Boo! & Happy Halloween Buzznet! :D
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Can you believe it? October is over! I'm half way done my semester, or actually I'm over half way done my semester my last in class day is November 26, and my last exam day is December 10 it's coming up so fast! This month has been crazy busy. Between readings and assignments, and quizzes it's been nuts. But I'm managing. I only have 3 essays and 2 presentations to kick butt. I think as the semester goes on the classes get even more boring. lol. So let's not talk about that, how about we look at some more Halloween photos first?
I think that's good enough :) Now we'll get to my readings for the month, with a bonus movie, and album :D
Hunted By: P.C & Kristen Cast: The fifth book in the House of Night series. When does this series ever end? It’s the on going story of Zoey Redbird and her friends trying to fight the fight between good and evil. Only this time, she has to get rid of an evil “god” that has been “reborn” from the earth. This book starts off with a lot of talking about blood, so if you’re squeamish about blood, just a suggestion, you may want to avoid this book. The book felt just like any other book in this series, with some serious butt kicking near the end that was worth reading the whole book for.
Tempted By: P.C & Kristen Cast: The sixth book in the House of Night series. In this book we are taken to Venice, Italy for a change of scenery. Zoey still has to choose between good and evil, and though she believes there is good in everyone, it doesn’t help her in the end. The difference in this book is we get some perspective changes. Though we get to see what her best friend Stevie Rae does, it’s told in third person so we as the reader don’t get the full sense of her perspective. There are many points of view that go through the book that give the book a fresh look after so many books!
*Note I read this for school*
A Complicated Kindness By: Miriam Toews: The book is about a girl named Nomi who tries to figure out why her sister and her mother both left. The book is a lot of flashbacks to her life from moments when she’s back with her whole family; to the teenage life she currently lives. It is also a coming of age book in the sense that she is trying to figure herself out in the little town that they live in, growing up in the 1960s-1970s. They are very religious, and she tries to see if she fits in. The book was written well, it was easy to follow along, and it was actually quite funny as well.
*Note I read this for school as well*
A Mercy By: Toni Morrison: Taking place in the 19th century when slavery was around, a young woman finds herself as a slave, though she doesn’t understand what a slave is or why she is one. She’s left alone to figure out about life, and the way the world works. The story was written ok, though it got confusing as to who’s point of view it was at times, and then you couldn’t understand who the narrator was talking to, or about at times. The intention of the author might have been to keep it all a bit of a mystery. But overall it was an ok read.
Fifty Shades of Grey By: E L James: How do you turn a cliché story into a story about erotic sex? Well you get that when you read Fifty Shades of Grey. The beginning is all very cliché stuff, the main character Ana, does an interview for her roommate, and obviously the person she interviews, Christian Grey, falls for her. Only it’s not that simple love thing, it’s more a sex thing. The book is filled with a lot of detailed sex scenes, though there were parts that didn’t contain sex and where very well done. If you like the adult romance novels, 100% something you should read. Though if you don’t, you may want to stay clear of the book!
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas By: John Boyne: A story about the Holocaust, though this story wasn’t as sad as it could have been. The story being told in the perspective of a child who doesn’t know very much, it makes everything seem a little bit better then what it truly was. Young Bruno is forced to move away to a placed called “Out-With” where he has no friends and doesn’t understand the people in their striped pajamas. It isn’t until he meets his new friend Shmuel that he begins to understand more, but not enough before its too late. It’s a good story for children to read.
All Time Low- Don’t Panic: The album starts off with The Reckless and The Brave, the first single to be released from the new album. It’s catchy with lyrics that you can sing along to. Backseat Serenade is the next song, which is totally worth the listen. It’s classic All Time Low. Somewhere in Neverland have lyrics you can relate to and shows that All Time Low are growing up, but still sticking to being who they are. The Irony of Chocking On a Lifesaver is just as catchy and the lyrics are super fun to sing along to. Outlines is a moving song, which makes you want to really run and move! For Baltimore is probably the “it” moment of the album and the song you shouldn’t miss! The album ends with So Long, And Thanks for all The Booze, an ending to the album that feels like we’re moving out of this chapter for All Time Low. The album is amazing from start to finish, there isn’t a dull moment, and everything is up beat and smooth sailing!
Burned By: P.C & Kristen Cast: The seventh book in the House Of Night series. This book doesn’t focus so much on the main character Zoey Redbird, but in a way it does, but differently. Instead of the story being about her with her in it, it’s about saving her and all her friends are there trying to bring her back. The best story line is a new one with her best friend Stevie Rae and her new boy toy who is an enemy, but she sees the good in him. It’s cute and this one is done a little differently to get a fresh sense of the progression that will continue throughout this series. The different perspectives help move the story along.
Awakened By: P.C & Kristen Cast: The eighth book in the House of Night series. This book really isn’t about Zoey, it’s a shift from the storyline being about Zoey for so many books, now it’s about Stevie Rae, her best friend and the struggles that she faces herself in. It’s her turn to be part of it all instead of Zoey. This book is very much done like the previous in book for style. The language is very teenager-ish, and at some points you wished that the writing could be better then it is. Though the book is supposed to be portrayed that a teenager is thinking these thoughts and not an eloquent writer.
Destined By: P.C & Kristen Cast: The ninth book in the House of Night series. Darkness is surrounding this book. Everything is touched by darkness. Evil is mixed with goodness, it’s up to the side who chose the path of goodness to try and stop evil. Though in this book evil and darkness have still not been defeated, but love does triumph. This book introduced new characters and some characters with new looks for a fresh take to the long series. Death is a big factor in the book where it happens more then anyone would like. We’re hoping goodness can break through and triumph soon!
Cloverfield: A mockumentary on what happens when aliens come to town. The movie is basically about a going away party for someone who is leaving to go away to work in Japan. Everyone is saying goodbye, and wishing him well on camera, then all hell breaks lose. The movie has a lot of shaky camera angles and shots, which are manipulated that way for effects. The acting wasn’t the greatest either. Though it’s supposed to be a documentary so the acting doesn’t have to be great, but the whole movie was boring, and characters acted stupid, and boring, like typical characters for a disaster movie, or even a scary movie. Not something you’d want to watch if you don’t like documentaries to begin with.
Well that's all for me, what have you guys been reading, watching and listening to this month?