Projections of a Bibliophiles Mind

28 year old avid reader who enjoys exploring all types of book genres. This blog basically sums up my reading experiences, opinions on books, and anything that I find useful to put here. Enjoy!

Be honest. This is how you wanted the book to end.

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Personal Review on Beautiful Creatures (Complete series)

Beautiful Creatures (Beautiful Creatures Series #1) -

It feels like I took forever to read and finish these books, probably because they were very long and I never really felt as captured by them as I wish I had.
I think Kami Garcia is a great writer and her prose is probably the only reason I kept reading, because I kept on finding small little literary treasures I just had to highlight or write down in a notebook. The reason I mention her prose as motivator is because, personally, I didn't really like any of the main characters. I felt this story was a bit "Twilight-ish" for my taste and I just couldn't get into the love story between the characters, because I find all paranormal romances seem to follow the same story line (in a way I guess). It just always seems to be along the lines of: Mortal falls in love with a supernatural character, they try to stay away from each other because of the danger the relationship poses on the mortals life, they can't stay way, something tragic happens and they must endure many hardships, true love saves the day or one of the lovers dies and everyone cries. Obviously all of the stories have certain variations (which is why I don't think this should be considered a spoiler) so you never really know what is bound to happen until you finish the book series.
Anyways the reason I give this book 3 stars is because the characters are well thought of and written. There is some character development, which for me is always a positive, and there are unexpected conflicts, but I still didn't like the main characters. If I'm completely honest with myself, I think this could be because I felt like I identified with the "adult" characters more than with the teens, and I guess that's what comes with age. When you are older, the things some of these characters do, suddenly seem idiotic because as an adult you can already see where things can go wrong...I think that is why I can't blame the author for my dislike of Ethan and Lena, because I know that if I'd read this at a younger age, I know I would have rooted for their love.
Anyways I think the reason I give this book a higher rating than Twilight is because the writing is wonderful in comparison, and I do think Ethan and Lena are more mentally stable than Bella and Edward (their relationship is less pathological), so I think they are better role models for young teenage girls.

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Happy Halloween!

Read for pleasure...

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Where's the life I want? :'(

I'm not really good at writing because English isn't my first language, but I wrote something and I have a nagging desire to just post it somewhere...

Sure, you have seen me cry,

You've seen me cry because I like to live in the moment,

Because I am passionate and because I am childish,

And YES I like drama, especially if I get to be the fucking star of it

Not because I love the lime light, it’s because I love the intensity of feeling something,

When you've experienced feeling numb all you crave for is finding that…

Once you do, you strive to never let emotions go…to live in the drama of life

 

 

But I just want you to know that even though you have seen me cry,

None of those tears belong to you,

The ones that do are the ones I keep in a treasure box I only open when I am alone,

You are the equivalent of pain in my book,

But I never want you to have the satisfaction of knowing how much of me you broke.

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"I breathe because I must, but I write to take your breath away. ~ J.M. Powers"

Page 12 - New word of the day

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Out of Oneself - Andras Palyi, Imre Goldstein

unctuous - used to describe someone who speaks and behaves in a way that is meant to seem friendly and polite but that is unpleasant because it is obviously not sincere

kitteh!

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This is me! I have a waist high stack of "To Reads" on my coffee table. My boyfriend is beginning to hint that's it's getting slightly out of hand ..... 

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Reader's Bill of Rights
Reader's Bill of Rights

A couple of additions:

11. The right to write a review however you want of the book you read - however much you read.

 

12. The right to shelf a book however you want.