Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Books Read 4/1/15 - 10/1/15

A devastating disease has left behind everyone over the age of sixteen either dead or a brainless creature with a ravenous appetite for flesh. Teenagers have been forming groups to survive, the group living in a Waitrose supermarket are beginning to run out of options. But a mysterious stranger appears offering them a safe haven. 4 stars. My Review
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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Honorary Tiger: The Life of Billy- Arjan Singh by: Duff Hart-Davis

This is the story of Billy Arjan Singh, one of the world's foremost conservationists. He has worked to increase the population of cats in India. He lived alone with his tigers and leopards. Billy Arjan Singh had spent the last fifty years battling bureaucracy and corruption to fight for the wildlife in India. He recently received the J. Paul Getty Wildlife Conservation award while in his eighties. This is one incredible story of a very determined man. 

I was a bit hesitant when picking up Honorary Tiger: The Life of Billy Arjan Singh because I generally don't read non-fiction. I expected it to be a bit boring. I was right; partially. I found out that I enjoyed the parts that talked about the work Billy Arjan Singh did. I found the history of his family a bit boring. I was amazed at the amount of time, money and love that Billy Arjan Singh invested into his cats. I was surprised to learn that Billy Arjan Singh was gun-crazy as a child and that he shot anything that moved including a tiger or two. Another reason I that I enjoyed Honorary Tiger: The Life of Billy Arjan Singh was because it showed me that very ordinary people can do extra-ordinary things. I would give it 4 stars.

Here is the Goodreads link for Honorary Tiger: The Life of Billy Arjan Singh: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1587670.Honorary_Tiger

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Books Read 21/12/14 - 27/12/14

If you notice there is a two week gap between the last Weekly Book post and this one. The reason is, I was traveling and did not have the time to read any books.

Stargirl Caraway arrives at boring old Mica High with a burst of color and sound, causing the hallways to hum with, "Stargirl." She captures Leo's heart, she sparks a school-spirit revolution, she changes Mica High. The students love her but then they don't. Trying to fix things Leo urges her to become normal, something that might destroy her. 5 stars.
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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Books Read 30/11/14 - 6/12/14

Dan and Amy Cahill thought they were done with the hunt for the 39 clues. Amy and Dan were wrong. One by one, distress calls start coming in, Cahills around the world are being kidnapped and the ransom is as shady as the group who is behind the kidnappings, the Vespers. 3 stars.
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Thursday, January 8, 2015

The Lost Sun by: Tessa Gratton

Soren Bearskin has spent his whole life trying to escape the past. His father was berserker, and he killed thirteen innocent people. Soren knows that berserking is in blood, he has the symptoms. He tries to remain detached from everybody but that is extremely hard when a beautiful, and popular girl like Astrid Glyn tells him she has dreams about him. Astrid is the daughter of a renowned prophetess and her abilities are also developing. On top of all this, Baldur the son of Odin disappears and Astrid knows where he is. She convinces Soren to come with her on a road trip to find him. A magical journey, where they learn more about themselves, their parents, and what they are told they have to be.

The Lost Sun integrates the United States of America (in the future), with Norse-mythology. I liked the idea and way it was merged, but my ignorance of Norse-mythology deeply affected my complete understanding of the book. The plot while interesting and filled with discoveries was a bit slow  moving for my taste. The conclusion however was extremely surprising and I enjoyed it quite a bit. I would like to give it 2.5 stars but Goodreads won't accept it so, I will give it 3 stars.

Here is the Goodreads link for The Lost Sun: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13021366-the-lost-sun

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Books Read 23/11/14 - 29/11/14

They caught Number One in Malaysia. Number Two in England. Number Three in Kenya, and they tried to catch Number Four in Ohio-and failed. Number Seven knows what's coming and she's ready to fight. 4 stars.

Lexi has a secret, a big one. She never wanted her mother to find out because that secret is starting to make what's left of her family fall apart. Lexi knows that to fix everything she has to change, she has to learn to like boys. 3 stars.
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Friday, January 2, 2015

Happy New Year!

Yes, I know, it is already January 2nd but still, I wish you a very Happy New Year. A new year can actually start whenever you want it to. Maybe when you open a book, or start playing a game, or meet someone new. Maybe everyday is the beginning of new year. Depends on how you look at it. But regardless of when your new year starts, a new year means: new stories, new people, new experiences and of course, new books. New books that teach you new lessons, books that inspire you to become a better person or help someone. So before life moves on towards the new books, I would like to take a moment and show you ten books that I read this year which have in a way made my year (in no particular order):
1. Summer On The Short Bus by: Bethany Crandell
2. I Am Number Four by: Pittacus Lore
3. Honorary Tiger: The Life of Billy Arjan Singh
4. We Were Liars by: E. Lockhart
5. If I Stay by: Gayle Forman
6. Just One Day by: Gayle Forman
7. Stargirl by: Jerry Spinelli
8. The Book Thief by: Markus Zusak
9. I Am The Messenger by: Markus Zusak
10. Flowers For Algernon by: Daniel Keyes

Happy Reading!
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