NOvember Book Challenge: Week 4 Reveal

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The last week is already here!  Welcome to Week 4 Book Reveal!  NOvember has seemed to fly by.  I really spent some time thinking about genres of books that I haven’t given a fair try.  The more I thought the more I kept coming back to Manga.  I have read some but I’ve never really found a genre of Manga that I liked.  (Did you know Manga had genres?  Thank you Anime Club for teaching me!).   So for my week 4 selection I picked a very popular Manga series that I have said no to over and over again.  So for Week 4 I will be reading…

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NOvember book challenge: Week 3 review

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Week 3 book:  Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Reason I said No Before:  Someone else didn’t like it

Did this book change my mind?:  YESish.  First I must confess I didn’t completely finish it (yet).  According to Overdrive I am 75% done with it so I do feel like I can make a fair assessment of it.  So yes this did change my mind, I am enjoying it, and will certainly finish it.  However i’m going to admit i’m not really sure if I will keep reading the series.  It is a good book, and if you like fantasy I would recommend reading it, but i’m not in love with the book.  It isn’t one that I need the sequel to right now.  More likely I will read it eventually just don’t think the book is quiet as awesome as all the hype I’ve heard about it.  Also the names in this book are super annoying (kim you were right!).  But like I said I am enjoying it and i’m glad I took a chance and read it.  Check in next week for the 4th and final week of the NOvember Book Challenge!




NOvember Book Challenge: Week 3 Book Reveal

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Welcome to Week 3!  So far Week 1’s Book didn’t change my no to a yes, however I was pleasantly surprised by how much I like Week 2’s book.  I will confess I started reading this week’s book over the weekend since it is a pretty big book (no, that’s not why I had said no to it before!).  So for the 3rd Week of my NOvember the book is…

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NOvember Book Challenge: Week 2 Book Review

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2 weeks done, 2 weeks to go!

Book: The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

Reason I said no before:  Dislike (or fear of) Classics

Did this book change my mind:  Yes!  I actually really liked it (i’m kinda shocked to be honest).  First, it wasn’t hard to read like I had been assuming Ernest Hemingway would be.  It was actually pretty easy, I read the book in 2 days.  Second, it was a simple story with powerful meaning behind it.  After reading so much fantasy, love triangles, and teen girl/boy angst it was nice just to read a good story that has meaning behind it.  Don’t get me wrong I still love my normal YA reads and I won’t be switching to all classics anytime soon but next time I get a little burnt out on my normal reading choices I will be trying another classic.  Maybe i’ll tackle Pride and Prejudice like I’ve always wanted!

What do you think, is a classic in your future?  Check back Monday for Week 3 selection!

NOvember Book Challenge: Week 2 Book Reveal

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Welcome to week 2!  I’m actually strangely excited and completely scared about this selection.  I think it is going to be a challenging read but that’s kinda the point.  It was actually recommended to me by a teen who says it is her favorite book.  I’ll admit I would have probably never picked this book up if she hadn’t have said that.  So for the second week of my NOvember Book Challenge the book is going to be…

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NOvember Book Challenge: 1st Week Book Review

murder suspect book cover

NOvember Book Challenge Week 1 Complete!

Book: Confessions of a Murder Suspect by James Patterson

Reason I said No before: Disliked the author

Did this book change my mind: Not at all.  But I do feel now when I say I don’t like James Patterson’s books I know I have honestly given him a fair chance. This book was better than the previous one I read but I still didn’t like it very much.  I never felt connected to the main character or really cared what was going to happen next with her.  I mostly just wanted to know if I was right about who the murderer was (I was). But like I said before I do feel now like I have a wider sample of his work as an author and it just isn’t for me.  But that’s ok, you don’t have to like everything!

Check back Monday to see what I’ll be reading for Week 2 of the NOvember challenge!

NOvember Challenge: 1st week book reveal

Ok, I have to admit I think this is going to be more challenging than I thought.  I decided to go with the book/author I’ve said the biggest no to over the last 5 to 10 years.  So here goes nothing, the book I will be reading for my first week of the NOvember Challenge is…

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