Saturday, January 31, 2015

Samurai Jack Volume 3: Quest Of The Broken Blade [Review]



Author: Andy Suriano
 
Genres: Graphic Novel, Children's Fiction. 
Release Date: 31st March 2015
Publishers: Diamond Book Distributors
No. Pages: 100
Source: Netgalley

Synopsis
After the Threads of Time failed to return Jack back to the past, he searches for a new way to return to his rightful era. 

But will Jack be willing to risk his magical blade in order to open a new portal to the past?

Friday, January 30, 2015

Fairest by Marissa Meyer [Review]


Synopsis:
In this stunning bridge book between Cress and Winter in the bestselling Lunar Chronicles, Queen Levana’s story is finally told.

Mirror, mirror on the wall,
Who is the fairest of them all?

Fans of the Lunar Chronicles know Queen Levana as a ruler who uses her “glamour” to gain power. But long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress, Levana lived a very different story – a story that has never been told . . . until now. 

Marissa Meyer spins yet another unforgettable tale about love and war, deceit and death. This extraordinary book includes full-color art and an excerpt from Winter, the next book in the Lunar Chronicles series.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid [Review]


Synopsis:
At a café table in Lahore, a bearded Pakistani man converses with an uneasy American stranger. As dusk deepens to night, he begins the tale that has brought them to this fateful meeting . . .

Changez is living an immigrant’s dream of America. At the top of his class at Princeton, he is snapped up by the elite "valuation" firm of Underwood Samson. He thrives on the energy of New York, and his infatuation with elegant, beautiful Erica promises entry into Manhattan society at the same exalted level once occupied by his own family back in Lahore.

But in the wake of September 11, Changez finds his position in his adopted city suddenly overturned, and his budding relationship with Erica eclipsed by the reawakened ghosts of her past. And Changez’s own identity is in seismic shift as well, unearthing allegiances more fundamental than money, power, and maybe even love.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald [Review]


Synopsis:

A portrait of the Jazz Age in all of its decadence and excess, The Great Gatsby captured the spirit of the author's generation and earned itself a permanent place in American mythology. Self-made, self-invented millionaire Jay Gatsby embodies some of Fitzgerald's--and his country's--most abiding obsessions: money, ambition, greed, and the promise of new beginnings. "Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgiastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that's no matter--tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther.... And one fine morning--"Gatsby's rise to glory and eventual fall from grace becomes a kind of cautionary tale about the American Dream.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Readathon Wrap up [Late]

Total Time devoted to Reading:
Probably that was like 7-9 hours only.

My Goals:
  • Finish The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald as soon as possible.ü
  • Finish 2 books.

Books I Read:

  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Total pages Read:
232 pages

Wrap up:
Well I read a book, like actually finished it and i picked up I am number four by Pittacus Lore, but then some personal things happened and i had to take a break from reading for a few days and then it was already saturday, and i tried reading but i didn't feel it and well, School basically.
This wrap up is super late, i know and so sorry i haven't been posting lately, i got super busy and have 2 books to read by the end of this month and just so much stress. Hope everyone did have a great time.

Happy reading! Till next time!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Readathon Update: Wednesday

This is the update for what I did on Tuesday.

Time devoted to Reading:
Another 3 hours omg i feel like it isn't enough


My Goals:
  • Finish The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald as soon as possible. ü
  • Finish 2 books.
  • Finish I am Number Four before the weekend.

Books to Read:
I will choose my books from this list because of the quarterly challenge on Goodreads.
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry
  • Let it Snow by several authors
  • I am number four by Pittacus Lore ü
  • These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman
  • Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
  • Dorothy must Die by Danielle Paige

Updates:
I finished The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and I feel proud that i finished a book during the second day! :) Now i started I am number four by Pittacus Lore. Interesting book so far and i am about 50 pages in. Really action packed!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Readathon update: Tuesday

This is the update for what I did on Monday

Time devoted to Reading:
I am not sure but i spent about 3 or 4 hours at school and some at home before getting a huge headache and gave up.

My Goals:
  • Finish The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald as soon as possible.
  • Finish 2 books.

Books to Read:
I will choose my books from this list because of the quarterly challenge on Goodreads.
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry
  • Let it Snow by several authors
  • I am number four by Pittacus Lore
  • These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman
  • Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
  • Dorothy must Die by Danielle Paige

Updates:
I read only from the great Gatsby and I read about 40 pages, I'm taking this readathon pretty chill. I read in between classes and such, and the headache just stopped me form reading on monday. But I hope that i finish it by Tuesday so i can start with I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore. It has been in my bag since Monday! Overall excited. Many reviews coming when this readathon is over.

Happy reading!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Readathon Update: Monday [Goals and such]

Hello guys this is the first day of the Readathon, I'm writing this on sunday so Monday i can just hit publish and this post will be online. Those of you joining in this readathon i wish you all Good luck and happy reading, remember this is all about having fun!

My Goals:
  • Finish The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald as soon as possible.
  • Finish 2 books.

Books to Read:
I will choose my books from this list because of the quarterly challenge on Goodreads.
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry
  • Let it Snow by several authors
  • I am number four by Pittacus Lore
  • These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman
  • Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
  • Dorothy must Die by Danielle Paige

Updates:
I have a presentation this week so let's hope that I get time for reading !

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Bout of Books 12 [Readathon]

Hello Readers, i hope you are all having a great day! Today i am signing up for the Bout of Books 12 Readathon. I have seen this readathon going on for quite some time already and i'm always late for signing up, but this year i made it in time, almost didn't to be honest.