Reading More Classics

Sorry or the delay! I am gone suddenly for two weeks again but I should be able to have internet to post these. But I am not 100% sure I can post in time so sorry :)

So I'm trying to read more classics and I started with Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare in January. I am planning to read one classic every month. Please do comment if you have any suggestions on what I should read next, or mail me as you know you always can (and I hope you do).

These are what I've read so far into 2014:
Jan: Romeo and Juliet
Feb: Pride and Prejudice
March: Alice in Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass
April: The Crucible
May: Princess Bride
June: Oz

For Julys classic you are able to vote on the side bar! So do check that out and I might be doing th in the future too let's see how it goes. I am not too much into that poll thing-a-bobs but yeah let's see :)

Top 5 Wednesday

June 25th
Last Sentences

I don't want to spoil these so I won't write the sentence as I did in the "first sentences" T5W :)
I enjoyed going through last sentences in books, of those book I loved the ending... Yep so here we go:

1. The Darkest Minds
by Alexandra Bracken
2. United We Spy
by Ally Carter
3. Princess Academy
by Shannon Hale
4.The Iron King
by Julie Kagawa
by Alex Morell


The Princess Bride

Classic for May
By: William Goldman

I have been wanting to read this book for a while now but until I heard of it again I had forgotten i had it. So I decided it was a perfect moment to pick it up.

What surprised me of this book was the way it was written. William Goldman (the author) was also a character as an author. But he was retelling the book by the actual yet fictional writer. So he starts of by saying he wished he had written it so he wrote this to rewrite it by skipping parts he didn't like. But in actuality there is no second author and it is all William Goldman. Can you understand that? It plays out very easily so you can catch up and understand it easily.
So what is it about? Well if you have seen the movie you will know around how it goes, but of course not exactly.

Goodreads says this:
What happens when the most beautiful girl in the world marries the handsomest prince of all time and he turns out to be...well...a lot less than the man of her dreams?

As a boy, William Goldman claims, he loved to hear his father read the S. Morgenstern classic, The Princess Bride. But as a grown-up he discovered that the boring parts were left out of good old Dad's recitation, and only the "good parts" reached his ears.

Now Goldman does Dad one better. He's reconstructed the "Good Parts Version" to delight wise kids and wide-eyed grownups everywhere.

What's it about? Fencing. Fighting. True Love. Strong Hate. Harsh Revenge. A Few Giants. Lots of Bad Men. Lots of Good Men. Five or Six Beautiful Women. Beasties Monstrous and Gentle. Some Swell Escapes and Captures. Death, Lies, Truth, Miracles, and a Little Sex.

In short, it's about everything.

Yep that is pretty much it. It has romance and adventure with humor and action. It was so good, but slow paced in the beginning. That is my only negative comment about it. Oh and the fact that it was a bit weird in the beginning when trying to figure out how the story goes and how all the stories in the story play out to be.

I enjoyed trying to go through these thoughts though. Also a bit of a negative line I have to comment also is about the ending of this book. Well I didn't exactly understand it...
Onto more positive thoughts then :)
All the characters intrigued me and the development you could see of them throughout the book was very neatly done. I also liked the way they were constantly on the move and the descriptions of these new scenes. I was constantly thinking on how they will manage and survive, and that brought me closer ot the characters if that makes sense.

Spoiler part:
I had to add this part to this review. So don't read this part if you haven't seen the movie or read the book!
I hated one part of this book. Well not a part but a choice the main character made. They had just come out of the deathly forest when the bad guy came. She decided to have her lovedone live and herself captured that both die together with a slight chance of surviving by going back to the forest. They could have survived! Together! I mean they had already gone through it once why not again!
Yeah I just didn't like that choice of hers... And then it backfired on her.
End of spoilery part.

So yeah, have many of you all read it? As always let me know :)
Love & Hugs,


Top 5 Wednesday

June 18th 
Naked Book Covers (Hardbacks without a dust jacket)

I found this quite hard to do.  1. I prefer soft covers (I will do a post on that later) and 2. I don't usually like
the book cover under the dust jacket... So I didn't exactly find stuff... Anyway here they are :)

1. Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover
by Ally Carter
2. Never Fade
by Alexandra Bracken
3. The Red Garden
by Alice Hoffman
4. 6/12
by Ilkka Remes
5. Edger Allan Poe Complete Collection
by uh you guessed it Edger Allan Poe


Cheaper by the Dozen

By: Frank B. Gilbreth Jr., Ernestine Gilbreth Carey)

As you might have noticed, I am not that big of a fan of non-fiction. I started thinking about all the non-fiction books I have read and the list was quite a short one:
1. Anne Franks diary
2. Cheaper by the Dozen

Cheaper by the DozenAnd that's about it.

So of these two I liked Cheaper by the Dozen way more. It was probably because it was hilarious when n. 1 was not. I don'r really like non-fiction because of, me having a stereotype, them not being lighthearted. I just always, yep read two and one was, a bit depressing. But in the Cheaper by the Dozen I was laughing and laughing. I don't know why I have this distinct non-liking towards them, I am sure there are other lighthearted non-fiction books, but I just do.

So on to shortly reviewing this book:
I am sure you have all seen the movie but maybe not known there was a book before it. Now before I go further you should know these two, Frank and Ernestine, wrote it about their father, then already dead, like a memoir. The movie is only loosely based of it! So don't read it because you expect it to be the story of the movie. Read it because you are fascinated and want to know how it all went.
I ReAlLy enjoyed reading this book during a past summer. I thought the father was a great person and all those, I would say a bit weird, thoughts he had were VeRy fascinating to read about. I liked it honestly more than I thought I would and it is always nice to have a pleasant surprise.

GoodReads' summary:
What do you get when you put twelve lively kids together with a father - a famous efficiency expert - who believes families can run like factories, and a mother who is his partner in everything except discipline? You get a hilarious tale of growing up that has made generations of kids and adults alike laugh along with the Gilbreths in Cheaper by the Dozen.

So the writers as you might have noticed are two of the 12 children. They tell stories of their childhood and what kinds of things they did as a family. If you want to laugh and laugh this book will be for you.

Is there any non-fiction books you would recommend?


Top 5 Wednesday

June 11th
Books You Struggled to Finish

As always I am sorry if you find this list somehow mean my intentions are only to state my opinion. I might like some books you don't and the other way as well. I hope you can get over it.

-Ever by Levine
I guess it was only for loving Fairest and Ella Enchanted so much I was disappointed by this. I hate when that happens, even though this was a fine book.

-Snow in Summer by Jane Yolen
I really liked this book and the twist it told on the classic story of Snow White. I just somehow seemed to read it slow even though it is short.

-Summer of the Wolves by Lisa William Kline
I can't say I hated this book, but I didn't finish it... I hate reading a book where the POV (Point Of View) changes between chapters. That overruled my thoughts when reading this book since I always seem to like the other character more. I then skim through the other POV and I don't get the plot, then after a while I give up on the whole book.

-Warriors by Erin hunter
I don't want to trash this book and I've already stated my opinion that I didn't enjoy it. I know multiple people who love this series so you might as well.

-Eon by Alison Goodman
I liked the story line but I found it slow paced. I still haven't finished it but have been reading other books in between. Do you guys think I should finish it?


Read This Month


Wow time flies fast, I didn't realize it is already May so this is late, but here it is :)

1. All Our Yesterdays
2. If I stay
3. Where She Went
4. The Darkest Minds (TBR jar)
5. Princess Bride (CftM)
6. The Host
7. Eon (1/2)

So it hadn´t been much of a reading month for me and won't be this month either since I am leaving next week. So unfortunately I will not be able to post at all next week so I have decided to put up the T5W on Monday (9th) and my normal Saturday post on Tuesday (17th). Hope that's fine :) Also I won't be able to respond to your mails that week so on that same Tuesday I hope I'll get you.
                                                           CftM--> Classic for the Month


Top 5 Wednesday

June 4th
Characters You Wish You Were More Like

I made this list stating only one character per series and saying what quality I would like from them. I greatly enjoyed making this and it made me think on ways to improve some qualities.

:Confident like Reagan from Fangirl,
:Smart like Bex from the Gallagher Girl series,
:Brave like Isabelle from the Mortal Instruments,
:Nice like Charlotte from the Infernal Devices
:and Overall like Ginny from Harry Potter :)
I have always adored her, and she has always been my favorite character from the series.