Hi everyone! I am an aspiring author slash college student who loves to read which is probably obvious, and I love to share what I read with people, again, obvious. I think everyone has a book out there for them, its a matter of looking hard enough to find it and having a positive attitude about reading it. Anyways I hope you all find this blog helpful. Please feel free to comment and ask questions, that's why I do this!
Have any of you been following along with Freeform's (AKA ABCFamily) take on Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments series called Shadowhunters? I have and I am incredibly disappointed. It does no credit to the series AT ALL. I hate most of the actors, who BTW don't understand how their characters are supposed to behave, and I am angry with the show's writers for adding characters, making up or taking out scenes, and just plain out destroying the series' plot. JACE ISN'T EVEN JACE-LIKE! which is half the fun of those books anyways! Because I love Cassie Clare I will continue to watch the show so I can point out discrepancies and I pray the show gets better. Seriously though, am I the only one who thinks this way?
Those of you who have been around here for a while know that I am a huge...I mean HUGE Jodi Picoult fan. It would be such an honor to sit down with her and talk writing, inspiration, research and etc. Bucket list FOR SURE! I recently started one of her newest books called Leaving Time. Let me tell y'all....I am yet again blown out of the water! My little sister, who hates reading with all of her being, has made it through most of Jodi's 22 books. She's such a fabulous writer and she never ceases to amaze and shock and awe and inspire and insert gushy praise here...her readers and its awesome! If you are looking for heart retching human interest novels with a 180 twist at the ending, Jodi is for you! As an added bonus, you learn so much from Jodi as you read. Want to learn about school shootings? There's a book for that. How about terminal diseases? There's a book for that too. Suicide pacts? Check. Holocaust? CHECK! (Highly recommend The Storyteller) She's done almost everything...including elephant research and rescue centers. That's right. The latest installment of Jodi brilliance is about elephants.
From Barnes and Nobles:
"For more than a decade, Jenna Metcalf has never stopped thinking about her mother, Alice, who mysteriously disappeared in the wake of a tragic accident. Refusing to believe she was abandoned, Jenna searches for her mother regularly online and pores over the pages of Alice’s old journals. A scientist who studied grief among elephants, Alice wrote mostly of her research among the animals she loved, yet Jenna hopes the entries will provide a clue to her mother’s whereabouts.
Desperate to find the truth, Jenna enlists two unlikely allies in her quest: Serenity Jones, a psychic who rose to fame finding missing persons, only to later doubt her gifts, and Virgil Stanhope, the jaded private detective who’d originally investigated Alice’s case along with the strange, possibly linked death of one of her colleagues. As the three work together to uncover what happened to Alice, they realize that in asking hard questions, they’ll have to face even harder answers.
As Jenna’s memories dovetail with the events in her mother’s journals, the story races to a mesmerizing finish. A deeply moving, gripping, and intelligent page-turner, Leaving Time is Jodi Picoult at the height of her powers."
You'll laugh...you'll cry...you'll probably throw your book across the room...and then scramble to pick it up again. You will be forever changed. Jodi Picoult is amazing and you all must read at least one of her books...please! Do it! For meeee?!
-Enjoy! (because you will)
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Hey all! What a crazy few months it has been for me! Finishing up my junior year in college this semester and life has been crazy! Changed homes, changed schools, changed jobs. Yikes! The new reading list is up from last year and if I counted right, I finished a womping 22 books last year! (in the grand scheme of things, that's not very many but for me its an accomplishment!). Anyways, hope you enjoy the list! Now let me cover a few things I've missed since I've been away!