Hey readers! It's been a while! We still are lacking internetz in our new house, but will be getting some next month so I will be posting much more frequently once that happens. But here's a catch-up post! :)
First off -- WOW! I can't believe it's nearly 2012 already! It's truly amazing how fast time flies. Christmas flew by in a flurry of family, friends, and fun. I had a wonderful Christmas this year and hope y'all did, too!
Secondly, I didn't get to read much in the last few months. We had friends visiting twice in November and have been somewhat busy this past month and a half. But! I must mention a few books I have read.
One of them was the lonnnng awaited Inheritance, the 4th book in Christopher Paolini's Inheritance saga. This book was a fair enough ending to my favorite fantasy series. I wasn't completely happy with the ending, but I did find the story to have enough action and excitement in it to keep my interest, as opposed to Brisngr which I found less than engaging.
I recently read The Hunger Games series. These books were exceptional, though I was slightly disappointed with the ending. But all around, I recommend these books because they are awesome! I am dying to see the movie and plan to go see it in theaters when it releases in March.
Another few books that I read were the first books in the Lorien Legacy series -- I Am Number Four and The Power of Six. I Am Number Four is actually a movie now and released earlier this year. While I enjoyed I Am Number Four, I much preferred it's sequel, The Power of Six. The romance was much less intense, which is one of the main reasons I think I liked it more. Plus, I'd already seen the movie so I already knew everything that happened. And, for the most part, the movie was pretty accurate to the book. I do recommend these books to teenagers and adults who like sci-fi, teen fiction.
I recently bought I Kissed Dating Goodbye by Joshua Harris, a fairly popular book that I've read bits and pieces of but never simply got to sit down and go through from cover to cover before now. I love this book. While I was never one for dating, this book made some points that really opened my eyes. I plan to always keep this book in my house, for me until marriage and my kids after. I highly recommend it to all singles out there!
That's not all of the books I've read, but those are the few I won't be reviewing and wanted to showcase. I will be reviewing two books in the next few days, and also have a character interview and giveaway planned so stay tuned as we enter the New Year! :)