Haul

April 2017 Book Haul

This is the first time I've ever done one of these (been a lot of those lately). It's also not something I will necessarily do every month, because there might be times where I don't get any books (there's these things called libraries!). However, my local library had a spring sale and I also went to a second hand bookstore, so I figured I might as well do a haul post. All of the synopsis' are copied from Amazon. The images were obtained on Google images...

Book Reviews

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

As soon as I’d finished reading the first book, there wasn’t any time to lose. Immediately, I was into the next book, thrilled by the fast-moving plot and dangerous circumstances. Again, I read the book in record time, wishing to finish the series as fast as possible, though another part of me wanted it to last forever. Warning: This review contains spoilers from the first Hunger Games book...

Book Reviews

Ella Enchanted

I can remember my babysitter when I was very young telling me this story over and over. It was a twist on Cinderella (which she also told me over and over). Ever since I can remember, it was one of my favorite books. I have read it at least 3 times in my lifetime so far, and each time it was just as spellbinding. Although, of course, I now know the story like the back of my hand, especially after also seeing the movie a few times (which is completely different from the book, though a good film in its own right)...

Book Reviews

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

This book always seemed to catch my eye. But for some reason, probably my general bustling busyness, I didn’t read it. Man, oh man, was I in for a treat! When I finally did read it, I was astounded, not only by the quality, but also by the ingeniousness in the central ideas. My rating below is a four, though normally, I would say it was not one of my most favorite books. However, the inventiveness and inclusiveness of creative visuals popped it up to a four for me...

Book Reviews

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

I’ve been a Harry Potter fan for such a long time. Upon finding out that there was going to be a new book (play really), I wasn't sure how to feel, but that sure wasn't going to stop me from reading it now, was it? For those of you who have read the original Harry Potter novels, but haven't had the chance or maybe the motivation to read this 8th story, I'll tell you why you should!...