Friday, September 13, 2013

The Scarlet Letter and Huckleberry Finn

Oh wow it has boon a while but a year later I have found inspiration and I am here for you internet, let's hug it out. I am an avid reader of YA and I intend to keep you all up to date with my reading, but I also read classic novels which I will tell you about right... NOW. Over the summer I read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain, and The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Though many of my classmates were unhappy with the novels, I really enjoyed them both (especially after reading other novels for school). Both novels were able to use satire in amazing ways that allowed the reader to have a deeper interaction with the text, such as the sinking of the Walter Scott steamboat. Twain's novel stood out to me because, last year I read The Grapes of Wrath which, though it is a good novel, was not able to spar my interest in the way that Huckleberry Finn did. I found the stories themselves very interesting, they did not drag and once I got into the stories the language was far easier to understand.

For anyone who wants to read either of the novels they are free through Google Play here and here . Need help with the language of the novels? Try an audio-book or the, "No Fear Scarlet Letter" book available online or local bookstores (check availability). I was able to get a free audio-book of Huck digitally through my local library's app, "Overdrive Media". For The Scarlet Letter I recommend this You Tube series these are just the first two chapters, the rest will be in the sidebar. Here is the audio-book for Huck, . I hope this helps motivate you to read or reread these novels, feel free to agree or disagree with me and we will talk it out in the comments below! :)
Hester with the scarlet letter.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

What's Coming Up

Over the last week I have read Divergent (Veronica Roth), Insergent (Veronica Roth) and When We Wake (Karen Healey). Reviews will soon be up but I really enjoyed these books. I have the fortune of a friend with an advance reading copy of When We Wake, this book is set to be released in March of 2013 so stay tuned!

Friday, September 14, 2012

My First Ever Blog Post!

I wasn't convinced blogging was a good Idea until I found something worth blogging about, books. Sometimes a forgotten art form, books can take you to another world filled with magic or murder. No matter what your favorite genre is reading is important and can show the wonders of the everyday and the extraordinary of the worlds only this vivid in novels. My reviews of books will primarily be young adult books and any books viewers like you suggest. 
Everyone will view a novel slightly differently, as people read at different paces. If you agree or disagree with me let me know, I love to get feedback and view stories from a different perspective. Enjoy your reading!