It’s been a while since I’ve blogged any of my own work from my English class so here’s another one.
This one is a cliché poem and the cliché I chose to write about was “it’s not over until the fat lady sings.” Continue reading
It’s time for another review from The Orelans series that was written by the wonderful and talented author, Lisa Jackson. I said earlier this week that I was going to do this review and now here it is. I’m writing it at work, no less. But don’t tell 😉
Malice is the 6th book to the New Orelans series. Rick Bentz has just woken up from a coma and is convinced that he’s seeing his late wife Jennifer. Many just think it’s part of the healing process, others think he’s crazy. But Rick Bentz isn’t crazy. Therefore he ventures back to California to uncover the reason why he’s seeing his ex.
This book was CRAAAAAAZZZZY! Kind of like Gone Girl crazy but more entertaining and less serious. Like with all mystery books it’s fun to guess who the killer is and this book did not disppoint with it’s surprises. The lengths this mysterious character went through was just cruel, crazy and unecessary. But it works! It keeps you on the edge of your seat. I honestly did not want to put the book down. Once again Lisa Jackson has kept a great balance of mystery and suspense. It was evenly paced, which I alway enjoy and it didn’t introduce too many characters which I also liked. It was all about Bentz and his stubborn hunt for the truth. By far it was the best book by her that I’ve read. 5 out of 5!
There is another book by Lisa Jackson that is not a part of the New Orleans series but it was good! And I also enjoyed reading it so much I couldn’t put it down. But that’s for another post 😉
Speaking of Gone Girl, here are a couple of books to read if you liked the book. Personally, I want to read The Girl on the Train.
So, Monday was the second day in a row I finished a book in one day. I finished Confessions by James Patterson on Sunday and Dumplin’ on Monday. *sigh*. That takes me back to the good ol’ days when I had much time on my hands and I wasn’t addicted to my phone or TV.
Dumplin’: Go Big or Go Home follows the story of Willowdean Dickson. She is a fat girl and doesn’t give a damn about it. But her confidence starts to wane when she has starts having trouble with her hot coworker, Bo. So what does she do? She enters the local beauty pageant, an event in which her mother is the Chairman and former pageant winner. Willowdean is out to prove that big girls are beauty queens too.
I love this book for obvious reasons. Everybody comes in all shapes and sizes and there’s beauty in all of us. And thanks to Willow, other outcasts find confidence in themselves and they all bond together. The plot of the book does take a little while to start up, however. Plus, I thought the book was a little too long but then again the chapters are about 5, maybe 7 pages long. The comedy in this book will have you chuckling or even full out laughing in pretty much every other chapter. This book also reminds me of a book i read in middle school called Artichoke’s Heart. This book is also about a bigger high school teen except she doesn’t have the confidence like Willowdean does. But I couldn’t help noticing the similarities between the two. So go check that out when you get a chance.
I give the book a 5 out of 5.
I came upon this reading challenge for 2016 and I thought it was very interesting.
Let’s talk about some of the clichés that plague our lives on a daily basis. Whether they appear in books, movies, tv shows or whatever, clichés are all around us and they are not going anywhere anytime soon.
The reason why clichés work so much is because once an idea becomes popular and successful everybody starts to do it! And after a while, its become annoying as hell but you just can’t seem to turn your head and look the other way because the clichés have got you hooked. One prime example is the cliché romantic relationship between two characters.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I like romance. I’m a romantic person and I love love. However, I can’t seem to read a book now-a-days without the main character and his/her best friend hooking up! Whenever I read a book, no matter what kind it is (supernatural, true crime, detective series, etc.) I am always going to assume that somebody, somewhere, somehow is either going to have a crush, flirt or just all out have sex with some other character in the book no matter how insignificant said character may be. And this whole process is (like is said before) annoying as hell.
I remember when I was in middle school and I started reading this series by James Patterson called the Maximum Ride series. It was about a group of kids who were created in petri dishes in a lab and they were 97% human and 3% bird. They later rebel against the scientists who created them and start their own journey around the world. To my 14, 15 year old self I thought the book was pretty cool considering that the main character, Max (who is a female btw) was pretty badass for a 15 year old. But then in the third book, her best friend Fang kissed her!………and I’m just like…..whaaaaaat?! The romance between those two shocked me because even though they’re members of the opposite sex they were best friends. And you don’t kiss you best friend like that!!!!! As time when on and I started getting into the rhythm of reading I noticed that same pattern; the main character whether they be male or female will always (or at least sometimes) fall in love with the best friend. Sometimes, it won’t even be the best friend. It could be the bad guy of the book, a random stranger they ran into a few years back, a dog maybe, even a damn hobo on the damn street! No matter what somebody is falling in love! I’m actually surprised if I read a book and nobody is in love. Shoot. That would surprised the hell out of me.
The funny and ironic thing is that no matter how frustrating that romantic cliché is, I still can’t help but root for their love throughout the story. Because like is said before: I’m a romantic. I love love.
*sigh* Judge me if you want. I said what I wanted to say. If anybody has any clichés they want to discuss please don’t hesitate to comment.
Until next time!