Monday, January 07, 2013

Review: Jabberwocky By Daniel Coleman

Author: Daniel Coleman

(From Goodreads)

The story behind Lewis Carroll's masterpiece poem. You know how it ends, but you won't believe how it happens.

My Thoughts

This was a very hard book for me to get interested in. I kept thinking as I was reading it that it would get better. Boy was I wrong. It really seemed as if this story was very plot driven and I just didn't get the point of it. As a result of that, I only gave it one star. I really wanted to rate it better and never rate so lowly typically. 

Tjaden is the main character who is becoming an elite and marrying his sweetheart Elora.  Along with his best mate Ollie he must save the town from the Jabberwocky. I felt like there was a lot missing from these characters and I've read better Fantasy books from this genre. 

I wish I could say more about the storyline as so many reviews on both Goodreads and Amazon just love the storyline. I just don't get it and was very upset that for the first book I finished in the new year I didn't absolutely love it. 

My Ratings

Wish I could rate it better but this one just wasn't for me. I didn't see the point of it!


Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Books Read In 2012

Well, I was very disappointed with my reading in 2012 since I didn't attain my goals like I usually do. As a result of this, I'm unchallenging myself.  2013 will be a year  more simplified by only setting an overall goal of 30 books.  It was much harder to participate because I usually enjoy doing these challenges with my best reading friend and since she moved out of the area I didn't have anyone to motivate me on to continue.  Anyhow, for the two years I participated in these challenges I had a lot of fun.  I just need to find new things to get me motivated and focus more on my social life and to meet Mr. Right!

2012 Pages Read Challenge
Goal: 14,000 pages
YTD: 7,322 pages = 52% of goal completed!

January: 1,846 pages.

1. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte 404 pages
2. Beastly  by Alex Flinn 300 pages
3. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater 390 pages
4. Linger by Maggie Stiefvater 362 pages
5. Forever by Maggie Stiefvater 390 pages

February: 164 pages.

6. The Woman In Black by Susan Hill 164 pages

March: 208 pages.

7. The Vow: The True Events that Inspired the Movie by Kim Carpenter,Krickitt Carpenter,Dana Wilkerson 208 pages

April: 419 pages.

8. Bewitching by Alex Flinn 336 pages
9. The Grimm Curse by Stephen Carpenter 83 pages

May: 0 pages.

June: 696 pages.

10. Before Green Gables by Budge Wilson 387 pages
11. Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, #1) by L.M. Montgomery 309 pages

July  707 pages.

12. Anne of Avonlea (Anne of Green Gables, #2) by L.M. Montgomery 276 pages
13. Night by Elie Wiesel 144 pages
14. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne 287 pages

August  0 pages.

September 0 pages.

October 1,612 pages.

15. The Awakening and the Struggle (The Vampire Diaries, #1-2) by L.J. Smith 500 pages
 16. The Fury and Dark Reunion (The Vampire Diaries, #3-4) by L.J. Smith 520 pages
 17. Nightfall (Vampire Diaries: The Return Series #1) by L.J. Smith 592 pages

November 1,103 pages.

18. Shadow Souls (The Vampire Diaries: The Return #2) by L.J. Smith 612 pages
19. Love, Loss, and What I Wore by Ilene Beckerman 164 pages
20. Shoe Addicts Anonymous by Beth Harbison 327 pages

December 567 pages.

21. Midnight (The Vampire Diaries: The Return, #3) by L.J. Smith 567 pages