So this post is only 12 days late
But rather late than never
This is my version of a year in review
Pertaining to two things I love to do, watch movies and read books
Though I'm splitting them up so I don't end up with a gargantuan post for you all.
~ In Order of When I Read Them ~
~ In Order of When I Read Them ~
I don't read much Young Adult fiction anymore but the author(who is a fellow Nerdfighter(long story) and I follow her on twitter) allowed anyone that followed her the link to read this book free for a month. A fast read but a good story.
My love of Jane Austen runs deep. It first started when I saw Titanic and wanted to find something else Kate Winslet was in, which lead me to "Sense and Sensibility". I absolutely fell in love with this movie and since then I've tried to see other movie versions of her novels. I even enjoyed the movies "Becoming Jane" and "The Jane Austen Book Club". I really enjoyed reading this book and learning so much about this wonderful woman.
Yes, I know, quite an interesting title it has. Not a bad read but I much more enjoy "I Feel Bad About my Neck" and the recently read "I Remember Nothing".
I have a confession to make. I have never read a Judy Blume book in my life. Yeah, I don't know how it happened either but it did. I still throughly enjoyed this book of essays on the great impact the author's books have had on other women's lives.
A good slice of life novel. Nothing of too much importance happens but it is still a sweet story.
Basically? A Pysch episode in book form. It did take me awhile to get into a good rhythm with this book because for the first twenty pages I could still hear Shawn and Gus's voice, which while entertaining, is very distracting.
It's somewhat amazing what this guy put himself through to make people laugh, but I am so glad that he did.
Another wonderful tale of growing up southern from the lovely lady who wrote one of my favorite's "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood".
This is when I (finally!) started my goal of reading Harry Potter before the final movie comes out. Loved it but how could I not. Instead of a summary (since everyone knows it pretty much) I'll just say my favorite Harry Potter character in this one is Neville Longbottom. A klutz after my own heart.
I loved Wil Wheaton in the movie "Stand By Me". Then he appeared on one of my favorite shows "Big Bang Theory" and I learned about his blog and found out he is now a writer who mostly write non-fiction narrative. I really enjoyed this book, which mostly contains stories on him growing up, and learning more about one of my favorite actors.
Some series last too long (Goosebumps? Babysitter's Club? I'm looking at you) but this series ended after four years(since the first was published) and four books. Even though the movie would never match the loveliness of these books imagined in my head, I really hope it does come out one day so my love these characters can continue.
Favorite character: I'm going to go with Hagrid. He a lovable half-giant with a big heart.
Favorite character: It's a tie between Remus Lupin and Sirius Black. Lupin because Hogwarts finally receives a decent Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher and Black because Harry finally gets the sense of family he has never really had.
Even with the best of intentions this girl can still screw things up. I can relate to that, but her stories are way funnier than mine so she wins. A good humorous book of essays.
Favorite Character: Mad Eyed Moody. Yes, I know, I know. I still think his character is quite interesting, even if he's not quite himself in this one.
Fifteen books in all for the year. Not bad when compared to how much I read in 2009, which was a paltry seven if I remember correctly.
So there's my list from the year, what did you read this past year that you liked?