Friday, June 29, 2012

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

First of all, I liked the first one better. This one was gripping, and impossible to put down, but the first was more gripping, and harder to put down. Also, the first one was sad and what these kids had to go through was terrible. In the second one, it was even worse, but almost at an unbeleviable level. Maybe I'm seeing things wrong.

I still enjoyed it. I just enjoyed the first more. The first also ended better. As in, it left me hanging, but not to the extent that made me rush out to buy the next one. This one actually made me a little angry when I put it down because I didn't have the next one with me. That's probably a good point. Also a good selling feature.

I'm not sure when I'll read the third. I'm waiting on my friend to finish it first.

I can honestly admit, I've never read any of the Twilight books, and I never will. However, the whole which guy should she end up with is something everybody knows about. (I know from the movie).

I think the same kind of thing is going on here, and since I haven't read the third, I don't know who she'll end up with -if anybody. Romance is in this book, but it's not the main thing. If it became the main thing, it would be a pretty sad situation, and I wouldn't like it as much. That being said, I am curious to know who she'll be with. I kind of feel like it will have a happy ending (or as happy as it can be).

Anyway, as always, I'm quite enjoying my teen novels. Between this and Anne of Green Gables, I'm not really sure the last 'adult' book I've read. Oh well. Next book will probably be 50 Shades of Grey. I'll admit it... all the talk about it has me interested. As much as I'd like to resist the urge to read it, I know I will.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

My mom read me these books when I was younger. I don't remember them, I just remember her reading them to me. I do remember the movies (first and second). I loved them. I still do love them.

I've wanted to read the book for a while, and finally did. I loved it as well. First of all, it was hilarious, and L.M. Montgomery is a genius. The page long run on sentences from Anne are classic. It was similar to the movie, but had differences. The movie had the important moments, but I found that the book was from different view points than I had expected.

I am now onto Anne of Avonlea. I plan to read them all. There's quite a few, but I cannot imagine any of them not being great.

Basically, anybody who loved the movie, will love the books. And vise versa. I can't wait to read them to my kids. (or in my case, I should hope my friends have little girls to read to).