I have been gone a long, long time and for that you have my sincerest apologies, but I am going to try and be better about being on here more often (seeing as how this community is utterly magnificent). So updates on my life: the big news is that a job may be headed my way, at least I hope it is. I've emailed off to the head of blueravengaming.com which is an up-and-coming gaming website that I have applied to be a video game reviewer for. Basically, the long and…Continue
Added by Dixon Nash on August 10, 2013 at 2:35am — No Comments
This site is has grabbed my attention, and I'm glad to soon be meeting people hopefully like me. Except since I'm a Book Reading Nerdfighter (if that is a correct term, I'm still fairly new, and I'm still just along in the beginning of the series) I want to use my blog for what I want. My opinion and I want to use if for my thoughts on the books I'm reading, as well as share the stuff I am writing.
I'm young, so I know for a fact anyone who reads this wont care. But that…Continue
This book is definitely a long, long read.
I bounced between being entranced an excited, to bored, to interested, to longing for an ending, to excited and then dully unaffected by the uneventful ending. Even so, I would have to say I enjoyed quite a few facets of this story, even if there were some things that I did not enjoy.…
Book 5 of my 50 book challenge of this year and I've just finished this book and I'm honestly baffled by how much I enjoyed this book. This is the type of book that surprises you with it's cleverness and how knowing the author is of human nature. I'm usually pretty good at guessing what happens next in a story- a reason why I never mind spoilers- and yet this book surprised me constantly I'm still shell shocked it was so good, in fact I don't think I'm rational enough to review this book…Continue
Added by Elisabeth Rivas on February 1, 2013 at 2:51pm — No Comments
Hello, um, people? Friends? Readers? RANTERS! Hello Ranters. I recently read 'The Fault In Our Stars'. I know, I didn't really know if I liked the John Green books, I was content with having read 'Looking For Alaska.' I was honestly quite scared. I didn't want to disgrace the name of, like, my favorite youtuber, by not liking the book. But then I sucked it up, and bought it. I wanted to be in the little party aswell!
I am reading 'An Abundance Of Katherines', but before, I was…Continue
Wow, what a sweet story. Slightly reminiscent of Dear Enemy but unique in and of it's own right. For a novella to bring about that much change in fate and emotion in so few pages, it deserves to be applauded. I was quite glad.
Solena, a young orphaned girl raised by the High Prophet of her people, is known for having a generous heart along with her…
Added by Crystal on January 13, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments
I do not think I have ever read a book like On The Jellicoe Road.
Every once in a while you read a book that deals you an emotional blow in more than one way, by throwing you through the ringer of the tragedies of it's characters and their triumphs, and at the same exact time forcing you to work through your own. On The Jellicoe Road is that kind of book-- only on a level that far exceeds.…Continue
Once upon a time, there was a man called Rumbleshirtskin. He was about three foot tall with an uglified nasty pointy chin and beard and stuff. And nobody knew his name was Rumbleshirtskin except Rumbleshirtskin.
This is a story called Goldilocks. No, it's called Rumbleshirtskin. There was once a girl named Goldilocks who had very bright hair. Her hair shone like a 1000 watt lightbulb. Her parents kept telling her to turn out your hair, which she could not do. So she put a…Continue
Added by Jeffrey Adam Guion on October 13, 2012 at 10:32pm — No Comments
Over the weekend I read the book that was recommended by John and written by their friend Ransom Riggs, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. This book was recently noted on NPR's list of 100 Top Teen novels, so I knew it was about time to take it from it's resting position on my shelf and give it a read.
Now I am 21 years old, I am aware of the fact that I am…Continue
Added by Meg Buelow on August 14, 2012 at 11:52am — No Comments
So, I'm a really big nerd when it comes to all things Rick Riordan. For one of my first video reviews, I reviewed the amazingness that is The Serpent's Shadow by Rick Riordan. It is the third and final installment in the Kane Chronicles series, and, let me just say, tore me apart into millions of tiny microscopic pieces of my nerdfighting self.
Added by Halee Robinson on June 24, 2012 at 4:05pm — No Comments
I don't know whether the sick feeling in my stomach is from how much I just cried, or whether it's something else entirely. I don't know how to respond to this book, this brilliant, brilliant book.
Even saying that feels like lying. Because it is such a good book, but to say things like “it was wonderful” or “I really enjoyed it” feels wrong. Because there's nothing wonderful or enjoyable about it, not in a literal sense. I can't remember the parts that…Continue
Added by Adela Bezemer-Cleverley on June 5, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
Yes, I got around to reading this book at last! I think it is one of the first books I added to my to-read list on goodreads when I first joined over a year ago... and it's never been available in the library when I go. Until last week.
I don't know what I was expecting, but it was not this. The way the beginning is written it seems almost like a memoir--so realistic and logical, and even when something crazy happens it's immediately explained with the words "psychotic…Continue
Added by Adela Bezemer-Cleverley on May 28, 2012 at 8:32pm — No Comments
Yes, another Redwall book! When I went to the library a few weeks back, I could only find a few books that were on my to-read list, and there were several Redwall books that I had not yet read. So that is why I am reading so many so close together. That was a lot of so's, sorry. :P
I don't think it came through in my review of High Rhulain, but I didn't enjoy that book as much as I usually enjoy Redwall books. There are several possible reasons as to why this was:…Continue
Added by Adela Bezemer-Cleverley on May 15, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments
This will be a short review because there's honestly not much I can say. I was rather surprised and disappointed.
I have read two other books by Lois Lowry: Number the Stars and The Giver. Both of them I remember being quite good; the former compelling me to read it twice, and the latter giving me the idea that her books are most commonly read in English classes (we read The Giver in grade 9 English). And so, though I hadn't read either of those…Continue
Added by Adela Bezemer-Cleverley on May 9, 2012 at 8:38am — No Comments
This might be the most difficult book review I've had to write so far. Not like The Hunger Games, where I was lost for words because of the brilliance and the feels. No, this is a whole other impossibility.
Imaginary Girls is a terrifying ghost story. Terrifying mainly because it is impossible to comprehend. The story doesn't make any sort of sense; even after finishing it I have trouble describing what it's about.
I'll tell you the main…Continue
Added by Adela Bezemer-Cleverley on May 3, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments
After all of those wonderfully depressing books I read in the winter, I was quite ready for my Redwall fix. And there are still at least five Tales of Redwall that I haven't yet read (I believe there are 21 or 23 altogether).
This is one of the tales which branches out beyond the borders of Mossflower, even further than Salamandastron, the mountain of hares and badgers. The climax of this tale takes place on Green Isle, an island on the Western Sea to which a young Redwall…Continue
Added by Adela Bezemer-Cleverley on April 29, 2012 at 9:33am — No Comments
Hello again people. It's been a while since I wrote a proper review because it took me so long to read this book. That was actually mainly because I was moving home from university for the summer, applying for jobs... and tumblring and watching Doctor Who and Community.
Anyway, I've already read the entire Bartimaus Trilogy before, having been encouraged by my younger brother, who read them first. But it had been a while and I couldn't recall much of the…Continue
Added by Adela Bezemer-Cleverley on April 20, 2012 at 6:32am — No Comments
I have just finished reading "A Monster Calls" By Patric Ness from an original idea by Siobhan Dowd. Patric Ness was asked to write what would have been Siobhan Dowd's fifth book, "She had the characters, a premise and a beginning. What she didn't have, unfortunately, was time" (From the Author's note), sadly she passed away from Cancer before she got a chance to write her story herself.
It is the most beautiful and terrible thing I have read in a long time.
I read it all in…Continue
Added by PhoenixShaman on April 4, 2012 at 7:08pm — No Comments
Added by Adela Bezemer-Cleverley on April 3, 2012 at 5:25pm — No Comments
This is going to be a very different review. For a very different book. I read "The God of Small Things" because my dad wanted me to read it. I think he said I should read it because of my own interest in writing, because I am always inspired by the brilliance of authors. It took me quite a long time to read this book; two full weeks I think, which is kind of ridiculous. It wasn't that it was a difficult read (I've read more difficult books faster than that) or that it was boring (it…Continue
Added by Adela Bezemer-Cleverley on March 16, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments