Showing posts from October, 2014

Judging a Book by its Cover

Hey everyone, so I'm sure at some point in your life you have been told 'Don't judge a book by its cover', which if you are an avid reader of this generations work you will know that it is absolute crap. Maybe you disagree with me. Oh well, you're in denial. The other day I was at the bookstore with my roommate trying to find a good book to read. Now I was trying to find an exciting book that would get me back into the swing of reading since I haven't done it in a while so I start looking for the most eye catching cover. When I find one that looks catchy enough I read the description on it only to put it back on the shelf again. Why the hell did I pick that book, it wasn't even good?!  I'll tell you why! The cover looked damn fine! In todays world of buying books from a store you are not given blank covered books with the title on it and a description, you are given flashy covers that draw in your eye so that you will pick it up and increase your chan

Louisiana Fever by D. J. Donaldson

Hello again everyone! I hope you are having a happy Monday, I know I am possibly having one. (Inide joke). This week I read Louisiana Fever, which I found out after reading it that it was the fifth book in the series... whoops! Oh well, it happens from time to time, but it doesn't mean I still didn't understand the story. Thankfully the author was able to explain everything so well that I didn't realize it wasn't the first book until I took a better look at the description. And because of this, I am doing a review on this book despite where it sits on the list. Meet Kit, a detective in Louisiana who is currently house sitting a large mansion for a friend of her boyfriends who is out of the country for a year. But things are stirring up in her life when she starts receiving gifts and roses from an unknown sender.  When he invites her to meet him she is more than a little curious. But when she arrives to meet him she finds an older man waiting for her, who says only

Moby Dick by Herman Melville

Hello everyone I am back again with another review. This week I will be reviewing Moby Dick, which has long been a classic on many of the lists from K's Classics.  I decided to finally read it after a while of nothing besides curiosity for what it would be about. After all, there is a whale in it, and a crazy guy with a peg leg. What isn't to love about a story as seemingly wacky about it? What I didn't take into consideration was the fact that it was a classic and therefore it did not have the layout of normal books that I would normally read. That was a mistake. So we start out meeting our main character, who seems so useless to the story that I can't even remember his name. He sets out for a port town so that we can go whaling, because he loves the sea and likes to be on boats. Okay then. On his way he meets a cannibal with whom he shares a room with. Turns out the guy is really nice, but he doesn't speak English well. So they strike up an unlikely friends

K's Classics According to ModernLibrary (Board List)

Hello everyone, hope you are having a good week (But that God it's over right?). I'm back again with another K's Classics, but this time I am going to be doing a sort of Two Part thing this week and next week. I found the list on but it had two parts to it, one being the Board list and one being the Reader list. I will be doing both of them over two segments of this. For the first part we have: 1. Ulysses 2. The Great Gatsby !!! 3. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man 4. Lolita 5. Brave New World 6. Sound of the Fury 7. Catch- 22 8. Darkness at Noon 9. Sons and Lovers 10. The Grapes of Wrath  Okay, so I only got ONE but that is still better than last week, so I got that going for me. Next week I will be doing to second part to this website, and maybe if I am lucky I will do better. I haven't looked at the books yet, so I don't know a thing. Look forward to another review on Monday, and enjoy your weekend. - K

My Idea for a Harry Potter Spin Off!

So although the books weren't for me, that doesn't mean the movies were as well. I didn't have to movies, but being the stupid person who always asks useless questions during the movie as though they were real, I felt there was something missing... In my ideal spin off of Harry Potter it would be in TV show format. We would look back starting the exact moment Harry's mom found out she was a Witch. Not only would we get to see how Harry's Aunt and Uncle were when they were younger but it would give us great insight into Harry's moms life.  Then we would see her at Hogwarts meeting all the characters we love, including Harry's dad, Snape, Serious Black, and everyone's favourite character Tom Riddle... Since we are looking back that far we would also get to see Moaning Myrtle (I'm sorry about the spelling) backstory about before she died. Think of all the characters, think back to all the things that weren't explained in detail. If Harry's d

My 100th Post!!!

Hello everyone! Oh my God, is it really at 100 already? Yes, yes it is. This is my 100th post here on this blog! I was going to record a video for you all, but Blogger decided it was going to crap out and it wasn't uploading any video I made. Jerks. Oh well, you just get my written note then.  So over the past couple years of so (I'm not even sure how much time has gone by honesty) I have been writing this blog on Teen Books and so on. I do it as more of a hobby than anything, and it really makes me happy to be able to take the time to write reviews. It also gives me a reason to read, not that I should need one. Last week we officially hit 2000 views, that may not seem like a lot to most people, but it makes me really happy to see it get this far. I honestly never expected to even reach 1000 in this time and yet here we are. My goal is to reach 2500 by Christmas, but we will see how it goes. I won't be posting a review this week because this post will be taking it'

K's Classics According to Listogre

Hey everyone, finally back with another K's Classic. This time we will be looking at the Top Ten Books according to I haven't looked at the books yet, so I have no idea how I am going to do, but we will just have to see how it goes! 1. Cat's Cradle 2. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance 3. Cosmos 4. One Hundred Years of Solitude 5. The Brothers Karamozov 6. 1984 7. The Alchemist 8. Meditations 9. Tibetan book of Living and Dying  10. Brave New World Holy crap, I didn't get a single one of those! What am I doing with my life? I haven't even heard of most of these books! But I guess that is the point of this whole thing.... Oh well, maybe I will do better next week (doubt it).  So I know this is a short one, because I can't say much about it since I did so horribly. I will go tend to my wounds now.  Enjoy your weekend and look forward to another review on Monday! - K

Happy Thanksgiving!

So this is kind of late (my bad) but I wanted to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! I didn't post my review this Monday because I was away with family celebrating. Let's be honest, reading can take a break for family. But I am still reading, and my plan is to have another review out this Monday AND a K's Classic this Friday if I get the chance to work on it. I have finally reached 2000 views and almost 100 posts on this Blog, and I wanted everyone to know how thankful I am for that! For my 100th post I have debated doing a video log of it, but I am still weighing my options because I hate myself on recordings. I would love to hear some opinions from you guys (seriously, please leave a comment or something so that I can hear from you).  I can see (through magic!) that I have been getting views not just from North America, but from countries all over the world. To me that is so amazing because it shows just how far I can go. I want to keep up this blog for as long as I ca

Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling

Hey everyone, back again! This week I decided it was time I got on the 'Harry Potter' train! Now, don't hate me for this, but I didn't enjoy the book so much. I love Ms. Rowling, and I have a lot of respect for her. Her writing style was great, and her concept was amazing, but I have never really been into Harry Potter, not even the movies. So when I read this book it didn't hit it with me that much. I wish I could have been into it, because I know that a lot of people really loved it, but I just couldn't. So for those of you who have been living in a cave for the last couple years, then here is the basic outline of the book. Harry Potter was dumped with his aunt and uncle when he was a baby and his parents were killed. He has a lightning bolt scar on his forehead which is important in the story. As he grew up he was bullied by his cousin and treated like chopped liver by his 'adoptive' parents. On his birthday one years he receives a letter, which

K's Classics Postponed

Hey everyone, quick notice while I have a moment. For the next two weeks I will not be able to post a K's Classic because I have events that I need to attend, and no time to write. I apologize for the delay, but I really am busy these next couple weeks. Teen Book Review should continue without delay, I hope, but if anything is to come up I will post on Monday just a quick notice on why it isn't happening. I'm really sorry that I don't have time for this, I wish that I did, but in between essays, papers, midterms, quizes, tests, and my graduation, I just can't find the time to get anything in. Sorry again, - K P.S. Feel free to check out some of my other reviews at