Month: November 2016

Book #12

I am done with “A Wrinkle in Time”. I liked the idea behind it and many of the characters in it, but the writing still irritated me for some reason and the pacing seemed a bit rushed. I do see that it is a very good book, and there are some excellent lessons in it, but Newberry worthy…? Not sure,  but then I’m not familiar with the year it was published and then the other books published that year, so I am not one to judge.

A book you own but haven’t read.
A book that was made into a movie.
A book you pick solely because of the cover.
A book your friend loves.
A book published this year.
A book by an author you’ve never read before.
A book by an author you love.
A book at the bottom of your to-read pile.
A book with a color in the title.
A book set somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit.
A book you started but never finished.
A book with a lion, a witch, or a wardrobe.
A book with a female heroine.
A book set in the summer.
A book of poems.
A book you learned about because of this challenge.
A book that will make you smarter.
A book with a blue cover.
A book you were supposed to read in school but didn’t.
A book “everyone” but you has read.
A book with a great first line.
A book with pictures.
A book from the library.
A book you loved – read it again!
A book that is more than ten years old.
A book based on a true story.

I choose witch. I choose

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Another on my to-read list for a while, and time I got to it. It’s not particularly long, so a review should come later this week. I’m also reading the sequel to Six of Crows, though, so I’m not sure when I’ll start this. Hopefully tomorrow.

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Book #11

Wow, I am ashamed of myself. I started this thing in July. I’m still not even halfway done! There aren’t really any excuses other than that I am a slacker and a procrastinator, and I keep starting other books outside of the challenge and getting sidetracked. So after that not-so-brief hiatus, I’m resolved to buckle down and finish, hopefully by the new year. This is just pathetic.

I like “The Good Earth.” It was extremely well written, but it was hard to read because of some of the material, such as the treatment of women. Throughout the book, it dealt with things like foot binding, and it referred to many of the females as “Slaves” rather than people. My favorite character, O-lan, was grossly mistreated by her husband, the main character, Wang Lung. Still, even though Wang had a lot of faults, I enjoyed his story and his connection to his land. I thought the ending was a bit abrupt, but still satisfying. I definitely recommend it if you haven’t read it yet.

So, on to the next book…

A book you own but haven’t read.
A book that was made into a movie.
A book you pick solely because of the cover.
A book your friend loves.
A book published this year.
A book by an author you’ve never read before.
A book by an author you love.
A book at the bottom of your to-read pile.
A book with a color in the title.
A book set somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit.
A book you started but never finished.
A book with a lion, a witch, or a wardrobe.
A book with a female heroine.
A book set in the summer.
A book of poems.
A book you learned about because of this challenge.
A book that will make you smarter.
A book with a blue cover.
A book you were supposed to read in school but didn’t.
A book “everyone” but you has read.
A book with a great first line.
A book with pictures.
A book from the library.
A book you loved – read it again!
A book that is more than ten years old.
A book based on a true story.

One of my best friends has been obsessed with this book lately, so I guess I should read it. It is…

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I know, I know… I’m 15 years old and I’ve never finished “A Wrinkle in Time.” But when I started it God knows how many years ago, it just seemed boring to me. So, I’m finally going to give it another chance and this time I will make it through it. The good news is, I own it, so I won’t have a delay waiting for it to come in from the library. I’ll try to get a review up by Saturday at the latest, and if I don’t, leave me comments reminding me.