Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

Hello my fellow internet addicts! So sorry for going off the radar again, but I visited my friend Sofia and, alas, was without a computer for several days. Although, yes, I did briefly steal her computer, but I couldn’t exactly write an entire blog post in the span of 2 minutes. I’m good, but not that good.

Anyway, whilst I was staying at my friends house, I did get the chance to read a really great novel… Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card.

817zSlJXNZL._SL1500_To be perfectly honest, words cannot describe how incredibly, unimaginably brilliant this book is, but I’m going to try.

First off, I’m going to commend Mr. Card for his amazing literature – there are not that many author’s that can captivate an audience like he can. The way he writes is just fantastic, and I utterly love it – I couldn’t manage to tear myself away. He puts a new definition to the word “writer”.

Not only is the plot the work of a genius, but all the characters and the people around the story, contribute so incredibly much to how epic it is. You feel so much for Ender, but at the same time you understand why Graff (a sort of teacher) does what he does… at least, you understand towards the end of the novel.

Ender is so smart – and I guess that’s why I like the book so much. I like smart characters, who react the way a real person would react, and not just in a way that only makes sense to the author, but not to anyone else.

This book is really different from anything else I’ve ever read. I’m not the biggest fan of sic-fi – I’m a paranormal kind of girl – but this has really opened my eyes.

I’m giving this the most glowing recommendation I can possibly give.

I recommend this book to everybody who has ever been born and anybody who ever will be born.

I’m even going to go hunting for a hard-back edition of it, so I can have it for myself (the copy I read was the one I borrowed from the library).

Also, I heard that they’re making a movie (Yay! Jumping up and down in my chair squealing), so check out the trailer below:

Ah, so good!

See you later guys!

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Anybody else read this book? Agree with me? Disagree? Let me know in the comments section below!

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The Book of May

Hello my dear internetees! I’ve decided to have a book of the month sort of thing, and the reason why I’m doing this on the 1st of June, is because I can’t really do it in May. It wouldn’t really work if I wrote about a book of the month on, lets say, the 28th of May, but then read an even better book on the 30th. So, I decided to do May’s book of the month on the 1st of June.

And the winner, of this Book of the Month, is… Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin #1) by Robin LaFevers!

This book is so amazing; I just start to smile whenever I think about it. I absolutely adore it – it has the perfect blend of weird, action, and romance, and I think it has a little something for everyone.

Ismea (“the girl”) is so… cool, in a way. She’s very tough, and hard-core. At the same time, I think she has a little bit of a fragility to her, but for some reason this delicateness only makes her stronger.

But anyway, check out the description below, and be sure to buy a copy of this book for your Summer Reading.

Why be the sheep, when you can be the wolf?

Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old. Here she learns that the god of Death Himself has blessed her with dangerous gifts—and a violent destiny. If she chooses to stay at the convent, she will be trained as an assassin and serve as a handmaiden to Death. To claim her new life, she must destroy the lives of others.GraveMercy_final_hres

Ismae’s most important assignment takes her straight into the high court of Brittany—where she finds herself woefully under prepared—not only for the deadly games of intrigue and treason, but for the impossible choices she must make. For how can she deliver Death’s vengeance upon a target who, against her will, has stolen her heart?

And just in case this has made you interested, click here to go to Amazon’s page about Grave Mercy.

Have a nice day.

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So, does anybody agree with me? Anybody else have a favorite “May” book? Let me know in the comments below!

Summer Reading

Hello my fellow Internet addicts! So, first and foremost I should apologize for my absence these last few weeks. I go to school, and (unfortunately) I have homework and finals – everybody who’s ever had to endure this torture will (hopefully) understand that I’ve had more than my hands full.

Don’t get me wrong, I like school just fine, but the homework load I’ve had these past few weeks have been anything but light – not to mention the amount of assessments/projects/tests I’ve had to deal with as well. Again, it’s not that I hate school; it’s just that I’ve had little time for anything else.

On a more cheerful note, I am going to talk about my Summer Reading Plan – I know I sound a bit like an English teacher, but I actually like planning (and, yes I am a bit control-freak/perfectionist – I’m not even going to deny it), as well as the fact that I have a TON of books I wish to talk about.

I have decided to read Game of Thrones. Now, I am already a huge fan of the series – because come on, how could you not love it! – and like any devoted enthusiast, I feel the need to explore every aspect of the Game of Thrones phenomenon. Plus, I want to see what’s happening inside of Jon Snow’s head (and yes, he is my favorite).

I also plan on reading Ender’s Game. I cannot believe that I haven’t read it yet – I am such a disgrace to all of my fellow bibliophiles. Seriously, I just have to read it – and if you haven’t, I encourage you to read it as well.

Let’s see… what else… Oh, yes. I also plan on reading Of Triton, once it is released, as well as Goddess. I’m going to buy these books now that I’ve finished with my exams, as a treat for myself.

I am going to read Timeless, the last of the Parasol Protectorate series. I’ve had it sitting next to me for the past month, but I just haven’t had time to read it yet.

That’s all the books I’ve planned on reading, so far, but you never know which books I might discover in the future.

So many books, so little time.

For those of you who don’t know, and that makes all of you, I have entered a Summer Reading Contest – the contest is that you read 20 books, and write reviews of them on Goodreads. The winners get a signed first addition of a book. I don’t know which book, yet, but come on – a signed addition of any book has me jumping up and down in my chair.

Except a signed addition of Nightshade – I’d burn that book. (No offense, Andrea Cremer… ok, a little offense because seriously… no.)

And just to conclude, I have 8 weeks to read 20 books… ha, they underestimate the power of bookworms!

I’ll be finished in week 1.

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On another note, anybody else have a few books your just dying to read? Anybody got any plans for the summer? Any other Summer Reading Contests?

Let me know in the comments section below!

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The Importance of Bookcases

Anyone who reads my blog should have, by now, realized that there is one thing that I’m truly passionate about.

Reading.

Well, reading and writing, to be perfectly honest, but those two verbs sort of go hand in hand, don’t they?

Now, seeing as I’m a passionate reader, it’s only natural that I purchase novels every now and then, right? Well, I do, and I’ve got myself into quite conundrum… there is no more room in my bookshelves. Granted, I only have two bookcases, but they’ve filled up much too quickly…

So, I decided to go and look on the Internet for a future-solution to my “abundance of books problem”, and I’ve found some very interesting results.419319_367841723319856_286842695_n

My favorite book case was without a doubt the one on the right. When I was a kid, our house had a wine-cellar like this, and it could be that I’m just feeling sentimental, but this is one of the most epic ideas for a bookshelf that I’ve encountered thus far (I read the expression “thus far” in a book and just had to use it!).

Seriously people, this is something I’m definitively going to install in my future home.

YbLTDThe next bookshelf I’m only going to mention because of my love for Doctor Who. It’s actually not a great bookshelf, but I just couldn’t help myself!

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This next little bookshelf I completely adore because, well, look at it! Whenever I see it, I just want to make myself some coffee, grab a good book, and read. And that’s what these bookshelves should do, right? They’re supposed to not only provide a “home” for your books, but they’re supposed to make you want to read. They should be inviting.

Although, I’m not very partial to green – if I’m being perfectly honest…

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Now, I don’t particularly like this in itself, I think it looks a little sloppy, but I love the idea so much that it simply has to be on my Favorite Bookcase List.

Perhaps if the chair was in a more oval shape, so that you can lean… it does look rather uncomfortable, doesn’t it?

But then again, it’s so cute.

I believe I’m conflicted…

Anyway, this was my Favorite Bookcases List, and I hope you enjoyed it – as well as you got an unquenchable need to go and read!

What did you think? Do you agree with me? Disagree with me? Let me know in the comments section bellow!

And yes, I am a proud nerd!

Where It Begins

Hello.

It took me a long while of just sitting and pondering over what my first post was going to be about, but then it hit me – I’m should just to write what this blog is going to be about. I know – what a completely and utterly brilliant idea (*note the sarcasm).

But then, I thought, that so… cliché, right? I mean, everyone’s first post is about what his or her blog is going to contain. Plus if everyone just writes what their blog is going to entail in their first post, why do they even have the “About” page?

So, instead of being like “Hello Blogger World” and whatever, I’m just going to write a little rant about books.

On a side note, if you’re curious as to what I’m going to blog about, then just look at my “About” page. That’s why its there.

Now, the definition of a book is, “a written or printed work consisting of pages glued or sewn together along one side and bound in covers”, and although this definition is very true, I feel like books are more than that. Books have the power to influence people; to inspire them – and all of you bibliophiles know what I mean.

It’s something we should all be very careful with – because every time we read, it changes a little piece of us. But for the better or worse, we can’t tell until after we’ve read the last page.

And yes, I also realize that that’s a completely uncool thing to say – but if you think I’m even remotely cool… then you may be a bit stupid.

So, this is where my blogging begins… me drinking ice-tea and typing away at my computer.

I guess this is it.

I read somewhere that pictures are supposed to lure people in, and make 13413271480979them more interested in your post – will you let me know if that’s true?