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March Reads

Well, I am ahead on my goal for this year, which is a good thing. I didn’t realize that my first semester of online college is on July 2nd! So scary to be so close to starting it up again. I think I am currently a month ahead of my reading goal which is 24 books this year. I have to wait for my new degree audit to go through to see what classes I will be taking. As soon as I have more info, I will be sharing it with all of you.
Jem and the Holograms, Vol. 4: Enter the StingersJem and the Holograms, Vol. 4: Enter the Stingers by Kelly Thompson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I didn’t care for the weird art that popped up in this one, but the storyline was much better in this one. When I finished the book, I wanted to read the next one to see how things would turn out for the girls. This is a guilty pleasure read and a good break time book at work. I remember reading comics as a kid and a few graphic novels in high school, but this is the first time (not literally, this is the fourth installment after all.) that I have enjoyed a graphic novel series again. It is not my typical faire but I could see picking up others (not from this series) and reading them if I needed a break from reading traditional books. I recommend this series and specifically this one.

Saint AnythingSaint Anything by Sarah Dessen

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

It has been a hot minute since I last read of Sarah Dessen book. I was getting tired of her stories, which all seemed to be the same story rehashed over and over again. Saint Anything was different though. It rekindled my love for her writing style again. The theme of the book also struck home for me. Back when I was in a relationship, I felt invisible and that no one could see me and what was happening to me. All the wrongs that went unrighted. I could relate to the main character. It wasn’t a far out tale that happened to other people. It was so realistic to me and I related to most of the events that occurred in the book. I cannot wait to read more of Sarah Dessen’s books again. I am betting that the more recent books are better than her earlier works that I grew so tired of. She feels fresh again. It is funny how an author can be so outdated one minute and then current the next. She has redeemed herself in my eyes and I look forward to reading more.

Shattered Rose (Winsor, #1)Shattered Rose by T.L. Gray

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Eh. I didn’t care for it, but it was a good read. I wanted to finish it to know how the story ended, but I am glad that I didn’t pay for this. The religious streak running through the book didn’t blend with the story at all and was only brushed on at the very end. Left a bad taste in my mouth. I skipped through most of the book finding it very boring and not very exciting but for a few parts. I don’t recommend it. I would try another book by this author. I see potential. If you like character development stories, I think you might enjoy it more than me. I enjoy books that are more action filled less reflective.
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With Love,

Selena

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26 thoughts on “March Reads”

  1. Glad you enjoyed the Jem and Sarah Dessen books! I read the twilight guide you bought me finally. That was a few years ago that you bought it! Lol. I have Sarah dessens newest book if/whenever you want to borrow it. It wasn’t as good as saint anything but it was ok.

      1. No, that one was before saint anything. This is about a girl who’s mom is a wedding planner and she also works with her. I think it’s called once and for all if Im remembering correctly. If there are any books you want for ur bday by her or anyone else let me know!

      2. I love when you surprise me. I wouldn’t mind another Sarah Dessen or the 2nd book for Beautiful Creatures. I finished the first book and I really loved it!

      3. Ok! I will keep that in mind. I really loved Beautiful Crearures and in glad I finally got around to reading it. Did you watch the movie yet? It’s an okay movie but I didn’t think it was as good as the book.

      4. It really doesn’t. The two leads are cute but a lot of the plot went underdeveloped in the movie. They also changed a lot. The ending was completely changed and it was very frustrating to watch.

      5. I watched it on VHS too! Lol. I got it at a yard sale 3-4 years ago and I never got around to watching it until now. Did you end up watching beautiful creatures yesterday?

      6. that’s what i thought until the end. i don’t really care when they change hair colors from the book but i also thought it was strange that she was blonde as the actress is naturally brown.

      7. I still have yet to watch the last 10 minutes of the ending lol. I am up to the point where she kills her mother that was in Link’s mother’s body. Do you have Audible?

      8. I am thinking about subscribing to audible. You get to keep the books, even if you cancel your subscription and it is connected to your amazon account. I am thinking about listening to a nice fluffy book when I exercise and when I am not doing intensive tasks at work. When volumes at work are low, I write procedures, so it would be nice sometimes to pause and just listen to a book.

      9. It could be good for that. I can’t really comment on it as I have never even tried the trial. I usually just listen to a podcast when I am working/driving/whatever, they’re free and generally a nice break from whatever it is I’m usually focused on. I prefer listening to them over music at this point.

      10. I listen to probably 7-8 different ones, so it’s enough to keep me listening throughout the work week. I just started listening to one that recaps episodes of Lizzie McGuire. People make them about literally anything.

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