"If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it." ~Toni Morrison

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

2015 What I'm Reading #14

Right now I am reading  The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic by Emily Croy Barker.
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Time travel, alternate universes, fairies, dragons, and magicians!  Could it get any better? I picked this book up at the library based completely on the title and the cover.  I do love to judge a book by its cover :)  This time I judged well; I really like this book so far.
My goal for this year is to read 30 books, and I am almost there.  Yay!   
Here is the list so far:
Number of Books Read: 25
  1. The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
  2. Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman
  3. The Van Alen Legacy by Melissa de la Cruz
  4. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Schaffer
  5. Blue Bloods: The Keys to the Repository by Melissa de la Cruz
  6. A Million Little Pieces by James Frey
  1. Misguided Angel by Melissa de la Cruz
  2. Witches of East End by Melissa de la Cruz
1. The Coroner’s Lunch by Colin Cotterill
  1. The Wonder Show by Hannah Barnaby
  2. Wicked by Gregory Maguire
  3. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
  4. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  1. Forever Odd by Dean Koontz
  2. On Writing by Stephen King
  3. The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking) by Patrick Ness
  1. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
  2. The Alchemyst by Michael Scott
  3. Brida by Paolo Coehlo
  4. 50 Things you can do with Google Classroom
  5. Ditch That Textbook by Matt Miller
  6. Bird Box by Josh Malerman
  7. The Journal Junkies Workshop by Eric W. Scott and David R. Modler
1. Everville by Clive Barker
2.  Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Top Ten Characters I Just Didn't Click With

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.

At first I had a really hard time with this list, but soon the ideas were flowing.  In the end I came up with 8 characters that I did not click with.

1.  Sansa from Game of Thrones series
I thought she was annoying.  Then again marriage has never been my life goal, and I don't care if I am fashionable or not.

2.  Malorie from Bird Box
She doesn't know when to keep her mouth shut, and I have real problems with how she raised her kids.

3.  A. Norton Perina from The People in the Trees
Suspected child molester who takes advantage of native people.  Not a likeable man.

4.  Todd from The Knife of Never Letting Go
Wow, this kid annoyed me.  I understand that he's just a kid, but all he had to do was admit that he didn't know everything and things would have worked out so much better.

5.  Elphaba from Wicked
I didn't really like anything about this book.

6.  The Coroner from The Coroner's Lunch
Another book that I wasn't very fond of.  

7.  Allison from The Immortal Rules
Why does this vampire keep trying to live a human life?  Annoying.

8.  Nick from Gone Girl
When everyone thinks that you killed your wife, you should definitely not act like Nick does.

It's interesting that even though I didn't really click with these characters, I did have an emotional response to them.  Not all characters are supposed to be likeable.  Not all characters are supposed to be unannoying.  I enjoyed most of the books even if I didn't click with all the characters.