Monday, 16 June 2014

Bad News...

       So, my laptop broke. It's old, it's okay. May my laptop rest in peace. Anyway now I need to use an old computer that I have to share. Anyway, for now, my post are going to be next to none. Which means, for the authors that are awaiting reviews, I am probably not going to be able to complete them for a while. Nothing loads correctly on this computer. My deepest apologies. This also means that I am not accepting any reviews for a long time, just in case anybody was waiting with baited breath, just hoping that I am going to review their book, I am now unable to. Again, it deeply saddens me, and I am sorry.

Thursday, 12 June 2014

The Fault in our Stars by John Green

Author: John Green
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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 313
Publication Date: January 12 2013
Publisher: Dutton Books

       Hazel Grace has never been anything but terminal. Living with Thyroid cancer, and lungs that "suck at being lungs," everything has just been about extending her time here on earth, not about curing her. When her mother decided that she was depressed, she insisted that Hazel attend a Cancer Support group, each equally as boring and sad as the next. Until one day in walks Augustus Waters. A charming, attractive, Osteosarcoma/amputee survivor, who takes an interest in Hazel immediately. Watch as two far from normal teenagers fall into a beautifully sad kind of love.

       I liked Hazel's character, I found her very realistic. She has to be connected to oxygen almost constantly thanks to her illness, but I liked how she knew that her illness does not define her, and for she had some pretty humorous moments through out the book.

       Oh, sweet, charming, Augustus. How I have watched girls on the internet fangirl over you. Augustus somehow manages to be perfect--even with his old illness, and a prosthetic leg--without being snobby. I really don't have much to say about him other than the fact that now I understand why people fangirl over him.

       Isaac was a great addition to the story, and I honestly don't think I would like the book as much without him. He makes the book more then just a sad love story.

Hazel's Parents
       I thought Hazels parents were really nice, and adorably sweet most of the time, the only exception being when Hazel needed to go see Gus, and her parents were upset about her leaving all the time. I mean, I understand that they want to see Hazel too, but Gus has literally days to live. And as she pointed out, when Gus goes, she will be home every night.

Conclusion (I ranted a little, here.)
       I waited so long to read this book mostly because it's freaking expensive, but when I got it as a gift, I was overjoyed. The characters are amazing, and very realistic and this book is great. I love it. I already knew how the book ended, before I read the book, and I told myself not to get attached to the characters but I did. I did. I did. Despite the fact that I already knew how it would end, and I loved every minute of being attached to these wonderful characters. And for a final note. Before somebody says something like "You only read the book because a movie is in theaters now." I had been wanting to read it since I heard about it, I just didn't have the book at my disposal. Before all the people go around saying things like "To all the real fans of TFIOS. The people that read the book before it was a movie" Or... "You are only a real fan if you read it before it was cool." Anybody can be a fan of anything they want. Watch I'll determine a fan.

Have you read the book and or watched the movie?

If you answered yes, proceed to the next question

Did you like it?

If you answered yes, boom. I consider you a fan.

Monday, 9 June 2014

Liebster Blog Award!

       I have been nominated for the Liebster Blog Award again! Let me first begin with this speech.
       "I would like to thank my mother, my father, and my wonderful siblings for showing me my love for reading, making sure it blossomed like the most beautiful rose after a shimmering rain."

       No. Let me start again, I'm a tad nervous, I'm not good in front of 52 followers.

        "I would like to thank the academy..."  *Winning smile.*
       Okay, I'll be serious now. I would like to thank Natasha from Natasha's Little World for nominating me. Anyway, onto the 10 questions I must answer to accept this award.

1. What is your favorite part of blogging?
       I don't even know what my favorite part of blogging is. I enjoy writing reviews. So, yeah. I guess writing reviews.

2. Who is your idol
       I don't even have an idol. I don't think I have ever idolized anybody, but I guess if I had to choose somebody that I really like it would probably be Jennifer Lawrence. Aside from the fact that she is an amazing actress, she sets a really good example for girls, showing them that they can be beautiful even though that they aren't considered "skinny." I also admit I watch her interviews Youtube, because she always says something funny.

3. Who is your favorite book character?
       This question is very hard. I mean, sure I have characters that I love, but I always choose a character from a book that I have recently read, because they are fresh in my mind. So, the character might not be my my favorite ever, but it is at least my favorite in the newest bunch of books that I have read. So without further ado, I choose Isaac from TFIOS
4. favorite song/artist.
       Ummmmm...I guess Boulevard of Broken Dreams by Green Day. I can't believe that, that song was released 10 years ago...anyway, I also like almost anything by 3oh!3, Mayday Parade, or All Time Low. I think my favorite song by 3oh!3 is probably I'm not the One. My favorite song by Mayday Parade is probably Stay, and my favorite song by All Time Low is either Me Without You or Reckless and The Brave. WAIT WAIT. I also really like The Party Song by Forever the Sickest Kids. OR Your Gonna go far Kid by The Offspring. OR Teenagers by My Chemical Romance. OR A March Into Water by Pierce the Veil.

       Alright, obviously I can't choose a favorite. But it's safe to say that I don't like any country...or One Direction...or Justin Bieber...or Miley Cyrus

5. Best friends name?
       HAHHAHAHAHAHA...I don't have friends. I mean, I have like 3...I don't really want to name them, but I don't think you really care who my best friends are anyway.

6. Favorite series?
I don't really know what series is my favorite. I like a lot. I can't even. I suck at answering these questions. Darn.

7. Best quality?
       Physical quality? or like, personality-wise? I'll answer both then. Physically, everybody always tells me that I have nice eyes. They're blue You jelly? Don't be, it's not that big of a deal. Personality wise, sometimes I'm funny.

8. Favorite genre?
        My favorite genre is defiantly dystopia. No questions asked.

9.  Perfect world?
        I have no idea what this question means, but I think in the perfect world. I would be a bestselling author, and I would have a tame fox as my loyal companion. (Although a hedgehog would hurt either.)

10. Books most recommended?
        The books  that I recommend to people depend on who I am talking to and what they are interested in. I find myself usually recommending, Divergent by Veronica Roth. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi (Though it's not for everybody) or Legend by Marie Lu

       Okay, so I know I'm supposed to nominate 10 people, but I can't. So I am nominating one person, so everybody give a warm congratulations to...Lauren, aka Pink Avenger over at Pink Avenger Prime. I love her blog!

My questions for you are:

1. What is your favorite thing about blogging?
2. Did you do the design for your blog? (It's beautiful!)
3. Why did you stat blogging?
4. Do you have a book that you regret reading?
5. If you could hang out with one protagonist would it be and why?
6. Who is your OTP?
7. Do you have any book character relationship that you strongly dislike?
8. If you could change one book ending, what book ending would you change, and what about it?
9. If you could interview one author-living or dead-who would it be, what would you ask said person.
10. Any stand-alone novel you wish would have a sequel?