Monday, July 8, 2013

The Joy of Reading

We love to read, don't you?

Update July 9 2013
E bought this for me because she knows I am a big fan of James Rollins. The Eye of God is his newest book, I didn't think he would have another book published so fast since he just released The Blood Gospel not too long ago. I enjoyed this book a much better read then Dan Brown's Inferno, but still not as action packed as his other books. I also though the ending wasn't as powerful as his other Sigma Force novels. Overall an enjoyable read.

Update May 3 2013
The second installment to The Selection was a bit of a downer. There wasn't enough excitement for me to look forward to the third book. America turned out to be super indecisive and meek and the Prince wasn't as princely anymore after his little rendezvous with Celeste.

Update April 26 2013

I got a chance to read an E-Book that was written by a friend of mine. I was still in Hong Kong at the time of his E-Book launch and I must say I am super proud of him for writing and publishing his very first book! The title of the E-Book is How to Ice Skate: Beginner's Guide by Ben Cheung. Ben has been ice skating since he was a little youngster and he has been a professional ice skating instructor in Vancouver for more than 10 years. How to Ice Skate: Beginner's Guide does a great job covering all the basics of ice skating from the types of safety gear to balancing and being confident on the ice. I remember the first time I learned how to ice skate was in elementary school, where all the younger kids were given a cone and off we went. As a kid falling down was no big deal, but the older I got the fear of falling down became more irrational. What I liked about this particular skating guide was that it covered balancing techniques off the ice and on the ice. I also learned how to "fall down" properly without injuring my wrists or my tailbone. I would of wished for more visuals but overall I thought it was a pretty good skating guide and as a beginner myself I found it quite easy to follow the tips and tricks.

Probably some spoilers

So I finally got my hands on the second book of Mara Dyer, E and I were looking for it while we were in Hong Kong. I was so excited when Chapters Indigo sent me a post card with 500 Plum Points for my birthday, so I immediately went to Chapters after visiting my coworkers at work to drop off some Tim Hortons. I was actually very excited to read the second installment of Michelle Hodkin's The Evolution of Mara Dyer. I must say, it kind of surprised me a little bit with the way she chose to develop the story. Now I am more curious to see how the story is going to end. It's not a bad second book, it makes you want to read the third one just so you can find out if Noah really did die.

Some of these books were from a thrift store - Peony in Love, The Hunger Games, Private, The Lucky One, Message in a Bottle (I am trying to collect all of Nicholas Sparks' books)

The two James Rollins books are Blood Line (which I really enjoyed, more so than The Devil Colony) and The Blood Gospel. Whats really interesting about The Blood Gospel is that he co-wrote it with Rebecca Cantrell. But here's the thing... James Rollins finally jumped into the "Vampire" bandwagon, I actually had a good laugh about it once I found out the supernatural part of the story was about Vampires. Don't get me wrong I really enjoyed The Blood Gospel and he and Rebecca Cantrell did an excellent job of putting a lot of flare and heartache into the story. I can't wait to read a sequel!

I just bought The Choice at 
Commercial Press Books - Jan 14 2013

E lent me The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, I can't wait to read the second book!

Oh the joy of reading!

I have never read any of Nicholas Sparks books before, but I have watched his movies The Note Book, The Last Song and The Lucky One. I think what sparked my interest in reading his books was when I saw the movie trailer for Safe Haven during Breaking Dawn Part 2. Josh Duhamel and Julianne Hough are both cast as the main characters in Safe Haven and I love them both, so why not read the book first before the movie came out? So after buying Safe Haven the E-book and finish reading it in one day I decided to read some of other Nicholas Sparks books just for kicks, and I must say I enjoyed all of them! 

I also bought these E-books during my trip to read at coffee shops while I waited for friends to get off work. I loved most of Jodi Picoult's books, they are always a good read. As for Julie Kagawa I have read all of her Iron Fey series before I left on my trip. The Iron Fey series was a fun and light read and she ended the series with a short story called Iron's Prophecy, which I thought was great because it gave me a sense of closure for her 3 main characters. So, because I enjoyed her Iron Fey series so much I decided to read her newest series called The Immortal Rules, which in my opinion wasn't as good. The book is about vampires, zombie-like vampires and humans living in a corrupted and diseased post-apocalyptic world. The Immortal Rules reminded me of Vampire Diaries mixed with I am Legend the movie and a dash of The Book of Eli.

I bought this book Unsaid by Neil Abramson at the giant book store located inside Hyson and I loved it! Neil if you're reading this, I know you're a very busy lawyer but please write more books.

I bought this book at the Commercial Press in Causeway Bay and I am currently reading it. I loved all of Mitch Albom's books (The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Tuesdays with Morrie, For One More Day). I think after reading this I might as well pick up his other novel The Time Keeper. Buying books in Hong Kong is slightly cheaper than Vancouver, I save on the tax and the exchange rate is in my favour.

1 comment:

  1. Great post! Love your posts!