Never in my life have I told someone not to read a book. Even if I dislike a book I would still recommend to friends who I know have different taste than my own. However. I came across an article today that has made me sad and angry for the publishing world. Yes the ways to self publish are getting easier so the need for positive reviews are needer. But reviews are one person voice and they should be allowed that voice as much as the writer of a story has in telling their story. Thousands of book get knocked back from publishers a day that the trade we live in. But a 14 year old girl got tracked down and attacked by an author because of her view. I say we should not read because of this because humans have a mortality of wanting to see a car crash up close. people will go and read the book just to see what caused this event to happen. However in my eyes I think nobody should read his work either this or any other book that this man writes because. Storys will be told and tales will be spun but anyone who can hit a 14 year old with a wine bottle for telling her thoughts on a book should not be allowed to have the power to do it again if he got another negative review
What hunger games mean for me. Like all books there an escape. Into a world both crappier and more amazing than your own. I love reading the hunger games books. I love the extra stories the heartache that Haymitch has gone through it allows you to feel and dream of characters.
The films have done the books justice. Getting to watch it on the big screen is awesome for many levels one that my cinema now shows them back to back. Some of my uni friends who I only get to see a couple of times a year come down to watch it and it gives that experience an added extra. I love how the cast of the hunger games are so humble and down to earth especially Jennifer Lawrence.
Hunger games is my home when I want to feel I know the place and can just be myself watching or reading characters that have so many dimensions both characters and actors have your heart for that moment your in them
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Deep in the South
There waged a game.
Where blood was shared
For the chance to reign.
Love is deep,
Love is pure.
But lies are black
And lust unsure.
Quiet, in the night,
There is a Queen
Who lost it all,
Now will be seen.
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On Saturday I went to second city Birmingham event. This was an event for indie authors to promote there works. This was an interesting event in the fact it was the first one UK wise. All the authors where happy to stand and chat about everything and anything not just their books.
This was also a nice event because there was just the right amount of people that you didn’t feel closed in and you didn’t ever have to wait long for people and if you did you could always go back to a table later.
There was also a lot of competitions going on such as author bingo you go to every stand and get an autograph when you got the final line you got sweet if you completed the page you got put into a draw to win all the books.
There was a lot of swag at each table and I came away with a ton of pin badges, key rings, fridge magnets, wrist bands and sweets. Not to mention buying more books than I could carry.
There was an evening event to this sighing that unfortunately I couldn’t go to. However I have seen the pictures from other friends where they had fun parting with authors that had been there during the day had karaoke and just a general laid back time.
The nice thing about these events is that you feel acknowledge by the authors you’ve gone to see. You can chat happily and get to know what its like for struggling or new authors to succeed. I would suggest anyone to go to an event like this. To give unknown authors a chance
http://www.jenniferarmentrout.com/every-last-breath-2/ Awesome giveaway by one of my favourite authors
As a child, I believed in the fairytales my father told me.
Until he was gone and with him, that belief.…
As a girl, I believed in the friendship and protection of Aden.
He made me begin to believe again.
As a woman, I believed in the possibility of love and passion between myself and Aden.
Until he was gone and with him, my belief in magic and happy endings.
When she was a child, I was tasked with her protection.
As a girl, I became her friend.
As a woman, I could no longer see the child I knew and was forced to fight a growing attraction.
Unable to lie and unable to tell the truth, I left.
Now I’ve returned to give the knowledge I couldn’t before, that she is half Fae.
The darkness is stalking her and I am desperate to teach her what she needs to know to protect herself.
And determined to make her mine.
I always enjoy fae stories they often follow light and dark with no in-between which is rare yes 90% of the time they live it but at some point in the story you have to choose light or dark. Just the way of lost girl fae laws and fae are always tricky and therefore always make a great story.
Another Jennifer Armentrout books as its adult book its in her alias name. The fourth one in the wait for me series. Whilst its out in America here in the Uk we still have 5 more days to wait. However if you haven’t read her other book in this series I highly recommend them as they are fantastic. Though at point I feel like she has documented how me and my uni friends interacted down to organising which colour sweet (skittles) each person got for revising and this part where Cam makes banana bread and Avery’s allergic to it. Some point in the book I’m like wait a minute does this person know me or something. But in the end isn’t that what you want in an author for them to write so well it feels like its speaking to you.
So I was going to keep this blog purely about books but I spent the weekend at Cardiff comic con and thought Id share my views. Now I’m a old hand at conventions and signings. I choose to go to Cardiff because James Marsters was supposed to be there unfortunely he pulled out last minute. usually I don’t go for just one guest and the only reason I chose Cardiff was that a lot of my convention friends lived there anyway.
Its always good to hang out with people who like the same tv shows films or anime as you because in normal life its usually frowned upon but at conventions its the greatest thing in the world to be around people who understand your love of things. Now I met a girl who love Snape which is someone im obsessed with to the point pretty much everyone in my life has told me at some point that its not a health to worship someone that much but I finally sound someone who understood and it was great.
Now here’s the negative things about the cons and that’s the prices of tickets and guest talks. When it comes to conventions you can usually see what guest are there for the love of the fans and what are there solely for the money.
The first talk of the sunday I went to was game of thrones as Iain Glenn pulled out it was only Daneil Portman and Fintan McGowen. First thing I disliked about the talk was directly in front of me was a women with 2 young children. Which if I had to guess they couldn’t have been more than 6 or 8. Given that it was game of thrones I was thinking what the hell was she doing there anyway. The questions started to be asked and Daneil portam was giving answers and he said his favourite scene to film was the brothel scene. the woman rudely got up making tutting noises dragging her children out of the room. Now if it was the doctor who talk or something other family friendly then fair enough but it was games of thrones. what exactly did you expect. She should of been at the LFCC 2 years ago where Perter Dinkagle and Jason Momonas tv screening went something along the lines of. peter going “dead dead no cock so might as whell be dead. Ah Bram his mum in real life id shag her. ” Jason momonas “that makes two of us” What was also disappointing in the talk was Fintan McGowen when asked who he would like to see end on the throne he’s response was simply I don’t care. DAneil Portman tried to save the question but giving in depth detail. when asked what house their characters should be in and what their real selves should be in again daneil gave a complete answer and why where Fintan for some random reason just talked about he liked riding his horse with no mention of his house at all it was blatently clear he had never watched or read anything but the 4 episode he was in and a poor choice to have as a guest. I have never been in such a poor talk.
I was pleasenty surprised at Jack Donnelly he was very nice and kind and Jessie Cave was also lovely and had a heir of lunar lovegod about her.
Gettingnto the event itself was easy and the dealers table far cheaper than you find at lfcc .
When a boating accident cause Olga to lose her best friend Conner she finds herself unable to cope with the loss. Going back to school she feels like everyone wishes she was the one that had died and she kind of agrees with them. When she gets home she takes to many pills not with the intention to kill herself but more to cope with numbing the pain. Of course sometimes things you think you can stop the pain can make it that much worse.
The book jumps to a little while latter and Olga is in therapy due to the “pill incident” and whilst there she meets Nate a loveable guy who got moved into Olga village after he had a car accident he was driving to fast and he was deemed by his parents to be a danger and forced into therapy.
As part of Olga therapy session she was told by the therapist to come up with 18 things she wanted to do or see and then where humanly possible make them happen. Nate also liked this idea and decided to help Olga in her quest and then started a 18 things to do list for himself as well. Pretty soon All Olga’s friends and classmates had picked up the idea of doing 18 things.
Olga’s list included things like breaking out in the middle of the night, riding around on the world biggest rollercoaster, living the day by what ever the magic 8 ball says . Things that might seem small or big to others but all where big to Olga herself.
18 things helped Olga transition from the fact she wasn’t with Connor her and Nate’s Final therapy session left them both realising that something’s you get to move on from and some things you don’t, or at least you don’t move on the way you think you do.
I saw the ending coming a mile away but know some of my friends where shocked if you you like the tv show being Ericka then this book is really for you.
Yesterday I talked about the philosophy and psychology of death in John Green’s books. Todays book blogs are going to be about how we are now seeing them more and more in young adult section and how the books manage to help people understand the grief and get some handle on death. Honestly I wished there were more books like this when I was a teenager because the books are beautiful heartfelt and break you whilst putting you back together at the same time.
Love letters to the dead is about a girl called Laurel who’s sister died and she feels guilty and she felt that she was to blame for May’s death. When a teacher gives her the assignment to write a letter to someone who’s dead. The assignment takes its own role in helping Laurel gain a sense of her own identity instead of holding on to the memories of her sister. Where at the beginning of the book Laurel wishes to be just like May. She learns that her sister wasn’t as perfect as she had made her in her head.
Using the assignment as a tool to speak to people that no longer exist she ask questions to people like kurt Kobain (her sister mays favourite music star) what drew them into death. what its like to be so young to die. Throughout the book the questions and letters Laurel writes to artist and stars like Janis Joplin, Heath Ledger, Amelia Earhart, and Amy Winehouse are beautifully thought out and thought provoking and the letters decrease through the book because Laurel learns the thing you need to learn about is life and not death is that you have to live it. During the book Laurel gets a boyfriend named Sky who teaches her that Living the way May did will only get her killed in the same fashion.
Sky is the perfect character to be with Laurel and help her see that nothing is as black and white as you think its is and that living in the grey is okay so long as you remember to live. Where the original assignment was only supposed to be one letter Laurel never handed it in until the end of the school year at which point it was practically a diary that she gave to the teacher essentially leaving her ghost behind and allowing her to become own person .