Showing posts from March, 2015

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

"The first thing you find out when yer dog learns to talk is that dogs don't got nothing much to say. About anything." "Need to poo, Todd." "Shut up, Manchee." "Poo. Poo, Todd." (Page 1) Hello everyone and Happy Monday! This week I read the Knife of Never Letting Go, which was recommended to me by my roommate, who is rereading the series right now. I put my favourite quote from the book above, which I loved so much, and it is something I am going to try to do from now on to give you a better feel about what the book will be like. I liked this book because it had a different feel and concept to it that many other books don't have. Every step of the way I was confused, a little frustrated, but overall I think it turned out well. A bit of a cliff hanger at the end, but that is to be expected in most trilogies I guess. Todd lives in the New World, a planet that was migrated to by humans not long ago. The one thing that is different

Wednesday Update: Countries!

Good morning everyone, I hope you are all have a happy Wednesday! This week I thought I would let you all know what countries have visited the page you are now reading (if you are actually on the blog and not just reading one specific article). I am able to see, not all at one, what countries are viewing. So here is a list (not in order). USA  Canada UK Russia Malaysia Poland Saudi Arabia Venezuela  France Ukraine  Romania Netherlands Germany  Ireland Kazakstan Hong Kong Ghana Morocco Bangladesh Chile India If you don't see your country up there, don't be upset. I can only see the top ten at one time so I am lucky to have caught these ones. I will catch them eventually, I promise. Also I want to thank you all for the support and for reading my blog, whether you are regulars to the site or just passing by. It really means a lot to me that you come here, no matter how high the view count is. The important thing for me is that I have an audience all over

Interview With the Vampire by Anne Rice

Hello everyone, back again. This week I am continuing with my obsession in Vampires (trust me, there is a reason for it). I am reading another classic, Interview with the Vampire, which was made a movie a few years back. I haven't seen it yet but I will probably be getting to it shortly. Anne Rice is pretty popular as an author and that gave me pretty high hopes while going into this. I figured that at least I would be getting a good read even if I just read half and then watched the movie. Thankfully, it was good enough for me to finish. Daniel is a young boy looking to do an interview with a vampire he has tracked down. Louis tells his story from his death in New Orleans to his rebirth through the Vampire Lestat. Then he tells of his life with him leading up to many difficult and hard decisions he had to make. They travel around until taking a young girl as a vampire and then the decision years later to kill Lestat and leave his hold to travel the world together. It's

Wednesday Update

Happy Wednesday everyone. I thought I would let you know how I am doing on my reading challenge. I am currently done 9 out of 52 of the books and I am working hard towards my tenth. I think I am a bit behind but I will catch up soon enough. Also I thought I would start adding my favourite quote from the books from now on to let you guys get a better feel of how the book flows. It might be a funny quote, it might be a deep one, who knows! I know I don't have much else to say to you guys today so have a great week and I will see you all on Monday! (Damn, I am so tired right now...) - K

Dracula by Bram Stoker

Hello everyone, I hope you are all having a good Monday so far. As promised I am back with another review. This week I thought I would kick it old school and read the original Dracula. I got this really awesome looking copy from Chapters and I was so excited to read it! I know a lot of younger people have not read Dracula, and seeing as it is over 100 years old I am not all that surprised. But as an avid reader I find it is my duty to read all of the older books as well as the newer ones. So let me tell you a bit about the book: The book is in diary style format, which I loved. It gives you a few different points of view as to what is going on in different places during this time.  Jonathan Harker is newly promoted in his real-estate business and is sent out by his boss to speak with the Count Dracula about his recent purchase of a castle in the London area. At first he enjoys his stay, but soon finds that things are a little odd in the castle. The master never eats and there

Thursday Update?!

Hey everyone! Oh my Goodness, what is this? A post on a Thursday? Have pigs started flying? Nope, I just wanted to let everyone know, as you can probably see, I have changed the layout of the blog. I thought that it was time for a change after all this time. And maybe now the writing won't be so harsh on your eyes. Now there is also a form so that you can contact me if you want to talk! I will be monitoring that, so drop me a line! I will try to always reply. Also now you can see the page views as I can.  Have a great week, and this time I really will see you next on Monday! (Unless something really awesome happens!) - K

Work/Reading Load

Hey everyone another quick update this week. I have a lot of projects on the go with school and my secret project, but I am still reading. The reading is just slower than it normally is. There will certainly be a review on Monday so don't worry about that. Also I am getting very close to 3000 views so I wanted to thank you all for that. I noticed that I have viewers from almost every country (except Australia so far) which makes me pretty happy. So thanks for all of that everyone, and have a great week! Look for another review this Monday! - K

Ghost Stories by Woman

Welcome back everyone, it is Monday again which means another review. This week I read a large book of short stories written by woman on the topic of ghosts. I was mainly interested because it had Kelly Armstrong, and I am a fan of hers. While not all of the stories involved ghosts as we think of them, they always had something to do with spirits from the past of some sort.  I can't really do a description for the book where I go into detail because there are too many stories to summarize. But I can tell you that as in most cases some stories were good and some weren't very good. That is to be expected when you have so many different authors in one large book. In the end I was disappointed by Kelly Armstrong's story, as it was the shortest and one of the first that I really didn't enjoy reading.  Another thing I learned while reading this book is that it isn't something you should try to read in one sitting, or over a period of days. After the first couple

A Story from a Friend

Today I heard a story from a friend of mine at the school relating back to events that went down 5 years ago during the G20 summit. For those of you who haven't heard of it, it was a gathering of world leaders in Toronto, Canada, that lasted for a weekend. My friend, who is actually my TA for Law finally told us the story of what happened to him that weekend. For those of you know do know of this event you know that there were mass protests that lasted the whole weekend and many people were arrested. My TA was one of those people. The one thing that was different about him, is that he has a degree in law. He is now going for his PhD in law and wanted to get some good thesis material based on the protests. So harmlessly he joined a protest group to see what was going on down there. What he didn't know is that undercover cops had infultrated his group long before the protest even started. When he and his friend got there on the Friday everything was calm. The police were kin

Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

Hey everyone, I'm back again. Did you know that Jurassic park is a book!? I loved the movie growing up and while I was scanning through the fiction section I found the book. At first I thought it was a movie novelization but as it turns out, it isn't! I was so excited so I read the whole thing, and the second one, in a few days. I might do the second book next week or in the future, but right now let's focus on this one. We start out the book from the point of view of a few different people in the beginning. There is a young girl attacked on the beach and a man who is badly mauled. Each time all things are covered up by officials. Later we find the point of view of our main character Dr. Allan Grant and his young assistant who are out on a dig when they are approached by a man who asks them a lot of questions about their employer.  Soon they receive a call inviting them out to the island to investigate a small animal that looked like a dinosaur.  They are invited to