Top 5 Wednesday: Books I Didn’t (Or Wish I Didn’t) Finish

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¬†Two days in a row! It must be a record. This week’s topic is actually really interesting for me because I have a hard time dropping something before I finish it. My thought process behind this is usually that I spent the (insert random price here) on the book and I should at least get my money’s worth before I chuck it on the discard pile. Recently, this has been a real drain on my reading enthusiasm because a lot of my choices have been duds so I’m forcing myself to read terrible book after terrible book. The alternative would be dropping 10-15 books a year that probably comes to about $100 I could’ve put to better use elsewhere. Its a lose-lose situation I suppose. This post will memorialize the few books that were so bad, I just COULDN’T finish them, no matter how much I tried and those books I wish from the bottom of my heart I could’ve forced myself to burn.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Book to Movie Adaptations I’m Looking Forward To

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Hello everyone! Its been a while and I hope there are still some of you lingering in the void my blog has become! This week’s topic is anticipated book to movie adaptations. Funnily enough, there aren’t a whole lot of book adaptations I’m looking forward to (if you don’t count Marvel/DC superhero movies, which I kind of do). If you’d asked me this same question ten years ago, I could’ve named 6-7 right off the top of my head between Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, The Hobbit/Lord of the Rings, and Twilight. For today’s list, I had to go digging through IMDb to see what I could find. I was surprised by the number of YA books that have been optioned for movies and I hope that most of them make it through the production process because some of them would make terrific movies.

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Book Review: The Titan’s Curse

The Titans CurseThe Titan’s Curse

By: Rick Riordan

Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

IT’S NOT EVERYDAY YOU FIND YOURSELF IN COMBAT WITH A HALF-LION, HALF-HUMAN.

But when you’re the son of a Greek god, it happens. And now my friend Annabeth is missing, a goddess is in chains and only five half-blood heroes can join the quest to defeat the doomsday monster.

Oh, and guess what? The Oracle has predicted that not all of us will survive…”

~ From Goodreads

If you’re looking at the picture of the cover, notice the “Book Three” label at the bottom, and realize that I completely skipped my review for The.Sea of Monsters, you would be right. I’ve been struggling to get reviews out in general and I found that I didn’t have much to say about the second book that I hadn’t already said about the first book, unless I nitpicked at plot points which would inevitably lead into spoiler territory. I’m happy to say, however, that I really want to talk about The Titan’s Curse. I didn’t enjoy it as much as its two predecessors and I’m hoping that forcing myself to articulate my thoughts in a review will better help me to understand what about the story disappointed me. For die-hard fans of the series, I apologize in advance because there will be several instances throughout this review where I will probably bash your favorite character/plot point. Please don’t be offended because I do like the series as a whole so far and hope to continue enjoying it further down the road.

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