What I’ve read this Summer

My summers come and go every year yet my mission during this period is always the same: read as much as you can and as fast as you can. 

And with this motto I’d like to begin with the list of books I have read this summer (so far): 

  1. The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
  2. The Prince of Mist – Carlos Ruiz Zafón
  3. Angels and Demons  – Dan Brown
  4. Digital Fortress – Dan Brown
  5. Inferno – Dan Brown
  6. The City of Ember – Jeanne DuPRAU
  7. The Scarecrow – Michael Connelly
  8. The Final Detail – Harlan Coben
  9. The Lost Symbol – Dan Brown
  10. The Scorch Trails (Maze Runner series #2) – James Dashner
  11. Dark Places – Gillian Flynn
  12. The Death Cure (Maze Runner series #3) – James Dashner
  13. Deal Breaker – Harlan Coben
  14. Paper Towns – John Green

This list will probably expand, but most likely it will calm down as my University will start next week. As can be seen by my list the major obsession I have encountered this summer is Dan Brown. I found the Da Vinci Code in a second hand store and decided it was finally time for me to embark in this New York Times best selling author Dan Brown. Right after finishing the first book, I couldn’t stop. I was hooked on Dan Brown and for anyone that like me was stubborn and did not want to read his books because of the amount of attention they have gotten (and thought they were too main stream for you), you should abandon this thought ans pick up a copy of one of his books featuring his main character Robert Langton. Trust me on this one, you will love all Dan Brown books and want to read every book he has ever written. The only downside on this is that he hasn’t written that many books. But in case you read all of them I recommend start reading Harlan Coben books or Lee Child books. (That will keep you distracted for awhile, since they are consistently launching new books.) 

Have a great Day ! 

 

    Paper Towns – John Green

    The latest book on my “I have read” list is: Paper Towns by John Green. I have read “the fault in our stars” last year while it was a hype all around the world and I enjoyed the book. With that book it was most certain that the ending wouldn’t be “happy”, but the storyline is cute and very inspiring. Well let me continue about the book at hand which is “Paper Towns” this summers new hype. The storyline of this book starts off fun with a night with Margot that “Q” (aka Quentin the main character of the book) will never forget. After this night the book gets all mysterious as Margot disappears.

    SPOILERS Do not continue reading if you do not want to know things that happen in the book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I am warning you !!!!!!!

    Do you really want to do this….

    Yeah sure go ahead but I warned you there would be spoilers…

    What really made me frustrated during basically the entire book is that no one other than Q seemed to (excuse my language) give a shit about the girl who disappeared, this kids in high school prefered planning their outfits for PROM rather than FINDING the girl that DISAPPEARED (ran away) not even her parents went to find her or even tried. Okay okay I get she ran away various time and after you cry wolf all the time people start not believing you but even if she is of legal age and therefore in the eyes of the law a adult that choose to run away, you would think any parent would still feel obligated to find their child. These were my initial frustrations which occurred throughout the entire book, the final frustrating moment came at the end when Q and his friends find Margot in someplace near New York and she ends up not leaving with Q even though she clearly likes him now. This ending got me thinking that Mr. Green does not enjoy writing happy ends.

    Overall it was a good book, I still prefer “The Fault in our Stars” but that is my personal opinion of course. I have yet to watch the movie but will post my reactions on that movie once I watch it.

    My overall rating for this book is: 3 Stars

     As always thank you for reading and have a wonderful day!

    Dark Places BOOK vs MOVIE – Gillian Flynn

     Gillian Flynn’s second crime thriller doesn’t disappoint (even though I didn’t read the first one “Sharp Objects”), this action pact crime thriller keeps you guessing until the very end abou what happened on that day that Libby’s family was brutally murdered and her older accused of these murders. I would prefer not spoil any single part of this amazing roller coaster of a book that is “Dark Places”. I can say it’s a book that once you start reading you won’t stop until you’ve finished… Literally not matter what time of the day it is, I for example started reading this book one day late afternoon and finished it at 5 am. On the next day after having finished the book, I was tempted to watch the movie, but like the movie review this movie disappointed big time. The reason for this disappointment might be the fairly large casting problem, Libby’s mother is too beautiful in the movie and in the book she is described to be a person you wouldn’t want to go up and hug. Ultimately what I hated about the movie was that neither Libby nor her brother Ben’s hair were red!! In the book Libby has yes painted her hair blond but it’s a sloppy painting where her red roots are showing already. In the movie her hair is perfectly blond. Ben’s hair problem is even bigger, when she goes to see him in prison his hair is dark brown but not red.

    I’m sorry to burden you with my movie casting problems and “look” problems. It’s safe to say movies are NEVER as good as the books.

    After reading “Dark Places” I am certain that I will read other Gillian Flynn books and enjoy them very much if she continues writing these thrillers that suck you in, I will continue reading them. The next ones I will read from her are “Gone Girl” and “Sharp Objects”. I would love to know if others who read the book and watched the movie felt the same on the issues I encountered which I mentioned above, leave opinion down below in the comment section.
    My overall rating on the book: 4 stars

    Thank you for reading and have a great day.
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    New Edition to the Blog

    Welcome to a Brand new category addition to my blog: BOOK HAULS. 

    As Youtube has Hauls and I’ve seen many other fellow bloggers do Book hauls I decided this was an edition to my blog that needed to be added and as I love reading, buying books is a big part of my life. So part of “new year” new resolutions right?! (New year because I’ve been lazy this year and yesterday was my first post in 2015, I know I know… how bad..)

    Title: Deception Point

    Author: Dan Brown

    Published: 2001

    Title: Deal Breaker

    Author: Harlan Coben

    Published: 1995

    Title: To Kill A Mockingbird

    Author: Harper Lee

    Published: 1960

    Title: Killing Floor

    Author: Lee Child

    Published: 1999

    Title: Paper Towns

    Author: John Green

    Published: 2008

    Titles: The Death Cure Book 3 in the series,

    The Kill Order Book 4 in the series

    Series: The Maze Runner

    Author: James Dashner

    Published: 2011, 2012

    Thank you for reading and stay tuned for a list of the books I’ve read this year and a review of “Dark Places” by Gillian Flynn.

    I am back! 

    Wow wow…. cannot believe this is my first post in 2015. And we are half way through the year. I won’t excuse myself and start explaining why I haven’t posted because that would be lying to myself. The reason I haven’t posted is simple I got lazy and words didn’t flow in anymore as easily as normal. Well no excuse anyways. I will do my utmost best to keep this space going.Stay tuned from a post on “wedding planning” (and my wedding obsessions), My current tops favorite books, What I’m currently reading, book haul (I buy so many books this should be a thing in my blog! I’m waiting for Amazon to deliver me 7 books I got myself for my birthday so then there will be a book haul, hopefully they come tomorrow!) and much more.  

    PS: Here’s a picture of Cooper making his incredibly cute “sad face”, not so sure what he’s sad about, he’s so loved so he can’t complain ❤️

    Love is…

    Love is like a flower

    It blooms and turns into a magnificent thing

    That only grows stronger and more powerful

    Love is a beautiful thing when taken care of

    Love can cure any broken heart

    Love can also bring you the purest joy

    But love can also backfire and sting, as wise men say “Love hurts”

    Losing a love is the worse pain you’ll ever feel

    Because there is no medication that can cure a broken heart

    Nothing can make it go away – other than another love, a stronger love.

    Originally I was pretty depressed when I wrote this poem and it ended with a line that I don’t believe in anymore the line said “There will always be a hole in your heart” at the time this was the best sentence to end it with because it was what I felt. Nowadays I feel the way the last sentence is now “Nothing can make it go away – other than another love, a stronger love.”

    Changing your mind is normal

    There are things in life that don’t stop, even if you want them to. Our planet won’t stop rotating because it’s full moon and people want to take pictures of this perfect moment in time. A kiss can’t stop time just because everything seems so perfect in that moment.

    If you reflect about moments in your life you feel like time flies by. The best we as human beings can do is use our time wisely, that doesn’t mean you have to do everything according to what people expect you to. That isn’t what anyone wants, it might even be easier to just do what people want you to do. But the challenging part is going after what YOU really want. Not what will make you rich or popular, chose the one thing that makes you want to wake up every morning. Now choosing this might be the hardest thing you will ever have to do in life.

    The opinion of your family and friends is very important and influences you a lot in making this choice. When your fresh out of high school you have to decide what you want to do for the REST of your life (or so people think) but in reality you decide what you want to do in that period of your life, your outlook on the world changes after or during college. This can influence you deciding that you don’t want to be a layer anymore…(or any other profession). I’m mostly posting this because I’ve seen and also experienced this change in my way of seeing the world.

    A lot can happen during your four years of college that make you discover a talent you never knew you had.
    Writing and reading are probably my biggest passions nowadays and five years ago I didn’t even like reading that much. I discovered this passion while studying something else.

    So if you ever question if you should change courses or study something else, I’d say DO IT.

    What’s stopping you from waking and doing the one thing you love the most?