Saturday, March 1, 2014

February Wrap-Up

Books I Read

City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

4/5

Recommended to anyone who likes urban fantasy, romance, and a good, long series.

Girl, Stolen by April Henry

3.5/5

Recommended to anyone who likes action-filled books, simple stories, and short reads.


The Giver by Lois Lowry (a reread)

4/5

You can read my review HERE.

Recommended to anyone who likes dystopian and books that make you think.

Lay That Trumpet In Our Hands by Susan Carol McCarthy

3.5/5

Recommended to anyone who likes a simple story, historical fiction, and To Kill a Mockingbird.

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up For Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb

3.5/5

Recommended to anyone who likes non-fiction, autobiographies, and stories set in places besides America.

City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

4/5

Recommended to anyone who likes urban fantasy, romance, and a good, long series.
Crossroads Poetry by Miriam Joy

4/5

Recommended to anyone who likes poetry, quick and easy reads, and books that make you think.

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green (a reread)

5/5

Recommended to anyone who likes books that make you laugh, books that make you cry, character-driven stories, and romance.

No One Else Can Have You by Kathleen Hale

3.5/5

You can read my review HERE.

Recommended to anyone who likes creepy stories, murder mysteries, and "fluffy" reads.

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

DNF

I've tried for three months to get into this book, but I couldn't. I can see why people like it, though. I'm just not a huge sci-fi person.

Keesha's House by Helen Frost

4.5/5

Recommended to anyone who likes poetry, character-driven/simple stories, and fast reads.

Movies I Watched

"Silver Linings Playbook"

5/5

Recommended to anyone who likes to laugh, likes simple stories, and quirky characters.

"The Lego Movie"

4/5

Recommended to anyone who likes parodies (this movie makes fun of a lot of iconic things, like Lord of the Rings and Batman), likes to laugh, and movies that appeal to all ages.

Quotes I Wrote

I bend down over what was once a campfire and run my fingers over the soot. My fingertips come away black and smelling like home.
--Flightless Birds

For a few seconds, I forget all about Liam and whether or not he's safe. Flynn's here, Mara's here, Toby's here, and I'm back with the Flock. Everything feels right, like broken pieces glued back together again.
--Flightless Birds

Obsessions I Acquired

The music from "Doctor Who." (Thank you, nevillegirl!) This one is a particular favorite of mine.

Making pixel art on Minecraft.

Any music by Lorde.

THIS song. I won't be able to hear it now without thinking about The Fault In Our Stars, since they used it for the trailer.

Picture of the Month



How was your February?

6 People Made Me Happy By Commenting! :D:

nevillegirl said...

I couldn't get interested in Ender's Game, either. I finished it, but it wasn't that great.

Haha, I'm glad you like the music from Doctor Who! :D Wait til you hear "The Majestic Tale (Of a Madman in a Box)."

Rebecca Jane said...

Goodness, you've read a lot of books this month!
I love your blog's new look.
-- Rebecca

The Magic Violinist said...

@nevillegirl Good to hear. Sometimes I quit reading a book and then somebody tells me it was amazing and I kick myself for not sticking with it. :P

I went ahead and searched it on YouTube. WOW! It'd be so much fun to join an orchestra that just plays "Doctor Who" music.

@Rebecca Jane Ha ha, with all the snow I've been getting, I've had a lot of time on my hands. ;)

Thank you!

Boquinha said...

I love these posts. It's fun to see what you're up to. Even if we do live together. :P

Boquinha said...

BTW, I like that first quote from Flightless Birds. Plus, I like the title of that story - it has an intriguing ring to it!

The Magic Violinist said...

@Boquinha Thanks! :) The title of the story is one thing I had figured out right away when I started NaNoWriMo. The rest I made up as I went. ;)