Saturday, May 19, 2012

Insurgent

It finally came, or, as I should say, I finally finished reading it. The sad thing is that I have had the book since it came out. I went to the book store at nine in the morning and started reading it. But with the crazy month that I have been having, I only now just finished it. Let me tell you, it satisfied my year and a half-long wait from when I read the ARC of Divergent.
Insurgent follows the events of Divergent, the factions falling apart, war taking place, all that good stuff. Then there's my secret love of governmental failure and rebirth which looms in the distance.
Insurgent is one of those books that you don't have to struggle through every page. I could sit down and get some much reading done in such a short time. That does go against the fact that it took me eighteen days to read, but I just didn't have as much time.
My one criticism that I would have for this book is that at times I felt that the language in there was strange. Sometimes I felt that it was too casual, sometimes I felt that it was too formal.
Other than that, I thoroughly enjoyed it and it left me hanging, but satisfied what I needed to hear. And what a great last page it was!

****1/2
Nominated for JK Fiction Award

Friday, May 18, 2012

Romeo and Juliet

Sorry for the short post, especially with it being five in the morning. I finished Romeo and Juliet on Tuesday. I enjoyed it!
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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Jim the Boy

Today I finished reading the Depression-esque childhood journey novel focusing on Jim Glass growing up fatherless and in a time of change.
Let me begin by saying that I did enjoy this book. There doesn't seem to be a plot, but there doesn't have to be this one. It's a collection of stories from Jim's tenth birthday to his eleventh.
The one critical thing that I would have to say is that I did feel like, because there was no plot, there was no excitement and nothing engrossing the reader in the book. I felt like suddenly the book ended and there wasn't anything that made me worried or feel any emotion whatsoever. But that was only at the end of the book, for the rest of the book I found it as a light-hearted novel. It's an easy read and you could easily sit down and read it in a day if you wanted to.

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