Reviewed on 01/13/2012 – Friday yep, Friday the 13º,, creepy I know. LoL
The Bro Code
Man, let me start by saying I love Barney. He is the best EVAH. Th...moreReviewed on 01/13/2012 – Friday yep, Friday the 13º,, creepy I know. LoL
The Bro Code
Man, let me start by saying I love Barney. He is the best EVAH. The book is funny, but I have to say that the audio makes all the difference. This guy have this way of saying the nastiest things and yet, I find him charming as hell. If I could meet him I would totally be his Bro-Chick.
Barney, you rock and I would set you up with any of mine big boobed friends, anytime Bro. Just say the word LoL
Speaking in friends, When I’ve heard you talking about Chick Code I was like, say what??
I guess I missed school the day that the teacher called all the girls to teach about the Chick Code cose I didn’t know that there was one. But, apparently, I was dead wrong. Thanks Barney for putting me on the loop on that,, you rock!
I love the series and this book is so funny and fun to read, but I wanted more details about the articles. The 69 was the best BTW..LoL the Notes and “how to’ was inspiring. I was very tired and my head was about to explode when this book appeared in my path. By the end of it I was laughing my ass off and big part of it was Barney’s voice and intonation and plain awesomeness.
In honor of him I want to request a high six. Barney, this is for you Bro!!!
This reading is part of the following Reading Challenges:
The plot - Kate is flying solo now and is working for the Big Guy now. She has a new life and a new name. Four years has passed...moreReviewed on 01/25/2012
The plot - Kate is flying solo now and is working for the Big Guy now. She has a new life and a new name. Four years has passed since she met Bones. Ok, this is where I can’t take it. You know the plot. If I get more in it I’ll start crying again. I’m reading the 5 book and this part still hurt me, missing Bones. The Synopses says it all.
The Characters- I’ll try to be brief here cose this part I love about this series and I’ll end up extra babbling over it if I don’t watch myself. Lots of new characters all of them fab in their particular way. Even the bad guys are just the way we love to hate. Cat = kick ass, Cat’s mom = annoying and I want to punch her , Bones = oh, yes, yes, yeeeeeees. I get chills all over me just thinking of him. He is funny, mean, wicked, play dirty but above it all, he knows how to treat a lady no, really, he never lay a hand on a lady unless she can handle it and would never, ever, force himself on a lady. But this has never being put to the test cose, come on, It’s Bones we are talking about. He doesn’t need to force nothing on anyone.
Ok, this is the part where I put a Bones pic, but I decided to put a different one so you guys can pic the one you like the most. Last review was James Marsters, in this one I give you Justin Hartley:
See? He even has a red head= Cat :D
Blond hair, brown eyes, prrrrrrrrrrrrr,,,
Ok, I’m getting a little dizzied over here, lets get back to business now, shall we?
The Written - The dialogues are the best part of her writing. They are witty and have this wonderful flow to it. I love her style and since I’m reading book 5 I can say that it stays awesome along the series. Oh, and addictive too cose I can’t seem to stop reading it. I dream about it and can’t stop thinking about it neither.
The recording for the Audio Book - I love it, I love it, I love, I love it. This girl is fantastic and I love her. Did I mention that I love it? Yeah, I love it. For one simple reason = she acts through her voice and is so spot on it amazes me. The voice tone, the way she say the lines, I got a real serious case of nonstop grinning every time I heard her reading cose she makes the text really come to life and I believe that this is one of the main reasons I love this series so much.
Considerations - Racism is a real palpable theme in this series as well as prejudice and pride. I can say that this series is like candy apple. All the sugary sweet and deliciousness on the outside with the healthy interior.
This book is fun and addictive in a really non sense way, but if you look close enough you’ll find the serious stuff in it too. The way Cat’s mom treats her is an example of this. The fact that Cat decided on her on that leaving Bones would be better for everyone even without talking to him about it. How, even though Cat is half vamp, she don’t like them. You get my point, right?
This reading is part of the following reading challenges:
The Plot - It's a sad one. Ava is a teenager, only fifteen years old. She falls in love with Jackso...moreSuch a sweet and heartfelt story,,
The Plot - It's a sad one. Ava is a teenager, only fifteen years old. She falls in love with Jackson, a boy that is her total opposite. He is, in one word, alive and she feels more alive when she is with him. He makes her do things that she never would have the courage to do otherwise. He dares her and that is their little 'thing', their especial 'thing'. But now Ava is alone and sad and feeling terribly guilty.
The Characters - We learn a little about each of them along the story and see their uniqueness in theirs details. Ava is a grief teen and, sad as it is, I can relate to that. I've lost my cousin one week after I turned fifteen, so I know a little about feeling lost. Maybe that's why Ava felt more real to me than the others.
The Writing - I've never read one like this before and I was pleasant surprised. It was like reading feelings, if you know what I mean. No bullshit around it, just cut to the chase, raw feelings stuff. I think I'm doing this wrong. I'm not being clear enough, but I can't seam to find the words to describe it. the point is, the writing is beautiful and full of feelings and emotions that reach you and touch you while you read. Well, if I think in something better to say I'll redo this part of the review.
Considerations - I had a really high expectation about this book and I was fully aware that it would be a sad read, but this is not quite right with this book. I've got some tearing eyes while I was reading, yeas, but death was not the central point of it. Ava suffers and when Jackson is back (this is no spoiler, it says in the summery) she is happy as a clam (so do I). Then something happens, Ava starts to heal and the point, as I discovered, is not the death, but the life after you lose someone you love, the more difficult thing. Saying goodbye to the life you had before, say goodbye to the one you loved and always will. Move on after you lose part of yourself. That is the main point of the story.
Uma estória tão doce e sincera,,
A Trama - É uma triste. Ava é uma adolescente, de só quinze anos. Ela se apaixona por Jackson, um garoto que é o seu total oposto. Ele é, em uma palavra, vivo e ela se sente mais viva quando está com ele. Ele faz ela fazer coisas que do contrário ela jamais teria coragem de fazer. Ele a desafia e isso é algo especial entre eles. Mas agora Ava está sozinha e triste e se sentindo terrivelmente culpada.
Os Personagens - Nós conhecemos um pouco sobre cada um deles ao longo da estória e vemos sua singularidade e detalhes. Ava é uma adolescente em luto e, por mais triste que isso possa parecer, eu consigo me identificar com isso. Eu perdi meu primo uma semana depois do meu aniversário de quinze anos, então eu conheço um pouco sobre como é se sentir perdida. Talvez seja por isso que Ava me pareceu mais real do que os outros.
A Escrita - Eu nunca li uma como essa antes e ela me deixou agradavelmente surpresa. Foi como ler sentimentos, se é que você me entende. Sem enrolação, apenas sentimentos brutos. Eu acho que não estou fazendo isso direito. Eu não estou sendo clara o bastante, mas eu não estou conseguindo achar as palavras certas para descrever. O que eu quero dizer é que a escrita é linda e cheia de sentimentos e emoções que te alcançam e te tocam enquanto você lê. Bem, se eu pensar em algo melhor para dizer eu refaço essa parte da resenha.
Considerações - Eu tinha expectativas realmente altas e estava totalmente ciente d que seria uma leitura triste, mas isso não foi exatamente certo para descrever este livro. Eu fiquei com lágrimas nos olhos, sim, mas morte não era o ponto central dele. Ava sofre e quando Jackson volta (isso não estraga a estória, isso está na sinopse) ela fica muito, muito feliz ( e eu também). Então algo acontece, Ava começa a se recuperar, a se curar e o ponto central, como eu descobri, não é a morte, mas sim a vida após você perder alguém que ama, a coisa mais difícil. Dizer adeus à vida que você tinha antes, dizer adeus àquele que você amava e sempre amará. Seguir em frente após perder parte de você mesmo. Este é o ponto principal da estória.
I just want to make clear that this is not a feel-good-about-your-self-book. I just finished it and my mouth is dry, my senses are numb and my chest i...moreI just want to make clear that this is not a feel-good-about-your-self-book. I just finished it and my mouth is dry, my senses are numb and my chest is hollow. You know when you have a nightmare that is so real that when you open your eyes you don't know if you are really awake or still trap i the dream? This is exactly how I'm feeling right now. Even the air around me feels different and my head is in slow motion.
You may think that this is a bad thing, but is not. The fact that I'm feeling this terrible is a prove of how wonderful this book is.
Usually I can read more then one book at a time and just after I finish one I jump right in to another. after reading this I think I'll need a few days to start another one. I can't seem to concentrate very well, my mind still drifts to Alice and my eyes get wet, but I'm not really sure why or for whom I'm crying for. (less)
I think this is the most perfect sentence ever, cose it says at all. Every single page of th...moreReviewed on 02/04/2012
“Katniss, the girl who was on fire.”
I think this is the most perfect sentence ever, cose it says at all. Every single page of this book can be summarized in this single and most unique sentence. I’m sensing by the look on your face that I’ll have to elaborate on that. Ok, so elaborate I will :D, sorry, my Yoda side comes up sometimes :P So, lets get started. First things first.
The Plot - Here’s the central idea of it all. A dystopian future. World (EUA) is divided in 13 sections (13º was blown up cose they didn’t behave). Every year each section “gives away” a boy and a girl to “play” in a game called Hunger Games. 24 comes in and only 1 comes out. Glory and fortune for the winner and all that. The story centers on Katniss, a really poor girl that gives herself as sacrifice in the place of her little sister. How can you resist a plot like that? Come on. This one got me on the synopses. LoL Love this plot.
The Characters - There’s a lot of them and each one is unique and as real as any great character can be. Since I can’t talk about aaaall of them without making this review longer than the book itself, I’ll talk a little about the essential ones and how they came across in my opinion :D Katniss,
she is a tuff cookie. A fighter that had to take care of her family when she was really young. She hunts and is so detached of real feelings that sometimes she feels cold.
kind as a lamb.
golden boy with a heart of gold.
strong, a hunter, take care of his whole family.
old drunk that God only knows how, won the Hunger Games and now is responsible for kipping Katniss and Peeta alive in the games. Tricky thing to do while being drunk 24/7.
a typical Capitol girl, shallow as can be, but very polite. Oh, and I luv her hair. *-*
best styler EVAH.
best TV host EVAH.
Well, that’s about it. I love some and some I hate, but any character that can make me feel something has my respect.
The Audio Book Recording - Not the best, but it’s hearable. She reads ok. Nothing much to say about that.
Considerations - As I was reading this I couldn’t stop comparing this story to the old ones about the poor village that had a lottery and in this lottery they pick a virgin young lady that was to be given away to the big bad dragon. It’s something really frighten to be part of. What made me more scare was the fact that I could easily see myself as a Capital girl watching those games. I get why they find it so entertaining and that is the main reason most people like to read the book. We have the view from inside and it’s so exciting. I know what you’re thinking: “No way I’m as bad as those Capitol pigs.” Well, guess again cose if you are reading this book you are enjoying yourself with the Hunger Games and being entertained on the cost of the deaths that are being displayed on it. Don’t beat yourself up about it. This is human nature after all. I really like the fact that Katniss is cold when she talks about feelings. She actually thinks with her head and have her survival as the main focus. She is fire that rises among the dark and depressing coal. She is a fighter and I felt strong inside her head. There were so many emotions and action in this book, I mean, in the reaping I was so sad and angry. My heart was in my hands, but just like every other important moment in this book, it had its porpoise. Every decision, every step, every action defines what is up ahead. The reaping, the prep, the game. I found it all very exciting, but there were a few points that felt dry or not really there. Like Peeta for instance, he is there, but not really there, if you know what I mean. I wish he were marked as a stronger character than he were shown in this book. I mean, there were less stuff about Gale and I felt that I know more about him than Peeta. Don’t get me wrong, I like him, but I don’t know enough to actually care about him. The Games, this part is actually a little spoiler so I don’t advice you to read unless you already read the book. So, they keep saying all the scary stuff and how the Games are bloody and merciless. They turned out to be really bloody, but for some reason Katniss and Peeta got off with their hands almost clean. I mean, Kat’s kills were so bland and is not like she actually went and became a murderer for the game, aside for the fact that she kept thinking about killing a lot of the time. Peeta, yep he killed too, if you can call that a real kill. In the body count they were spared pretty good . Oh, what the freaking problem with the food in this book? I know Katniss is like starving all the time, but for a book called Hunger Games, there are a lot of freaking food talking all the freaking time. Water is another thing. She was 5min in the arena and started feeling the thirst. Oh, come on. I spend more time without water and you don’t see me babbling about it all the freaking time. The end. I love how exciting it was. The tension, the danger. Oh, really good stuff, but I felt like something is missing. It was a void. Is like you just spend the last hour fighting for your life and your main concern became a boy’s feelings. I don’t know. It just felt weird. Other than that, the story is wonderful and I can’t wait to watch the movie