Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Totally Not Book Related News But Equally Exciting


I need to keep this sweet and short, or otherwise I'll end up writing four pages of useless nothing.  So getting straight to the point, this totally exciting news happens to be...

 

You must be wondering why I put up a picture of Spiderman.  And I'll tell you, but be warned beforehand that this news WILL might make you EXTREMELY kind of jealous.

The cast of The Amazing Spiderman, aka Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane Dehann, as well as the director, Marc Webb and producer came to visit my school in NYC this past Friday, as part of their "Be Amazing" campaign, and volunteered with many of the students to provide service to the community by painting, gardening, and many other activities.  Plus, because I am in my school's chorus, my chorus mates and I got to perform for them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here are some pictures:

***The following pictures were copied and pasted from Google images, and I did not take any of these pictures***

 
That's my chorus class sitting on the right, but sadly I didn't make it into the picture.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Help Significance By Shelly Crane Come Alive!

Hey guys!  

This is a quick update on the Significance T.V. show.  The show is being fan funded and with your help this book can finally come alive.


The goal is to raise $20,000.00 and there's still 42 days left in the campaign.  If everyone donates $30, this goal can be reached, and shooting for Significance can finally start!  Also, they have prizes and rewards for everyone who donates.


Sharing this news and helping spread the word is also a great way to help make this project come true!


Here are some links if you are interested in helping, donating, or want more information on this project:


https://www.facebook.com/SignificanceTheMovie


https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/significance-pilot#home   (donation/ pilot info)


https://twitter.com/SignificanceTM


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2569202/



If you haven't read Significance by Shelly Crane, and would like to know more about the book, here are the links:


http://shellycrane.blogspot.com


http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16282066-significance



I just read Significance a couple months ago, and I LOVED IT!!  It was a great book, and I am so glad that it's being made into a TV show, but without your help this can't be possible.  If you are a fan of the book and would like to see this come live, please, please, please help in any way you can.  Even reposting the link for the donation helps!


If you would like to see this come true all you have to do is either donate, and/or help spread the word about it.


Have a great weekend everyone! ; )

Monday, April 14, 2014

Making Up For Monday #4

       

        Hosted by Tiffany Bowcut at 

   An Avid Reader; A Wannabe Writer         

  

           This week's question:

How many books do you read at a time?

 


My Response:

The amount of books I read at a time really depends on what book I am reading, and what other books I have.  Usually, I stock up on books and I have somewhere around ten to twelve books all at once.  If the book I choose to read first is really, really interesting than I'll finish reading it before starting another one.  However, if the book is an "okay" type, or slow and kind of boring, than I am going to start reading another book, and hopefully finish the one that I had first started reading sometime later.  But if I have multiple books that I am familiar with and it's part of a series I am reading, like sequels or something, than I will also try to read all of them at the same time, because I am not known for patience when it comes to books, or series I love.

Unfortunately, reading more than one book at the same time isn't the best for me because I want to read all of them at once, which isn't possible, and that just makes me go crazy.  So because of that, I try to rush through the book I am currently reading, and at the end I feel like I missed out on half the story, which is completely my fault, but still, I don't like it when that happens, so I try to stick to one book at a time.  Not that it always works, but I'd rather read a book completely, than going back and forth between two books or more.

Have a good week everyone! : )

Saturday, April 12, 2014

The Fault In Our Stars Review

So, I read this book awhile back, but I never got around to writing the review for it.  Actually, there's a lot of books which I still need to write a review for, but in the meanwhile here's my review for this book!  By the way, if you haven't read this book yet, you really, really need to!  It's one of the most heartbreaking but best books you will probably ever read.  Just a quick warning, I have a lot to say about this book so you can count on this review being kind of long! ; )

Title: The Fault In Our Stars 
                          
Author: John Green

Genre: Contemporary Romance


Age Group: Young Adult


My Rating: 5.5 / 5



Goodreads Summary:

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.


Friday, April 11, 2014

Follow Friday #3

Alison Can Read Feature & Follow
Gain new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow!


The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee's View and Alison of Alison Can Read.






This Week's Question:


Tell us about a book that you didn’t like and why we shouldn’t read it (as nicely and respectfully as possible)


My Response:

So, a couple months ago I was going through B&N nook bookstore for new books to download, and I came upon the book Guardians: The Girl by Lola St.Vill.  It was free and had an overall good rating and decent reviews, so I decided to give it a try.  Turns out, the few people that claimed to not like the book and pointed out its many flaws were right.  I know many people are hesitant to pick up a free ebook because there's always a chance that it might be horrible and waste of time, and sometimes it is, but for the most part many of the ebooks I read are free and they are actually really good.  This book on the other hand however, totally sucked, for me at least.  

The main character Emmy was just so childish and immature.  She annoyed me throughout the entire book.  First, she has an instant obsession with Marcus, one of the angels who happens to already have a girlfriend.  She knows nothing about him, never saw him or talked to him before in her life, but still the moment she saw him she has an instant crush on him.  A majority of the story focuses on her feelings for Marcus and how she "loves" him but can't have him because he is dating someone else.  Basically, it was insta-love, which is something I am not a fan of reading in books.  Then, out of nowhere she kisses him during a car ride, runs away and hides in her apartment because she is so embarrassed, and when she goes back to school, she apologizes to his girlfriend, and guess what?  Marcus's girlfriend actually forgives Emmy and everything is rainbows and sunshine.  But, Emmy once again decides to make things complicated and makes a deal with Marcus and his friends to do them a favor, but only if Marcus takes her out on a date.  As you can guess, that does not go over well with his girlfriend, and she physically attacks Emmy.  But instead of telling Emmy no, Marcus punishes his girlfriend for trying to hurt Emmy.  Oh, and did I mention that Marcus also has instant feelings for Emmy from the moment he sees her?  This would have been a good book, because the plot and story line was actually kind of interesting, but the whole thing with Emmy and Marcus and their insta-love just ruined the book for me.  It's not one that I would recommend or ever read again!  The main characters, both the male and female were just so annoying, that at one point I literally wanted to knock some sense into their mind.  Seriously, books like this are not my cup of tea, and they just give me a headache at the end!