Monday, March 28, 2016

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Books, Books, and More Books!

Every Christmas break I tell myself, "I am going to read books for fun," and before I know it, break is over and I have not picked up a single volume.  Nothing takes the joy out of reading like being told you have too, sad truth of human nature.  But, this last Christmas I did it!  I read all of these...

I concluded this AWESOME series (books 4-7), and I am super excited for J.K Rowling's new volume coming out this summer!

A very interesting modern fairy tale.  I had seen the movie first so I already knew the basic plot-line, but the book has a lot more depth and details (as they usually do!).

These stories were just plain fun, and a bit odd.  I find most folk tales are a bit on the strange side, no matter what part of the globe they hail from. 

Tea and murder, how could I resist?

The dud of my reading list.  Amazon kept telling me I would like the movie, so I decided to read the book first (a habit I am trying to get back to).  It was extremely depressing.  Imagine everything tragic and unsavory (and I mean EVERYTHING) that can happen to a modern teenager, and it happens to our main character or someone he knows.  Sorry Amazon, not my style.
Since Christmas break I have discovered a new favorite author, Truman Capote,

and I am currently starting my Spring break with this bad boy...or girl... or thing.

"It is a truth universally acknowledge that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains."

Ahhhhhhhh, free time is such a luxury.  :)  Happy reading!