The Friday 56: Hosted by Freda's Voice.This week's Friday 56 is from "The Brethren" by John Grisham. One was sent for text evasion. Another, for skimming bingo profits. And the third, for a career-ending drunken joyride. The Brethren: judges-turned felons can use their time in prison to get rich, very fast."How much can they pay? have you guys quoted a fee?" Trevor asked. -The Brethren, pg. 56
Book Blogger Hop: Hosted by Crazy for Books. This week's question is "If I gave you £50 (or $80) and sent you into a book shop right now what would be in your basket when you finally staggered to the till?". My answer: Book 2-6 of Septimus Heap series by Angie Sage and Book 2 to 4 of Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. Is $80 enough for all these?? If not can I ask for another $80?? Greedy...=b
Friday Follows: Hosted by Parajunkee's View: This week's question is "Who are you the Boy/Girl instead of you a blogger? ". My answer: I'm CJ the student. Doing degree in Forensic Science and currently in my final semester. Wish this will end real soon!!
Friday Finds: Hosted by Should be Reading where book bloggers sharing great books we hear about/ discover this past week. So, here are my Friday Finds!! Mine, this week with Historical Fiction theme
The Twentieth Wife by Indu SundaresanMy Name is Mary Sutter by Robin OliveiraThose Who Save Us by Jenna BlumWench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez
Hi welcome to "First Impression". Let me tell you what's going on today. First I will share the first line of the story and my opinion on the the book that I've just started reading: the cover, the story, and will give an advance star rating to the book. Second, you'll share with me your "First Impression" by linking it back to Coffee N Crackers through the link widget below. Rules: The book must be a book that you just started reading, not a book that you already finished. Easy right? And you can post your First Impression whenever you start reading a new book: no specific day.
The Maze Runner by James Dashner: The Glade is an enclosed structure with a jail, a graveyard, a slaughterhouse, living quarters, and gardens. And no way out. Outside the Glade is the Maze, and every day some of the kids the Runners venture into the labyrinth, trying to find an exit from this hellish place.What is this place, and does Thomas hold the key to finding a way out?
He began his new life standing up, surrounded by cold darkness and stale, dusty air. - 1st lineThe Cover: I love the cover. It's a simple one but the walls covered with green (weed??) look beautiful and definitely a world that I would love to know.
The Story: I already read through a few chapters and found out that the story have a good start. The Maze Runner looks like a story that I'll enjoy reading as the premise of the book sounds interesting and original. I would expect something enthralling and captivating and it will bring me through an unforgettable ride of adventure and action.
Advanced Star Rating: 5 Stars
The Friday 56: Hosted by Freda's Voice.This week's Friday 56 is from "The Other Boleyn Girl" a historical fiction by Phillippa Gregory.A compelling tale of love, ambition, lust and intrigue. A woman who survived the most glamorous and dangerous court in Europe by following her heart."Yes. Send her down to Hever. Tell him that she's ill. Let him imagine her dying of grief." -The Other Boleyn Girl, pg. 56
Book Blogger Hop: Hosted by Crazy for Books. This week's question is "Who's your all time favourite book villain?". My answer: Saverus Snape!! Everybody knew him right? I love this character so much. He was a villain yes, but at the end of Harry Potter series, he was a hero. Or so I thought...
Friday Follows: Hosted by Parajunkee's View: This week's question is "What embarrassing thing have you done on cold medicine? ". My answer: I don't remember..
Friday Finds: Hosted by Should be Reading where book bloggers sharing great books we hear about/ discover this past week. So, here are my Friday Finds!!
Scared by Tom DavisPriceless by Tom DavisMajor Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen SimonsonThe Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson
Hey, guys! It has been awhile since I last posted anything here, let alone to write reviews on books that I've read. February was quite an OK month for me since I managed to finish 4 books in total; "The Historian" by Elizabeth Kostova, "Cut" by Cathy Glass, "City of Bones" by Cassandra Clare and "The Survivor" by Sean Slater. Out of these four, only Julie & Julia was already reviewed. *Sigh.. I wish I have more time for reading and reviewing books but for the time being I'm a very busy person. Writing my thesis and assignments, reading journals, exams some more and loads of other academic things. Well, this is my final semester as undergrad after all. Lots of thing to be done but after a few more months I'll be a free man!! Well..at least for awhile..*laughing
However, in all these "calamities" as a student, I'm still reading some books though for just a few pages in a day. Well, all works and no play make me a dull boy! Study is my priority but a bit of pleasure in between won't hurt, yes? Well, right now I'm reading a historical fiction by Philippa Gregory "The Other Boleyn Girl", and am enjoying it. I know that this book had been adapted into a movie starred Natalie Portman and Scarlet Johansson. Both are beautiful!! Got the movie but am planning to watch it after I finish the book. I also am reading an E-Book of "The Nightmare Within" sent by author Glen Krisch and am about halfway through it. This horror fiction of transmuted nightmares really freaks me out. If you're a fan of horror books, this should be your cup of tea.
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay AsherDelirium by Lauren OliverCryer's Cross by Lisa McMannThe Maze Runner by James Dashner
It is unbelievable that it's March already. Time is moving so fast , like seriously. Just a blink and puff!! two months already gone!! Well, what are you planning to read this month?? Me? I think my March will be in a total chaos. Disaster!! (talking about my study again). But, I still have some plan under my sleeve for reading. I got a few collection of e-books and from those collection I've short-listed and came out with four above. But right now, I don't know which one to read first. Will you help me?? Opinion.pinion.^^Hehe. Well, I think that's all for now. Have a great March guys..and see ya!!