Book #72: The Lord Of The Rings

An insightful look and review on one of my favorite trilogies of all time.

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Wow. It “only” took me about two months, but I’ve finally completed the epic known as The Lord of the Rings.

As I’ve said before, I had only read about half the novel before inexplicably putting it down many years ago without finishing. What was I thinking?

The Lord of the Rings is, quite possibly, the best novel ever written.

I don’t say that ironically, and I’m not saying that to troll. I really mean it. But, of course, as is everything on this blog, that’s just my opinion—which is reflected in my rankings.

You know the story, right?

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The Bookish Update

Hello! I know I haven’t really been posting here for a while, so I decided that I would make an update post to let you guys know how I’m doing.

Just finished Paper Towns and I absolutely loved it. It was a touching and endearing read. I’ll be making a follow-up post with my thoughts on it this week for sure. I started An Abundance of Katherines a few days ago, but I can’t seem to will myself to finish it. It’s just so frustrating. Not the prose though, John Green is still an amazing writer. It’s the characters. They seem too quirky and unrealistic. Hopefully, I’ll finish it this week as well.

Concerning the future of this blog, I decided I will be reblogging other posts that I think you guys would find interesting. I originally wanted my blog to be 100% original content, but I think with contributions from other bloggers, I’ll be able to please a much wider audience.

I’ll also be making my first attempts at writing short stories which I will post here, so keep an eye out for that! 😉

Other than that, I wish you all a good day!

Happy Reading!

Young Adult Cancer Story by Briallen Hopper

This essay was written on lareviewofbooks.org . This is not my property.

ON THE MONDAY when The Fault in Our Stars was the #1 movie in America, I spent the morning at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven learning about the intricate physics of intersecting radiation beams and marveling at an animated scan of the inside of my friend Ash’s body: a Rorschach image of irregular black-and-white shapes that each emerged and grew and shrank and vanished as we moved down from her shoulders through her healthy heart, spotted lungs, scarred gastro-esophageal junction, stabilized liver, and newly enlarged lymph node.

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Legend by Marie Lu

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Told in alternating chapters. Legend by Marie Lu is a story of two teenagers. June, a brilliant but militaristic girl from the Republic, and Day, a fugitive and a terrorist from the slums. June, with her perfect test score, is in pursuit of Day, who in attempting to rescue his family from the plague, has made himself the target of June’s Republic. How? By murdering June’s brother. Continue reading

Book Club – Paper Towns by John Green

When it comes to John Green, it’s sad to say that I’m not too familiar with his work. With the exception to The Fault in our Stars, I haven’t read any of his other books which is why I plan to remedy this during the summer. My friends and I have decided to read Paper Towns together and have a book club of sorts.

John Green is one of the most well-known authors in YA with a twitter following of 2.87 million and cult following for his YouTube account that he shares with his brother Hank called VlogBrothers. Green first rose to prominence with the publishing of his first work Looking for Alaska.

I will be making post some time in the future about our thoughts on Paper Towns as well as a review.

If you would like to learn more about John Green, you can follow his twitter and YouTube account below

https://twitter.com/realjohngreen

http://www.youtube.com/user/vlogbrothers

If you would like to follow me on Twitter, please visit the “Internets” page available on this blog.

 

Happy Reading!

 

Note: I might possibly make a recording of myself reading the prologue of Paper Towns. Please let me know if you would be interested in something like that.

The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud

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50 years ago, the Problem began. Haunts, spirits, and specters started appearing throughout the city of London and it is up to children with psychic abilities to eradicate these supernatural foes. 

Lucy Carlyle has just joined Lockwood & Co, a small ghost hunting agency led by the charismatic Anthony Lockwood that runs independently without any adult supervision. After a disastrous assignment, the fate of Lockwood & Co as well as the lives of Lucy, Anthony, and George, rests upon the completion a perilous investigation of Combe Carey Hall, one of the most haunted houses in England. Continue reading