That’s the thing about girls. Every time they do something pretty, even if they’re not much to look at, or even if they’re sort of stupid, you fall half in love with them, and then you never know where the hell you are. Girls. Jesus Christ. They can drive you crazy. They really can.
J.D. Salinger (The Catcher in the Rye)
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nigh-time. I saw my cousin reading this about 2 years ago and I’ve had it on the back of my mind since then. Finally got around to buying it! This one’s next after The Catcher in the Rye. :)
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger.
Curious novel. It didn’t have a description at the back so I really don’t know what it’s about yet. I’ve been hearing and seeing this a lot so I might as well see what’s it about.
Read from September 13 to 16, 2012
I love how Brooks writes this. Its so convincing and makes you doubt everything. It’s gripping and scary. And I love the connections we found in the documentation of events.
A great read!
A facebook conversation between my mother and I. She’s going to be ordering books online with her best friend again.
I love how we share a love for books and how she knows my book preferences even if I’m away now and she doesn’t see the books I’m currently reading. Look at how she nailed them! How she only guessed what books I might like. I dont even care if she got The Fault in Our Stars’ title wrong.
I love her and I miss her so bad. :( Love you, Mom!
Read from September 09 to 11, 2012 —-
This was the kind of book that I dreaded realizing I was at the last page. I literally spent a few minutes staring at the Acknowledgments section at the end with images of the story still racing through my head. This series comes a close second to Harry Potter. It made The Hunger Games seem so boring to me now.
I like how the love story evolved without it having to be a distraction to the story itself. It was subtle, it never made a big deal of anything. Always there, we all knew, we just waited for the right moment for it to really bloom. Just like Ron and Hermione. I like the kissing underwater part. Nice touch. Also, it wasn’t the typical love story kind. It was complicated in a way and it made you doubt along the way because both had other possible love interests. Everything fell into place though. That’s what I love about this story.
The stream of the story always caught me off guard. That’s why I love it so much. Something different. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, it was never boring. The twists in the story, especially about the oracles, were genius. Mind blowing, genius. I also love the fact that we got to see Luke as a hero in the end, no matter how wicked he was in the past few books. The enemy turns out to be the hero in the end.
I have this nagging in my head though, about the new Great Prophecy the new Oracle mentioned. It makes me hope for a continuation. But deep down I know this is a kind of series that is so beautiful, and in a way sacred, that it needs no continuation. It has an ending, a beautiful one, but to continue it would be almost a crime.
Although I am curious.
Read from September 01 to 04, 2012 ——
I’m reading this series pretty fast and that’s when you know if I love it or not. This is like Harry Potter all over again.
I don’t like how this one started though. In the previous book we were left hanging with finding Thalia alive again and I expected a proper introduction or a continuation in the next book. The third book started with Percy already being acquainted with Thalia. It was kind of uncomfortable because I, being the reader, haven’t met Thalia yet. Her immediate friendship with Percy felt weird.
Other than that, I loved it. As usual. The twists in the story did not fail to enthrall me. Especially the biggest twist of them all at the end.
Look at what my friend lent me today! He’s also the guy who lent me The Zombie Survival Guide. After reading the guide, it’s a must to read this one. Also by Max Brooks. :)
Read from August 25 to 30, 2012 —
I don’t know why I kept this in my shelf unread for so long. This was an amazing debut to the Percy Jackson series. Way different from the movie. I liked the movie, but I loved the book.
I must say there were parts where I couldn’t relate because I lacked mythological background knowledge. I made a mental note for myself to find a mythology book to explain everything so that I would fully understand this series.
The adventure and magic was just what I needed during my busy and stressful life. A page turner. I can’t wait to start on the second book!
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