewers is where I give this book 5 stars. This is a book, in my opinion, set for teenagers who don't enjoy reading or need something quick and easy with a somewhat interesting storyline.

I love reading and have read things much more complex than this silly little teen novel, but this is my guilty pleasure. This is the type of book that I read late at night when I can't sleep and need something mindless.

I would recommend this to teens and people who need something so far beyond their reality.

The Time Traveler's Wife

The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger This book took me a little longer to finish than I usually spend in a book but it was worth it. I fell in love with the characters (not always liking their decisions or outcomes but still loving the character).
After seeing the movie first, I thought the book would be hard to read because of the time traveling but it wasn't. Niffenegger does a great job of making the story flow. I also loved how I could picture the story line.

Would DEFINITELY recommend this book!

Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies - William Golding GREAT BOOK!! I read this for my literature class and we discussed in depth about this book. I now have a true understanding of civilized vs savagely.

Medea

Medea - Euripides, Robin Robertson Interesting read if you know the back story.

The King Must Die

The King Must Die - Mary Renault I read this for school and really enjoyed it. I learned a lot from Theseus through his adventures in this novel. Mary Renault did a fanatic job.

Currently reading

Smoke (Burned #2)
Ellen Hopkins