Yipee - the first post of 4 for the Winter Reading Challenge. Just a place to link up & tell me about what books you've been reading since the cold has forced us to huddle in by a fire... or in my case, by a infrared heating machine. Whatever works.
The Rules: Just link up with me over the next few posts & tell me about what books you are reading. That's it. Not too serious - not too scientific. Just fun.
& at the end of it all - a giveaway for everyone who has linked up with me.
Bonus entries for pictures on Instagram with the #WinterReadingChallenge & tagged back to me @Rebecca Jo Knits...
By the way - so far the Giveaway is going to include a $20 Target Giftcard, & a knitted goodie to represent winter, as well as a cute bookmark to represent it being a reading thing....
So here's my first entry
I rate like Goodreads ... a 1-5 star (1 being awful - 5 being fantastic)
1. Divergent ... 4 stars / I was slow to getting to this one. Not sure why I put it off. I think because I want the whole series to be out now before I jump into a book series like this. I remember the days of old of staying up to midnight for the latest Harry Potter book. The movie came out & I usually read the book before I go see the movie. In this case, I did it backwards & glad I did. I think I would have been too confused if I read the book first. (side note: I get easily confused) This is a sort of blend of Hunger Games in a new light. Society is divided into factions & everyone fits into one. Which I don't personally get. & if you fit in more then one, you are labeled "Divergent" & apparently dangerous. I would be divergent. Guaranteed. I am dangerous. Anyways. I did enjoy it. Cant wait to read the rest. I of course think a book is better then a movie, but again, glad I knew what was happening so I could enjoy the details of the book more. Plus, I got to have visions of Four in my head.
2. Catcher, Caught.... 2 stars / This book is about a young boy that has cancer & his obsession with the book The Catcher in the Rye. I have never read that book. I think that made me not really grasp this one as much as I should have because I seen others really love this book. To me, I just was bored with it, was aggravated with it & even madder at the ending. I hate when a book has a bad ending. I want to throw it & scream, "I wasted my time on THAT?"... It gets 2 stars are least for the cute stories of being a teenager & living through high school & getting a girlfriend. I wish that were more the focus.
3. Is Everyone Hanging Out without Me? ... 3 stars / I had been wanting to read this one for awhile too. I love The Mindy Project & think Mindy Kaling is pretty funny. Well, I wasn't too impressed with her book as being funny. It actually was boring in most parts & I didn't really even laugh a lot. I'm not sure what it was missing, but I was just glad it was over. Now I'm heading onto other funny ladies like Amy Poehler & Tina Fey... I'm not giving up hope on funny ladies.
|Sorry Mindy... I did give you 3 stars though|
Not too many books read this time. I want to get through the holidays & then I hope to be on a reading spree....
Can't wait to hear what you all recommend.
Have you read any of these? ... What did you think of them?