All posts tagged: paper towns

July Book Haul – Part One

Um… So I bought quite a few books this month, and this is only Part One. I have more on the way! That is a lot of books, and yes that is a Kindle in there too. That was added to my collection just yesterday. This is absolute proof that I have zero self-control. Most of these are books that I’ve read before but didn’t own. The newbies that are to be read are: The Troop, The Wrath of the Dawn, The Darkest Part of the Forest, The Phantom of the Opera, and Looking for Alaska. I also received The Looking Glass House and Where the Stars Still Shine from Bloomsbury. And I received a hardcover copy of The Other Side of Eve from the Author, Paul Ikin after I bought the Kindle copy and was really enjoying it. I’m currently reading it at the moment and it’s right up my alley. I also got myself a Kindle Voyage as well. After a week of planning with a dear, dear friend in the US who …

Book Review: Paper Towns by John Green

So, as I’m sure you all know, the movie for this book will soon be upon us. So I decided I should probably get a move on and read this book that I’ve had on my Kobo forever. What’s it about? After being friends as children, the sensible ‘boring’ Quentin and the wild ‘not boring’ Margo drift apart, and Quentin can therefore only admire her from afar. Until one night, Margo climbs in his window and takes him on a nighttime adventure of revenge and various youthful misdemeanors. But then the next morning, Margo is nowhere to be found and it seems she has left a list of clues for Quentin to decipher if he wants to track her down. “Margo always loved mysteries. And in everything that came afterward, I could never stop thinking that maybe she loved mysteries so much that she became one.” What did I think? It was alright. The book is composed of three parts. I thoroughly enjoyed part one and quite enjoyed part three, but part two seemed to just …

Friday Reads

After finishing the utterly fantastic The Lesser Dead by Christopher Buehlman last night, I tried to get into another book right away to try to stave of a severe book hangover. These are the two beauties I’m hoping to read this weekend. I figured I should probably read paper towns before seeing the movie. I picked it up last night and was very reluctant to put it down at about 1 am. This doesn’t seem to be anyone’s favourite John Green book though, so I don’t really know what to expect. I’ve heard so many amazing things about The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black. People have been absolutely raving about it. So I’m really expecting big things from this one. Have you guys read these? Should I be excited about either of them? Yes?