Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone-Review

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5/5 Stars!

I decided to re-read this series after almost a decade and I was brought back to the memories of the first time I read the series. I remember when I tried to read this the first few times, I could barely get through the first four chapters because they moved so slowly. I finally got the guts to try them again while in college, and  I remember breezing through the first book in a few days.

The first book set everything up, as you would expect. While reading it this time, I remembered how wonderful the start of the series was, and now as a more seasoned reader and as a more mature adult I loved this book again. Harry was what many of us want to be, bold, courageous, and fun. Hermione and Ron are simply wonderful friends and sidekicks to Harry, without being relegated to the back of the main character which is a huge strength in this book, and the series as a whole. The other characters from Dumbledore to Snape are even memorable.

As I closed the book this time, after reading the final page I thought about how much this book captures friendship, unconditional love, and of course the idea that there is evil in the world but with the previously mentioned attributes, it can be conquered. I enjoyed this even more than I did the first time I read it, and I am going to read the rest of the series again throughout this year.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Lover Avenged by J.R. Ward-Book Review Video

Here is my video review of Lover Avenged by J.R. Ward :) Not the best of the series, but still good. I gave it 3.2/5 Stars.






Sunday, January 18, 2015

Book Review-The Ultimate Gift

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5/5 Stars!

I picked this up earlier today and was so excited to start reading it. When I started, I did not expect to finish it in one day. The story is about a man who is set to inherit a substantial sum of money. The catch is that he must complete 12 tasks over the course of a year to show that he is not a shallow, money grubbing person. 

When the story begins, the main character, Jason is young and idealistic for his own life. He does not seem to care about things around him that do not benefit him. In short, he has been handed everything from money, to an education so his Uncle decides to show him there are more important things in life with each month corresponding to a "gift" be it love, laughter, friendship, etc. If Jason completes all the tasks each month while being guided by his Uncle's best friend and lawyer, he inherits what is called "The Ultimate Gift". 

I was very pleased to read this wonderful book. It gave me quite a bit to think about in my own life, and what my life has given me in the way of blessings and gifts. This is a book I will keep on my shelf for years to come and read again and again.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Bookish Resolutions Video


Here are my Bookish Resolutions for 2015 in living color!







Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy Bookish New Year!

Hi Everyone!

It is a new year, which means new things in the realm of books. I posted about my challenges for this coming year in my previous entry and now I want to add to it in a small way. This year, I want to really push to do more reviews on this blog, be they text reviews, or video reviews for the books I am reading.

One of the biggest things this coming year that I am DETERMINED to do is get the books on my shelves read. I have so many wonderful novels sitting on them that I have not read yet, and I want to see how many I can get through this year. If I can get more from my shelves read, I will be able to give more to this blog and maybe start to build a bigger following. I know, at least for me, it is not always easy to get an entry up due to schedules, but even if I can do it on a weekend, I am good with that. So, here is to a new year, and lots of great reads!