Friday, April 20, 2012

What I'm Reading

Today I wanted to share what I've been reading lately, since reading has been taking over my spare time leaving me little time to be creative. I've never really been a big reader, but about 10 years ago I started reading before bed to help me sleep better. It works wonders and it's also helped me become a better reader and has helped me with my spelling. I normally just read before bed but when I get into a good book I get consumed and I never seem to be able to put it down. Well for the last month that's what has been happening. I've been consumed with reading some really good books. Now I know probably most of you have read the The Hunger Games trilogy. I really enjoyed reading this trilogy. At first I was slow getting into it, but after a few chapters I was hooked :) I went through the trilogy fast. I was very happy with the end. I was glad it didn't keep me hanging. It kind of sucks when you get done a series because those books will never be the same as when you read them for the first time, but I have heard from a few people that said the enjoyed the books more the second read around. So I'm definitely going to read The Hunger Games trilogy again this fall. I've seen the movie but have to say the books are waaaaaayyyyyy BETTER! If you have seen the movie but haven't read the books I recommend you read the books. The movie can't give you as much detail as a book can, but I did like the movie because it gave me an extension of the book even though they left out what I felt were important parts. 

After doing a search on Pinterest on The Hunger Games. I noticed a girl had pinned a book called "Divergent" by Veroinca Roth and this girl had said it was better than The Hunger Games. So that afternoon I went to my local Walmart and picked it up. As with most books it took me a few chapters to get into it and when I did I was HOOKED! I couldn't put it down. I would read on break and as soon as the kids were in bed I would sit on the couch and read until bedtime. Also staying up later than I should :) I just finished this book last night and I LOVED IT! It's a must read. This is also going to be a trilogy. Right now only book one is out, but book two is coming out May 1st. I can't wait but am glad I don't have it in my hand. I need to get some other things done first. My husband keeps asking if I like it better than The Hunger Games. It's a hard question. I really liked The Hunger Games and I love Divergent as well. But if I had to pick one I would say that Divergent consumed me and I wasn't able to put it down. I would love to hear your thoughts.

Now that I'm taking a bit of a break from reading I have to get up to date with my Project Life. I plan on working hard core over the next few days to get caught up. I will post a couple of pages next week. Everyone have a fabulous weekend.



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  2. Hey Chickita! Awesome blog!!! :) It's been fun to see all your great work! Keep at the whole blog thing, you are good at it

  3. I agree with you Tara--Divergent was good! Finally just finished the second one:) thanks for getting me hooked on these. I've been reading during all of my spare time now too;)