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My Reading Update

Hey Guys,

So I thought I’d let you know all of the reading biz that is going in my life.

  1. Reading

Slowly, I been trickling back into the world of reading. Overall I have read 7 books in the last little while. After having a huge reading slump from Harry Potter I have FINALLY dived back into reading . While I have started I want to try to start slow and work my way up this means something small, AKA a Graphic Novel. For those who don’t know what a graphic novel is basically it’s a long comic book that you have to read in order to get the story, unlike some comic books in which you can just start wherever. Anyway I decided to go with something fantasy and started a Graphic Novel called Amulet.

It’s by Kazu Kibuishi and it’s made me obsessed. I started with book one and thought it was okay. Next, I started book two and it was better, Finally I started book three and was hooked from then on. For those who aren’t aware Amulet is basically about a girl named Emily who gets an amulet, finds another world, oh and did I mention her Mother got kidnapped by a creature in this “new” world? The book is very interesting and I would highly recommend it to people who want to start reading Graphic Novels.

Novel wise I have sucked. I’ve started a few books and I just can’t seem to be able to finish one. I started reading the Iron Trial by Cassandra Clair and Holly Black, It wasn’t bad, in fact it was good. I just couldn’t seem to find the motivation to find it. THOSE WHO HAVE READ HARRY POTTER AND BEEN IN A MAJOR SLUMP  HOW CAN YOU SURVIVE? I NEED BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS AND I NEED THEM FAST. I CAN’T SURVIVE THE SLUMP MUCH LONGER!

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2. NaNoWriMo

In other news National Novel Writing Month is coming this November. For those who don’t know it’s a time when all writers of the world try to write 50K which is essentially a novel, in ONE month. Yes I know it’s crazy, Yes I know it seems impossible. BUT I CAN DO IT! I can’t really tell you a bunch of my plans for it but it’s probably my best idea yet and I think it’s “The One.”

Anyway thanks for reading this post! I will try hard to continue to post now that school is clearing up!

Thanks,

Jared

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4 Books becoming movies 2016-2017

Hey guys,

So I wanted to sort of spend this post telling you all of the most popular book to movie adaptations that we know of so far. I did this because I love seeing books come to the big screen, I also love comparing the two to see which was better, usually the book for me. But still I love seeing the characters I love come to life. Well without further ado let’s start this thing!

  1.  The BFG by: Ronald Dahl

This is something I’ve been looking forward too for a while. I loved the book and read it in elementary school so I’m so excited to see how it does on the big screen! In case you are not aware Ronald Dahl, the author of the book is also the author of Charlie and The Chocolate Factory.

2.   Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

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I loved the book for this so much! It’s a bit creepy but I loved it so much. I loved that it focused on the wonder instead of the creepiness. DISCLAIMER: I don’t know how this is going to turn out. The Director is Tim Burton so I’m hoping that he won’t make it too creepy, but Then again I’m not the director so I don’t know if it will or not.

3.  Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them

I am so excited for this! It’s in the world of Harry Potter but not. It’s in america in like the 80’s I think. It looks so good, this is honestly my most anticipated book to movie adaptation of the year! Then again being a fan of Harry Potter I’m just so excited to be back in this world!

4.  The Death Cure

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Well this is the final book and movie in the Maze Runner Movies. disregard the picture, the release is actually coming in 2018 due to an accident on set with Dylan O’Brien (Thomas) as he heals from a stunt gone wrong. But I still had to include that because I loved the movies and the books.

Cover Wars Wednesday!

Hey guys,

So I started to think and I decided that I wanted to start a new thing on my blog. It’s called Cover Wars Wednesday! It’s been created by Books Is Glee so I decided I wanted to do it too. Basically I compare the U.S. Cover of a book to the U.K. Cover and ask you which one was better.  Well withought further ado let’s start this thing.

The book I wanted to compare covers to today was Mistborn by: Brandon Sanderson.

Behold the covers.

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The cover on the left is the American edition, and the cover on the right is the UK edition. I personally like the UK edition better, I’m not a huge fan of the American, but the story is amazing! Anyway here was my short post, which do you like better? American or United Kingdom? Tell me in the comments below.

Anyway thanks for reading this, my names Jared and I’ll have posts up every Wednesday and Saturday, so look for me then.  So until next time! Bye!

-Jared

 

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Writing Goals March-April

Hey Guys!

Today I’m gonna set some goals for my reading, writing, and well everything in the book industry!

Well Let’s just get right into it!

  • -Well I was kinda thinking, WAIT NEVER MIND THIS CAN WAIT. SAY HELLO TO SOMEONE WHO’S DOING APRIL NANOWRIMO! I finally convinced some friends and were about to embark on this wonderful journey!
  • -Also with writing 50K for Nanowrimo, this is kinda gonna be the only goal I’ll set for myself besides reading one ARC copy being sent in the mail.
  • For March well I want to review Elsewhere part Uno! (Like that? Little culture in the’s post’s now!) Well basically what happened is I finished Part Two of a whole other POV. And I’ve totally forgotten a bunch of details and other junk. So that’s what I’m going to read the rest of March to refresh.

– Also I want a solid outline for Nano, Sorry Jared, no crazy mess the night before, It didn’t really work out. I’ve already started on an outline, It’s pretty big, like I have a list of events I want to happen but now I gotta piece them together.

  • Let’s think…  I’d like to read at least one more book before Nanowrimo. I am in the huge slump and trying to fight the slump and read as much of The Alloy of Law, but hey hopefully this will break the slump!
  • Request a book, IDK I need another book in my life!

Well that’s basically it, short and sweet! And a ton of writing to do! Anyway’s thank’s for listening to me ramble on about my goals!

-Jared

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REVIEW- The Book Thief by: Marcus Zusak

cooltext133089402245467 From Goodreads, It’s just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. . . .

Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak’s groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster-father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement before he is marched to Dachau.

cooltext133089303484155 Man I feel played.  I fell into the author’s hands and he crushed me to pieces. This book was amazing! While reading this you never fully realize how attached you get to these characters. This book is so amazing! I did not instantly fall in love with these characters, but by at least page 100 I loved them all!

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cooltext133089343094800 May I begin by saying this is a way thought out book! I love that it gave such amazing imagery. The characters were exquisite.  And the plot was so different and I fell for the plot twists every time. For those who don’t know this story is told from the perspective of Death as a person. It’s different and at the hard it’s a little hard to retain information, but in the end you get used to it. Now keep in mind that I read this book for school but it was on my TBR (To be read) list. BIG ALERT! THIS BOOK CONTAINS SOME STUFF I.E a bunch of swearing-in German. But for school our teacher had edited it for us. I would recommend reading this to your child if you edit, she (The teacher) used a sharpie and it still was as good!

cooltext133089378843909The beginning, it was so hard to retain things. At least I felt like the beginning didn’t really live up to its amazingness. It was so hard to read it, but being forced to read it by myself for homework made me power through this puppy! (Not literally)

Rating: 4.5/5

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Thank you for reading and I’ll have another post up soon so until then, bye!

-Jared

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Book News! 2/12/16

Hey Guys, I’m here to tell you all about the newest book news!

Let the book NEWS BEGIN

1. Alan Rickman

Did you hear the news?  Alan Rickman, the actor who portrayed Severus Snape in Harry Potter had died. Let’s just all take a minute and think about how awesome this guy was, (Guess who’s going to have an excuse to watch Harry Potter again..)

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2.  A Series of Unforunate events.

Guess what series is going to be produced by Netflix into a show? Yep you read the title right, A Series of unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket is being made into a TV show!  Count Olaf will be played by Neil Patrick Harris!

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3. Harry Potter BOOK 8

Okay well this has been confirmed, JK Rowling’s play called the Cursed Child will start in July, following the next day this screen play book will have all of what happens in the play! It sets in a time 19 years after the battle at Hogwarts! Both Potters (Albus and Harry) have to deal with the family legacy as well as Harry being an overworked Ministry of Magic Employee! Here is the Cover and do you count this as book 8? Tell me in the comments below!

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My names Jared, I’ll  see you later so until then read on, have fun, and read a ton!

-Jared

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Review- Legend by: Marie Lu

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What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic’s wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic’s highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country’s most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem. (Goodreads Summary)

From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths—until the day June’s brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family’s survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias’s death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.

cooltext133089303484155 Well this book was amazing. I knew I wanted to read it soon, but I guess I just always never got to it. Now finally I have and this book is amazing. There are two characters, June and Day. Day is a criminal, and June is a detective leading so different worlds their worlds suddenly crossing paths. I love this batch of characters, this is literally my favorite book I’ve read this year!

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cooltext133089343094800Well this book is amazing. There was a bunch of  plots twists that were amazing, although I saw one a mile away. The world building was good too, this is not your normal dystopian book. It is fast paced and does not have the normal or usual plot line for a dystopian story. This story is original and is a little like Les Miserables.

cooltext133089378843909 I didn’t hate anything it all looks amazing!

I love everything about this book the characters, the plot, the story it was all so amazing I have no words on how to describe to you this book!

 

Rating:

5/5 stars


5 stars

Where Do I buy Books?

Hello guys I hope you are having a very great day I just wanted to do a post to tell you where I get all of my books for cheap! Just a note I am not being sponsored to do this post I just thought it would be something to do!

The First place I buy my books is at Thriftbooks.com

This is a place where they sell really good books that have been used for CHEAP!

I bought a perfect edition of Uglies by: Scott Westerfeld

This Place is amazing and the prices are for real so I totally suggest that you get on a computer and look that place up!

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2. Book Outlet

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The Next Site that I have seen people following around the Book Community seem to love this place!

It’s Called Bookoutlet.com

Basically they sell brand new books for Cheap!

Right now as of 4:37 on 12/4/15 They have one of my all favorite books of all time Steelheart By: Brandon Sanderson paperback for $3!

 

 

So I will come up with a full length post on where I get my books for cheap in the near future!

Thank’s for reading! My names Jared and I will get back to you soon with more book related posts!

 

September Book Haul! -2015

Well now is the time to show you all of the books that I have accumulated in the month of September.

Well first I am going to show you all of the books I have gotten for review!

 

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First In the top left corner I have A Tale of Light and Shadow By: Jacob Gowans!and in the top right corner I have A Tale of Light and Shadow: Secrets of Neverack Book Two in A tale of light and shadow series!

In the bottom I have Paper things By:Jennifer Richard Jacobson!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next here I made a little trip to California and found this awesome thrift book store called bookams in orange county! It is so awesome that I decided to buy all of these books for $20!

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In the top left corner and going to the top right we have The Warrior Heir, The Wizard Heir, and the Dragon Heir all By Cinda Williams Chima and starting at the bottom left corner and going to the right we have The Mark Of the DragonFly By: Jaleigh Johnson, Monument 14 By: Emmy Laborne, and The Adept By: Katherine Kurtz  and Deborah Turner Harris.

So that is my book-haul for the month of September so remember to have fun, Subscribe!, AND READ ON!

-Jared at Dabook.club

 

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Inside Out Book Tag!

Hey Guys today I wanted to do a tag post so I’m gonna sign myself up and lets do this people!

A book that made you….

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Oh wow this one’s hard I think that I’m Gonna have to choose the book…

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Allegiant By: Veronica Roth:

Wow For those who haven’t read this book go read it and then you will get it. For those who have read this book …

🙁   I’ll leave it at that.

Wanna Read My review about it? Click Here!

 

 

 

A Book that makes me….

joy       Joyful!

Well for this I have to go with…

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The Warrior Heir By: Cinda Williams Chima

Wow what a great book, the fighting, the magic, and the epicness of the novel are just so original and never thought up before I feel like this is one of the best books I’ve read of all time!

Wanna Read My Review about it? Click Here!

 

 

 

A book that made me…

disgusted!

 

 

Well I haven’t read anything that disgusting…

 

 

 

 

 

A book that made me…

 

Angry!

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Well I certainly hated A tale of light and shadow’s ending it was so sad but so perfect! seriously for those who haven’t read it, It made me darn mad that I had to wait so long for the sequel, but thankfully I contacted Shadow Mountain Publishing and they sent me a copy of the second!

Wanna Read My review for it? Click Here!

 

 

And for the last book, it is….

 

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Fear!

 

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Uglies By: Scott Westerfeld Ah  Man this book.. Made me fear for the main characters life. By the end almost everything that was actually good in her life was taken from her. I have not read the second book in the series so I should really get on it and find out what happens to Tally.
To read my review Click Here!

 

 

So Yah, that was the Inside out Book Tag.
thank you for reading this post and I will try to have another post up soon, so for now remember to comment and subscribe!
Goodbye!