Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Summary from GoodReads: Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he thought he was destined to live.

OVERALL RATING (2 out of 5):

I'm definitely at a minority when it comes to this rating. This book gets way higher reviews than what I actually think of it. I didn't think it was a bad book, it just felt like there was something about it that rubbed me the wrong way. Okay, here's what I liked about it: He was so honest in this book. Lets just say this book is probably tended to be for a more mature audience. Things like masturbation were mentioned in small parts of the books but it made it more real and believable to me. Though at times it seemed to be a bit excess. Also, I know I'm going to remember parts of this book because it left such an effect on me. But, like I said, there was just something about it that bugged me. I think that anyone that reads this review and hasn't read this book should go read this book anyway. Maybe I wasn't in the mood to read this kind of book or something. I don't know. But really, you all should read it and prove this review wrong or something. :) :)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Last Olympian

Just gonna let you guys know that this is the fifth book in this series. Therefore, you may want to take caution of spoilers in this summary.

Summary from All year the half-bloods have been preparing for battle against the Titans, knowing the odds of victory are grim. Kronos's army is stronger than ever, and with every god and half-blood he recruits, the evil Titan's power only grows. While the Olympians struggle to contain the rampaging monster Typhon, Kronos begins his advance on New York City, where Mount Olympus stands virtually unguarded. Now it's up to Percy Jackson and an army of young demigods to stop the Lord of Time.

OVERALL RATING (3 out of 5):

I'm going to apologize ahead of time. I read this so long ago I don't quite remember everything. (Boy do I sound like an elder.) So this is the last book in the Percy Jackson series. Kronos is not only back but bigger and badder then ever. Percy and his friends have to rid of him and his army for good or it's the end of Olympus. Right away the book started out with action but overall I thought the chain of events moved slowly. I thought the plot of this one was only so-so. The ending wrap up was also kinda dragged out but I'm glad that most of it wasn't predictable. All in all, I think if you have read the rest of the books then of course you gotta read this one.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

In My Mailbox (4)

I gotta say sorry right now. My last post was an In My Mailbox post. I'm sorry I haven't been posting like I promised. But I'm on a vacay right now. I always have some excuse but I'm going to try my best to post more!!

Alrighty then, In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren.
So I'm spending some time with my sister at her house in South Carolina and she lives by this place called BooksAMillion. Holy lord, I leave that place with more books than I read in a year. So here's what I got this week!

Tithe Holly Black Valiant Holly Black Ironside Holly Black

Sunday, June 13, 2010

In My Mailbox (3)

Getting right into the swing of things, In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren.

So I haven't done an IMM in about a month so of course I have a pretty large amount of books I've gotten since then. Here they are...

Spirit Bound Richelle Mead Short Second Life Bree Tanner Cum Laude Cecily von Ziegesar
Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead
The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner
by Stephanie Meyer
Cum Laude by
Cecily von Ziegesar

Sweet Deceit Kate Brian Untamed Cast Hunted Cast
Sweet Deceit
by Kate Brian
P.C. Cast + Kristin Cast
P.C. Cast + Kristin Cast

Miley Cyrus Eyes Like Stars Lisa Mantchev The Ruby in the Smoke Philip Pullman
Miles To Go
by Miley Cyrus
Eyes Like Stars
Lisa Mantchev
The Ruby in the Smoke
Philip Pullman

I also found The Phantom of the Opera, Wuthering Heights, Around The World In Eighty Days, and Pride and Prejudice in the dollar section at Target! Sweeeeeet, I know. Share any comments you have on these books!!!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Bloggiesta Goals

Seeing as the new season of TrueBlood starts this Sunday, (eeeeeeeeee!) a few friends and myself have been holding TrueBlood marathons. So that leaves less time for me to do this stuff. Alright so here is everything I would like to get done. These ideas were taken from the host of Bloggiesta at Maw Books. Obviously I won't be able to get all of this completed. If I could even knock off half, that would be amazing. But I'll try my best!!!

[ ]Write reviews.
[ ]Write that great post idea from three months back.
[ ]Conduct and edit author interviews.
[ ]Create template posts for your future reads (ie: title, images, linking, tags, etc,) so you can open up, write review and post without being bogged down with technicalities
[ ]Clean up/Create your tags, archives, books reviewed list, etc.
[ ]Create a text file (or Google Doc) of cheat sheets (html codes, post url’s, etc)
[ ]Improve your blog template, clean up sidebars, add a favicon, install those plugins that you’ve been meaning to do.
[ ]Add or edit your about me page, review policy, disclosure policy, privacy policy, create landing pages (for example – an about me for Twitter readers page) or any other pages you might have.
[ ]Clean up and update your challenge lists. Link up your posts with hosts.
[ ]Make sure all of your social network profiles are up to date. Be consistent in those profiles with color scheme, images, etc.
[ ]Visit the Blogging Tips Group on the Book Blogs Ning and find ways to improve your blog.
[ ]Clean out and organize your feed reader and blog subscriptions.


Thursday, June 10, 2010

I'm Baaaaaack!

Alright, so I'm a bad person. I haven't blogged in almost a month now without even giving you guys a reason why. Well it's simple really; school. But tomorrow is my last day of junior year so I'll be free to do whatever this summer! Therefore, i'm baaaack!!! Sadly, i've only read like, three books. But reviews will be up when I feel like putting them up.. [soon] :)
I am fersher participating! You all should too! See more details at Maw Books Blog. See you this weekend!!!!