If you have been following my blog, then you know that I signed up for a blogger challenge to reread the Harry Potter series. I forgot how these booksIf you have been following my blog, then you know that I signed up for a blogger challenge to reread the Harry Potter series. I forgot how these books just suck my mind into a world of magic.
I rarely ever reread anything. The only exception would be John Green, Kurt Vonnegut, and the book Tuesdays with Morrie. I don't like to waste time reading something again.
However, this is far from a waste of time. I planned to give myself last week and this week to read book one as I have barely done any pleasure reading this entire year. I did not need that much time as I polished this book off in a few days.
I am not going to give a book review like I normally do, but instead just speak about the experience of reading it again. Obviously this book series is one of the best series to ever be created. What I found to be so exciting was reading the story again forgetting so many cool things. I kept reading and thinking, "How did I forget about this character or that event?". I then took the time to look up names of people and phrases and such and was blown away by how much is really hidden in these books. The mirror of erised for example is such an obvious play on words that I overlooked until I Googled to see if Erised was a name of a mythological character(I was way off!). While reading I found myself constantly looking for little gems like this.
Feel free to check it out and if you are reading them again feel free to add your own. I know there are sites out there that contain everything, but I want this to be a collaborative self guided journey.
The first book in the series was even better than I remembered. I cannot wait to begin book two. You know you are reading something special when reading it again feels like reading it for the first time....more
Easily one of my top reads of the year. I am placing this right up there with Game of Thrones for my fiction reading of 2011(more science fiction). IEasily one of my top reads of the year. I am placing this right up there with Game of Thrones for my fiction reading of 2011(more science fiction). I was put into memory bliss reliving and reading names of games and 80's pop culture that I grew up with. I kept a tab on all cultural references and now have a long list of items to read, watch, and play.
Aside from my nostalgia moments, the story was so intriguing. I was fascinated by the online world. It seems so plausible as each generation growing up is more tuned in online than the real world. I was so curious about how the author would intertwine all the elements presented. I was blown away more than once at how he integrated so much and made it seem so easy to follow. I felt like I was actually part of a game myself.
There is a lot of action, a lot of tense moments, very likable characters, and of course everything for a geek to love and adore. If you are a fan of movies, video games, pop culture, the future of technology, etc. then you MUST read this book. You will not be disappointed. Too bad this book is going to put a damper on my reading time as I go back to relive my moments of glory on my 8 bit NES. ...more
This is the first book in the Fire and Ice series. My goal this summer was to read all four books leading up to the new release of the book 5 coming oThis is the first book in the Fire and Ice series. My goal this summer was to read all four books leading up to the new release of the book 5 coming out in five days, but that is not going to happen.
However, this review is going to get straight to the point. THE BEST SCI-FI/FANTASY BOOK EVER!!! I would place Terry Goodkind first book in the Sword of Truth series right up there. Now I just need to get going and read book two.
There is nothing I can write about this book that has not already been written about a thousand times and better than what I could do online.
All I am saying is that this was the most enjoyable 800 pages of reading I have had in a long time. I bought book two and need to read it before school starts.
Need I say more? Go read this book and be ready to embark on an amazing journey.
I love dystopia like the millions of others who are into this genre. There is just something about the aspect of a story where life seems so bad and someone has to take stand to change the world. When I heard about Wither I knew I had to read this story. Prior to even reading the first page I just had that feeling that this book/series is going to be the next big thing. I don't think my feelings were too far off.
I love the atmosphere of this story. It is a world wonderfully created and contains many things that really make you think about "Is life really that bad?" Rhine lives in this home/mansion where she is given anything she wants except her freedom. However, Rhine begins to realize the what is going on behind the scenes is enough for her to try and leave. I don't want to give anything away, but I have a request for the author
I want to know more about the basement and what all goes on down there I want to know about the rest of the world in terms of what is going on outside of this home
You have to read this book. Even if you feel that you cannot possibly read another dystopia novel, please give this one a try. The chemistry between the sister wives and all the little plot elements that unravel while you read is just too good to pass up.
I did have a few places where I thought the author was going to lose my interest and then I turned the page and BAM! I was smacked hard in my reading face with a new plot element.
If you cannot tell I really want to share with you guys some specifici reasons why this book is so great, but I just cannot ruin it for you.
This book is moving on to the top of my reading lists this year over on my 2011 reading page.
Great storyline Great characters Great dystopia feel Great atmosphere