Tuesday, August 2, 2011

I like the high ones!*

January - 4

February - 3

March - 4

April - 5

May -4

June - 3

July - 5

Believing Christ by Stephen Robinson - I thought this was an excellent book. Robinson uses metaphors and analogies that really get the point across (at one point he uses several in a row to explain the same thing in case the finance and sports weren't your language) and I understood the Atonement in a way I hadn't before.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling - I actually liked it, a lot of people said that there were a lot of emotions and what not, but it made sense considering what happened and the whole connection thing. ...basically, I'm just glad I made it through that beast in time!

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by j.K. Rowling - The sixth movie was my favorite. I'm not saying that because it was the most recent (until the last two) before the movie I didn't have a favorite. The book lives up to that and of course, gives me more. This was the last book I read where I had already seen the movie, so I was able to picture a lot of the things from my memory, but I loved the added detail!

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling - I rushed through book 7, having read it basically in 2 days because of my deadline. When I went to finish the last 100 pages that I didn't finish in time for the movie, I went back a little further so that I wouldn't miss anything. The book is better. Especially with 7.1, I didn't like 7.1, let's say that one is the least favorite out of all the movies. The book is so detail rich that it left the movie feeling detail anemic. 7.2 was really good, granted it had an awesome soundtrack, it was in the theater and it was the one with all the action...so it was bound to be better. I still had trouble with the bits and pieces left out and rearranged. The book however was amazing and I thought the whole series was really well done. I'm still trying to figure out why she does (SPOILER ALERT...maybe? Course I am probably the only person on the planet who hadn't read them yet) 19 years later rather than 20...does anyone know why??

Everfound by Neal Shusterman - The end of the Skinjacker series. It was very well done! Sometimes when I read trilogies the last book leaves me feeling incomplete or leaves a bad taste in my mouth, but then one ties up some loose ends and has an overall hopeful message. I really liked the characters and the deeper meanings found within the storyline. I would definitely recommend, and I don't usually recommend books because I'm worried the other person wouldn't like them. I'm still worried, but I'll take a chance with these books.


Lacee said...

You said you never really know with trilogy books (sometimes they end good, sometimes bad), how did you feel about Hunger Games series?

Marissa said...

A League of Their Own?

Also, can I borrow Believing Christ? :)

Martha said...

I don't know why she did 19 years, maybe because they are 19 when this ends and is seems logical to double their life? I don't know, just a guess.


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