Reading

Questions And Answers: Reading Edition

I grouped questions together and answered them accordingly. This was originally going to be a spin off of Truth or Truth, but clearly that didn’t happen. If you want a Truth or Truth, let me know. I grant some wishes and ignore others.

Let’s not waste any more time.

Questions:

  1. What book surprised you in a good way?
  2. What book surprised you in a bad way?

Answers:

  1. I’m all for pleasant surprises. Sarah J. Maas definitely delivered with Throne of Glass.Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
  2. Endgame #1: The Calling was a bad surprise. The ending in particular. Not because of the writing. Don’t get me wrong: I love the book. I just didn’t love my heart getting ripped apart.

Questions:

  1. What book did you love?
  2. What book did you hate?

Answers:

  1. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children was so peculiar.
  2. I didn’t like I Am Number Four. Mostly because I read some incredible books beforehand.

Questions:

  1. What’s a series you never started?
  2. What’s a series you finished?

Answers:

  1. I’ve yet to read a single Harry Potter book.
  2. Many years ago, I read The Hunger Games.

Questions:

  1. What’s a series you would reread?
  2. What’s a series you didn’t finish?

Answers:

  1. The Maze Runner. I watched the movie twice so I might as well read the books again. It’s been a while.The Maze Runner Series
  2. I read Divergent, but I’ve yet to pick up Insurgent or Allegiant. I don’t think I will anytime soon, but I might in the far future.

I want to know your answers to these questions. Are you going to grant my wish?

Reading

Fav Books Mid-Year 2015

It’s more than halfway through the year and I’m looking forward to the next few months. Well, not so much since school is about to start.

On the bright side, I might be slightly more productive.

Anyhow, in my opinion, reading is half the fun. Blogging about it makes up the other half.

For this post, I’m going to include books I started and finished before July 2015. Also, I may do another instalment for books I’ve read in the last six months of the year. If I remember.

Black Knight by Christopher Pike

Black Knight by Christopher Pike

If you should know anything about me, it’s this: I don’t like when people compare a book to other books. So I won’t compare Black Knight to anything else. Not Hunger Games. Not Divergent. Go in with an open mind and give the novel a chance. This goes for all books.

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

This story changed me. I will never be the same again.

Endgame (The Calling) by James Frey and Nils Johnson-Shelton

Endgame #1 (The Calling) by James Frey

Does it sound familiar? That’s because I mentioned Endgame in a previous post. Say what you want about Frey. I appreciated the diversity and representation. Not every character was American.

The Escape by David Baldacci

The Escape by David Baldacci

I have no words aside from confessing that I’m in love with Robert Puller’s brain.

Lionheart: The Diaries of Richard I by Chris Manson

Lionheart-The Diaries of Richard I by Chris Manson

It’s a very different read, but the diary entries did not disappoint. I have a more in-depth review here.

Thank you Kev for the suggestion. I took his idea and put my own spin on it. He runs a fantastic blog supporting indie authors so you’re probably following him already.

Oh, would you look at that. I own a copy of all these books. Are you surprised I still want more?

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Blogging · Reading

Blogging 101: Create a Feature + Bookworm Club

First things first, today’s task is to develop a regular feature for your blog.

I plan on developing a regular feature for the 22nd of every month. The post will be entirely about something I love. Or even someone I love. And I may forget about the feature every so often. After all, Herminia is human.

Now on to what I’m currently reading and enjoying.

By the way, if you’re interested in checking it out, The Bookworm Club is an event I found in the Community Event Listings. It was an assignment for Day Thirteen of Blogging 101.

I am reading Endgame (The Calling) by James Frey and Nils Johnson-Shelton. Goodreads lists it as The Calling (Endgame #1). But I’ve gotten used to calling it Endgame. For some reason, I thought this book fell under the adult section at the bookstore. When I couldn’t find it there, I went and found it with all the other teen books. My bad.

Sorry for the excessive linking.

Since I didn’t want to steal pictures, I held my own book photo-shoot this morning. What a coincidence. I have twenty-two pictures of Endgame on my phone. I swear I did not plan that at all.

For your viewing pleasure…

Endgame CoverEndgame by James Frey Endgame Inside Title Page

It should be obvious by now that I’m not even a decent photographer. I don’t aspire to be one. If you’d like nicer quality images, Google is your best friend.

I first fell in love with this book because of the cover. I have it on my bookshelf and when I wake up, the cover blinds me. It doesn’t actually.

Yes, there are some predictable moments. Then again, there are a few twists in there.

I don’t love all the characters. But I do like some.

The detail is incredible. A lot of research has gone into writing Endgame.

Give me a tiny bit of credit for trying my hardest not to spoil the parts I’ve read. I’m slightly more than half-way in so even I don’t know how it ends yet.

Have you read the book? Do you love it? If you do, we can gush about it together. Bonding over books is the best. Do you hate Endgame with every fiber of your being? What an interesting discussion we’d have. Plan on reading it? The book is worth a shot. It’s entertaining so the story isn’t a total waste of your time.

In my opinion, Endgame would make an amazing movie if executed well with the right cast of characters.