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Monday, August 31, 2009

Book Review: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

I finally finished the 870 page, 38 Chapter (5th) book tonight, and I feel a huge load of accomplishment not to mention a small curiosity for more! lol I know I am a harry potter glutton! lol

Reading many other reviews about the 5th book and after reading it I tend to agree yet disagree with some! HP 5 was highly energetic and very much detailed and complex for me which really kept me going! Although! maybe it was the 870 pages (136 pages more than HP4) that made the beginning seem to take longer to reach interest? i don't know but once I did reach that point (I mean HP completely boring?! never!) I couldn't put the book down after that point.

I never really was one of those passionate people that read the book first than went to a movie and said "WTF?!!" cause I always took a movie for exactly what it was "A Movie." Now! I find myself saying why didn't they put this part in?!! and where is this part?! All the more reason for being glad to be an avid reader and that there are books to add more clarification to the "whole story" still would of been nice to see all those vivid descriptions put to film but beggars can't be choosers so I am reminded.

Anyways onto the review all in all a VERY addicting read once you get through the long awaited beginning of when harry makes contacts with the Order patrol/squad that tend to take him to Grimmauld Place! The book went into so MUCH more detail regarding O.W.L.S, Occlumency and explained so much more that the movie tended to leave out as most of the movies do although I tend to believe the 4th movie was one of the worst that disappointed me with the lack of background that was missing but again it's "A Movie!" Needless to say 5 stars from me easily it kept me entertained and I would easily read it again and might do it later on for the Re-Read Challenge coming up this next month through november! lol

Now for a lil more lighter reading my next book started is "The Reader" I have the next two Harry Potter books and am anxious to start them just don't want to find myself in the same situation as before "A Harry Overdose" that it takes longer for me to get into cause after the last 870 pages I just read. lol So I have taken a HP break for the meantime and will start some books my book clubs are discussing! Just until I am reading to finish the HP series (might just be my way of dragging it out a lil longer) hate to see it come to an end! lol

Until my next review Happy Reading All!!!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

As the Stack Grows....

As the title states.....Yes! my TBR stack has grown! lol

Today i received "Water for Elephants" which has been on my must obtain list of books. I want to read it already!! Although I am sustaining myself due to the fact that I am on Chapter 11 of the top book Harry Potter and the order of the phoenix.

So far the 5th HP book is pretty good although I still stand by my earlier conviction that the 4th HP book is by far my favorite. So much reading is on my list, can't say that i don' plunge into things when I make my mind up to doing them. I have now found myself amid 2 Book Clubs, at least 4-5 Book Blogs not to mention all the interesting challenges I will be bestowing upon myself. Speaking of Challenges there is a great one starting the link for details!

The Re-Read Challenge

I am sure that my stack of reading is going to get ALOT longer with this new challenge not to mention if my 2 book clubs decide on the books they want to read for September. With one group its a toss up between The Kite Runner and The Graveyard Book I wouldn't mind reading the graveyard book but voted for The Kite Runner beings I can not only get it on paperback swaps site, but it was also on my TBR list. So I might be skipping that book if graveyard is chosen we shall see.

Until then....Happy Reading an Blogging All!!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

2009 Yearly Reading List

I was reading a blog I found through another bloggers site that i frequently visit. In the blog "Girl v. The World" she professed for avid bookworms to put down a list of books they would like to read throughout the year, well even though i just got the time to read i figured i would give it a go...what i don't read i can just continue into next year so here goes my list as it is right now.

  1. Harry Potter and the Goblet of fire
  2. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  3. Water for Elephants
  4. Twilight (Series)
  5. A Great and Terrible Beauty
  6. I Am Legend
  7. The Virgins Lover
  8. The Time Traveler's Wife
  9. The Book Thief
  10. I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell

So far the ones i can cross off my list are #1 just finished it and now into #2 and got nearly 100 pages into it. Water for Elephants is in the mail to me atm. I have the twilight series next to my desk in a book ready to read as well as having a great and terrible beauty, i am legend and the virgins lover obtaining dust on my shelf. As far as the last 3 I am patiently waiting for those to appear available on my paperback swap site so hopefully i obtain those within the next year if i can't get to them this year.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

PBS for the avid reader

So as you may know or may not know I am a freelance graphic designer (which i always like to catergorize as a starving artist) and therefore i am always looking for ways to enjoy myself the best i can. So just recently alot of my spare time goes to reading. I had almost forgot how much i loved to read in the past but between a 60 hour work week for nearly 3 years while in college and doing homework, the only books i found my nose in was text ones. So now i have found time to read and along with that I found a GREAT site that i already love called PBS or Paperback Swap!

I definitely recommend this site to anyone who loves books but don't like having to pay the barnes & nobles, high end book store prices! Don't get me wrong i love barnes & nobles (like them much better now that i get coupons from them) just can't always afford the high prices that come with buying "new books." So check them out! You bookworms won't be disappointed :) What a great way to swap books at a cheap price! (click the logo i posted to check out their website)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

:: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire ::

Harry Potter what can I say? Other than I realize I am not a kid but how can I not love Harry Potter books?
They are absolutely brilliant and i will definitely keep them to read to my future children (if i come to the point of having kids).

I have just finished the thirty-seven chapter, 734 page (4th) book of the Harry Potter set and I cannot say anything bad about the book it has everything! It was a complete page turner and so easy to read!

I think my favorite parts easily of this book is the dark intricate scenes and detail the book goes into, to keep the reader involved. Overall my favorite Harry Potter book by far! I have now just started the 5th book Order of the phoenix and although I have already seen the movie for the Order of the Phoenix I have heard from many that the movie doesn't do justice to the book. So we shall see! All in all I give this book 5 stars and would recommend it to anyone especially those kid at heart types like me!

Until my next review Happy Reading All!!