January 03, 2014

Out with the old, in with the new

Hello 2014! I know this is super late, but Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and all that jazz. How were your holidays? Mine where good, but I got miserably sick (with a cold) the Friday after Christmas, so my New Years could have been better and even now I've still got a little bit of something, but it's definitely tapering off.
So I wanted to make this post before, but I've been dreadfully busy this Christmas break. This particular post is mostly going to be about my 2013 literature, so brace yourselves everybody and get ready for take off!

Book reviews of 2013:


  • Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

I sound so disgusting in this (ha, embarrassing), but this was the first and only video review so let me know if you want more! We had quite a good discussion on it. If you want to join in, click HERE for the original post!


  • T4 by Ann Clare LeZotte

This review wasn't as popular, but I do think the book is worth a read. I actually learned quite a bit from it! Click HERE for the original post!


  • Beastly by Alex Flinn

This was the first book I read of 2013 and I enjoyed it! I forgot about all those book suggestions people gave me and I'll try to remember that this year when I run out of things :) Check it out HERE!


  • The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

I loved and hated this book. Read the review to find out why. Personally, I was excited about the book, but I didn't get a discussion as I wanted. Click HERE to see what it's all about.


Notable books I'd read in 2013: 

1.) Beastly by Alex Flinn, 3.5 magical roses out of 5 (review)

2.) Cloaked by Alex Flinn, 4 high-heeled shoes out of 5

3.) My Brother Sam Is Dead by Collier and Collier, 2 minute-men out of 5

4.) T4 by Ann Clare LeZotte, 4.6 hearing-aids out of 5 (review)

5.) Dare To Dream by One Direction, 4.9 microphones out of 5

6.) Holes by Louis Sachar, 4 golden lipstick-tubes out of 5

7.) Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green/David Levithan, 0 clubs out of 5 (review)

8.) The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith, 3.9 African lions out of 5

9.) Grace, Gold & Glory by Gabrielle Douglas, 5 balance beams out of 5

10.) The Alchemyst by Michael Scott, 4.5 silver auras out of 5

11.) The Magician by Michael Scott, 4.5 golden auras out of 5

12.) The Legend of Sleepy Hallow by Washington Irving, 3 pumpkins out of 5 (HERE)

13.) The Sorceress by Michael Scott, 4.5 crow goddesses out of 5

14.) The Necromancer by Michael Scott, 4.5 archons out of 5

15.) The Book of One Hundred Truths by Julie Schumacher, 3 secrets out of 5

16.) Nightjohn by Gary Paulson, 4 slave plantations out of 5 (very educational)

17.) The Pearl by John Steinbeck, 4 greedy humans out of 5 (boring book, great lesson)

18.) The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne, 4.5 concentration camps out of 5

19.) The Warlock by Michael Scott, 4.3 great aunts out of 5

20.) Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler, 1 movie ticket out of 5

21.) The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson, 3.5 clarinets out of 5 (review)

22.) The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness, 4 talking dogs out of 5

23.) Tadpole by Ruth White, 2.5 guitar strings out of 5

24.) The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, 4 mockingjay pins out of 5

25.) Reality Check by Peter Abrahams, 4 "missing person" posters out of 5

26.) The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness, 3.999999 new best friends out of 5

27.) Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness, 3.5 Spackle out of 5

28.) The Fault in our Stars by John Green, 3.5 cancerous tumors our of 5


Well, that's all I got right now. Enjoy, and please check out my 2014 book in the same place where 2013's was :) I've already gotten a book knocked down!

Mischief Managed,
July

10 comments:

  1. I really have liked all your reviews you have done and I can't wait to read more!

    Kylie

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    1. Thank you! That makes me happy and I'm glad you read them! I want to do more this year since I kinda slacked off in 2013 :P

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  2. Which books would you suggest? Specifically for me..........

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    1. Well I've been telling you read the Nicholas Flamel series for a while.... The first one is "The Alchemyst."

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  3. HAPPY new year sis!!!! ❤️ You are good at reading. I haven't read a book in ... Oh wait i read an Ibook last month or two. LOL! Sorry for my rambling.

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    1. Thanks! You too :) Oh, sis you must get reading!

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    2. You're right. I have a lot of new books waiting to be read too. :)

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  4. July!

    I have to admit that The Sky Is Everywhere is one of my ultimate favourite books: how could it rank 3.5?! 0:

    However, I agree with The Hunger Games being rated a 4, but have you seen the first two films? They don't even rank for me, honestly they don't.

    Also, I'm so sorry about the missing reply to your comment a few of my blog posts back, I have now answered it and I hope it's alright for you (:

    Anyway, happy 2014!

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    1. I loved it too actually, but there were just a few things that ruined it for me :(

      I saw the first movie, but not the second because after the first one, I just couldn't handle the thought of another one ruining the book! I've heard Catching Fire (the movie) was good though...

      Aww ok! Don't worry about it, thanks so much for answering! :)

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