Tuesday, March 1, 2016

New start to old blog

I’m going to change up my blog a bit and take it in a more diverse direction.  I really want to focus on those things that I really enjoy and am using this blog to “make” myself do them more. 
I want to read more, watch more documentaries and get my inventory up on my Etsy site so I can earn more!
I have taken an embarrassingly long break from reading.  It’s something I really enjoy, but I have two issues with it.  1) It takes me FOREVER to pick my next book and 2) I don’t take the time to just sit and read anymore.  So this blog is here to help with both.
I will be reading at least one book a month.  That’s not too hard of a goal to reach.  It would be easy to squeeze in another or just start early on the next month if I finish one quickly.  And to help out with the choice of book right now, I am going to read books that either have already become a movie or will become one in the near future.  This ties in my love of movies as well.  And I love seeing how a book is put to life.  See if it’s the same as I pictured in my head.  So far my experience with this has been 50/50.   And of course, the book is ALWAYS better.
I will be doing something I haven’t done before as well, which is go and read a book after I have already seen the movie.  I have not done this before and am not sure if it will hinder my reading experience or just give me faces/places to go with the narrative.  We will see.
So the first book I have read this year was “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.”  It has been said that this will be a movie later this year.
I was intrigued by the cover and thought it would be a spooky ghost story type and dove right in.
The book not spooky at all and did have a little “ghost story’ish” theme, but was a more an interesting read learning about the characters and their history.  It was a very fast read for me and didn’t realize it was a YA book even.  So I passed the book onto my daughter to read as well.  Trying to challenge her more with her chapter books, this should help get her out of the more “easy” chapter books.  But still very easy for her to read and understand.
I have to add that this book is the 1st of a series and there are 2 other books that follow.  Due to the somewhat cliff hanger on this first book, I’m sure I will read the other 2 eventually.
I’m looking forward to the movie version of this because of all the interesting characters and how they will be brought to life.
Overall, I have given this book a 3 star rating on Goodreads.  It's good, but I wouldn't recommend to adult friends.  But I would really recommend to a YA audience or for those who really enjoy YA books.  You can read more about it here.
Up next:  Room
After all of the Oscar buzz and Brie Larson winning for best actress, this was a no brainer on my next book choice.  I started it last night and I will update on my progress each week.
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