Let’s Talk about Companion Novels! Daily Prompt

I’ve got to say, before today I haven’t really given much though to companion novels. If they’re something interesting, I usually read them. For instance, the Anna and the French Kiss series is three companion novels. And while I haven’t read all three (I still need to read Isla and the Happily Ever After) I did really enjoy Lola and the Boy Next Door, even though it wasn’t as good as the first. To me, it usually depends on how good I thought the first book was. Companion novels are not usual my favorite, actually. Mainly, because I get so attached to the first group of characters in the first novel, that seeming them as secondary characters annoys me.

 

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What do you guys think? Series or companion novels?

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Review: 1984

So, I forgot to blog yesterday, again. Apologies. Here’s a nice old review, instead:

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Title: 1984

Author: George Orwell

Publisher: Signet Classics

Rating: 4/5

The year 1984 has come and gone, but George Orwell’s prophetic, nightmarish vision in 1949 of the world we were becoming is timelier than ever. 1984 is still the great modern classic of “negative utopia” -a startlingly original and haunting novel that creates an imaginary world that is completely convincing, from the first sentence to the last four words. No one can deny the novel’s hold on the imaginations of whole generations, or the power of its admonitions -a power that seems to grow, not lessen, with the passage of time.

Wow. I have a ton of feelings about this book. Right, firstly, can we talk about how insanely terrifying this book was? The whole idea about the conquest of totalitarian government scare me much more than any Stephen King ever would.

So, an amazingly intriguing read that really gets you thinking.

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City: Daily Prompt #3

Okay, you got me. I missed a day and I feel really guilty. I’ll try my best to fix it.

Also, regarding this one word prompt, I wondered briefly how to tie this into books but eventually I came across what I think is a really cute idea. So, I’m going to be recommending to you books that take place in big, bustling cities.

New York City, New York, United States: 

I have two options for this city, mainly because one is set in 1920s New York City which is vastly different from the modern day city we know today. It’s magical and phenomenal and I love both of these so much.

The Mcityofbonesrepackaged-259x400ortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare

 

 

 

 

 

 

7728889The Diviners by Libba Bray

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paris, France:

anna-and-the-french-kiss-hdAnna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

 

 

 

 

 

 

San Francisco, California, United States:

51es6ecjkyl-_sy344_bo1204203200_Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barcelona, Spain:

1232The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Drawing A Blank: Daily Prompt #2

So the title of this post basically represents my state of mind at this very moment. So the “official” prompt of the day was “Natural” but upon seeing that words I immediately started going into panic mode, because there wasn’t anything that I could think of to talk about. Thankfully, WordPress has a “Try Another” option and so I found this one. So that worked out well.

I’m not kidding, this whole time I was thinking: Ah, no, I need to post something; I can’t give up on the secnod day. Noo.” So that was my drama moment of the day.

I was basically just sat by my desk like:

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Needless to say, It was very frustrating. Actually, what I need to do is stop procrastinating so much. Soon, (hopefully), I’m going to start planning the posts before actually sitting by my laptop and typing it up. I do that for reviews and that seems to help. See? Solutions. Or not. I basically just sitting here, word vomiting and spewing out as many random combinations of words as possible. I guess it works. Thanks for sticking with me and I will have another blog post up soon.

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1st Daily Prompt: Struggle

Right…so hello everyone! Finally, a week or so later than promised, I’ve finally come around to posting a “Daily Prompt”. For right now, my goal is to right a post daily for a week. I know this sounds like a little and not challenging enough, but to me, if I make it, it’ll be quite a feat. I just procrastinate so much, that nothing ever gets done. Anyways, on to the actual post:

Recently (or for the last few months), I’ve found myself in a massive book slump. It’s not fun. Mostly I just can’t seem to get myself to sit down and focus on reading. Currently, I’m reading 1984 by George Orwell, and I’m really enjoying it when I actually find the time to sit down and read. The problem is just actually physically sitting  down and reading. I just can’t get down to it. It’s beyond frustrating. At least I’m listening to audio books and getting some reading done. Another thing, is that when I actually read during the day, it happens when it’s dark outside and that’s not very convenient. During school, the only time I had time to read was at night so I seem to have formed a habit of only reading when the sun has set outside and it’s really frustrating. I’ll find a way out of it, soon. I hope. This is a big struggle for me, as I love reading and the feel of it, but right now I can’t seem to focus on what I’m reading. I also don’t want to force myself to sit down and read either, because then it won’t be enjoyable. The struggle.

That was the first Daily Prompt. Sorry it’s a little short today, hopefully over the next weeks I’ll get into a rhythm and things will flow more smoothly. Thanks for reading!
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May Wrap-Up

 

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A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

 

 

 

 

22428828 Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan

 

 

 

 

harry_potter_and_the_prisoner_of_azkaban_us_coverHarry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkabhan by J.K. Rowling

 

 

 

 

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The Raven Boys by Maggie Stievater