Showing posts from December, 2014

Happy New Year!

Hello everyone! Today is the last day of 2014 in case you haven't noticed. Over the year I have read many books and done many reviews. I hope you all are continuing your reading now while you have a small break from work or school. And if you don't have a break, than you should take some time to yourself to do some reading! With the new year just hours away I thought that I would share with you a reading challenge for 2015 that I myself plan on completing. Now I know this is a little small so feel free to enlarge it and print it off if you think you would like to give it a try. Also keep in mind that I got this from the internet, I did not create this challenge, and that I am simply passing on the message to you all. I personally am very excited to start this and have bought most of the books to get started already. Keep in mind this doesn't start until tomorrow morning so no cheating and starting early. Thankfully with Christmas over I now have plenty of gift cards

Evermore by Alyson Noel

Hello again everyone, how are you? This week I looked at the book Evermore. I have read this book a few times and still have trouble giving it a general rating. I like it, but I don't love it. There are certain parts that I loved and others that I wanted to rip apart. That contrast made rating it really hard. And it is hard not to bring into context that I read the rest of the books in the series (save the last two) and didn't like them all that much either. So after that riveting entrance let me give you an idea what you are up against. Ever has lived an okay life. Sure, her parents and sister were all killed in a tragic car accident a few years ago where she should have died. But she didn't and since then she has never really been quite normal. For starters she has the ability to read people's minds, auras, feelings, see into their past just by touching them, and has never really fit in with the popular group. But her Aunt loves her and her two friends Miles an

Merry Christmas and a Happy Holidays!

Today is Christmas eve here in Canada and surprisingly for once we are lacking the snow in my area. Now that I am home from school for the Holidays with exams over it is finally time to get into the spirit of Christmas. I've already received one gift, a beautiful Katana that was specially designed, and I am excited to see the wonderful things that will be opened tomorrow morning. I hope that everyone is spending some quality family time this Holiday (even if you don't celebrate Christmas) and that they are planning on having a wonderful dinner with those closest to them. My grandparents are coming over tonight for a nice take out dinner and to stay the night as they always do on Christmas eve. With so many different Holidays being celebrated at this time I would just like to do a shout out to all of them and to wish you all a Merry Christmas for my Wednesday post. This will be just a short post now because I have to do some more decorating and wrap a few more presents. So

The Giver by Lois Lowry

So as you can all see by the title this week I am doing a review on the Giver! Yes, I am aware that this book is becoming a movie and that is precisely why I am writing a review on it despite the fact that I read it so long ago.  For many people this is a book that they read when they were younger or had read to them. But it is one of those stories that has so many deeper meanings that children don't always get when they read it the first time. For me it took many years for me to think back to the story I had heard in Grade 5 and think about what the meaning of it was. But this book was so good that over the years I managed to keep it in my mind at all times even be able to remember many of the details about it more than ten years later. Jonas lives in a society where everything is thought to be perfect. Rules are regulated swiftly and everything in life is governed by the people who are higher up. Marriages are decided for you, your job is decided for you, and who you becom

You Might be Introverted If...

My roommate and I are incredibly introverted. I've always known that I was an introvert but it wasn't until about halfway through our first month here that we realized just how much we disliked being around other people. Side note: We get along fine because we do not need to talk to each other every moment of the day. Most of our time is spent in silence reading or watching movies. So one day we were going about our silence in watching a film when there came a knock at our door. Unsure what to do my roommate got up and looked through the peephole, being very careful not to make any noise. At this time it was pretty late at night and we were planning on calling it a day within the next ten minutes.  When she realized that is was one of our floor mates who comes over from time to time (and has a bad habit of staying much later than we would like) she panicked and ran into the bathroom. Not wanting to deal with the situation either I slid underneath my desk and remained there


So I know what you are all thinking. What is K doing? Reading Twilight? Don't you know how soooooooo over it is? The answer is YES I know all of that and YES I am still doing a review on it, now let me tell you why... While it is true that Twilight is a thing of the past and has been greatly over popularized it is still a book that once did very well among people before they decided it sucked. I like to think of this series as a 'gateway drug' into reading. I will admit that before the hype about Twilight I didn't do a lot of reading because I was young and preferred other things.... like anime.... SO my mom had heard about the books and bought them for me to read. At first I didn't want to but after a while I tried a shot at them (keep in mind that this was before the movies came out). I actually loved the series when it came out and for months I re-read the saga over and over again until my mom told me to read something better.... After that was when I start

Life In Ottawa

As some of you might have picked up on, I live in the wonderful city of Ottawa in Canada. I have no problem telling you all this because it is such a large city that I have faith that stalkers will not be able to track me down (I hope). I have lived in Canada my whole life but before coming to school here I had never been to the Capital. Now that I am living here for the year I have found that there are so many things that I could be doing all day, besides reading.  The Parliament buildings are amazing, although it is really only something I would want to see once. The second time just isn't that amazing. But besides that there are still lots of other things to do around the city rather than hanging around the Prime Ministers office. The court house is there, and if you are a law major like myself (surprise!) that is actually a really interesting building to visit. Yes, I am a law student. Writing is my life but I aspire to be a lawyer one day while keeping up the writing as a

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

Hey everyone, back with another book! This week I read Wicked Lovely which is a Faerie book. That isn't bad or good I just thought I should let you know. I had and still have a bit of mixed feelings about how I feel about the book. It isn't that I don't like the Faerie books, because I have read some damn good ones, but I found this one felt a little... odd. That is the only way I can describe the feeling.  So without further waiting let's get down to it! Aislinn (yes that is her name get used to it) has grown up knowing the rules about faeries. The main one that you really need to know about are that you don't let them know you can see them. Aislinn and her family have always been able to see things that others can't and because of that it is told that her mother was killed.  But despite her grandmothers effort she manages to attract the attention of one of the most powerful faeries; the would be King Keenan (yep, that's his name) who has been going

An Average Day in the Life of K: Black Friday!

So Friday's for me are normally pretty boring because I don't do anything at all. So instead I will tell you about what I did last Friday because it was pretty memorable I guess. At least it will be better than telling you about all of the nothing I do all day. Anyway, last Friday was what American's call Black Friday. Here in Canada we don't get all crazy about it but it is a good time for us to go shopping and calmly check out the deals to see if they are worth buying. My floor mate woke up early (like 9:00) and came to wake us up because she was just so excited to get all of her Christmas shopping done. After bickering for a bit about how early it was she left for a bit to let us get ready. We went to breakfast not long after that with another floor mate and then came back to have a shower and get dressed up warm so that we wouldn't freeze while waiting for the buses to come. It was still pretty damn cold while we sat outside for ten minutes waiting for the

New Orleans Requiem by D.J. Donaldson

Alright give me one second to rage... STUPID DAMN INTERNET HOW HARD IS IT TO LOAD ONE SIMPLE DAMN PAGE SO I CAN WRITE ONE DAMN BLOG ENTRY!? I DID NOT SPEND ALL DAY SEARCHING THROUGH BOOKS FOR SOME BULL CRAP TO SCREW UP ALL GOD DAMN DAY! ALL I WANT IS TO DO SOME WRITING I PAY 15,000 DOLLARS TO COME TO THIS UNIVERSITY AND THEY DON'T EVEN HAVE INTERNET THAT F*CKING WORKS?! Okay, raging done. It's been a long weekend. So a lot of my blog has been delayed lately mostly due to the internet and work load. Because for some reason it takes me longer to load a page to write an entry then it does to read the book. Piece of- I said I was done... So this week, or last week, I read this book which is another book in the same series as Louisiana Fever.  Kit and Broussard are back in this novel where there is a large convention (not really a convention) of scientist in town for one big meeting. Both characters are pretty busy and stressed out because of it so hopefully nothing goes w