Saturday, January 10, 2015

Update on the 2015 Reading Challenge

    I am still *attempting* to read The Madman's Daughter. It's not that I don't like it 'cause I do but this book is giving me major cancer (essentially the term my friends and I use for bad feels and books that make you feel icky inside). In addition to The Madman's Daughter I am also reading Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy which is my pick for read a book more than 500 pages. In case your wondering its 754. I convinced my mom/english teacher that we should read this book this year because it has been on my TBR list forever and she agreed. (Thanks to Hannah who also helped me convince her and the rest of the class) I am about 100 pages in and I am LOVING it!! Seriously this book is written so beautifully and I keep finding little bits of dialogue, description, and characters that really relate to the modern world. I can see why this one is a classic. Anyway as soon as I finish it I will let you guys know and I will do a review on both books here on my blog or on my YouTube Channel.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year and Other Book Related Things

Happy New Year everyone!!!! It is now officially 2015 and I hope your year is full of laughter, friends, family, and books :). I have several new years resolutions all most all of the book related. I thought I would share a few of them with you in hopes it will keep me more accountable. First I will of course be doing the 2015 reading challenged I shared with you in my last post. I am starting with a book that scares me: The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd which was inspired by H. G. Wells's The Island of Dr. Moreaur. Can you say creepy? In addition to the 2015 reading challenge I have decided that for every modern novel (YA or otherwise) I read I will also read one non-fiction or classic. I was looking at my reading statistics from Goodreads and realized that almost all of the book I read were published within the last 50 years and most of them are fiction. Even my book case makes this clear as I have one shelf of non-fictions and six shelves for my fiction. And the funny thing is I love history and reading non-fiction and I haven't read many classics I don't at least appreciate. I'm hoping to tackle The Count of Monte Cristo this year because I love the story but for the first time in my life I am daunted by the size. 

     What are your new years resolutions (They don't have to be book related)?