Monday, August 31, 2015

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

Sharp ObjectsSharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

So I kind of expected something more you know with all the hype about this authors books, I was left rather disappointed. It could just be that Sharp Objects is the lesser of Gillian Flynn's books but I can not really make that call as I have yet to read anything else by her, I should also keep in mind that this was also her debut novel. I do know however that this book has been highly rated by many people on GR. So I am probably in the minority when I say it was kinda meh.

I found Sharp Objects to be disturbing but not in a good way. Not in a way that it engrossed me, luring me back to find out what will happen next. In fact I started and finished an entirely different book while reading this one.

The characters where unlikable, the plot left little to be desired and we'll I kind of figured out who did it early on. Mind you I will give the author props that she did lead me away from my original thoughts at one point making me think another person had committed the murders.

Speaking of murders. (view spoiler) you would think that would be enough to make this a gripping novel but to me it kind of fell flat.

The blurb for this book and the endorsing quotes had tricked me into thinking I would be awake all night glued to the pages. But alas it was not the case for me as previously stated I started and finished another book while taking a break from this one.

I hate that I'm giving it a low rating but it is what it is. Hopefully if I do read her other books they will be more likeable.</["br"]></["br"]></["br"]></["br"]></["br"]></["br"]></["br"]></["br"]></["br"]></["br"]>

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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Old Bear by Kevin Henkes

Old BearOld Bear by Kevin Henkes
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I absolutely loved the artwork in this book. As bear dreams about going through the seasons we are presented with wonderful scenes. Both the fall and the winter appealed to me the most. The cover it's self under the sleeve was also lovely.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Skinned by Robin Wasserman

Skinned (Cold Awakening, #1)Skinned by Robin Wasserman
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

May contain spoilers, cursing and ranting.

When something bad happens to you, like an accident as what happened in this book to our main. It doesn't always mean death. If your brain is still working you can be downloaded into a new body. Some people if they have enough credit can have one specialty made if there is enough time for it. But the thing is you are no longer human. You can't bleed, eat, breath. You can feel pain to a degree only with extreme actions. Hot and cold mean nothing. You can feel slightly but it's not the same. You don't need to bathe, brush your teeth or use the bathroom. You're a machine that looks human and mentally you still are the same person but it's never the same.

It was going so strong, so good. But then things started to stand out. Little things that annoyed me. Nothing major just certain wordings for example "eating lunch" but how is she exactly doing this?? She doesn't eat. She has no need to eat, she doesn't have a stomach. The author could have used the sentence, 'she spent her lunch hour'. Like I said not major but annoying when it continued to come up.

And fuck Zo why are you such a bitch, like seriously. I did not like Zo at all. There was never a momment where I went ok fine she's experenced this tragedy, but nope she's just a bitch.

Blargh end rant

Edit: You know what Lia, the main character she's a bitch as well. If all this shit never went down and things were different or rather not different she'd still be a self centered bitch.

OK now it's an end rant.

Over all I did enjoy the concept and I'll continue on with the series, hopefully the characters start to be less annoying.

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Sunday, August 23, 2015

The Hundredth Man by Jack Kerley

The Hundredth Man (Carson Ryder, #1)The Hundredth Man by Jack Kerley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Detective Carson Ryder deals mostly with cases that involve those who are mentally unstable. The psychopaths, the insane. Little is it know he has his own secrets to hide.

When I first started this book I was drawn into the storyline but not so much the storytelling. I felt as if there was some pile up of extra stuff that took away from the story itself. But still I could not stop reading it getting more drawn into the book as I continued turning the pages.

Looking forward to the next book in the series.

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Friday, August 21, 2015

When I Went to the Library: Writers Celebrate Books and Reading by Debora Pearson

When I Went to the Library: Writers Celebrate Books and ReadingWhen I Went to the Library: Writers Celebrate Books and Reading by Debora Pearson
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

What a wonderful collection of short stores. All focusing on libraries or the love of reading, the written word and books. I found some to be touching and inspiring, others funny and joyous; While others saddened me.

I decided to leave the introduction for last and I am glad I did so. I connected so much with the words spoken and I read them with pride.Michele Landsberg, took the thoughts and feeling that I have for the library and wrote one the best introductions I have had the pleasure of reading in quite sometime.

You do not need to be a child to enjoy this collection, any age will find something in these stories.


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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Alphas by Lisi Harrison

Alphas (Alphas, #1)Alphas by Lisi Harrison
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I like books that take place in a boarding school, which is why I checked out this one. I found most of the characters annoying. The writing was roll my eyes worthy at times yet despite it all I didn't mind the story and will continue on with the series at some point.

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Sunday, August 9, 2015

Drizzled With Death by Jessie Crockett

Drizzled with Death (Sugar Grove Mystery, #1)Drizzled with Death by Jessie Crockett
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

Blarg it should not have taken me this long to finish this book. Just could not get into it. It was boring. But it's over now. Felt like there was too much going on but nothing happening all at the same time if that makes any sense.

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