Thursday, June 14, 2012

The summer reading program!

The Summer Reading Program at my library started yesterday, and i had so much fun! If you don't know what the reading program is, I'll give you a brief explanation:

We meet up every Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. for 6 weeks for a program, at the programs we usually do crafts or play a game or something. It's different every time which makes it more fun! This week we made little things that are like Christmas wreaths, but we decorated them to look like monsters, to match the theme, which is own the night. Mine's very weird looking, but i had fun making it XD

We also have a reading goal, and after we read a certain amount of books, we get a prize! (Prizes for something i would be doing anyway? heck yes!) And at the last program, we have a drawing for a grand prize. The Friday before the last program, we have a lock-in, where we spend the night in the library! That may sound weird, but lock-ins are so fun, I promise!!!

The SRP last year kinda changed my life haha :) so it's special to me.

Also, minor update, i now own every Harry Potter book, the hardcovers! :D

Have you been to a Summer Reading Program? Tell me! And tell me your favorite moment that ever happened at the library. I know what mine is, but it doesn't have much to do with the reading program ;)

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Book Haul!!! (I actually BOUGHT books!)

So I got some really good deals at a local used bookstore :) Here's what I got today!

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling (Hardback, near perfect condition, for $2.50!)

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Anne Brashares

Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle

Daughters of the Moon: Volume 1 by Lynne Ewing

I hardly ever buy books, but these were so cheap I couldn't resist! ^_^

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday Rewind

Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the Broke And The Bookish.

The Top Ten books i feel like everyone but me has read

1: Harry Potter series. Don't kill me, please! I've read the first, and i think the seconnd, and i enjoyed them, just haven't had time to read the rest. I WILL though.

2: The Help. Yeah, haven't seen the movie either -_-

3: Pride & Prejudice. Again, haven't seen a movie version either, i want to read this one soon though!

4: Pretty Little Liars series. Only read the 1st, but i really liked it and want to read the others soon.

5: Nancy Drew. Being a mystery lover my whole life, I'm kinda surprised i never read these when i was younger

6: The Clique. Seemes like EVERY teenage girl has read these... I read the first Alphas book, (written by the same author) and didn't like it that much though.

7: Twilight series. I've read the first book, And I've seen the Breaking Dawn pt. 1 movie, but that's all. I don't hate it, but i don't think it's "obsess worthy" Like some people think.

8: Vampire Academy series. Yet AGAIN, only read the first book, and i did enjoy it, the library just never has the second book.

9: Looking for Alaska. This is said to be one of John Green's best books, and i really want to read it!

10: Divergent. I read half of this book and absolutely fell in love, but i got it from the library and had to return it before i could finish :(

As you can tell, i have a problem with commiting to series' lol... There honestly aren't many series' I've actually finished.

Leave me comments below!! :)

The Fault In Our Stars - by the amazing John Green.

16 year-old Hazel was diagnosed wth cancer at the age of 12, she's put on all sorts of medications, and has to carry around an oxygen tank eveywhere because her "lungs suck at being lungs". The drugs help keep her tumors at bay, but she realizes she's never going to get completely better. Hazel would spend all day watching "America's Next Top Model", or reading her favorite book, "An Imperial Affliction", all day, every day if she could, but her mom forces her to attend a support group for cancer kids. One group meeting, she meets this guy, Augustus Waters, who was forced to come by his friend Issac, and is currently in remission from osteosarcoma. Augustus takes an immediate interest to Hazel, and changes her life, completely. (I don't want to give away to much more of the plot, because I want you to enjoy it to the max!)

This is a seriously amazing book, it's not like any other "cancer book" out there. The book is actually hilarious, and it plays with your emotions. The only time I wasn't laughing, I was crying. The ending was so sad, it didn't happen the way I expected it to, but I loved it. I will read probably read this book a bunch more times, and never get tired of it. In my opinion, this is John Green's best book yet. I highly reccomend this book. I promise, you won't regret reading it.

Hazel was one of the most hilarious narrators I've ever read in a book, just the things she says make me giggle. Augustus was an amazingly deep character, and I instantly fell in love with him. All the characters were fantasticly personalified, and developed.

The only "con" I've seen people mention in a review, is that the way Hazel and Augustus talk is not at all how normal teenagers talk. But I think that's the POINT. They're NOT normal teenagers at all!

There's definitely a reason you see very few, if any, bad reviews on this book: It's wonderful.

Have you read The fault in our stars? Lemme know what you thought of it, and if you enjoyed it as much as i did!

Also, quick note, I know i only posted one review last month, but i really haven't had much time to read... I'm so sorry! I'm planning to read more this month though, and i hope you enjoyed this review!