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Attachments by Rainbow Rowell – Book Review

Hey Readers, I hope you are having a really nice day. I am Princess Diana. This is what I thought about Attachments. And welcome to my blog. 

 

So, I finally finished Attachments. It took quite a while for me to really get into this book. I was recently in a reading slump and I kept trying to get myself out of that reading slump by reading this. But no matter how interesting it was, a reading slump is a reading slump.

I got out of that reading slump a bit and then I decided to read this. And now that I can read and fully immerse myself in this book, I just really fell in love with this story.

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Summary:

Lincoln has found himself a job where he keeps track of a work office’s emails. He reads the emails that have been flagged for having some banned words, give that person a warning, and report them in. And when he stumbles into the emails of two certain Jennifer and Beth, he can’t find himself to report them. He was intrigued with their conversation and couldn’t get enough. As time goes on with him reading their emails, he seems to have fallen in love with one of them. But how can you approach someone with these kind of circumstances? “Hi, I’m the guy who reads your emails, and also, I love you. . .” 

 

Personal thoughts/opinions:

Rainbow writes in a way where it seems like she has some kind of superpower that makes her see other universes. Her stories are so real. How does she even come up with these concepts? Or those conversations?

Many times when reading a book, I often think about the author’s writing/thinking process, how the author came up with a certain idea or character. It’s like imaging the movie production whilst your watching the movie (which I do, a lot). But, reading this, I didn’t think of anything in that matter. I was captivated by how real this seems and sometimes I forgot that I was even reading a book. It felt as if I really was reading their emails. It was wonderful!

I give it a 4.5 stars out of 5

Started: 09 April 2014       Finished: 20 June 2014 (took a sort of hiatus between 11 April and 19 June) 

 

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Also, whilst reading the book, I tweeted out something Rainbow favourited that tweet. Rainbow was already my favourite author. I thought I couldn’t love her anymore, but I was completely wrong. 

Happy Reading

 

 

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The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom – book review

In the earlier post, I said that I lost all my reviews, and I managed to find one through another social media site that I shared this review on so woohoo. Here is one of my old reviews.

 

“When hope is gone, time is a punishment”

My friend made me borrow this book and I thought that was pretty cool because I never really borrowed a book before. She told me that I would like it because it’s my favorite genre, but it became more than that to me in the end. I realize after I read it that this book was so much more than just a book to me, it was hope.

Summary:

This is a story of three people: Dor (Father Time), Victor Delamonte (A dying cancer patient) and Sarah Lemon (A suicidal teenager). It’s told in a third person point of view, which usually would be hard for me to read, but Mitch Albom writes in a way that writing in third person just makes sense, it’s the only logical thing to do.

Dor was the first person who kept time, and as a punishment for ensuing the start of time keeping, he was quarantined in a cave with no means of escape. He is not aging anymore. He was forced to hear people’s cry of ‘more time’ or ‘slow down time’,any  complaints about time.

After being in that cave for over 6000 years, he was sent out on a mission. He was to save these two people, one who wanted to live forever and one who wanted to die. He was supposed to teach them how time is precious, we should not try exceed our time, or end our time.

Personal thoughts:

I felt like this book was given to me for a reason and I’ll never be able to forget this book. This book is forever seared into my memory.

Reading this book gave me hope again. It taught me that time is precious and I should treat it like that. It makes me want to live my days celebrating what the next day might bring and not be oblivious that some people do care. It might be hard for me to think they care, but I will remember them, even if there aren’t that many.

I think my friend knew exactly what she was giving to me because I told her of my personal thoughts and issues and I just love her even more. So I recommend giving this to someone who doesn’t quite treasure time or is wanting to live forever and believe me, they will remember a lot from this book. I’ve personally learned a lot from this adventure and I will never forget this book.

I gave this book a 5 out of 5 stars

Started: 31 January 2014       Finished: 31 January 2014

Happy Reading

“Ends are for yesterdays, not tomorrows”

 

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I did say that I was going to add my old book reviews here, but because of terrible bookkeeping, I seem to have accidentally deleted the reviews. I am a bit frustrated because of this, but I’m not going to leave this blog empty-handed.

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These were the books I read for May. I know it’s really late to be posting this, but I didn’t update from last month and better late than never, right? Right? It seems a bit little, but I was starting to get into a reading slump here and I had finals and projects. Six was much more than I thought I was going to read last month.

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The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson – 3.5 out of 5 stars

 

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The Fault In Our Stars by John Green – 5 out of 5

 

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Just One Year by Gayle Forman – 4 out of 5 stars

 

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The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo – 3 out of 5 stars

 

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky – 4 out of 5 stars

 

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The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom – 3.5 out of 5 stars

There seems to be a good rating for the books last month. That was a good month of reading for me.

Happy Reading

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The Hundred by Kass Morgan Book Review

I got excited when I saw that one of the ongoing shows that I’ve been following is actually from a novel.

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I first saw the book when I was on holiday at the Philippines. I didn’t get the book at that time because there were other books that I thought would be better to buy or books I have wanted for quite a time that might be worthwhile to get. I saw the book again here in our bookstore and I just had to get it (and there was nothing else to buy in such a small little bookstore) so I did, I finally got it.

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I read the book because I thought the show was like the book and that I can get ahead of the show and know what will happen next, oh but it wasn’t. It was the complete opposite.

The TV series is very intriguing and just knows what their doing, but the book, the book was just so boring and nothing was even happening for like the whole first half of the book. The second half picked up the pace but was still not interesting enough for me to really get into it. There were characters that were replaced for new ones on the show. The plot is barely that same. Friends-ish in the book are actually enemies in the show. Some people didn’t even exist in the TV series that were in the book.

The plot was so different from each other that I don’t even know which one to hate the book or the TV series. The TV series is completely different from the book but the book sucked enough that I might not even care.

After I read about half of the book, I was going to put it down because it really bored me, but I respect the author for writing a book, writing is not easy so I finished it just because she wrote it and I envy her for writing a novel. I can’t write, I’m not creative like that, so good for her.

Another thing I didn’t like was the multiple point of views. I just got so confused with so many point of views switching each chapter and how each chapter will have a flashback. The plot was really messy and unorganized and just had no idea what to do.

Of all the things I hate about this book, there is one thing I liked, but one thing only. I liked the last sentences from each of the chapters. Some of the last sentences just knows how to bundle itself up to express one feeling. Whether deep or not. Or encapsulate the crux of that chapter into sounding like a beautiful line of poetry.

” There was no drug strong enough to repair a broken heart.”

“She wouldn’t let her best friend join the chorus of ghost in her heads.”

If Kass Morgan knows how to do anything, it would be knowing how to end a chapter beautifully.

Overall I was just very disappointed in this book.

Started: 9 June 2014           Finished: 10 June 2014

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Hello Internet

Hello. I am Princess Diana. This is my first post ever. And welcome to my blog.

Since this is my first ever post for this blog, I’d like to talk a little bit about this blog. What it’s about, what’s going to be in it, why it was built, etc.

So, I am a reader. I am a lover of books. I am a lover of stories. I am a lover of fictional worlds full of infinite possibilities. But I never really found anyone to talk to about books, authors, fictional characters, or about anything really. So, for a long time, I’ve been thinking of building up a blog. A posh, proper blog rather than tumblr. A blog where I can post original things and not just reblog it from another person. But, I was doubtful. I was doubtful that anyone would ever find me interesting. Doubtful that anyone would even follow this blog. Just doubtful of myself.

Since, I’m posting right now, obviously,  I’m not as doubtful anymore. I just thought to myself that if anything goes terribly bad I can just delete the blog or just never post on it again. And if it does get some readers than yay. All that doubt would have been for nothing. So I’m hoping this thing would work out. It’ll prove to me that I shouldn’t be doubting myself. It’ll boost up my self-esteem.

Currently, my blog still has .wordpress.com on its URL, but if things go really well on here, I’m going to invest in making it just .com and really make it much more posh.

That’s the story of how the blog got created. Now, I’ll tell you about what’s going to be in it. I’ve never actually seen too many book blogs, but I think I could manage. I’ll be posting some book reviews, books that I’ve been reading, some books I might have gotten, and maybe even my adventure in real world as well, because the real world determines a lot of how I read. If it’s a lazy day, I probably won’t read as much. If I was feeling sad, I’d probably be reading a lot more.

That’s the basics of what I’ll be posting, but as time goes on, there’ll probably more segments to my posts.

So, I hope you like these bookish posts and would possibly share it to your bookish friends as well.

Happy Reading.