Hello, everybody! I hope you all have had an amazing past couple of weeks. I have been really busy with school but I did recently finish Amy Poehler’s book “Yes Please”. Amy Poehler is one of my idols. I love her strong personality and feminism. This book is basically about her life and her career. Her writing style made me feel like I was having a conversation with a friend. It kept me interested throughout the entire book. I also loved her story of how she got into her career. Hollywood and comedy used to be a mainly male dominated kind of world. Obviously, there are always female comedians but it can be hard to really break through. It was really cool reading about her start in the comedy world and her rise. Towards the end of the book, she has a section about Parks and Rec. Parks and Rec is one of my favorite shows of all time. She had some moments in that section that actually made me laugh out loud. I’m not the kind of person to actually laugh at a book. Along with the stories she told, there was a lot of advice given. It was pretty general advice, not very life changing. It was nice to read nonetheless. I would totally recommend everyone to read this book. I think everyone will thoroughly enjoy it.
Wow! It has been so long since I’ve posted on this blog. I really had to focus on school this semester so I decided that needed to come first. The good thing is that I have a lot of posts that I can do because they’ve kind of been building up. I hope you all have had a great past couple of months, and I hope that I can start posting more consistently again.
I recently finished a book called Adultolescence. This is a very different book for me to read because it is a poetry book. Adultolescence was written by Gabbie Hanna. If you watch YouTube or Vines then you might be familiar with the name TheGabbieShow. Her real name is Gabbie Hanna, which I think is a beautiful name. I’m not one to really gravitate towards poetry books but I love her so much that I thought I would give it a try. This book really changed my mind about poetry books and I want to get more now. Her poems are all about being that period in life where you’re transitioning from kid to adult. I really like that idea because I kind of feel like that is the part of my life that I’m in. While reading these poems I feel like I could really relate to some of them. Reading this book has made me want to try other poetry books. I know there are some really popular ones right now and maybe I’ll try those next. Unfortunately, I don’t really know what else to say about a poetry book but I think everyone should check this out. The cover is really pretty as well. I got this book at Barnes and Noble for about $17.
Now that I finally have a break from school I am able to read and finish all the books I want. I honestly started this book so early in the year but I’ve also been in school the entire year. With that said, this is such a good book! Let me give you the gist of the story without spilling too much. This girl, Mia, is kidnapped by a man named Colin. He takes her to a cabin in the woods, but that was not his original plan. He takes her there because he wants to protect her from someone. Now the story is told from Colin’s point of view and also the detective’s and Mia’s mom’s point of view. The story also switches back and forth from before Mia was rescued and after Mia is rescued. Whenever stories switch like that I tend to get a bit confused in the beginning. I caught up quickly and I really liked the switching of views. The very last chapter is told from Mia’s point of view and it gives a very good twist in the story. I do not want to spoil it because I want you to go read the book! I loved it and I would totally recommend it to anyone. If you have any good book suggestions, let me know so I can read them!
This post is long overdue. I have now read this book three times and I think it’s time I finally write my review. You can probably already guess how I liked it based on the last sentence. Spoiler alert: I loved it! Harper Lee is actually my favorite author and so I was already biased. To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the only assigned readings that I loved in school. I have reread and cherished that book for years. Go Set a Watchman is a continuation of that story and now the main character, Scout, is an adult. Scout has been living in New York for some time and returns to her hometown to visit her father and “boyfriend” (She seems like the kind of person who wouldn’t want him called that). So basically the book is about her coming back home and realizing how different home is and how much she has changed. Towards the end, she finds out that he boyfriend and father are both a part of something that she doesn’t necessarily agree with. She has to decide if she is going to stand up for what she believes in or not. The Whole book is amazing and easy to follow. I love Harper Lee’s style of writing and I wish that she had written more before she passed away. I very much recommend reading this book especially if you love To Kill a Mockingbird. Thank you for reading! Come back on Saturday because I will be doing a review on a product that I have talked bad about but realized I was wrong.
This book, Annihilation, is the first book in the Southern Reach Trilogy written by Jeff Vandermeer. Area X is a place of mystery where expeditions are sent out to explore it. This book is about the twelfth expedition. Area X is completely cut off from the rest of the world. Vandermeer does not explain why it has been cut off or how Area X came to be. That is something that I really wish would have been explained. Hopefully it will be explained in the other two books. There are four women on the expedition: an anthropologist, a surveyor, a psychologist, and a biologist. The biologist is the narrator of the story. Their mission, while in Area X, is to collect samples and journal about their experience. In the other eleven expeditions something has gone terribly wrong, and the twelfth expedition is no exception. I was so encaptured by this book and would give it 5 out of 5 stars. I am so very excited to be starting the next book, authority.
I have recently joined this website called BookBub. The website tells you about discounted or free ebooks. I don’t always downloaded the books they tell me about. Grounded by G.P. Ching was one of the free books that BookBub told me about. I have absolutely fallen in love with this book! The book is based in a future world where a corrupt government, called the Green Republic, has taken over. However the amish community refused to follow the new ways and the government built a wall around their community. The main character is about a girl named Lydia who has grown up in this amish community. Her father becomes ill and the only chance of saving him is by sending him to a doctor outside the wall. Because her father is outside the wall she decides to go on rumspringa with her best friend. Rumspringa is when the amish go live in the english world for a little bit before being baptized. While in a safe house in the english world one little light switch changes her life forever. Her vacation turns into a horrible adventure, and she ends up learning secrets about her and her father’s past. All in all I really loved this book. I love the characters and all the plot twists that happen throughout the story. I gave this book 5 stars on goodreads. I would recommend this book to anybody. The next book is called charged and I can’t wait to read it.
Another one to cross off the list. I haven’t been reading very much because I’ve been busy with school and all that. I was pleased to see that this book was very much like the Disney Cartoon. I’m guessing the newer one is more like ‘Through the Looking Glass’ (I’ve never read that one so I can’t say for sure) Although, reading the book, it made me hate it a little more. I always thought Alice was rude, but she is worse in the book. She bosses all of the creatures around. When they are all in court she sneaks up behind the lizard and steals his pencil. She did that because she didn’t like the sound of it. What the heck? I didn’t really like the book as much as I thought I would. Well, now I need to go finish 1984 by George Orwell. (Which I am very much loving)