- Bangor, MI, USA
- member since January 25, 2011
Natasa T’s last login was Monday, November 5, 2012.
Haha I was wondering what happened.
Yes, I read the Hunger Games! I really loved the first one, and the second was pretty good. I didn't hate the last one, but I did think the ending was shortchanged. I was expecting a whole awesome political war or something, and all that happens is that Katniss passes out and then everything is ok with the world, it seems.
I got the Kindle as a gift last year around October. I love it! Do you have a Kindle aside from the app on your phone? I was looking at the Kindle Fire, which seems awesome because you can watch movies on it, but then the reason I like Kindles over things like iPads is because of the no-glare screens.
Haha! Well there's this one book I skimmed a bit over for an essay that was interesting: Ghost Ship by Brian Hicks. It's about the Mary Celeste, a ship that was found at sea with no crew members on board, yet there was no sign of violence on the ship to explain their disappearance. It should be nonfiction (or at least I hope so because I used it for my essay, haha), with a lot of the author's own ideas added to form a story.
A whole shelf dedicated to Harry Potter? There's only seven books to fill the thing though, and a few extra guidebook stuff. I would think that would only fill one of two levels of the shelf. At the new bookstore that replaced Borders here, we also have three bookshelves or so, but it's front and back I think. Mostly the same content though as your library. I don't even know if there's a teen section at our library, except I vaguely remember this one shelf with a bunch of romance stuff, haha. Water for Elephants is told from the view of this old guy at a nursing home, but often his memory flits back to when he was young and worked at a circus. It's mostly about this woman who deals with horses, the narrator being a vet, and the husband of the woman who is schizophrenic. There's also an elephant that sort of binds the three together. It may not sound interesting but it was a nice read, except I didn't think the conclusion was great. Haha, I didn't see the movie for Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close because a lot of people said it was bad, but I suppose they meant in comparison to the book. Yeah the book can be sad, but there's no part you would cry about, as far as I remember. But then again, a lot of reviews said they cried during The Fault in Our Stars and I didn't cry at all, although there were a few places to be sad about.
Haha, I feel the same way about the site. Not sure what to do on it... but at least with me getting bored of all these websites I'm actually getting my homework done on time, if not even a little early!
I didn't know I could borrow ebooks either until recently! I'm reading it on a Kindle, but the library lets you download the ebook to your computer and I think phones too. The good thing is that you never have to leave your house in order to borrow a book now (which is a good and bad thing - bad because it makes being antisocial easier).
I used to like fantasy books too, but now I'm moving toward more realistic stuff for some reason. Except now I started reading the Heroes of Olympus series, which is all about Greek mythology. Well, I tend to look at the star system on both Shelfari and the actual Amazon website because while people have different tastes, it would be hard for 30,000 people who like a book to all have bad tastes, haha. It's when there's less than 10,000 ratings that sometimes I also read a book that's rated highly, and I'm just like "why did I do that."
I have no idea what people like to read nowadays, besides the Hunger Games and that ancient argument over Harry Potter vs. Twilight. But whenever I look at the teen section in bookstores, the books displayed are usually paranormal romances, which I generally don't have an interest in because it seems like they're mostly about super hot people who have bad things happen to them, that they get through together; I agree with exactly what you said. Aside from the topic of teenage romance novels, I have been trying to read more advanced books lately, and "Water for Elephants" was okay. It was an interesting read is what I mean, but I didn't love it by the very end because I didn't think there was a definite moral to be learned. I also read "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close," which was interesting at first, until later in the book when I got confused by the narration, which kept switching between the boy, Oskar, and other members of his family. If you like fantasy books, I heard that "A Game of Thrones" is excellent. I read a sample for it and it seems cool.
Haha, yeah, I haven't been playing for a while. Eventually I decorated my Habitarium the way I wanted and then lost interest, and put all the decorations in my bag. I guess I should get back on; it's probably been like a month or two?
Cool! I guess I'll remove "Hush, Hush" from my to read list until then, if it's not interesting. Tori W. also told me I might just think it's okay and not great.
Lol @ slow reader comment. I just borrowed my first ebook from the library, Rick Riordan's "The Lost Hero," and am also trying to get done with it as fast as I can so that the people behind me can get it. (I'd like to say that being considerate is the sole reason of my trying to read it quickly, but the truth is that there is also a limit to how long I can borrow it, and I don't want to borrow it again in order to finish it.) I guess that answers your question of what I'm reading, but I'm also almost done with this book called "The Fault in Our Stars," which is okay, but not as great as I thought it would be. The community seems to be giving it nearly five stars, but I'm 95% done and I'm thinking more of a four. It's about a girl with cancer who has to go to this support group where eventually (though not very far into the actual story) she meets this really hot guy. Of course she ends up being his girlfriend, and then the novel is just about them together, and their love of this book called "An Imperial Affliction." The book offers a little humor, but the plot isn't spectacular in my opinion. I guess it's worth a read, but I don't know if you would love it or just like it. At least the community seems to think you should love it.
Haha, welcome back!
Wait, I said "Hush, Hush" was okay? I've never read it though, haha. I plan to, since I see it everywhere it seems.
Yeah, I have read the Hunger Games series! It's really great; worth buying even, but then some people complain that they don't like the narrator's character so idk. But the first book is one of my favorite novels! Read it!! It's an interesting book that's not too loaded down with advanced vocabulary; an easy read, more of. I have a feeling the movie won't live up to the book (most movies don't though, but then the second twilight movie really did well to match the book and include details. I didn't read the third or fourth book though so idk how they compared).
Haha, well Twilight didn't seem original to begin with. I at least saw the first episode of The Vampire Diaries and it seemed to exhibit the exact same plot as Twilight, but apparently the book series for The Vampire Diaries came out before the Twilight series. But The Vampire Diaries show actually is awesome now - just the first few episodes weren't. But anyways, do you write in your spare time? You should try a book or something! :o That'd be cool. Yeah, I'm going away for a little bit later, but I've been sticking around town for all this testing. T-T But we're done with testing for the summer! Are you going anywhere?
"The Count of Monte Cristo" by Alexandre Dumas is pretty good. Some people had to read it for school, but I've only heard good reviews about it, and so far I think it's a pretty good book too (but I'm reading the abridged version published by Bantam Classics). If you haven't read the Hunger Games series, try it! The first book was awesome! Then there's Michael Connelly's book "The Closers," which is a crime novel about a girl who was killed seventeen years or so ago and the police are only getting to it now. I believe it's a bestseller; the author is the one who wrote the book for the motion picture "The Lincoln Lawyer." Lastly, I have a book by Neil Gaiman called "American Gods," which I've never personally read, but people say it's good on Shelfari anyways. :)