Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday (July 30)

The Top Ten Tuesday meme originates from The Broke and The Bookish. Check it out and consider taking part too!

This meme is a weekly top-ten list category. I'll try my best to follow this weekly, so yeah! Keep checking back, and make sure to go to The Broke and The Bookish where this awesome idea is from!

July 30
My Top Book Endings
*I know this isn't ten, but I didn't feel like forcing it, and so I thought I'd just keep it short and sweet.
  1. The Help by Kathryn Stockett I just love how at the end of this book, one adventure may have come to a close, but really, it is just the start of a new one. What makes this book different than most with endings like this, is that in The Help, the journey that we can expect is beginning when the book finishes is not one that we are annoyed not to know more about, but rather one that gives hope and satisfaction, but still sits in reality.
  2. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline Promises, in my opinion, are a basis for a good ending. In Ready Player One, the book ends shortly after the main character is given a choice. Because of the events that happen and the emotions and philosophy presented behind it, the reader can easily predict the choice, and the book ends with the reader knowing the path the character will take, and kind of setting him free to decide the rest on his own.
  3. This World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer After a trilogy of quite depressing but still engaging novels, the ending of This World We Live In lets it finish off in a different light, but still in line with what has happened. Although I would have liked to know more at the end, maybe its better the way it is, where you can finish the story how you want it to be, for better or for worse.
  4. A variety of Sarah Dessen books What I love about the ends to her books is that they are not necessarily for better or for worse, but rather they are fulfilled and a goal is met. Something has been figured out, and rather than fixing reality, a guide is provided and there is hope.
  5. Palace of Stone by Shannon Hale To be honest, I can't remember why I liked the ending of this one, all I know is that in one my reading updates I said it was super good and sweet, so ya, I figured it probably deserved a spot on the list.

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Monday, July 29, 2013

Book Spine Poetry

Once again, I have a post that was part of the library event.
This time, the challenge was to make poetry using book spines. Harder than I first expected, but super fun!

R & R
Relax and read :P

Ready Player One - Movie Poster

Not too long along, in a land not so far away, I read Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Whoa. It was intense. So when one of the library challenges I'm participating in was to make a movie poster for a book, I knew what book I would do.
For those who have read the book, a few things to take note of: the pac-man ghosts at the top: there are six, to represent the sixers. There are three dots that the earth pac-man is about to eat, and those represent the three gates. In addition, there is a final dot partly shown, shaped like an egg. Obviously, if you've read the book you know what that is.

In case you can't make out what the quote says, it is "I created the Oasis because I never felt at home in the real world".

So ya. Tell me what you think :)


Hey! Long time no posts. Eek. So I figure I should give an update and so that's what this is. I've been super busy and not at home and on vacation and all that sort of stuff, so I put blogging aside, but I'm ready to start posting again so don't worry. I read a number of books during my blogging-absence, including a marathon of four Sarah Dessen books (That Summer, What Happened to Goodbye, Just Listen, and then the one I'm currently reading, The Truth About Forever), The Help, and To Kill a Mockingbird. All were good, most were really, really good :)

Anyways... I'll be doing Top Ten Tuesday again, and since its the summer, I'll have posts from a library challenge that I'm doing!