Sunday, August 29, 2010

So long, August!

Another month come and gone! It's nearly September, school is back in session, and hopefully it won't be long until we get some cool weather! I don't know about the rest of you all over the world, but I'm really ready for something cooler than 103 degrees.

August wasn't as ravenous a reading month as June or July, but I still did okay.

So here are some STATS for August!
Number of Books: 4
Favorite Read: Hands down, Paranormalcy by Kiersten White. And whadaya know! Paranormalcy hits shelves TUESDAY!
Least Favorite Read: This is a toughie... in terms of enjoyability alone, I'd have to say Mockingjay. I'll go into detail when I post my review, but it did not live up to the sensationalized hype, and that was a major letdown.
Most Original Idea or Story World: Brenna Yovanoff's The Replacement was MADE for this category. So much originality, rich details, strong writing... very, very cool!
Best Narrator/MC: Evie, Paranormalcy. She's definitely a contender for Best Narrator of the Year! Too bad she's not real - I would love to apply to be her sidekick :)
Best Love Interest: Winning the title 2 months in a's PEETA MELLARK!
Best/Most Interesting Supporting Character: The Morrigan, The Replacement. She is just so deliciously creepy, so hideously beautiful... I twisted around this category just for her.
Best Book Cast (overall characters): the cast of Gone. Michael Grant handles such a large character ensemble so fabulously.
Book You Really REALLY Don't Want to Miss: Just for closure's sake, I'd say Mockingjay. But in case you haven't read Gone yet...get thee to a library or bookstore!
Author I'd Love to Hang Out With: I butt into her conversations enough on twitter, but Kiersten White seems like one awesome gal who would be an excellent shopping pal.
Book That Had the Greatest Impact on Me: Mockingjay. I'm still thinking about it - about how it ended, about the final leg in the Hunger Games journey, and for a book to have this much awesome and unnerving at the same time.

Total # of pages read: 1,634

4 shout-outs!:

Christina T said...

Wow, Paranormalcy beat out Mockingjay! I will definitely have to read this when I can. I still haven't read Mockingjay. I am putting it off till I reread the first two. I will have to give Gone a try as well. I saw it at my library last week but sadly do not have time to check out more library books (I'm relocating this Friday). Hopefully my new library will have a copy.

Blueicegal ♥ said...

Omg really i swear mockingjay better live up to the hype because the amount of times ive had to hear the name on twitter alone is freaking annoying, so im hoping its amazing so i can at least relate to thier dramaticness meh lol and the replacement sounds awesome and im so excited for paranormalcy!!!

Melissa (i swim for oceans) said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear you didn't really like Mockingjay. I thought it was a painful and difficult read, but I think it closed the series with finality and the right emotion that the series called for. That said, I'm definitely interested to hear your thoughts because I had a few qualms with Katniss...that silly goose!

Who knows...maybe you'll be Team Buttercup with me?! ;)

Darlyn said...

Okay, I have not read the Hunger Games Series yet but see how it goes for me =)

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