Showing posts from January, 2014

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

This weeks book is a classic, Their eyes were watching God. I read it for my English class, and I figured I would let you guys know what I thought. Personally, I thought it was not as bad as I expected. (side note: my English class has a bad habit of picking horrible books to read that have nothing to do with the class) It is a love story of a woman who much go through many trials in life in order to find her one true love. She has to make hard decisions, that, as a woman at that time, would have determined her future. Let me explain: Janie, a black woman living in a time when woman were the 'mule of the world' is forced to marry at an early age. She marries because her grandmother forces her to, and because she wants her to have a happy life with an old man who owns a lot of land. During this time Janie meets Joe one day, and the two run off together to get married and start a new life. She hopes this will be love for her. But as time goes on she finds that her perfect

Ashfall by Mike Mullin

Hey everyone, K here. Just finished reading Ashfall as you can see by the picture above. It was my selected book from this week and the first thing I bought with the mass amounts of gift cards I got at Christmas time. It took me a while to be able to buy it, due to some problems, but now I have it, and it was quite an amazing read. There is action right from the start that continues right until the end. In such a short amount of time so many things change to the point where it is almost amazing our hero survives! So let me explain this out for you. Here we have Alex, who has been left behind after a fight with his mother before the family leaves to head up to stay with their uncle. A few hours after they leave the house explodes. Okay, not exactly 'explodes' but it bursts into flames, a wall implodes and Alex only just makes it out with his life. But just when everything starts to get normal again, like after an hour or so, the world begins to explode, for real this time.

Wings by Aprilynne Pike

Ok, so here is another great book, first in the Wings series, that I recon is worth a shot! I did not want to originally read this book, but one of my oldest friends read it and I would be damned if she would read a book that I would not. And I truly liked it! So much so that I went out the next day and bought the rest in the series. I have done the review for a later book in this series a few years ago here on the blog, but I thought that now would be a good chance to do the first book considering how long it has been. So, let's get to it. Meet Laurel, who has just moved to a new town with her family. She is having trouble making friends at school, mainly because she would prefer to be outside most of the time than inside where she feels secluded. She is a vegetarian, and mostly eats fruits. She makes friends with a boy named David, who helps her unlock the secret to her past, even though he has no idea he is doing it.  One day she finds a bad spot on her back, and within d