Showing posts from April, 2017

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling

Hey everyone I hope you are having a lovely Monday. I'm continuing with my binge of the Harry Potter series. This is the second last book in the series so I'm very close to getting it all done. When I first started reading the series I didn't have much hope for finishing it. Now that I'm almost done I'm truly enjoying reading it more and more. I am starting to understand why there is such a devoted fan base. I'm still not the biggest fan of the movies but I can enjoy the books a lot more now. So for those of you who have read the other books let me tell you a bit about it: Harry is once again back at Hogwarts school for Wizards but now things are getting heated. Dumbledore has personally taken on the responsibility of teaching Harry to make sure he is ready when the Dark Lord returns to fight him. He is given many tasks by his headmaster that he has trouble taking seriously. All around him he finds clues that lead him to believe that his enemy Malfoy is

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling

Hey everyone I hope you're having a great Monday. As you can see I finally got back into reading the Harry Potter series after taking a very long time off. It started off as a way to listen to a book while taking my dog for a walk. When that wasn't moving as quickly as I can read I broke out the books again. Needless to say it has taken up most of my weekend finishing the series. I may have mentioned in the past that I'm not the biggest Harry Potter fan. I still don't enjoy the first couple movies but I've found myself liking the last couple ones more and more in the last couple weeks. My roommate has been a big help with this one. Many of you have already read these books but for those who haven't, and have read the other books before this one, I'll tell you a bit about it: Harry is having one of the worst weeks of his life, and that's saying something. He's been charged with using magic in front of muggles after saving his cousin from a pack

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Hey everyone. This year I thought I'd go back to the classics a bit. A few years ago I read this beauty in my English class. I think it was the first time that I truly enjoyed a book that I was forced to read in school. To this day I still enjoy readings this book and learning from the message it leaves. This book has been around for a long time but the message still is applicable today. As a lover of books there is something strange about reading a book about how reading books is illegal. But none-the-less I love it. Let me tell you about it: In a dystopian future reading books is against the law. Firemen are people sent to homes to set fire to books and burn anything that could be considered to be hiding books. Books are considered to be the cause of sadness in society so by banning them it is the hopes that people will be happier by listening to the media and learning that way. Guy is one of the firemen who sees people hiding books on a daily basis. But one day something

Come on Up to the House by Dane Cobain

Hey everyone. Late post, I know. I was going to work on this yesterday but when your roommate says "Harry Potter Movie Marathon" it's hard to say no. And last week I didn't get a chance to post because I had a 15 page term paper to turn in and didn't finish the book. But this is the last week of school before Summer begins for me and who needs to do readings for the last week anyway? This book was kindly sent to me by the lovely author, who I've done reviews for before. I know that he is good at creating a creepy environment for a story so I was excited to get started on it. There were a few things that concerned me when I started reading this book, but I'll get to those after the description. Once I came to terms with what the book was I enjoyed it a lot more. Let me tell you about it: The Jersey family has just moved to a new house with the hopes of starting over. What the family doesn't know is that there has been a dramatic disaster that ha