It’s Almost World Book Night! (Well, Not Really.)

Hooray! It’s almost World Book Night! Well, not really. But still! I’m excited for it!

What is World Book Night? It’s AWESOME. But to provide a fuller explanation, this is basically what it is. World Book Night (WBN) is pretty much a day where people apply to receive 20 copies of this one book. Then, on the particular date (April 23) those people who got the books go hand them out to adults in their community! According to the website, there are a lot of programs to get kids to read, but not as many for adults. So they made one.

Even though it’s for adults, there are a lot of books on their booklist for this year that I know and lots of others of you probably will too. For instance, Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief. Pretty much 95% of all Americans have heard of it.

But ANYWAYS. So then on April 23 they go out and give the books to the community. I know this thing has happened before, but I think this one is awfully cool in particular because it’s multi-country. (Is that a word? I don’t know.) Besides the U.S., it also takes place in the U.K., Germany, and Ireland. And the people who run this whole shabang want other countries involved as well.

But what really intrigues me is why they chose April 23. It seemed really close to Earth Day. But it was chosen because it’s the International Day Of The Book. Duh. And it’s Shakespeare’s birthday. And the day that Miguel De Cervantes (you know, the Don Quixote guy,), died. Well, now that makes sense.

You have to be 16 to participate, which made me sad because I am not yet 16, and therefore will be unable to do it. But don’t worry, when I’m 16, guess where I’ll be on April 23? Somewhere well populated handing out books.

Well, what do you think? Great idea? Terrible idea? You like? You not like? You do? You not do? Let me know below! 😀

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Why Did You Have To Die?

I’ve read a lot of books. I’ve read the words that make characters die. (That sounds awkward….) But really, I didn’t want them to die and I was always really depressed when that happened. So here’s a list of why I didn’t want them to die.

MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD!

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You-Know-Who (Aka Voldemort)

Okay, this is an odd one to have first, but I was kind of sad when he died, because I knew it meant the end of the books and the movies. I wouldn’t have wanted him to keep living, though. He’s had too much world-domination already and he’d just be more bad news for the world. Although, I did like Ralph Fiennes playing him. That man is really scary. And he was a pretty good villain, as far as villains go.

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Rue (the district 11 tribute)

I liked Rue, and since she was really young, it just made the Capitol’s Hunger Games seem so unjust and unfair. I cried when I went to see the movie and she died. (Don’t look at me funny, it was a really sad scene.)

(The one with the red hair is Alcie.)

Alcie from the Pandora Gets… series.

A lot of you don’t know about this series, but it’s a good book series about Greek myths.  The only reason I was sad Alcie died is because she wasn’t even supposed to, and because I liked her the best. Plus, she was cool. I was happy when they sent her back from the underworld, seeing as she wasn’t supposed to be dead and all that.

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Prim (from the Hunger Games)

This is just brutal. This was at the very end of Mockingjay, so after Finnick, Boggs, and the other people died, your heart was already crushed. Now your heart is shattered into a million pieces. Depressing….

Padfoot (Aka Sirius from Harry Potter)

This is Harry’s only family, and then he gets killed. And he was so cool too!

Finnick Odair (Hunger Games)

There aren’t any good pictures of Finnick yet, so he doesn’t get a picture, unfortunately. According to the book, he has bronze hair and sea-green eyes. I was sad when he died, because I liked him just as much as Peeta.

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Dobby (Harry Potter)

House-elf who saves Harry & Co. Then gets killed. Sad.

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Severus Snape (Harry Potter)

Not going to say anything. This is just the saddest thing!

I think I need to stop now. After all, I could go on and on. Plus, this post is kind of sad.

Any comments?

Late Book-covers…

Okay. First. Yes, I’ve been gone for a while. Second. Yes, I missed my day(thanks to end-of-the-year school projects) And I’m really sorry about it. Really, really sorry. Let’s just forgive and forget.

So, this month’s TCWT post was What are some book-covers that grab you? Why? or something like that.

The first one is the Harry Potter covers. I love looking at these, and since I’m a HP fan, I have all of them. You find a lot of really big things in the book illustrated on the cover.

 

 

Another book cover is the Pandora… series. These covers are also interesting and mostly, colorful. You might have gathered I like a colorful cover.

Yet another cover I like is………the Mockingjay book’s cover. Ya know, the third book in the Hunger Games trilogy? I really like this one. It’s so simple, yet so perfect for the book. No, I don’t know how they do it.

 

And the last one. Marley and Me. I’m not wild about the book, I don’t think it’s amazing or anything, but the DOG on the cover is just so cute, I had to put him on here.

So, there are four purely awesome book covers I like. What do you think? Let’s chat in the comments.

Oh, and by the way, you should see if any of these other fellow bloggers like any of the books I liked! (Or, rather, covers.)

June 8–http://hazelwrites.wordpress.com–hazelwrites

June 9–http://miriamjoywrites.wordpress.com–A Farewell To Sanity

June 10–http://insideliamsbrain.wordpress.com–This Page Intentionally Left Blank

June 11–http://laughablog.wordpress.com–The Zebra Clan

June 12–https://weirdalocity.wordpress.com–You Didn’t Really Need To Know This…

June 13–http://otherrandomthings.wordpress.com–Dragons, Unicorns, and Other Random Things

June 14–http://correctingpenswelcome.wordpress.com–Comfy Sweaters, Writing, and Fish

June 15–http://kirstenwrites.wordpress.com–Kirsten Writes!

June 16–http://lilyjenness.blogspot.com–Lily’s Notes in the Margins

June 17–http://inklinedwriters.blogspot.com–Inklined

June 18–http://realityisimaginary.blogspot.com–Reality Is Imaginary

June 19–http://planetaryelastic.blogspot.com–Tangential Bemusings

June 20–http://musingsfromnevillesnavel.wordpress.com–Musings From Neville’s Navel

June 21–http://allegradavis.wordpress.com–All I Need Is A Keyboard

June 22–http://incessantdroningofaboredwriter.wordpress.com–The Incessant Droning Of A Bored Writer

June 23–http://teenscanwritetoo.wordpress.com–Teens Can Write Too! (We will be announcing the topic for next month’s chain)

January TCWT Blog Chain!!

I feel so proud to have this on my blog! I don't know why, but I am.

Here starts January’s TCWT Blog Chain!!!!

This month’s topic–What are examples of books you’ve thrown across the room with force? Why did you throw them?

Okay. I honestly have never thrown a book across the room, partly because I read a lot at school and I would most likely get in trouble, and partly because they weren’t awful enough. However, I have come close!!

Here’s my first example—The Giver. (I wrote about this on my book blog. See the review here It’s a little embarrassing, I wrote it when I was an uneducated blogger.) So, at first, I was like, Oh, this is a good book, blah blah blah. Then I got to the middle and I started disliking it. Then I got to the end and yes, I was ready to throw it across the room. But I didn’t.

2—-The Postcard. This one was lame. It was supposed to be a mystery. But it stank. You could totally tell they were copying someone’s idea. It sounded like 1,000 other mysteries I have read. I wasn’t ready to throw this one across the room, but I was really dissappointed. After all, I did pay 10.00 for it. What a rip off, and what’s worse was, the time I finished reading it the book fair was gone!!! (I got it at the book fair.) So let this be a lesson to you, never buy anything from book fairs unless you are completely, entirely sure you want it.

3—–The Yearling. I soooo do totally not like this book!!! It’s sooo sad!!! The mom kills the poor, defenseless, little, darling deer!!! I was depressed after I read this. I think it was a present. Anyways, it’s also still on my book shelf waiting for me to stop being so pathetic so I can finish it (No, I didn’t finish it.) Okay. Enough said.

So……those are my takes on 3, in my opinion really bad books.

Like what you see? It might be the prompt. Or it might be me. You pick.

Participating Parties In Order
Want to follow our blog tour? Here are the participating parties, day by day
January 5 – https://weirdalocity.wordpress.com/ — From My Head
January 6 – http://correctingpenswelcome.wordpress.com — Comfy Sweaters, Writing and Fish
January 7 – http://laughablog.wordpress.com/ — Laugh A Blog
January 8– http://taystapeinc.wordpress.com — Tay’s Tape
January 9 – http://estherstar1996.wordpress.com — Esther Victoria1996
January 10– http://thewordasylum.wordpress.com — The Word Asylum
January 11– http://kirstenwrites.wordpress.com — Kirsten Writes!
January 12– http://delorfinde.wordpress.com — A Farewell to Sanity
January 13 – http://greatlakessocialist.wordpress.com — Red Herring Online
January 14– http://herestous.wordpress.com — Here’s To Us
January 15– http://incessantdroningofaboredwriter.wordpress.com– The Incessant Droning of a Bored Writer
January 16– http://teenscanwritetoo.wordpress.com –Teens Can Write Too! (We will be announcing the topic for next month’s chain)