Showing posts from March, 2016

Book Blogger Hop: March 11-17

A weekly meme hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer
Do you believe audio books are the future and why do believe?

I'm more of a visual learner so I prefer reading to audio books. However, I do really enjoy audio dramas of books. Audio books are definitely a great option for auditory learners, people who cannot read (like vision-related problems etc), and people who just enjoy them. But I don't think they will replace books. Even e-readers haven't replaced books.

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 3/7

A weekly meme hosted by The Book Date. 
What I Read:
Started Reading:
Will Be Reading Soon:
I started a new job so I haven't had as much time to read lately. Hopefully I'll have some time soon! 

Stories That Moved Me: The Hobbit

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien I figured that I should start out this segment with my favorite novel, which has had an impact on my life. 
I read The Hobbit in 5th grade after watching The Lord of the Rings movies and really loving them (I would later read The Lord of the Rings trilogy in 7th grade). This is an important time where you are starting to leave your childhood behind. Interactions with your peers change, it's your last year of elementary school, puberty starts kicking in. This is when I started to try and figure out who I was and where I might fit in in the world. 
This is why I related to Bilbo Baggins so well (still my favorite fictional character ever). He was an ordinary person thrown (somewhat by force) into an adventure that helped to shape who he was and reveal strength and courage that he didn't know he possessed. This gave me hope that even though I was an ordinary person I could one day do amazing things, even if it wasn't on the scale of helping to def…

Book Blogger Hop 3/4/16

A Weekly Meme Hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer
Do you tend to read more in the winter or in the summer months?
Generally I read more in the summer months. In the past this has been because this was when I had a break from school and had more free time. It's still true now because I usually spend more time outside in the summer and it's the perfect time to read. In the winter I'm inside and get more distracted by my computer, Netflix, TV etc. 

Shelf Control 3/2/16

A weekly feature by Bookshelf Fantasies
My pick this week: The Pilots of Borealis by David Nabhan.
I got it a while back when I was in Barnes and Noble and honestly just never got around to reading it. This is going to be next on my list now that I've graduated college and have some free time to read! 
Summary from Amazon: Strapped in to artificial wings spanning twenty-five feet across, your arms push a tenth of your body weight with each pump as you propel yourself at frightening speeds through the air. Inside a pressurized dome on the Moon, subject to one-sixth Earth’s gravity, there are swarms of chiseled, fearless, superbly trained flyers all around you, jostling for air space like peregrine falcons racing for the prize. This was the sport of piloting, and after Helium-3, piloting was one of the first things that entered anyone’s mind when Borealis was mentioned.

It was Helium-3 that powered humanity’s far-flung civilization expansion, feeding fusion reactors from the Allian…

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books to Read If You Are In the Mood For Adventure!

A weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
Top Ten books to read if you are in the mood for adventure!  I've always loved stories with journeys and adventure, so I figured this would be a fun topic for this week. A lot of these will be sci-fi and fantasy since those are my top genres. 
1. The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogyby J.R.R.Tolkien- This is my absolute favorite book ever. It is probably why I love a good adventure story so much. It is about an average person unwillingly thrust into adventure and finding out how strong they are. And The Lord of the Rings comes in second on my absolute favorite book list. So amazing. 
2. Beowulf. This one is also Tolkien related (his translation is awesome). Beowulf is one of the oldest most epic stories of adventure. 
3. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. Another great series by one of Tolkien's bros. 
4. The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins.  5. The Martian by Andy Weir. 
6. Red Rising trilogy by Pierce B…