7/28/2012

Book Review: We'll Always Have Summer



Synopsis: It’s been two years since Conrad told Belly to go with Jeremiah. She and Jeremiah have been inseparable ever since, even attending the same college—only, their relationship hasn’t exactly been the happily ever after Belly had hoped it would be. And when Jeremiah makes the worst mistake a boy can make, Belly is forced to question what she thought was true love. Does she really have a future with Jeremiah? Has she ever gotten over Conrad? It’s time for Belly to decide, once and for all, who has her heart forever.










7/20/2012

3-week Challenge

I think my blog is aptly named - it's like I consume books at the rate I'm going, not necessarily an uncanny pace but fast nonetheless. Since I am on a reading rampage indefinitely, I decided to set a 3-week goal for myself to feed my obsession. I'm going to read 5 books in 3 weeks. I think I could do more but I'm setting the bar low because this is the first time I'm doing this. 

5 BOOKS IN 3 WEEKS:

1. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher 
Someone suggested this after she found out I'm reading The Fault In Our Stars. I had a hunch it had the same feel to it. I read the synopsis and although I find the plot to be quite eerie, I feel a certain degree of curiosity that convinced me to read this right after I finish TFIOS. After consecutively reading chick lit after chick lit, I think reading this after TFIOS is just the break that I need. 

2. Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
I've been meaning to read The Perks of Being a Wallflower since the 4th week of June! I bought a copy of this on an impulse. But being the freak that I am, I tend to postpone reading books that I buy because I like seeing "new" books on my shelf. After much thought I decided it's time to flip through the pages and join the bandwagon. I don't know, this book (along with TFIOS and Looking for Alaska - both by the same author although I haven't read the latter) is one of those hipster books to me. It's the type of book that's popular because it's different, in a Juno kind of way (I can't quite describe it so I hope I made enough sense by paralleling it to Juno). But at any rate, I'll still read this book in the hopes of proving myself wrong. I want to be able to see the beauty in it that inspired producers to make a movie adaptation. After all, I did buy it and I don't like wasting my money on books I only end up hating (who does?).




3. Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
Recap: I'll be reading this after The Fault In Our Stars, Thirteen Reasons Why, and The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Plot-wise they're not exactly the same, but at the end of the day it's still not the typical literature my brain is designed to crave ever so often. And that's why Lola and the Boy Next Door is 3rd on my list. I need another break - and this time I foresee that it'll be like a breather to me. I read Anna and the French Kiss, and I loved it. It was simple (and by that I don't mean shallow) and "aww-worthy." I'm expecting the same from Lola since it's a companion book. Plus, I've heard great reviews of this so there's definitely more to look forward to.








4. James Potter and the Hall of Elders' Crossing by G. Norman Lippert
I chanced upon this book via Goodreads' eBook page. Being a huge Potterhead myself, I'm a bit skeptical of this book but I still want to read it to see whether or not the author was able to live up to the expectations of Potterheads (and plain critics) from all over. If I enjoy the book I will definitely read books 2 and 3.













 5. Divergent by Veronica Roth
I decided to read this last because I've heard it can be quite addicting and it'll urge me to read the sequel. I'm somewhat a fan of dystopian literature so I have high expectations for this book. That and I always see this on special display tables in bookstores so there's got to be something special, right? (WRONG. *coughs* Twilight *coughs* but that's besides the point) 












I can't wait to get started, but right now The Fault In Our Stars has me captivated.
Progress report soon! 

-Sab

Book Review: It's Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han

SYNOPSIS: Can summer be truly summer without Cousins Beach?
It used to be that Belly counted the days until summer, until she was back at Cousins Beach with Conrad and Jeremiah. But not this year. Not after Susannah got sick again and Conrad stopped caring. Everything that was right and good has fallen apart, leaving Belly wishing summer would never come.

But when Jeremiah calls saying Conrad has disappeared, Belly knows what she must do to make things right again. And it can only happen back at the beach house, the three of them together, the way things used to be. If this summer really and truly is the last summer, it should end the way it started--at Cousins Beach.
Note: I had a hard time writing this review because I really did try to do away with the spoilers. It's hard describing things without giving anything off. 

7/18/2012

Next on The Book Eater!

This is what I call my current state: I'm on a reading rampage. I can't not read a book every week. I need to read at least one. And now I'm reading a new book - The Fault In Our Stars by John Green. I've seen it a lot around school and it's been one of the most talked about books lately, of course I had to give in to my curiosity (the way I did with Fifty Shades). So far I'm loving it - loving the hipster of it all. (tee hee) I'll write a review of it right after I finish it tomorrow.

I still have a few draft reviews that I need to finish. The one that's almost finished is my review of Fifty Shades of Grey. Oh boy. I feel so opinionated about this one. But I'll save all that for later.

Some of the other books I'm making a review of:

  • Fifty Shades Darker
  • Fifty Shades Freed
  • Beautiful Disaster
  • Anna and the French Kiss
I'm also going to make a review of The Loser Hero and The Son of Neptune but I have yet to organize my thoughts on these books because it's been weeks since I read them.

I'm so excited to post more here. It's not like a lot of people will actually read it. I just enjoy getting my thoughts out there, in a healthy manner. Mind you, I do have a life. I still go to school and study. It's just that school's been pretty... "nice" lately. I thought I'd use my spare time (i.e. time not studying/doing schoolwork) wisely by reading more.

Almost midnight. Whew I'm tired.
Good night. ;)

-Sab

Book Review: The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han



SYNOPSIS: Some summers are just destined to be pretty.

Belly measures her life in summers. Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August. Winters are simply a time to count the weeks until the next summer, a place away from the beach house, away from Susannah, and most importantly, away from Jeremiah and Conrad. They are the boys that Belly has known since her very first summer -- they have been her brother figures, her crushes, and everything in between. But one summer, one wonderful and terrible summer, the more everything changes, the more it all ends up just the way it should have been all along.







New To Blogger

Obviously I'm new. My page only has one post (after I publish this one, this'll be the 2nd) and my page design sucks. I'm working my way around it though, I'm just having a hard time grasping the complexity of making a Blogger account. 

So why am I here? I left Tumblr, really. I've been doing a lot of reading lately and I wanted to keep post book reviews but Tumblr isn't really the place for it. I think it's more of a photo site than anything else. You don't really get much hits when you just keep blogging with text... not that I want plenty of hits. 

Besides, Tumblr doesn't allow exchanging comments via the comments box and that totally did it for me. Anyway, I'll try to post more book reviews and what not when I get the time. Right now I have stuff to do. 

Soon. ;)
-Sab

P.S. I just noticed that Blogger has more options for post customization. I'm really liking this so far.

Book Review: Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles

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SYNOPSIS: When Brittany Ellis walks into chemistry class on the first day of senior year, she has no clue that her carefully created “perfect” life is about to unravel before her eyes. She’s forced to be lab partners with Alex Fuentes, a gang member from the other side of town, and he is about to threaten everything she’s worked so hard for—her flawless reputation, her relationship with her boyfriend, and the secret that her home life is anything but perfect. Alex is a bad boy and he knows it. So when he makes a bet with his friends to lure Brittany into his life, he thinks nothing of it. But soon Alex realizes Brittany is a real person with real problems, and suddenly the bet he made in arrogance turns into something much more.
In a passionate story about looking beneath the surface, Simone Elkeles breaks through the stereotypes and barriers that threaten to keep Brittany and Alex apart.