Note: I'm sure this rant is extremely biased. I've been told I don't think like the rest of the world. This is merely my opinion. If you do not agree with it, that is perfectly fine. If it offends you in some way, I really am sorry. This is how I feel and this is what I think. I am not asking for your agreement, praise, critique, or biting comments. I do hope there is one thing we can agree on though, everyone is entitled to their opinion, and this happens to be mine.
When I started this blog, I told myself it was going to be for reviews and challenges only and I would keep my personal opinions and rants to myself. However, I don't believe I have any followers at this point at the only people that know about this blog are my best friend, my favorite roomie, and my mother. That being said, I have a bone to pick and this seems like the place to do it.
August 11, 2013
I picked up "The Moon and More" back in May or June when I visited a small local bookshop. It was just out, in hardback, and twenty dollars (more than I usually try to spend on one book, I try to keep my hardbacks around $16 at the most). I knew I shouldn't buy it because a.) it was expensive, and b.) I already had a sizable stack of unfinished books on my shelf for the summer. However, I had just finished "Along For the Ride" and just started "What Happened to Goodbye" both by Sarah Dessen and both perfect summer reads that had quickly turned Dessen into one of my favorite authors. I picked up the book and turned it over in my hands, and read the inside flap. The first word on the dust jacket was the name "Luke" and it felt like a sign to me. If you've read some of my other posts, you don't have to look very far to see that over this summer I have become a self proclaimed Gilmore Girls fanatic, and my favorite character is (debatably) Luke Danes. This was my sign telling me to buy the book. So I took "The Moon and More" along with Lauren Graham's "Someday, Someday Maybe" (also in hardback, I have a self-control issue, and after the purchase also a money problem) up to the counter, bought them and took them home. I started SSM that night and finished it in six hours (it was good, and a review will show up for that book eventually on this blog). This book, however, got pushed aside, just for the fact that I had other books to read, and I kept getting more (like I said, I have a self-control issue and the library and half-price books are so tempting, and my father is an enabler to my book problem).
In case you didn't read my first post, I'm a bit of a TV show fanatic. Most people watch lots and lots of movies, I watch lots and lots of TV shows. My latest obsession this summer has been Gilmore Girls. I stumbled upon this Gilmore Girls Challenge and I wanted to do it! Only, I'm not doing it over 30 days (as requested) I want to do the whole thing now, so I am! Sit back, relax, and feel free to take the challenge yourself. It's going to be a lot of fun!
So for my first book review, I decided to choose a book I just recently finished: Delirium by Lauren Oliver. I was unsure what to think of the book at first, but once the story started to unfold I found myself unable to put it down. Click 'Turn the Page' to read my full review. WARNING: Review may contain spoilers.
Welcome to 'The Blog Around the Corner'! If you want to learn 'About' this blog, there is an 'About Me' section running along the right side of the page. This introductory post is mostly to talk about why I decided to start a blog, how the blog got its name, what to do with the 'Your Thoughts' section, and what I was listening to while creating the blog!