Tuesday, February 18, 2014

I have no impulse control.

So I told myself I couldn't buy or check out any books.

About Time directed by Richard Curtis
I saw this movie in theaters and was completely surprised by how much I loved it. I thought it was going to be the normal rom com, but boy was I wrong. There were so many scenes that made me grin so wide that my cheeks hurt. Then there were the brutally honest sad scenes that practically forced the tears out of you. I couldn't help but run out to my local Target the day this DVD came out. No regrets.

Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral
I picked this up off the shelf on a whim at my school library. I thought, "It's not a real novel. It'll only take me a half hour to fly through it." This was my reasoning for reading this instead of something from my huge TBR pile. The pictures are gorgeous, though some of them do seem a bit staged. There were some peculiar bits throughout where I couldn't tell if there were mistakes or hidden mysteries. As a reader you can take this stories a few different ways, which I find that I kind of like. It is what you make of it.

Every Day by David Levithan
I just finished this book last night and I can't complain too much. It never fully grabbed my attention, but that probably can't be completely blamed on the book. Distractions and stuff. I really liked some of the bodies he wrote from the perspective of. It allowed the audience to actually get a feel of the people, if only for a day. The main point to this book is the romance, and I guess I just didn't get to into it. I didn't like the main female character Rhiannon, so I was never really rooting for their relationship to work out. I think Levithan ended the novel nicely, if not a little bit abruptly. It was done the way that felt right, not too forced. Overall, it wasn't bad, but it's not my favorite of the year so far.

Girl at Sea by Maureen Johnson
Can I start this off my stating how much I despise actual people on the covers of books. I carried this book around with me cover down while I read in public. I absolutely hate this cover.Ugh. Rant over.
Despite my hate for the cover, I really loved the story inside. I needed a light and easy read as a break from school, and that's exactly what this was. It was full of little heartwarming scenes with just enough action to keep the readers from being bored. Plus, it's set on a boat at sea. I'm a sucker for those kind of stories. It was very cute, and I would recommend this to anyone as a great summer read. Or a winter read. There is snow where I live. A lot of it. 

 Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
I can't say too much about this book because I'm only about 30 pages in. So far it's alright, nothing terrible. I like the style of the story. It's a change from the normal. This is told from the perspective of a male lead, and usually I don't really like reading from their perspective. I don't really know why, but hopefully this book will change my mind.

Reality Boy  by A.S. King
I haven't even started this book yet, but I can't wait. I have been dying to read something by A.S. King because of all hype over the past month or two. Hopefully this lives up to my expectations.

This Star Won't Go Out  by Esther Earl, Lori Earl, Wayne Earl, and John Green
This was another one I couldn't resist at Target. I'm about a fourth of the way through and I absolutely love it. I predict tears in the future. If you don't know, this is the story of a girl who died of thyroid cancer. John Green dedicated The Fault in Our Stars to her. The book is a composition of her journals, writings, and the other things that made up her life. Make sure to pick it up if you see it on a shelf.

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