Monday, May 21, 2012


One of my birthday purchases was the "I didn't even know it was coming out" sequel to Graceling and Fire by Kristen Cashore. I was so excited cause I really enjoyed those books. I read bitterblue this weekend and enjoyed it. It was slow to start, but then I got into it and spent the whole day reading today. It says that you don't have to have read Fire or Graceling to enjoy the book, but I would like to reread them both and then Bitterblue again and I think I will enjoy it even more.

I now have City of Lost Souls of which I am going to reread city of fallen angels first so that I enjoy it even more. Then I have divergent and insurgent to read.

Too much to read, too little time.

Netflix distracted me from reading

So I really got into watching a few tv series on Netflix. I watched the entire 6 seasons on 90210 (the original) and the I watched 5 seasons of Heartland. Really enjoyed heartland and can't wait for September when season 6 starts and I find out what Amy and Ty do. Lol.
But all this netflix watching caused a significant break in my reading. However...the $100 chapters gift card I got for my birthday has prompted a jump back into reading.... I bought several books off my wish list to own.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Crossed by Ally Condie

First book purchased on iBooks on my iPad. Read it in less than two days. I enjoyed it, very different but good. Now eager for book three which comes out in the fall.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Matched by Ally Condie

So, it was slow to start and a little annoying how the society was so controlled, but then again I guess that was the point. I enjoyed it and stayed up last night till I was done it, now I am ready for the next book Crossed, but its only in hardcover. I must resist. The third book comes out in the fall I think.
It was interesting to think about a society that is so controlled, giving you no choice at all. I think the author is LDS cause I checked out her site and it seems so. Anyway... gotta read the next book, I suppose I can wait till the fall when the third one is out and then re-read Matched and have book 2 and 3 waiting for me.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Divergent by Veronica Roth

So a 15 year old girl first recommended this book to me about a year ago. Finally read it. I couldn't put it down, I even chose reading it over going for a run. I really enjoyed it. I don't much like the main character, but I see that she is developing and I like where she is going in it. Apparently book 2 comes out in the spring.
I liked the concept of the 5 factions and how excelling in only one causes problems of its own and how being divergent - having qualities from each faction actualy makes for a better person.


reread the entire series in a matter of a few days. Love these books, even enjoyed the 3rd book more the second time around. First time around I didn't really like the ending; kinda left Gale out of the ending. anyway... can't wait for the movie on March 23. I am soooooo hoping that it is better than the twilight movies. So far the cast looks like they can actually act.