30 Day Book and Literature Challenge- Day 30!
Day 30: The book you’re reading right now. Just finished The Heroes of Olympus: The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan. Just started Pure by Julianna Baggott. Next up Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier. Percy Jackson just makes me happy. Its such a light read, fun, harmless, and a little bit like watching superhero movies, which I also love. Pure is really good so far. I’m about 200 pages in....
Day 29: An author you wish was more well-known. Jackson Pearce (Sisters Red, Sweetly, Purity and the upcoming Fathomless).
30 Day Book and Literature Challenge- Day 28
Day 28: The first book you can remember reading on your own. Henry and Mudge in Puddle Trouble by Cynthia Rylant These were my absolute favorite when I was a kid!
30 Day Book and Literature Challenge- Day 27
Day 27: Your favorite genre. I love dystopian or post-apocalyptic fiction. Ever since I read The Giver in fifth grade I’ve been sold on these kind of novels. The Hunger Games, Divergent, Legend, Delirium, Matched and Glow have just sold me even further on the theme. I’m so glad that it seems to be the next big trend!
30 Day Book and Literature Challenge- Day 26
Day 26: Your favorite type of non-fiction book. I like memoirs.
30 Day Book and Literature Challenge- Day 25
Day 25: The nerdiest book you ever read. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green This book is just all kind of nerdy. In the best of ways. Colin is a child prodigy who wants to make some big impact of the world through his “Eureka Moment”. This moment will signify that he is not just a prodigy, but a genius. He loves math and anagrams. He has dated nineteen girls names Katherine....
30 Day Book and Literature Challenge- Day 24
Day 24: Your favorite series It’s currently a tie. Delirium/ Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver and Divergent by Veronica Roth. Honstly, Divergent kicks Delirium’s butt. However, as the other two books in the trilogy are yet to be released, I can’t for sure say they’ll be as amazing and Divergent. I bet they are though. Honorable mention to the Percy Jackson series...
30 Day Book and Literature Challenge- Day 23
Day 23: A book you once hated, but now love. What changed? It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini I read this book right after it came out, and I hated it. I don’t generally go for books that make me sad. On rare occasions, if they’re sad enough, they shoot straight to the top of my list (Example, TFIOS). This book just made me feel depressed. Thinking about the tentacles,...
30 Day Book and Literature Challenge- Day 22
Day 22: A book you once loved, but don’t anymore. What changed? There are books I’ve outgrown, that seem childish or immature now that I’m in college. I mean, that kind of a given, but the books I loved, truly loved, will always have a special place in my heart. I sound all sappy and stuff, but its true. I will offer up the fact that when I first read That Summer by Sarah Dessen...
30 Day Book and Literature Challenge- Day 21
Day 21: The most disturbing book you’ve ever read. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath I love this book. Now that I’m a college student, and am mature enough to understand the themes and plot of this novel, I find it hauntingly beautiful. When I first read it, for Accelerated Reader points when I was in sixth grade but reading on a college level, it horrified me. I mean, the Irwin scene alone...
Just some thoughts on Colton Dixon...
Colton Dixon was one of my favorite contestants on American Idol this season, or you know, ever. I loved the fact that his occupation was “Musician/ Face Painter”, I loved his relationship with his sister, I loved his voice (and his face too),and I loved the love he had for God. I’ve heard some people I know comment on his religious tweets, and performance of...
30 Day Book and Literature Challenge- Day 20
Day 20: The environment you most enjoy reading in. It’s a tie. I love cozy winter days where I can stay in bed and read for hours while its rainy outside. But I also love reading outside in the spring on the glorious 75 degree So Cal days. Reading, drinking iced tea, and lightly tanning (with protection from spf of course… or else I’d be lobster red!)
My coach was always like “This is how you guys need to play, you need to play...– John Green, on his middle school soccer career (via ohchelseadawn)
30 Day Book and Literature Challenge- Day 19
Day 19: A book you think is woefully underrated. Saving June by Hannah Harrington I thought this book was fun and moving all at once. It amazed me in the way it played off all different emotions, and seemed so real. But of all my reading friends, and I have alot, none of them have even heard of this novel. Trust me… I’m working on it.
I appreciate the fact Tristan MacManus on DWTS doesn’t wax his chest. Strange, but true. Oh the way my mind works…
30 Day Book and Literature Challenge- Day 18
Day 18: A book that you think is highly overrated. I honestly have no idea. I’ve been thinking all day, and nothing. Closest I can get to a real answer is Twilight. I would never go as far as to say I hated it, it had some merit. I read all four books… I’m just not sure how it became such a huge cultural phenomena. You know?
85 and Sunny
In California today <3 Drove to work with the windows down, sunglasses on, and The Atari’s blasting. The Boys of Summer and the smell of orange blossoms? I definitely can’t wait for summer to be officially here.
Out of nowhere I remembered how much I loved The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin. And Turtle Wexler. And Chris Theodorakis (Shane West in the movie? Yes please!) Now I feel impelled to watch Get A Clue.
Agreed. warofhead-vs-heart: Ugh. John Krasinski’s characters should always get the girl. ALWAYS.
30 Day Book and Literature Challenge- Day 17
Day 17: A book you want to like, but can’t get into for whatever reason. Why can’t you get into it? Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen I have no idea why I just don’t like this book. I like the story line, I like the movie, I like Lizzie Bennet… I just can’t get past all the description. I don’t think the book is action-y enough for me. I’m a horrible lit...
Today is cold, and rainy, and despite having things I could be doing outside the house, I chose to stay home. I slept in. I finished Wither by Lauren Destefano. Loved. I started Enclave by Ann Aguirre. Like, so far, as of page 26. I watched a few episodes of Boy Meets World. I’m now listening to Silverstein (American Dream!!!) and cleaning out my makeup stash. Later I will paint my...
30 Day Book and Literature Challenge- Day 16
Day 16: A book you haven’t read and have no intention of ever reading. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway Is that bad of me to say as a future English teacher? I’ve just never had any desire to read this one. I think it all stems from that episode of full house where Uncle Jesse goes to night school.
30 Day Book and Literature Challenge- Day 15
Day 15: A book you haven’t read but is on your “will read” list. Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler Sarah Ockler has written two other novels that I adore, Twenty Boy Summer and Fixing Delilah. All that is keeping me from Bittersweet is my status as a broke college student, and the face not one library in my area has this book yet. Not one, in a three county radius! Ridiculous!
at the Starbucks right by my work. Oh gosh, now I’m going to be poor. You can bet I’ll be stopping there nearly everyday. Coffee and a good view? Nothing better.