Thursday, December 27, 2012

Book Review: For Darkness Shows The Stars

In a time when technology destroyed everything, and nearly wiped out humanity. The Luddites and the Reduced were the only ones that remained, with the Luddites in control over the islands and do not allow technology or anything else that could cause another reduction to occur. Now the Reduced are giving birth to Posts, children that are no longer Reduced, and the times are changing. 
For Elliot North, a Luddite, she can't decide whether the changes are good or bad, but she can't help feeling some excitement. But, when Elliot rents her families ship yard to the Cloud Fleet for the boat they are building, she never thought that Kai, a Post that ran from her land four years ago and she was in love with, is among them. Kai has no more interest in Elliot though, he is  determined to show her what she missed out on in not taking his offer of running away with him. But when Elliot discovers Kai's secret, she doesn't know what to think. His secret could bring another Reduced time, or fix everything. 
Will they be able to overcome their differences or has Elliot lost Kai forever?

This book was another one that I could just not put down. My family had to practically pry it out of my hands on Christmas. It was so weird to see a book that brought you into a future that looked a lot like a past time when slavery was okay. It was really cool though how it was done. And the story between Elliot and Kai was so confusing in a good way. I could not tell what would happen! I love when books keep you on your toes! Also, the battle between Elliot and herself and Elliot and her family was just crazy. She couldn't decide what was right, and her family was against her the whole time. In parts of the book, you have no idea who to trust at all. One of my favorite parts of the book though were the letters between Kai and Elliot when they were younger and Kai still lived on the land. It added such a unique and fun element to the story, getting to see their past with each other in between chapters of the present. Perfect touch!
Such an amazing story!!
5 out of 5 stars!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Book Review: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and other concerns)

This book was an inspiring and hilarious novel! Showing you the ins and outs of comedy for Mindy Kaling and how she got to where she is now in her career. I laughed so hard at other parts of this book, and there were other parts where I couldn't help but think "Your go girl!" Her personality is just amazing! Throughout this book you really feel like you get to know her and by the end you almost feel like you guys are great friends. Who wouldn't want to be her friend??? She is so funny! and just awesome!
She is also so inspiring because she always knew she wanted to be a comedian and grew up to do just that! Starting from no where to becoming a writer and actress on the office to now writing and starring on her own show "The Mindy Project", which is so funny! And now to writing her own book!! I watch that show all the time! She is just totally amazing!

I give this book a 4.5 out of 5!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

winter break reading list!

So, seeing as I have not been able to get a lot of reading done this past semester because of school... I plan on hopefully reading a big chunk out of this list over break!
Here are some books I can not wait to read!

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)  By: Mindy Kaling

Safe Haven  By: Nicholas Sparks

The Hobbit  By: J.R.R. Tolkien

The Selection  By: Kiera Cass

For Darkness Shows the Stars  By: Diana Peterfreund

Bossy Pants  By: Tina Fey

Partials  By: Dan Wells

Black City  By: Elizabeth Richards

This is just a small look at all of the books I have on my list of To Reads. But, I will not have enough time for everything so I will read as much as I can! 
If you have any books to recommend, totally leave a comment! and stay tuned for reviews of some of these books through the next few weeks!!

(What my brain looks like when I think of all the books I want to read!)

Saturday, December 15, 2012

One Hilarious book!

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and other concerns)

By: Mindy Kaling

Wow! This girl is absolutely hilarious!!! I am in the middle of reading her book and honestly find myself laughing out loud. I get some pretty ridiculous looks when I am reading this book in public because if I am not laughing out loud by myself like a lunatic, I am sitting there smiling at the book like I have just found a big chest of gold! I probably look nuts, but if you read this book you will totally see why. 

This girl is so talented! and it is so inspiring to know that she knew exactly what she wanted to be when she was a kid and then just went for it! 
Such an inspiring and hilarious story! I would recommend to everyone who likes to laugh a lot!!!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Finals week

Sorry for the lack of posts. It is currently finals week so I have not had any time for reading. I have watched a few movies though! One of which I totally loved!
I recommend everyone go watch We Bought A Zoo! Cutest movie ever!!!

But what has really been keeping me sane all week is this awesome band! Take a listen!!! All acapella singing! amazingggg!


 And here is one of there awesome christmas songs to get you in the mood for the holidays!