random rambling #3

Hello my lovely readers!

I know I have been absent for a while which as made me really sad. I love writing and interacting with all of you guys everyday.

I went to my freshmen orientation yesterday, and got my schedule and locker. The building is huge, so it’s a guarantee that I will get lost for at least the first two months of school. I got my first elective pick, which was Introduction to Journalism. I’m super excited to start all of my classes and get into the this new school year.

High school swimming started about three weeks ago, and I’m already exhausted. Waking up at 6:00 am every morning to go swim is great, but it’s so early. By the time I’m done with my two-hour practice and half an hour of weight lifting, it’s 9 am. So if I was comparing that to all of my friends, I have burned 1500 calories before most of them are even up.

I think I might document my first week of high school and post it. It might be an interesting journalistic experiment to reflect on my induction into the frightening and scary world of high school.

I’ll be posting some Quote of the Days, reviews, Random Ramblings, and everything else soon. I can’t wait to read all of your comments and ideas with all of my posts.

Have a great day!

thenerdybookowl♥

random rambling #2

Ok, right now I am very upset.

Let me explain.

About three days ago I started a book, “Good Girls” by Sara Shepard. I was super excited about getting into it, because I really enjoyed the first book in the series, “The Perfectionists”.  I got into it, and it was turning out to be a sound and fluffy summer read for me to enjoy in between my books about depression and death (I loved “All the Bright Places” and “When We Collided”, but they can get really deep at times). I was about 100 pages into the book when something about it started to get suspicious. Everything happening seemed too familiar. I kept reading, assuming it was just how Sara Shepard regularly uses the same writing technique, phrases, and descriptions. I got to around page 123 and couldn’t take it anymore. So I just flipped to the last page, thinking that if I already read it I would recognize the ending. And that if I didn’t recognize it, oh well. 

I knew it. I knew the ending.

I had already read the damn book, and then I just wasted three days reading a mediocre novel reminisce of Pretty Little Liars (which I quit reading after the sixth one). Side note:  why does anyone need to write a 16 book series? Cassandra Clare and Sarah J Maas shouldn’t even do that. Not that I totally wouldn’t read anything either of those people wrote. Eventually the series is going to get boring to the readers. Everyone will then stop reading because they want to rip their eyeballs out due to the repetitive nature of the novel. It’s just inevitable.

Back to my original thought, I’m just sad I wasted my time reading a book I had already finished. I don’t even remember reading it at all. I don’t know when I would have, and I don’t really remembered if I enjoyed it. Alas, I am now on to the next book I haven’t read yet, “It’s Kind of a Funny Story”. 

Thank you to all you read and listened to my book rant.

I feel much better.

 

 

random rambling #1

Hello my readers!

First I’m going to apologize for the lack of posts, quotes, and reviews. I have been swamped with finals and studying. It also has been a little bit of a reading slump in my book life, but I am soon to be out of it. I promise.

Summer is always my favorite time of the year, just for the fact that my reading time drastically increases. The sun is out, and all I want to do is tan by the pool and read Stephanie Perkins and Morgan Matson all day.

My “A Court of Mist and Fury” review will be out soon, as I have a million feelings I need to get out caused by that masterpiece of this book. I also only have 20 pages left to finish “Lady Midnight”, which has taken me far to long to get through.

I plan on going to B & N and the library soon for a big book haul, which should be very exciting. I hope all of you are having a great first couple days of summer!

As always, thenerdybookowl