Sunday, July 31, 2011

IMM (Pottermore Edition)

OH HAI. You might now about a little something called “Pottermore
omg lol no big deal.
Me at 3 am: AWAKE and searching for that bloody quill.
Anyway, onto the real IMM:
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  • The Little Prince by Antoine De-Saint Exupery
  • Revolting Youth by CD Payne
Really boring week in books, but it’s back to school for me, so :(
BTW, was anyone else anxiously waiting at like 3 am for Pottermore and then you notice the clue will be up at 7 and you’re like,
FML,

yeah, GPOY.

Enjoy this lovely day, -M

Friday, July 29, 2011

Review: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky


(Make sure to read the PS)
Category: YA
Warnings: Sexual content.
Buy: B&N
Find the Author: Not available.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Summary:
Caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it, Charlie is navigating through the strange worlds of love, drugs, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show", and dealing with the loss of a good friend and his favorite aunt.









Review:
I read this book a few weeks ago. It’s absolutely amazing. It’s honestly one of my favorite books. How Charlie is able to speak in such an informal manner yet captivate the senses is mystifying.
Perks tells us the story of Charlie, a very insecure teenager starting out in high school with virtually no friends. He interprets the world differently from most people, but he does it in a way that audiences of every day and age are able to understand effortlessly.

The story is composed of different letters to a person Charlie refers to “friend”. We don’t exactly know who he is mailing these letters to, or who this person is, but Charlie decided to trust him/her with his secrets.
Let’s just talk about the characters here for a second. One word: Brilliant. Charlie, as mentioned, I found that he narrates in the simplest of ways, yet does not fail to convey deep thoughts into his words. And he’s just a very flawed person, who is confused about his life and just everything that’s going on around and inside him.
I also loved the secondary characters, which are Sam and Patrick, or “Nothing”. These characters, as relevant they were to the story, were very real people, three dimensional with good and bad sides, which I absolutely adored.

Overall, I loved this book so much. I can’t begin to describe.

5/5.

Enjoy!-M

PS: Hello! It’s hard to believe that I haven’t reviewed anything in 2 months. I know, I know, I’ve been slacking off. I promise to start again.

There’s just a lot of things going on in my personal life right now, so it’s making it harder to read with everything swimming in my head and I just can’t concentrate well.

I’ll see you Sunday!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

IMM (Post Potter Depression)

Hello. I decided I might take the next step towards possible recovery. Here I present an IMM post on the 9 books I accumulated this past month:
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So that’s:
  1. Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma
  2. Uncommon Criminals by Ally Carter
  3. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green/David Levithan
  4. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  5. The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling
  6. Hourglass by Myra McEntire
  7. Quidditch Through the Ages by Kennilworthy Wisp
  8. Wither by Lauren DeStefano
  9. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander
So, all in all, a pretty good book month.

OH! I also got these stickers at the Wizarding World:












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So that’s it for me. I’m currently dealing with Post-Potter Depression, and the only things keeping me going are the lovely people at Tumblr and Pottermore. Plus my friends, they’re all very supportive and we’re helping each other.
I want your opinion, if you would. I want to know whether you want a review on Tales of Beedle the Bard,Fantastic Beasts and Quidditch Through the Ages. Just throwing that out there. Do you think it would be a good idea?
Also, would you want a review on Perks?
Thanks for your insight, and have a nice week!
Love, –M.
PS: We’re all in the PPD together. You can find my Tumblr here.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

My name is Maria, and I have Post-Potter Depression.

Do you have it, too?

Oh, god, I can’t.

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I hope I’m not the only one.

Friday, July 15, 2011

I saw Deathly Hallows yesterday afternoon.

 

remember last post when I said I’d probably cry?
I did. Harder and longer than any time in my entire life. For a good 40 minutes.

Bawling.

Bawling my eyes out. Oh god. The best part?
I have to watch this again tomorrow ;____;

Snape’s death, Hagrid carrying Harry, and the epilogue just did it for me.

when the movie ended I was sobbing. And I mean, hard, desperate sobs. While everyone else was leaving.

Have you seen it yet? leave me a comment. what did you think?

love, -m

Thursday, July 14, 2011

;____;

In an a few hours’ time, i will be at the cinema, waiting in line to see Deathly Hallows Pt. 2.

I think there is a huge possibility that I may cry.

I never cry.

Oh my God.

Wish me luck!

Love, –M

PS: Have you seen it? do you plan on seeing it? let me know!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

YAY!

Oh God, guys, I’m sorry. I know it’s been a really long time since I posted a review, but the family thing is still going on and I’ve had next to no time to read.

On the bright side, though, guess what?

I got tickets to see Deathly Hallows Pt. 2 on Thursday! (Yes, in Puerto Rico, movies are usually released on Thursdays, a day earlier). WHEEE! :D :D :D

I PROMISE I will have some reviews for you FOR SURE on Monday. I’m really really sorry.

I’ll see you tomorrow for WoW.

Love, M.

PS: Check out my Tumblr if you’d like. TONS of Harry Potter stuff there. Click here!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Book Blogger Hop and Follow Friday (9)

BBH is hosted by Crazy-For-Books and FF is hosted by Parajunkee.

follow friday

This week’s question is:

Q. Let's step away from besties...What is the worst book that you've ever read and actually finished?

A. That’s a really tough one. I’ve never actually finished a book I didn’t like, but the worst book I’ve ever read is probably Willow by Julia Hoban. Couldn’t Willow be any more self centered? I tortured myself through about 2/3 of the book before I decided to stop wasting my time.

 

book blogger hop

This week’s question is:

Q. This week’s question isn’t a question at all! I thought I would do things a little differently this week and give all of you a chance to promote a giveaway (or two!) from the blogosphere.

The catch?

IT CAN’T BE YOUR OWN GIVEAWAY!

Gotcha!

You have to find another blogger who is having a giveaway and promote their giveaway for them! If possible, promote a giveaway from a blogger doing the Hop (hey, you are visiting other blogs anyway, right?). Have fun with this one! It’s not an easy task this week! :)

 

A. In lieu of my current Harry Potter obsession, and because hers was one of the first blogs I ever followed, I feel happy to promote Patricia’s Particularity’s Complete List of Harry Potter Celebration Giveaways.

To view information on her awesome giveaway of all the HP books AND Hogwarts House swag, click here.

She’s also having a giveaway on an ARC of Songbird. For details, click here.

that’s it for me! what book did you really torture yourself through? know about any good giveaways? let me know!

enjoy! -m

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

News.

Hi! I know I’ve been slacking on the reviews, forgive me. I’ve been catching up with my friends and taking care of business left behind (answering emails, reading books to review, etc.) So, once again, forgive me.

In unrelated news, I don’t think many of you know, I have a Tumblr now. It’s about HP and PJO and HG and all other amazing books. If you want to check it out and follow, you may go here. My latest post is about seeing HP coming to an end, in film and book. Check that out here.

Thanks! Look out for a Waiting on Wednesday tomorrow! Regular reviews should be up and running next Monday, hopefully. A family situation has just developed that I can’t postpone.

Thanks again,

-M.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Harry Potter/Trip Recap

First of all, HI! I’m back.

As you know, I had been in Harry Potter exile for the past two or three weeks. And it has been way beyond majestic.

First of all, I scold myself. WHY, why did I not read them sooner?! I must be stupid or something. Because, to my delight, Harry Potter has really skyrocketed to the #1 spot on my favorite books of all time list. I can never say that enough.

Secondly, I had the marvelous opportunity to visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Islands of Adventure, which was my only request. It was AMAZING!! I can’t tell you how much I loved it. My cheeks hurt from smiling, and I guess that tells you much. I actually finished the Deathly Hallows the night before I went there. I rode on the castle ride twice. I got Neville’s wand. I wanted to go to Ollivander’s, but the line was insane and my family was already on other rides at other parts of the park. I still love Neville’s wand, and he was one of my favorites since the beginning. I also had butterbeer. Am I the only one who thinks that it’s really sweet and after a few sips, it’s just too much (I had it frozen)? It was still good, though. I ate lunch at the Three Broomsticks, which was lovely.

All in all, that is my favorite memory from the trip. No contest. I feel like a changed person after the reading the HP series. It just feels different. I’m just weird like that, I don’t know.

Anyway, I had an AMAZING time, and I can’t wait to go back to the WWHP :D

See ya soon!

-M

PS. I’m a Gryffindor! In which house are you?