Can you believe it? We’re halfway through 2012! Who knew?
A little update on my book-reading life: my theme right now is hype. First, I shotgunned The Hunger Games 2 and 3. Then the first two in the Fifty Shades trilogy. I still have to post my review of Fifty Shades Darker. I just came from the True Blood season 5 red carpet premiere and all I see is Alexander Skarsgard as Christian Grey. What can I say? Hype can be a powerful thing. Also, I’m thinking of starting a sort of a personal reading challenge slash series where I try to complete a book series. What do you think?
Guh, my last “look-back” post was back in February. Slacking! There are just two more after this so we’re still good. Good news is I’m commuting to and from work now so I have more time to read. And as you know, traveling on trains is my favorite reading situation. It’s choosing the next book that is getting more and more difficult.
So for this bunch of books… out of all of these, I only bought two. All the others, I got for free. Some, I even got paid to read and review. I mean, I’m still going to say it like it is whether you pay me or not. It’s all fun and exciting for me regardless.
Self-published work – whether they be a full novel or a short story – is often hit or miss. This one is a hit. It’s a cute read and I could definitely see Effie in a series of short stories about going through her life.
I was so disappointed with this book. I loved Cohen’s first book, Loose Girl. But this one I found so preachy and I was having none of it.
I loved this. LOVED THIS. I am not the biggest fan of young adult literature and The Hunger Games but man, please tell me the 2nd book is as good (or better) than this one.
It’s not the best parody/comedy type book but it was entertaining.
Having the opportunity to speak with an author about her book is always a wonderful thing. Miss Garzon has been kind enough to exchange some e-mails with me. I genuinely liked her book very much. It’s one of those silent, under the radar books that a lot more people should read.
For the life of me, I can’t remember much about this book. But I remember it being a fast read and quite emotional.