Sunday, January 29, 2012

Favorite Book Series

Hey everyone! Sorry I disappeared for a little bit, I've been really sick and have found that I don't have the energy to do much of anything! That's life I guess!
So, my favorite book series?
I think this one has to go to Harry Potter. I absolutely love this series. My grandmother got me the last one for my birthday the year it came out, and not 5 minutes after I got it, I was already plopped down in a chair completely into that book!
While I love non-fiction books, I feel like once and a while everyone needs to read a really excellent fiction book, its nice to just get taken away to a place so different from the one that you live in.
Whats your favorite book series? Did you like the Harry Potter series or are you a fan of more realistic books?

Friday, January 20, 2012

Book Case Tour!

I hope your all ready for a picture filled post! Without further adieu, lets get into it!
Alright! Thats the whole thing! Please excuse my bottom 2 shelves, I don't really use them for much. The very bottom one is all DVDs and I think some glass candle holder? I'm not totally sure. Then the next shelf up, has some container, a few text books and some PS3 games.
I would love to be able to tell you that my books are arranged alphabetically by title, but they're not. Sorry! There is a sorta-kinda system though! T
The third shelf is 'quality' literature paperbacks. The fourth shelf is 'teenage crap' books, all paperback. And the fifth shelf is my hardcover books, and one book on C.D.
 That's a shot of my book case, showing only the shelves filled with books. I will try and write out all of the titles that I can read in the picture for you guys.
 Schindler's List, Fast Food Nation, Write, Memoirs of A Geisha, The Left Hand Of Darkness, One Mans Leg, The Color Purple, Fight Club, Our Game, Jurassic Park, The Book Theif, Running With Scissors
 A Clockwork Orange, The Pursuit of Happyness, Seeing The Real Paris, The Kite Runner, The Reader, Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights
 Jane Eyre, Theodore Roosevelt- A Life, Founding Brothers, Angela's Ashes, The Last True Story I'll Ever Tell, Wild Roses, Without Reservations, Mountains Beyond Mountains, The Worst Hard Time, The Hobbit, Honey Baby Sweetheart
 Les Miserables, Good In Bed, some Justin Bieber book, 19 Minutes
 Holes, The Luxe, Rumors, The It Girl, On Writing, Burned
 A Girl Named Disaster, Vela Jean Learns To Drive, Sushi For Beginners, A Million Little Pieces, The Lightning Thief, One Mans Leg, The Book Borrower, Twilight
 New Moon, Breaking Dawn, Eclipse, My Sisters Keeper, The Lovely Bones, Olive Kitteridge, Paris To The Moon, Our Girls, The Second Summer of The Sisterhood, The Sisterhood of The Traveling Pants, Dear John
 Harry Potter and The Sorcerers Stone, The Golden Compas and Dear Johns cover
 The Invisible Bridge, To Kill A Mockingbird, Pride and Prejudice
 Angela's Ashes, Tis, Teacher Man, Harry Potter Books 1-6
 Harry Potter Books 5-7, The Da Vinci Code, Emerils TV Dinners, Emeril!, Dear Departed,
 Blackbird, Holy Bible, Play Their Hearts Out, Oliver Twist, Enemy Women, blink
 Me, Lord of The Rings Box Set, 3 scripts, Harry Potter Book 5 on cd

Alrighty! Thats the tour of my main book case, I do have many others with lots of wonderful books on them, but this is the biggest and the one that has books I'm more likely to gravitate towards on it!

Have a great Friday everyone! :)

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Books I Read In School in 2011 & Favorite Books I Read In School

Hey everyone! Sorry I didn't post yesterday! But, I'll make up for it today by doing yesterdays and today's post combined in one! Yay! :)
Haha, ok so yesterday's was supposed to be all of the books that I read in/for school in 2011!

  1. The Great Gatsby- F. Scott Fitzgerald
  2. The Worst Hard Time- Timothy Egan
  3. The Last True Story I'll Ever Tell- John Crawford
  4. The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter- Carson McCullers
  5. Till We Have Faces- C.S. Lewis
  6. 19 Minutes- Jodi Picoult
  7. The Hobbit- J.R.R. Tolkien
  8. Mountains Beyond Mountains- Tracey Kiddler
  9. Of Mice And Men- John Steinbeck
  10. A Thousand Splendid Suns- Khaled Hosseini
  11. The Kite Runner- Khaled Hosseini
  12. Their Eyes Were Watching God- Zora Neale Hurston
I do believe that is all of them! And to be honest, I really did enjoy most of those!
Ok now- on to 'today's post'!
What is my favorite book that I've read in/for school?
Hmm... Honestly, the first one that comes to mind is To Kill A Mocking Bird by Harper Lee. I read that in my Freshman year of high school, and I totally loved it. That's probably my favorite.. Yeah... I had always thought I had a copy of it, but come to find out, I didn't. :( So, for my last birthday my mom bought me the 50th anniversary addition of it! (Thanks Mom! :) ) I cannot even begin to say how excited I was! 
A second favorite I think may be The Last True Story I'll Ever Tell by John Crawford. I chose that book for one of my summer reading choices for my U.S. history course. Really, that was probably one of the most interesting summer reading books that I have ever read. It was just so unlike the books that I normally read, I have never really read any war books before. But now, The Things They Carried is on my list!
Now, I will leave you with a fun fact! I actually named the kitten that I got last spring, Boo Radley after Arthur Boo Radley in To Kill A Mocking Bird. Just more proof that I love that book!

That right over there is my boy Boo Radley in his first snow storm!

Tomorrows post is going to be a book case tour!! Yay- books!

Have a great night! :)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Books I Read In 2011!

Happy Tuesday?
It's only Tuesday... but that means tomorrow is Wednesday (duh), and thatt means that the work/school week is half over! Thank goodness! So today I have for you guys a list of all of the books that I read in 2011, well, I'm going to attempt to remember all of them! Wish me luck! :)

  1. The Luxe- Anna Godbersen
  2. Rumors- Anna Godbersen
  3. Envy- Anna Godbersen
  4. Splendor- Anna Godbersen
  5. Of Mice And Men- John Steinbeck
  6. The Last True Story I'll Ever Tell- John Crawford
  7. The Worst Hard Time- Timothy Egan
  8. Keeping The Moon- Sarah Dessen
  9. The Great Gatsby- F. Scott. Fitzgerald
  10. The Kite Runner- Khaled Hosseini
  11. The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter- Carson McCullers
  12. Sugar and Spice- Lauren Conrad
  13. Sweet Little Lies- Lauren Conrad
  14. What Would Jane Austen Do? - Laurie Brown
  15. Till We Have Faces- C.S. Lewis
  16. Their Eyes Were Watching God- Zora Neale Hurston
  17. A Thousand Splendid Suns- Khaled Hosseini
  18. 19 Minutes- Jodi Picoult
  19. Matched- Ally Condie
  20. The Hobbit- J.R.R. Tolkien
  21. Wuthering Heights- Emily Bronte
  22. Mountains Beyond Mountains- Tracey Kiddler
  23. Water For Elephants- Sara Gruen
Not bad I suppose! I just thought of all of these off the top of my head! I'm sure there were some others that I missed. But the way I look at it is, if I forgot it, it wasn't worth talking about! If you guys want I can do reviews of specific books, or talk more in detail about what they are about! Just let me know! :) Alright, I'm off to go study my life away! I have exams this week </3 
Hope your week is more fun that mine! :)

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Book Related Memory

Hello Night Owls!
I just finished watching One Day so I figured now was a good time to post! Have any of you guys seen that movie? Like I thought it was good, but the guy was kind of a tool, and yeah she loved him but still... If I was her, I probably wouldn't have waited that long for him! Oh well, I guess that's why that movie wasn't about me! But oh my gosh. I totally did not see that thing towards the end coming! (Don't want to spoil it! :) ) Not gonna lie, I gasped. Yup. I was thoroughly depressed.
Ok, so- Book related memory?
Reading has been a huge part of my life for literally, as long as I can remember, my parents would read to me, and whenever I could, I read to myself. It's totally a life long love affair. But one that really stands out in my mind is my dad reading one of the Harry Potter books to me. Every night before I'd go to bed he would come in and sit on my bed and read like 1-2 chapters to me. But I think the most memorable part about that was that he would always fall asleep before me! I would always have to wake him up and say, "Daddy! Keep reading!" and of course, since he was exhausted, he wouldn't even realize that he had dozed off! Despite the fact that it took a while to get through those books, they were still amazing, and as a bonus I have some really great memories paired with each of the novels!
All right everyone, I'm finally off to bed! My pillow is calling my name :)
Sleep well!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

My Book Wishlist!

Good morning everyone!
Today's post is going to be a list of all the books that I am dieing to read ASAP!

  1. The Scorch Trials
  2. The Death Cure
  3. Unbroken
  4. Crossed
  5. What Happened to Goodbye
  6. A Secret Kept
  7. 'Tis
  8. War Horse
  9. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  10. The Stand
  11. 11/22/63
  12. The Scarlet Letter
  13. Flowers of Algernon
  14. ROOM
  15. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
  16. One For The Money
  17. Noble Vision
  18. The Long Run
  19. The Boy In The Striped Pajamas
  20. Chain Reaction
Sorry that none of them have the authors! I was just thinking of these off the top of my head! But I definitely am looking forward to reading all of these! I just bought The Long Run literally 5 minutes ago for my Kindle. That one is a Kindle Single so I'm not sure if you can get it if you have a Nook or any other kind of ereader! 
Let me know if you've read any of these books! And if you have- what did you think of them?

Have a great Saturday!

Friday, January 13, 2012

What Am I Reading Now?


So, since I finished The Maze Runner (love) a few days ago, it is time for me to move on to my next book! And that book is.... (drum roll) Unbroken! By Laura Hillenbrand!
I must say I haven't legitimately started it yet :( The reason is, I told it to send the book to my Kindle from Amazon, and la di da di da, I thought it did... It always does if your connected to WiFi right? No. It didn't. So much to my disappointment, I was sitting in class today, doing nothing hoping that I would get to start reading this book, but no. It was not there,waiting for me. Obviously I do have other books on there, for example I've been meaning to read The Hunger Games, but I knew I wanted to read Unbroken next, so alas. I must wait patiently.... Even though I'm just going to do one of those Sync/Check for Books-diddys tomorrow morning! So yay! Unbroken!
Once I'm done I'll post a review of it! I hope I like it because this one came highly recommended to me from a very reliable source!
Have a wonderful Friday! :)

Thursday, January 12, 2012

The Maze Runner

Oh. My. Golly. Gosh.
This book was so good.
Like. OMG!
Yeah, so uhm I guess I dont really have to say this but.... I LOVED IT!
I cannott wait to start The Scorch Trials!
If you haven't read this, you need to. Like if you don't then I just don't even know what to say to you! I am literally down on my knees begging you to read this. READ IT!

Convincing enough for ya? ;)
Read it- You'll love it!

Almost Friday!<3

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Last Series I Read?

I haven't read a complete series lately, so I think the last one I read was in like September. Obviously I'm reading a part of a series right now (The Maze Runner- OHMYGOD, its SO good!)
Ok! So what series was it?
The Luxe Series- Its made up of 4 books The Luxe, Rumors, Envy, Splendor and they are all by Anna Godbersen! They're about New York City in like 1890? Its about all the upper class families. It was entertaining to say the least! I read Envy one night sitting up in my chair eating Twizzlers! :)

Happy Tuesday!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Favorite Childhood Book?

Is it Sunday already?? Weekends seriously need to be longer!
When I was a kid, reading was a really big part of my life. I remember when I was in 4th grade I was reading at a 7th grade level, I cannot even explain to you how happy that made me! That's just more proof that this has been a life long love affair! :)
Favorite Childhood Book?
Alright, well this is a tough one, I really loved Rascal by Sterling North but, I also was obsessed with the Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling. I think the HP series tops Rascal only because I read Rascal when I was in like 3rd grade, and I read HP for a longer time, so I guess I grew to love it more! Harry Potter it is! :)

What was your favorite book during childhood??
Have a great day!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

What am I reading?

Hey everyone!
Hope your having a great Saturday!:)
So todays post is going to be a short one cause I'm about to go shopping! But anyways!

What am I reading now?
The Maze Runner
I think I'm on like chapter 11, but so far its really good! I'm so glad I decided to read it!
Let me know if you've read it, and what you thought!

Have a great day!:)

Friday, January 6, 2012

Book Month!

So its official! January is book month! And thanks to my brand new beautiful Kindle, I've been reading more than ever! I know I'm starting this like 6 days late, but hey! Better late than never! :)

Last Book I finished?
Keeping The Moon - Sarah Dessen

Have a wonderful weekend! :) Talk to you tomorrow!

The Idea..

Hello Hello! :)
So, this blog is going to be random, with the intent of being orderly!
Every month I will pick a different love affair of mine, and write a blog post about it every day!
Each day will go more descriptive of why I love these things, particular favorites, etc....
Sound like fun? Lets give it a shot!