Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Rest of the Year Mini Reviews

Well, I'm going to try to do better on this blogging thing. I miss you guys! So I thought I'd catch you up on the pathetic number of books I read since my last post and commit to doing more blogging and reading in 2015. 

The World's Strongest Librarian
I read this one for book club and had the opportunity to have the author himself come to our little book club and talk to us. While the book its self was entertaining and easy to read I had a hard time liking the author. He seemed so whiny and hopeless. When I met him it definitely helped to make me like him a little better. I'd recommend this one. 

Blood Promise (Vampire Academy 4) 
Still enjoying this series but this one actually drove me quite crazy. It was too long and too slow. Rose became complacent for way too long. It was like, come on already! Finally she starts making some progress again but the big "twist" at the ending...meh. I saw it coming from a mile away. 

I Am Legend
Wow. Totally different than the movie. Almost nothing happens in this one and it turns out to be utterly hopeless at the end. I was sadly disappointed. Just stick with the movie on this one.

Pope Joan
The idea of this one, they myth behind it...utterly fascinating. The actual execution...eh. I had a hard time giving a dang about the characters. I wanted to be more invested in them but I just didn't care. The afterward was probably the best part in the book. Not sure if that's a good thing. 

 The Fault in Our Stars
Hold on to your hats, people. I didn't hate this John Green book! I know, I know, I'm just as shocked as you. I actually enjoyed this one. However, and this isn't a reflection on the book...I don't think, anway, I didn't cry. Not one tear. Not one lump in the throat. Maybe I has just been too pre-warned I'd cry or maybe I'm a cold hearted...well, anyway. Either way I didn't shed a tear and I saw the twist coming  long before I read the book. 

Mad Love
While the story and characters in this one were very cute, I thought the writing felt slightly amateurish. Still, I'd recommend it for the fun story.  There's also a good dose of issues that make it pull a few more heartstrings. 

The Shepherd, The Angel, and Walter the Christmas Miracle Dog
This short, fast read is a must around Christmas time. I read it in a half hour a few days before Christmas and laughed and cried. It's absolutely adorable. 

And there it is folks, the few books I read since my last post. I did do a reread of Catcher in the Rye and highly recommend it. I love it! Here's to a better book blogging and reading year to come. See you around! 



  1. I didn't cry when I read The Fault in our Stars either. I cried when I watched the movie, though. So, I'm just as cold-hearted as you are if that's the reason we didn't cry. ;)

    Thanks for the info on I am Legend. It has been on my TBR list for a while. I'll probably just ignore it.

  2. Wahoo to more reading and blogging! You can do it! :) Fun to hear your quick lots on all these books.

  3. Jenny! Yay for blogging again. :) I'm slowly trying to get back into it, too. I"m still shocked you liked The Fault in Our Stars. I totally cried but I was pregnant when I read it so that might have been a factor.
    I think I Am Legend is the scariest movie I've ever seen, so I've been scared of the book too.

  4. Happy to see you post again. I enjoy your short and sweet reviews.


  5. Well, apparently my computer wants to be annoying and just deleted my comment, lol. Anyways...

    TFIOS the book didn't make me cry either, but the movie DID, so... IDK. Lol. :P

    Also, I hope to see you around more! I'm planning on making 2015 more productive reading/reviewing and writing wise. Good luck! :D

  6. Welcome back! I love your mini-reviews! I keep trying to write short reviews, but am too long-winded and my so-called mini reviews turn into long, rambling posts. I've been putting off reading TFIOS because everyone keeps telling me I'll sob my heart out and ain't nobody got time for that. ;P You've given me hope that I might be able to get through it, especially since I've been pre-warned! Cold-hearted or no, crying usually gives me a headache.