Friday, September 19, 2014

Friday Memes | The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair

The Friday 56 is hosted over at Freda's Voice! While the Book Beginning is hosted over at Rose City Reader. So, go check both of them out if you need more information. 
The rules of The Friday 56 are very simple:
- Grab a book, any book.
- Turn to page 56 or 56% if you are reading from an e-reader.
- Find any sentence or sentences that grab you then post them.
- Make sure to add your post url to the page which is at Freda's Voice, so all of the participants can see!
Book Beginnings:
Share the first sentence, or so, of the book you are currently reading. Share your thoughts and don't forget to also add your post url at Rose City Reader's page!

The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair by Joel Dicker

This is the book of the month for my school's book club, and I still haven't picked it up.... But, I'm planning to, I swear. I don't really know what's happening in this book, but I do know is that it's a crime mystery/thriller. Anyone have read this?

Book Beginnings
"'Somerset Police. What's your emergency?'
'Hello? My name is Deborah Cooper. I live on Side Creek Lane. I think I've just seen a man running after a girl in the woods.'"

The Friday 56
"At my request, Pinkas recounted how, after the police had unearthed Nola's remains at Goose Cove, everyone in Somerset had been alerted by the sirens of the police cars that had converged from all over the county, from highway patrols to unmarked Investigative Services Bureau cars, and even a forensics van."

Dun, dun, duuuuuun. I the Book Beginning and 56 are talking about the same girl, but who knows?
So excited to pick this up during the weekend! 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Harry Potter Moment of the Week #15 | Best Dumbledore Moment

This is a weekly meme hosted by Uncorked Thoughts. Check her out for more information about the meme.

The best Dumbledore moment for me is....

Okay, I can't really choose because it's Dumbledore, who even can?
So, I decided to just put two of my favorite scenes.

THIS WAS SO COOL. When I saw this, I said "If you think he doesn't get any cooler from that, I don't how he will."

When I was first watching the last movie, when this scene came on, I was full on crying. It was just the prospect of seeing Dumbledore, and during a pivotal moment of Harry's life. Just everything he said just brought waves and waves of tears.

And pretty much everything he says were so philosophical and quotable, that I don't have enough space to type them all out. 

Tell me what you think!
And, maybe your favorite quote by Dumbledore, too!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Bruiser by Neil Shusterman | Book Review

Title: Bruiser                                                    
Author: Neal Shusterman                                                 
Series: Stand-alone
Released: October 1, 2011
Pages: 328

"There’s a reason why Brewster can’t have friends – why he can’t care about too many people. Because when he cares about you, things start to happen. Impossible things that can’t be explained. I know, because they're happening to me."

When Brontë starts dating Brewster “Bruiser” Rawlins – the guy voted “Most Likely to Get the Death Penalty” her twin brother, Tennyson, isn’t surprised. But then strange things begin to occur. Tennyson and Brontë’s scrapes heal unnaturally fast, and cuts disappear before their eyes. What at first seems like their good fortune turns out to be more than they bargained for…much more.

I actually finished this book, maybe, two months ago? But, just didn't like the stuff that I wrote because I feel like they weren't enough to describe how gut-wrenching and heartbreaking this book was. This is now one of my top 3 YA book, and might just be my second favorite contemporary. This was just so good, that it was hard for me to put my thoughts and emotions into words. So, to help myself I reread it again, then skimmed it after to like give myself an idea on what I want to talk about so here we go. *This will be a spoiler-free review, but if you want a detailed one, just tell me and I'll get that up.*

Was it confusing in the beginning? YES. But, I think that was the beauty of it. I was so confused by the whole concept of it but then when I finally got it, it was just like a truck hit me with emotions. I just, can't. This is definitely the only book I've read that is like this and it was a very, very, very good introduction to these type of books. If you are interested about empathy, mind-links, type of thing then please, please check it out.

The characters were also very wonderful and relatable. They're like high school in three people. Bronte, Tennyson, and Brewster were just so different from each other, yet it was so easy to connect with all of them. Character development was definitely there, and I love that. Also, the multiple-perspective was so well done and the characters' voice were all distinguishable.

I love how there wasn't a lot of romance, anger, or fantasy. It was just plain emotion and raw-ness and  those books are really hard to find, so this was a true gem. This book is about sacrifices, love, self-reflection, and family. So, please, please check this book out.
P.S. You might need a lot of Kleenex.

So, what do y'all think?
Tell me in the comments below!

Top Ten Tuesdays #13 | Authors That I've Only Read One Book From and Need to Read More

 This weekly meme is hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish. Go check them out and don't forget to add your blog post's link so everyone can see your top ten, if you do decide to join!

1. Veronica Roth - I've only read Divergent and yet to finish the series.
2. Neal Shusterman - I've only read Bruiser and it is one of my favorite YA books. I want to give his fantasy books.
3. Richelle Mead - Only read Vampire Academy, and I actually flew through the book in two days, in a school week. So that's pretty good.
4. Lauren Oliver - I've only read Before I Fall and tried to read Delirium. I don't want to continue with the series but I want to read Panic.
5. Alex Flinn - Loved Beastly more than the movie, and want to continue with the series.
6. Laurie Halse Anderson - Read Speak and cried so hard, I want to read all her contemporary books.
7. David Levithan - I read Dash & Lily's Book of Dares and it was so cute! Although, I am so intrigued with his LGBT book.
8. Rachel Cohn - The Dash & Lily's Book of Dares was actually co-written with Rachel Cohn, and I NEED to read Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist.
9. Jenny Han - Only read The Summer I Turned Pretty and I want to continue the trilogy.
10. C.S. Lewis - Only read first book of the Narnia Chronicles and I want to finish the series so bad.

So, what do you think?
Tell me in the comments below!
And, also your picks! 

Monday, September 15, 2014

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #15

This weekly meme is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey, go check her out for more information and the Linkys list to check out the other participants!

How was your previous reading week? Mine was great! So happy about my progress. 

Currently Reading:

I decided to stop reading the other books I had before because the pile was just stressing me out even more and just decided to reduce it.

Book I Recently Finished:

Review coming really soon!!!!

Books I am Planning to Pick Up Next: 

Blog Posts Last Week:

Book memes over at the Blog Archive!

I hope y'all had a great previous week and an even better one! Looking towards this week with a positive outlook, fingers crossed!
Tell me what you think in the comments below!