Showing posts from October, 2015

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween everyone! I hope you are all having a great day and I hope that if you are planning on curling up to the fire tonight with a spooky book that you aren't interrupted by the doorbell ringing with trick or treaters! Have a spooky day all and Happy Trick or Reading! - K

Halloween Decorating my (Parents) House


To Come in the Future

Hey everyone, I just went out and bought a ton of new books. This is just a quick update to let you know what to expect in the next couple weeks. So far I plan to: - Finish the last of the Kitty Hawk books I have on me - Read the life of Pi (yes, I got the book after seeing the movie) - Finish the Maze Runner Trilogy (I probably won't do the reviews on them since they are second and third books in a series) - Read another Amazon book that I got from an amazing author - Keep making fun videos to post on the blog Halloween is at the end of the week so not much reading will be done until that is over. But look forward (hopefully) to a video of me decorating my house for the season. That's all the update I have for you now. Have a great week and Happy Reading! - K

The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Hello everyone, I hope you are having a good day. This week I read the Maze Runner, a popular book that has been made into a movie. To be honest this book has been on my shelf for over a year now and I have just not been in the mood to read it. I finally decided in an act of desperation to read it. Now that I have read it I can say that I am happy that I did. I love post apocalypse books and I love it when they have a thriller/horror sense to them. This book had all of that put together. Let me tell you a bit about the book: Thomas wakes up in a strange machine knowing nothing else besides his name. When he comes out of the box he is in he is surrounded by a couple dozen other boys all around his age (which he isn't sure how old he is to begin with). The boys don't seem surprised to see him and they try to help him cope with where he is. Though they refuse to tell him where he is or how he got there he begins to discover things on his own. This is what he learns: 1. Al

Googly Eyes Make Everything Better (A Little something to get you in the Halloween Spirit)


Illegally Downloading Books

Good morning everyone! I hope you are all having a great day! In the last couple days I have gone to school and finished reading a few books. But just yesterday I finished a book and suddenly had a lot of time on my hand. I wanted to do some reading but I had no book on me and there was no where near me to get a book. That is when I started thinking. I have a copy of the Mazy Runner at home, which is the next book on my list. I would love to start reading it now but I can't. But I did buy the book. Would it really be so bad to download the book on my phone considering I had already made the purchase? In that case I could start reading it on my phone and then continue reading with the actual book once I got home. Being  a good person I decided not to download the book, but it did get me thinking. Say you purchase a book but are thinking the same thing I was. Is it really bad to download the book once you have purchased the actual book as a short substitute in the time it takes y

The World Below by Mike Phillips

Hello everyone I hope you are having a great day. I'm sorry this is coming at you later in the day than usual but I only just finished reading the book a couple minutes ago. It has taken me a while to read the book as a lot of books have lately but it isn't because I didn't like the book it is just because I have been so busy with school. I am off next week so I am hoping to get a chance to catch up on some reading then. Also, I am sure some of you are noticing that I am reading books lately that aren't very well known books. As apposed to the teen books or popular books I used to do I have been doing other types of books. This is because I think it is great to look at other books that one doesn't always see and I am always looking to help out authors when they ask me to check out their book for them.  With that out of the way let me tell you a bit about the book: A man is called to the side of the Goblin King to be hired to retrieve a sword that was stollen

When Writing a Book

When writing a book I find the best thing I can do to get into writing is simply to get excited about it. When I want to start writing, whether it is a book or just for fun (since I have only been published a handful of times), I have to be excited about the outcome of the project.  Planning is always a big part of anything because with no planning you are just throwing out information with no order. I like to have an organized outline that I add to and take away from as I am going along. Talking with friends about my writing also helps me get ideas. When I am thinking whether or not something is interesting it is my friends who are brutally honest with me and help to come up with great ideas.  Realistic characters are something that you have to base off of someone in your life or you run the risk of them being unrealistic. It is easy to lay out what kind of personality you want a character to have but when you put all of that together it isn't always what you planned. Whereas

Wednesday Update!

Does anyone recommend the Series of Unfortunate Events series? I have heard a few good things about it and I haven't finished Harry Potter yet but I am thinking that I might check them out and do the reviews here. If you think I should read them or would like me to read them and tell you what I think leave a comment below. If you have a suggestion for books that I should read leave a comment below as well.  Have a good day everyone! - K P.S: Happy Reading!

Dragon of the Month Club by Iain Reading

Good morning everyone, I hope you are all having a great day. This week I got some time in between my classes to read this book. I have had it in my bag for the longest time but just haven't gotten around to reading it until now. This book is by the same man who wrote the Kitty Hawk series, which you probably know that I love, so I wasn't sure what to expect while going into it.  At first the book seems like something that would be for the younger audience but as it goes along I found that it started to get more interesting.  Let me tell you a bit about it: Ayana has just moved away from her home town to a place that is so different hat it breaks her heart. There she is bullied by the popular girl in school to the point where she runs to hide in the old library to get away. Here she meets Tyler, a shy boy who goes to a different school, but has many similar interests as her. They begin meeting there every day after school and sometimes go to each others houses un

Done for Now

I have finished, for the moment, all of my story synopsis. Because the synopsis have to be done over a long period of time I have to make sure I pick the right book. The book has to be popular enough that people know of it and old enough that people don't mind it being ruined so they want to read it. Over the last little while I have been too busy to find another book that fits this description I have run out of synopsis to do. I don't know if I will continue in the future when I do read more books but until then we are going to put this on hold. I'm sorry if any of you were waiting for this. Have a great weekend and happy reading! - K

The Struggle of Texting and Walking


The Clouds

Good day everyone. Today I am going to do a different type of review. Since I haven't had to the time to read an actual book because school has kept me so flipping busy I will do a review on a play that I was forced to read for my European History class. It is called, "The Clouds", and it is a Greek play from long long ago. But when you think old plays I am sure you mostly think of Shakespeare which for many of you may be a traumatic thing.   The Clouds is actually much more enjoyable (and easier to understand) than most of Shakespeare's plays. There is a lot of fart/butt jokes throughout the play and it isn't very long. For my paper I had to write on this play but it isn't a book that I hate because I was forced to read it for class. Let me tell you a bit about it: A farmer (with a name I can't remember or pronounce) reflects on the debt he has accumulated because of his sons horse gambling. He knows his creditors will be coming for him soon so he ask

Full Story Synopsis: Walking Dead Comics

SPOILER ALERT! The Walking Dead Comics Police officer Rick is shot one day while on the job with his partner Shane. He wakes up several months later in an abandoned hospital with no idea what happened. As he wanders around trying to find a person he stumbles upon mass hordes of the undead. He accidentally kills one before escaping from the hospital to the outside world where he finds his hometown destroyed. He steals a bike from a dead woman on the ground and tries to make it home when a young boy knocks him unconscious. When he wakes up he meets his attacker a young boy and his father who thought he was undead. He helps them break into the police station to get weapons and then asks them to come along with him as he goes to find his wife and son in Atlanta, where he thinks they would have gone. They thank him but say they are safe where they are. Rick takes a horse from a local barn and rides down the deserted road towards Atlanta. The city there is abandoned and quiet unt