I’ve finished another book last night right before I went to bed and I wanted to share it with you before I forget. This book didn’t end the way that I thought it would but that’s okay. I was thoroughly surprised when I got to the end and I like to be surprised. I don’t like being able to guess the ending before I get there. The story did move along at a nice pace, enough to keep you coming back to the story. I didn’t find any slow parts where I could have gotten derailed and not picked the book back up. This book will probably be the type of book for people who liked the tv show the X-Files.
WHAT’S GOING ON IN BONE LAKE? THE TRUTH WILL SURPRISE YOU.
small town Michigan, Penny Hardjoy, an aspiring journalist, teams up
with the nerdy boy next door and the town’s star quarterback to find her
conspiracy theorist father after he goes missing and several other
people turn up dead in the woods.
The deeper she digs, the
weirder things start to get. Townspeople repeat the same
phrases—verbatim. Men in black suits stroll around Main Street. Chunks
of Penny’s memory go missing.
Pretty soon, her research leads her
to the long-ago meteorite crash in Bone Lake’s woods, and she’s going to
have to reconsider her definition of “real” if she wants answers. . . .
Do you consider comic books/anime/manga/graphic novels to be the same as reading an actual novel? Now, I’m not one to say that the book has to have a certain word count before it’s considered a “novel” and it can’t have any pictures or anything like that. I would say “yes” to that first question.
I’ve read the mini series “Wraith: Welcome to Christmasland” that was written by Joe Hill. It’s a prequel to the novel “NOS4A2” that tells you all about how Charles Talent Manx became the villain in that novel. It doesn’t add anything or take anything away from the book. It just gives you some back history on Manx.
I’ve also read the Locke & Key series, which was also written by Joe Hill. That’s my first comic book series that I’ve read and it’s what introduced me to author Joe Hill. It’s a good series but I would consider it and the mini series listed above to be for “mature audiences” only because of some of the content.
Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore was the Headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry during Harry’s time in school. In the first 2 films, Richard Harris plays the part of Professor Dumbledore. When Harris passed away after the second film, Michael Gambon plays the part of Professor Dumbledore from the third movie on to the rest of the series. Who do you think plays the part of Dumbledore better…..Richard Harris (pictured on the left) or Michael Gambon (pictured on the right)? This is a big debate in my household….my spouse and I are always discussing who we think played the part better.
Have you ever got caught reading when you weren’t suppose to?
There have been a time or two that I got caught reading when I was suppose to be in bed asleep. I remember being given the speech that I would ruin my eyes because I was trying to read with not enough light to help me see properly. This was back during a time when we didn’t have tablets and e-readers that had a lit up screen to read on. It was just me and the book I was reading…..I usually left my door open enough to have some light coming into my room that I though was enough light to see by. Plus, I thought I could see/hear my parents coming down the hall and be able to put my book away fast enough to not get caught.
As far as school went, I usually only read when the teacher allowed it. I don’t remember getting caught when I wasn’t suppose to. I knew that if I did get caught that I would be in double the amount of trouble. I would get in trouble at school for not paying attention to the teacher but I would also get in trouble a second time once I got home.
So, who here watched the premiere of “NOS4A2” (yes, I know I’m a little late on this)? Are you excited to see the next episode? What are your expectations for the first season? How many of you have read the book that this show is based on?
I know there are some little differences, so far, between the show and the book. However, I don’t think it’s enough to deter me from watching the show. Yeah, in the book, Vic McQueen was a little younger and she rode an actual bicycle instead of a motor cycle (that seems to be the big difference so far at this point). But I’m still interested in seeing how this show plays out. What do you think so far?
My hubby purchased the entire collection of Hunger Games movies on blu-ray a few weeks ago. My collection doesn’t include a digital copy….just the movies themselves along with bonus features spread out over 6 discs. I’ve watched “The Hunger Games”, “Catching Fire”, “Mockingjay part 1” and “Mockingjay part 2” today. They seemed to have kept the movies pretty close to the books from what I can tell. I know they can’t put everything from the books into the movies….if they did, each movie would be about 12 hours long and no one would be able to sit through that. I did enjoy watching the movies today.
Anyway, I never did get to see these movies as they were being released in the theaters. I wanted to read the books and have them finished before I saw the movies. I didn’t want the movies to have any effect on what I was reading as I was making my way through the books and I’ve always preferred it that way. My hubby purchased the movies for me when I finished the last book in the trilogy not long ago.
Have you watched any of the movies? What are your thoughts on them? Did you watch them when they were released in theaters or did you wait to watch them at home once they were out on dvd/blu-ray?
Well, it looks like we will be getting some more stories from the world of Harry Potter at the end of June. (I feel that won’t come soon enough though.) They will be selling four e-books called “Harry Potter: A Journey” and they each will focus on different subjects from the wizarding world.
Harry Potter: A Journey Through Charms and Defense Against the Dark Arts
Harry Potter: A Journey Through Potions and Herbology
Harry Potter: A Journey Through Divination and Astronomy
Harry Potter: A Journey Through Care of Magical Creatures
The first two are set to be released at the end of June and the other two will follow some time after, according to Pottermore, the official Harry Potter digital site. These e-books sound like something Hermione would enjoy. Anyway, it’s a good thing my hubby got me that Kindle Fire last year since I will want to read these when they come out.
This was another favorite of mine when I was a kid. My grandparents purchased this for me once upon a time when I was sick at home. I remember when I did a book report when I was a kid on this book. I dressed up as Fern from this book and even brought along a little stuffed pig with me to serve as “Wilbur”. The teacher I had at the time was offering up bonus points if you dressed up as one of the characters from the book.
Synopsis: Some Pig. Humble. Radiant. These are the words in Charlotte’s Web, high up in Zuckerman’s barn. Charlotte’s spiderweb tells of her feelings for a little pig named Wilbur, who simply wants a friend. They also express the love of a girl named Fern, who saved Wilbur’s life when he was born the runt of his litter.
White’s Newbery Honor Book is a tender novel of friendship, love, life,
and death that will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come. It
contains illustrations by Garth Williams, the acclaimed illustrator of
E. B. White’s Stuart Little and Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House series, among many other books.
Last year, PBS held an eight-part series on tv to discuss the country’s best-loved novel. I did remember making my vote but I didn’t get a chance to watch any of the episodes on tv.
Did you watch the eight-part series? Did you place your vote to help determine which novel/series won? How many of the books on the list have you read? Do you plan on reading all the book on the list? What are your thoughts on the books that made the list?
- To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee (Best Loved)
- Outlander (series) by Diana Gabaldon (Finalist)
- Harry Potter (series) by J. K. Rowling (Finalist)
- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (Finalist)
- The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkein (Finalist)
- Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
- Charlette’s Web by E. B. White
- Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
- The Chronicles of Narnia (series) by C. S. Lewis
- Jane Eyre by Charlote Bronte
- Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
- The Grapes of Wraith by John Steinbeck
- A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- The Help by Kathryn Stockett
- The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
- 1984 by George Orwell
- And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
- Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
- Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
- Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
- The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
- The Stand by Stephen King
- Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
- A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
- The Color Purple by Alice Walker
- Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
- Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
- The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
- Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
- The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton
- The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
- The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
- Dune by Frank Herbert
- The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
- The Call of the Wild by Jack London
- The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel
- The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
- The Hunger Games (series) by Suzanne Collins
- The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
- The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
- Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
- The Giver by Lois Lowry
- Memoirs of a Geisha by Author Golden
- Moby Dick by Herman Melville
- Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
- Game of Thrones (series) by George R. R. Martin
- Foundation (series) by Isaac Asimov
- War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
- Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
- Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
- The Godfather by Mario Puzo
- One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
- The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
- The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
- The Shack by William P. Young
- A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
- The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy
- Beloved by Toni Morrison
- The Martian by Andy Weir
- The Eye of the World (series) by Robert Johnson/Brandon Sanderson
- Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
- Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevesky
- The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
- The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
- A Separate Peace by John Knowles
- Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
- The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
- The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
- Hatchet (series) by Gary Paulson
- Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
- The Twilight Saga (series) by Stephanie Meyer
- Tales of the City (series) by Armistead Maupin
- Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathon Swift
- Ready Player One by Earnest Cline
- Left Behind (series) by Tim LaHaye/Jerry B. Jenkins
- Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
- Watchers by Dean Koontz
- The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan
- Alex Cross Mysteries (series) by James Patterson
- Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
- Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
- Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
- Flowers in the Attic by V. C. Andrews
- Fifty Shades of Grey (series) by E. L. James
- The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut
- This Present Darkness by Frank E. Peretti
- Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
- Another Country by James Baldwin
- Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya
- Looking for Alaska by John Green
- The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
- Swan Song by Robert R. McCammon
- Mind Invadors by Dave Hunt
- White Teeth by Zadie Smith
- Ghost by Jason Reynolds
- The Coldest Winter Ever by Sister Souljah
- The Intuitionist by Colson Whitehead
- Dona Barbara by Romulo Gallegos
I’ve finished another novel and wanted to share it with you. This novel is a stand alone and was a really creepy read. I enjoyed it, don’t get me wrong. I didn’t see the ending coming. I imagined that the killer was a particular person and it wasn’t who I thought it was. Plus, it seems that the author is trying to throw you a few curve balls to throw you off. But if you’re looking for a crime novel that is really creepy, than this book may be right up your alley.
Synopsis: Twenty years ago, four teenagers went exploring in the local woods,
trying to find the supposed home of the Bone Keeper. Only three
Now, a woman is found wandering the streets, horrifically injured, claiming to have fled the evil urban myth.
And then a body turns up.