October 20, 2014

Bookish Bingo Update #3

Hey guys!
I read a TON of books this week. 9 or 10, I think. Some of them were graphic novels though. Does that count? *feverishly Googles question* Okaaay, since the word novel is in them, I'm gonna count them as books. Don't judge. 

So, this is what I read for the challenge:

A Book That Was A Gift- Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer

Over time, people have realized it's a bad idea to get me a book as a present, because I'll read it immediately and very fast, and then it'll just sit on my bookshelf. There's also the danger that I'll completely ignore the person who gave me the book, not even say thank you, and just start reading. Anyways, now that my tangent's done, what I mean to say is that I don't get very many books as gifts. So, for this challenge, I had to reread something. Which is okay, because I absolutely love this book! It's sweet, smart, funny, and overall just swoon-worthy.

Set In Autumn- Lovetorn by Kavita Daswani

I had such high expectations for this book. They weren't met. The writing was bad, and I felt like the plot was super flimsy. Also, the main character lacks identity. So does everyone else, except her mother, which I find ironic, since the whole book is about the main character's identity. This book was really disappointing.

Set In Space- The Restaurant At The End of The Universe by Douglas Adams

This book was kind of confusing, but so funny. SO funny. I don't think there was ever a page where I wasn't laughing. This book was great. It was light, hilarious, sarcastic, but still important, which I really appreciated and liked. Yay for this book! Okay, that was weird :)

A Book With A Creature On The Cover- The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan

I finally got my hands on a copy of this book. I loved it so much. It was funny but full of tons of great action scenes. There was also just the teensiest bit of romance in it, which made the story a lot more realistic. Uh, well, as realistic as a book with magical stuff in it can be.

A Book That's A Fall/Winter Release- Friends With Boys by Faith Erin Hicks

This book was okay. It wasn't something I had to force myself to read but it wasn't engrossing either. The main thing I didn't like about this graphic novel was that the ending was highly unsatisfying. Other than that, I liked the plot line, and I felt like the main character was okay; she was sorta boring.

Historical- Pika-Don by The Stanford Graphic Novel Project

I really liked this book. It's a great graphic novel based off the true story of Tsutomo Yamaguchi. It combines faith, love, hope, desperation and courage into one heck of a powerful story that I devoured in one quick setting.

That's how my reading went last week!!!

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