2014 Reading Challenge

2014 Reading Challenge
Michael has read 1 book toward his goal of 50 books.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Ladida >.> This is me talking...

Hey guys! I was going to post today but it's just one of those days where I have nothing coming up and I just feel blah. So I thought I would talk to you guys =D

You guys love talking to me right?

Anyway, I love it when self-published authors email me for me to review their book and the covers look awesome and the stories sound epic. I'm just all like YAY! It's always fun to get emails haha. What's even more fun is getting stuff in the mail. It's like freaking Christmas when I see a package in the mail. I get all excited and have to rip it open before I die.

I also love seeing my books on my shelf even though I need to buy a new bookcase. I have a big one and a small dvd case that I put my books in so it's a small bookcase and then those are full to the max and then other books are between the two. I'm just waiting for my dad's friend; the perfectionist to make my custom made bookcase. He's so awesome at building things and they look official so it's like three big shelves on each side making 6 and then 7 smaller ones in the middle and it's all one piece. I don't remember the type of wood I asked for but it's something light like the one I have now which I don't know the name.

I wish I also were able to buy more books because I just loving buying books. It's so awesome just having a new book in my hands. Or going to Barnes and Noble and seeing all those books and I'm in heaven. But I'm still waiting for someone to hire me so I can get paid! When I do get paid I'll be buying books galore! Phew someone must stop me. But don't or I'll fight you. -glares-

I really have nothing to talk about really and I'm lazy to put up links to my twitter and facebook. So just follow me on @SubtleChronicle and like me at The Subtle Chronicler and do it now or I'll find you! =D

Monday, April 18, 2011

Monday's Novel Talk (35)

Whoa! I am back from the land of no communication, otherwise known as, no internet. It was a horrible week and you might have thought I got a lot of reading done but I have not. I've been busy doing stuff and it's horrible.

I finished City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare which adds one book to my 50 States Book Challenge, link will be below. I started Progeny by R.T. Kaelin which is this amazing book that I'm loving so far even though I'm not far in.

I'm currently on Page 43, Chapter 4 but the words are super small which means there is a lot to read! But the story is awesome. I received it for review from the author himself which is such an awesome person. And before I even got the book I said to myself that the story reminds me of a cross between Terry Goodkind and Cinda Williams Chima. And now that I'm reading it, I see that I was correct and there's some Tamora Pierce in there as well. So three authors that I love in one and it's amazing. Like I said, I know I'm not a lot into the book, only towards the beginning but I've been really busy and hope to read a lot today before my show gives. My guilty pleasure of Bad Girls Club. Don't you dare look at me that way!

Talking about shows, I might have mentioned before that I was having a Charmed marathon. I finished Season 1 earlier before I cut my internet to switch. But now my friend who owns the complete series on DVD let me borrow them so I'm catching up quicker than before. Currently on Episode 5, Season 2 and I remember bits and pieces of a few episodes but it's awesome watching them in a row.

But aside from that I'm just here chilling and trying to read which I need to go do so I shall do now! =D Before I leave though, if you haven't check out some links down below.

50 States Book Challenge Below the banner is a link with the rules so if you decide to join leave a comment on that post with a link to your blog so I can add you!

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I've also started a new novel which I will go into no details about it will be a surprise until I finish it. So it's a lot of things to juggle from my shows, to my reading and to my writing. =O See you all later!!! xD

Friday, April 15, 2011

The Internet Is Back!

Hey everyone! So I was supposed to get the internet on Monday but for some very epic reason, I got it today! So Monday I will go back to posting normally again and I have some books to give away and stuff. So keep checking back for that!! =D

Sunday, April 10, 2011

My Internet Went Poof!

Hey guys! I won't be posting for like a week or so because I'm switching internet services so it'll be down for a while. So just hang in there for a while and I'll get back to you with upcoming giveaways and reviews. =D And thank you for the new followers for following me! =D

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Hottest Female Characters (8)

Hello my friends! Today is Wednesday and I realized that I forgot to post yesterday and feel awful about it. I was just so entertained with the telly that I literally even forgot to read. =( I'm such a blood awful person. Haha but anyway, we are doing today's post! A while ago I did a post with who I would choose to be Katniss in The Hunger Games movies but as we all know she has been casted. The person is;

If you don't know exactly who she is, well don't worry. Not a lot of people do. She's only been in big movies like Winter's Bone and the new X-Men: First Class. But now she will be our Katniss.

You're probably thinking, but she's blonde and white. Katniss has dark hair and is tanned. Well that's the magic of make-overs. Getting herself some hair dye and a tan.

In a way I'm kind of excited for her, I mean they said they wanted to get older people for the movie because younger kids would cause a problem. Not being able to film all day every day, school would get in the way, can't really show kids killing kids without too many angles and bloodbaths and getting people over 18 they can show everything and anything.

And she's supposedly a really good actress from what people say. Now she'll be starring along side Josh Hutcherson as Peeta and Liam Hemsworth as Gale. My only problem with those two is that they should be switched. I see Liam as Peeta and Josh as Gale more. But we'll see how the movie turns out. But I'm still excited for it and will be watching is come March 23rd!

Like I said this is old news but I forgot to talk about it so what are your thoughts on the casting so far? Leave your comments down below! =D

Before you leave though!;

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

50 States Book Challenge

Hello my fellow followers! I have a Challenge for you all. Well I actually have more than one but only one for now. Aside from my 50 Book Challenge in the year of 2011, I have thought of something else.

The Objective: to read 50 books, one set in each state.

The Rules: A book set in two states does not count. It has to be one state only. Exceptions are if a character moves from one state to another, ala Twilight. Bella moved from Arizona to Washington, so only Washington counts. The challenge is up for however long you like. And it doesn't count for books you've already read. You have to read the books after starting the challenge, so don't think you're halfway done.

It's just a fun challenge to find more novels about our states. For those of you not in the states, you can learn more about us. I'll be putting up a page up top that will show the books I have read from each state. It should go something like;

State - Novel/Author - Date Started/Date Finished

Another fun thing to do is print out a map of the states that is white with black outlines, hang it up on your wall and color the states in as you read. If you would like to join in, just leave a comment with your blog and the link to the page where you'll update and I'll add you to the page so everyone else can go see.

Hopefully I do get some people to join, if not, I can have fun all by myself! =P

So give it a try and who knows, maybe you'll get some new favorite states.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Monday's Novel Talk (34)

HELLO! Happy Monday people! I hope you are all doing well, if not then you better perk up! Haha, I'm just kidding. No I'm not. So I'm sitting here planning some stuff for May, =O and listening to Maroon 5 and making plans to go see Ellen Hopkins in NYC!!!! I can't wait for that! So Excited!!!!!!!!!!!! xD

Anyway.. whoa! So I stopped typing at anyway and went to check my email and I won a book, a signed copy of Soul Born by Kevin James Breaux. It's so weird and funny because I don't remember entering and it's the second time that's happened to me. But anyway, haha.

On March 31st I started reading Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke. I'm am still on Page 100 on Chapter 11. Now here's the thing. I'm liking the book. I had high expectations for the novel since I like the author. But for some reason I keep falling asleep when I read it and end up reading a chapter or two per night. It might be because I've been busy and just running around doing stuff which actually makes me tired but I just can't read a bunch of pages in a row with this book. It's just, UGH!

I'm not that tired today, so I'll try and read a bunch of pages. And I have no shows going on today until later at night so we'll see how far I get into it. Hopefully I can finish this before Thursday when I expect my copy of City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare to arrive. Otherwise I will have a huge setback in the books I have to read. =(

So yea. I will now go and attempt to read. And I shall see you all tomorrow. I have a topic I want to talk about later, so I'll see when I'll put it up. It's mostly for us bloggers to discuss. See you all later!! =D

Friday, April 1, 2011

Book Review: Fat Vampire

Title: Fat Vampire
Author: Adam Rex
Pages: 324
Rating: E for Exceeds Expectations
Review: Every vampire that we have met in the new age are all the same. Brooding, mysterious, perfect looking men who fall in love with the human girl. Are people afraid to show the imperfect vampires? Say the short, fat one who no one likes and every girl will laugh in their face as they try to be mysterious? Well, fear no more, for one author has given us that. Let us all applaud Adam Rex!

Whenever we think of vampires, we think of Anne Rice’s Louis and Lestate, Stephenie Meyer’s Edward Cullen and Charlaine Harris’ Bill and Eric. The all too typical architecture of a modern vampire. But now, Adam Rex brings us Douglas Lee. Who is Douglas Lee you ask? Well let me not hold you from meeting this great fellow. Douglas Lee is a short, fat, Jewish vampire who will politely ask you if he can suck your blood, and then be seen walking away with a pout because he was turned down.

Douglas is fifteen-years-old when he is attacked by the woman of his dreams. Or so he says. But the truth? He was attacked by his naked acquaintance and is too ashamed to admit it. Douglas could barely fit in his tragic story of his human life and now fitting in as a vampire is even worse. The only reason he stays sane is because of Jay, his best friend who entertains himself by proving and disproving vampiric ideas.

Then we meet Sejal, an exchange student from India who traveled to America due to a severe case of “the Google”. Sejal and Douglas’ lives do not intertwine as one might expect. He is in love with her, and she is merely a friendly face trying to fit into the crowd. Unlike all other vampiric fiction, this story is not about love. It is about their story.

As mentioned several times before, I don’t usually enjoy vampire novels. I have never liked them, even when I was a kid. And now, seeing them being taken out of their traditions, I have grown even more dislike for them. I actually won Fat Vampire in a contest and I finally got to reading it. I am glad I actually did read it and not give it away. In the beginning I kind of hesitant about actually reading it. I did laugh with the funny one liners and the sense of humor the characters had, but the fact that it was a vampire novel seemed to throw me off course. I almost gave up at one point just because it was a vampire novel.

But I made myself go through until I finished it. Each character had their own funny personality that really adds to the story. And it is not as if we are meeting them for the first time. From the very beginning we go as if we have already know them and throughout the story we learn more and more about them.

What would a vampire novel be without the inclusion of a vampire hunter? That’s right, someone wants to hurt our lovable, fat vampire. Within the world of Fat Vampire, there exists a show that is not much unlike our real world Ghost Hunters. They’ve got their lock on Douglas with a couple of Redeemers, a hunter-made weapon that might even make a human or two raise their eyebrows.

By the end of the book, you are feeling pretty good. You have laughed plenty of times, gasped, and laughed a bit more. But by the end, you are left with your mouth opened by the shock of an ending.

This novel is one of those that you either hate it, love it, or don’t really know which category to put it in. Most of the humor in it wouldn’t make everyone laugh but when it does, you’ll get a real kick out of it. So if you’re not really a vampire fan, but want to give it a try, read Fat Vampire. A never coming of age story starring our cake-eating friend. A blood cake that is.

*I would like to thank Shaun for helping me edit this review which was crappy in the beginning, but is now readable. =D Thank you Shaun!!

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