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Divergent: review

September 8, 2011

So I’ve never really done book reviews before, but when I read a good book I have to share it with somebody!

I recently finished Divergent by Veronica Roth, and I already can’t wait for the next book in the trilogy! It in a similar genre to The Hunger Games, which I thoroughly enjoyed (and am now awaiting the movie). Yet, it’s a very different story. Many times when I find a book or a series I like, people suggest a similar book but it can never quite grab me as much as the first one. Divergent hooked me from the beginning, and it’s a new series I am in love with and highly recommend everyone read. I don’t think it would matter which trilogy I read first, but in this case I’m glad I read The Hunger Games because all three books are published. Divergent was just recently published, with the next two books on their way. Maybe I will have another book to line up for at midnight after all!

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Book Club

August 29, 2011

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For the past year, I have not only been part of a book club,but I have made time again for one of my favorite pass times; reading a good book!

I read a lot when I was younger, preferring novels over textbooks even. However as my career took over, and I started making more time for friends, I kind of abandoned reading. Then a good friend of mine invited me to a book club. It was fairly casual, meeting up with other girls over wine and snacks, chatting about the book and anything we felt like. At first I was unsure how I could fit reading a novel into my daily routine, but it was surprisingly easy.

A good book hooks you, and you never want to put it down. Over the last year, I was reading books on my break, when I got home from work, on planes, and I even found myself reading while my boyfriend watched tv (hello, it was the Hunger Games, I couldn’t put that series down!). I can’t believe it’s already been a year, but I’m so glad my friend invited me. I couldn’t imagine not having a book in my purse at all times now!

I’m also glad that I joined this book club, because I read some really great books I may not have picked up on my own. They range from gripping teen fiction, to autobiographies, and some hard hitting subjects. If you’re interested, I’ve created a list of our books:

“How I live now” by Meg Rosoff

“The Middle Place”  by Kelly Corrigan

“Infidel” by Ayaan hirsi ali

“The Giver” by Lois Lowry

“The Hunger Games” by Suzzanne Collins

“The Lovely Bones”by Alice Sebold

“Freakonomics” by Steven D. Levitt

“The Poisonwood Bible” by Barbara Kingsolver

“My stroke of insight” by Jill Bolt Taylor

“Anna and the French Kiss” by stephanie perkins

“Intensity” by Dean Koontz

“The Help” by Kathryn Stockett

The next book we are reading is “Divergent” by Veronica Roth. If you want to join along with our book club, I would love to hear your comments about the books! Even if you are just looking for a good book to read, pick one off the list. I guarantee you will be ale to find a book that interests you!