Sep 19, 2014

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

A somber tale of consuming passions and vengeance played out against the lonely moors of northern England, the book proved to be one of the most enduring classics of English literature.
The turbulent and tempestuous love story of Cathy and Heathcliff spans two generations — from the time Heathcliff, a strange, coarse young boy, is brought to live on the Earnshaws' windswept estate, through Cathy's marriage to Edgar Linton and Heathcliff's plans for revenge, to Cathy's death years later and the eventual union of the surviving Earnshaw and Linton heirs.
A masterpiece of imaginative fiction, Wuthering Heights (the author's only novel) remains as poignant and compelling today as it was when first published in 1847.

I originally read this book in high school for a class, but you know how hard it is to remember anything about a book that you are forced to read? When I first read it for content and not quality I didn't like it at all. It was boring and I eventually spark noted almost the entire thing. Yes, me, the soon to be lit major spark noted a book. People get desperate! Try to read Huckleberry Finn and you'll find out what I mean..ugh terrible book. However, I was disappointed to find out, upon the second reading, that I only liked it a little teensy bit more than I did the last time. I was more drawn into the romance, and I cried like a baby when Cathrine was dying and Heathcliff was telling her she was murdering him with her death, but the rest of the novel was...uneventful. I guess I'm a sucker for adventure and this book was lacking in that. I didn't like that it was all just a story being told to Mr. Lockwood I think it made the story itself drag a little. To be honest though I think the story should have ended after Cathrine died because after that the book was just slow. It was OK to learn what became of Cathrine's daughter but I feel like that could have just been an add on in an Epilogue instead of an entire half of the book. I do not think I'll be reading it again. Though I've heard a lot of good things from it, it wasn't my favorite.

Mar 25, 2014

Divergent the movie

I went to see the movie Divergent last night and now I need to read the book. lol I wont be able to until I'm done reading the series I am reading right now and then after that I REALLY want to read the rest of the "seven realms" novels by Cinda Chima (I think that was the authors name at least the last name is correct.) because those books were great but I still don't have the other ones and have to buy them. lol I'll get to it. IT's now on my TO READ list.

Jan 10, 2014

The Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan


All five books in the blockbuster Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, in paperback, have been collected in a boxed set fit for demigods. Now with glorious new cover art and packaged with a special poster, this value-priced set includes the best-selling The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters, The Titan's Curse, The Battle of the Labyrinth, and The Last Olympian. Whether it is for readers who are experiencing Percy's thrilling adventures with Greek gods and monsters for the first time, or for fans who want to devour the saga again, this gift will be prized by young and old.


So I got this for Christmas from my very close twin-like cousin Kevin, and I was really excited. Not so much excited because I have seen the movies...which come on any true reader would know why that is. I obviously knew there were going to be a lot of differences. The main reason I was excited was because I love mythology..which was no doubt why my cousin had given me the books because we both love mythology and have constant discussions/arguments about mythology. Like is Scottish mythology better than Greek....just saying I understand how cool furies are but banshees.....come on! Anyways, I loved the insight into mythology they stick pretty close to the regular mythologies and don't change stuff just kind of don't mention some stuff that could be harmful...Like they never said anything about Dionysus's death because he was supposed to be alive in the book.....anyways.
I loved the monsters that are shown, and the characters. I really loved the ongoing kinda relationship between Percy and Annabeth.
I loved the series and I am even considering reading the spin off which is rare for me. I generally do not like spin offs. I am also really happy that I get to keep them and read them again. And again. And again.