“Books make you smart”
That is usually what a typical parent would say – WELL DO THEY? When I hear or see that phrase, what I always think is that:
Well, for one thing, they never told us what to DO with the book, never mind telling us to read it
so yes, since our parents are always right, that if we hit ourselves in the head with the dictionary we’ll get smarter, even if I eat the classic Canadian Novel I’ll become a literary genius like Shakespeare. Haha, hello A+ in english- if this was true, a library would be filled more with teens than books on the shelves.
why am I blabbing this you ask? It’s because I just finished a book (:O gasp.) in about two days, and that book urged me to comment about it. NOT because it was good.
From being over obsessed over manga and anime the past year, I thought I probably should read something without illustrations in it – so I went to the public library.
YAY THE JOY OF READING.
It was the book Evermore by Alyson Noel (of the immortals series) – to summarize, it was basically a less seductive, less creepy, less vampire, less interesting, less dangerous, more emo, and more blonde version of the Twilight series, except the protagonist’s name is Ever, hence EVERmore, and the mysterious guy/immortal Damen Auguste. Ever’s parents die, Damen is an immortal who lives forever and fell in love with the reincarnations of Ever… She moves to California, turns from a cheerleader to emoness and she’s apparently a psychic who can see people’s auras (colour shows mood) and read their thoughts because Damen turned her into an immortal.
EDIT:I think i was being a bit too harsh there, it wasn’t that bad, but i just wished it had a bit more than it had. I’m hoping to read blue moon and rest of the series, cause i’m kinda curious about the plot. Summerland too. Better this than twilight.
EDIT: Note: Although I am huge on analysis, I’m still a sucker for romances…
Typical plot, typical characters, typical twilight. YAWN. And the author kept writing “pressing lips together” every two pages. Yeah, that book was a bit shallow for my tastes, but better than those “girl who move” stories.
No wonder I finished the 305 page book in two, more like a day and a half. Moral of this story, DO NOT TAKE BOOKS FROM THE TEEN SECTION – chances are 80% 87% of the time, it’s something you’ve read before, with different characters, time, setting, etc.
I went to borrow this adult looking science fiction book today, called Firethorn, and another one called Life as We Knew It – from the teen section…sigh…
Life as We Knew It – is in the style of a diary of a 16 year old girl called Miranda, who saw a meteoroid crash into the moon, making the moon closer to earth, and somehow having the earth receiver a complete altered climate. In other words, global warming.WHOOPE.It’s about the sunshining-ness of staying together as a family during a crisis. That’s exactly why 4 out of 5 gooseberries that I’ll read it.
Hopefully, Firethorn won’t be as much of a vomit-a-thon, considering it’s from the adult section – maybe it’ll actually be good if it satisfy my vocabulary and plot needs. EVEN BETTER if it doesn’t involve moving, high school, suspension, over excessive use of making out, flirting, or seducing.
I wish myself good reading, and you too. 🙂 I’m going to watch Avatar- in 3D tomorrow!
Word of the Day: Emancipate
Doing: Plucking Strawberries in the middle of Summerland (a land in between dimensions)