March 29, 2011

New! The Long Weekend

The Long Weekend by Savita Kalhan

About: Sam knows that he and his friend Lloyd made a colossal mistake when they accepted the ride home. They have ended up in a dark mansion in the middle of nowhere with man who means to harm them. But Sam doesn't know how to get them out. They were trapped, then separated. Now they are alone. Will either of them get out alive?This gripping and hypnotic thriller will have you reading late into the night... 
All of the reviews for this book have been really positive! I love thriller mystery books. I hope I read this one soon.

March 28, 2011

Public Library

It should be obvious as a avid book reader/lover that I would support my public library. As a contribution I wanted to feature how much I love my library. First of all it's four floors of amazing books, cafe's, shops, children's play area, roof top garden. Also it only takes me 3 minutes to walk there. Spending all day there is always appealing to me, sadly I'm too busy to. Here's a glimpse of the beautiful library I get to check out books and movies at. 

March 24, 2011

Need To Read

I feel like I'm finally finding the time to sit down and read books. Even if it means skipping a day of classes (like today) to do so. The books I am currently reading or need to read are as follows:

-The Stranger by Albert Camus (currently reading)
-The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (I just bought this vintage version from a local bookstore)
-The Island of Dr. Moreau
-Purge: Rehab Diaries by Nicole Johns

March 17, 2011

Review: Looking For Alaska

Looking For Alaska by John Green

About: Miles Halter is fascinated by famous last words and tired of his safe life at home. He leaves for boarding school to seek what the dying poet Francois Rabelais called the "Great Perhaps." Much awaits Miles at Culver Creek, including Alaska Young. Clever, funny, screwed-up, and dead sexy, Alaska will pull Miles into her labyrinth and catapult him into the Great Perhaps. (from

Review: I enjoyed this book rather a lot. I liked the characters, mostly 'Pudge' aka Miles Halter. A good thing about the book was his friends didn't over power the main character like sometimes the quirky friends do, Pudge held his own, despite having no friends before he went to boarding school at Culiver Creek. I liked reading it through the author's voice. It felt like everything was a direct story from his life, although I don't know if it was, I liked to pretend. The whole book was great and kept me reading from start to finish. Also, I liked how he ended the book with a little bit of an essay from Pudge, it made me smile. One character I found interesting was Alaska Young, she made such an impact on everyone's lives at school, and  made me realize how one person can change someone, or a lot of people's lives. It was a very good and easy read, I highly recommend it for anyone who wants to jump and gain their 'Great Perhaps'.

March 7, 2011

New! The Stranger

 The Stranger by Albert Camus

About: Through the story of an ordinary man unwittingly drawn into a senseless murder on an Algerian beach, Camus explored what he termed "the nakedness of man faced with the absurd."
 I do believe that is the shortest book description ever. But I'm excited to read this book, it was actually  referred to me by a very good friend and I can't wait to start reading it.