Friday, March 7, 2014

I have been reading but...

This March Break I re-read a Jodi Picoult book (the Tenth Circle) and really enjoyed it.  But I haven't had time to read for fun lately because, I've been reading:

Yes, I have taken the plunge into graduate studies and have started my Master's degree.  Why not add to the business of working full time and raising three children during hockey season?

Sunday, January 5, 2014

What Am I Reading Now? 2014 begins!

A new year and new books.  Or at least some new book goals.  I am currently plodding along through the Game of Thrones.  I bought the first four books last Christmas (a year ago), started the first book last summer and kept picking it up and putting it down.  This Christmas break I picked it up again and have finally started to get into it.  I just find it has a LOT of characters and storylines to follow.  As soon as I get into one the point of view changes which frustrates me to no end.  But my goal is to finish and carry on the series.
The 2014 read I am really looking forward to is the third book in the Dustlands series by Moira Young.  I believe it is coming out in May.  The Dustlands books are by far my favorite of the Dystopian YA books that are so popular right now. 
My favorite author, Francine Rivers has a new book 'A Bridge to Haven' out in April that I am looking forward too.
A friend of mine has recommended the Uglies books that I will probably pick up as well.
What are you reading this new year?  What do you recommend?

Allegiant by Veronica Roth

Oops!  I read this in November and forgot to post on it. 
Allegiant is the third book in the Divergent Trilogy, a dystopian YA series.  It concludes the tale of Tris Prior, a teenage girl who has chosen to live in a faction of society different than that of her family.  Just as she has chosen her faction to train in and be a part of, the society that she grew up in has started to crumble.  Tris is considered a dangerous person as she is 'divergent' meaning that she does not have a clear aptitude for just one faction, but three.  The other main character in the series is Tobias who is one of Tris' trainers.  He and Tris have developed a romantic relationship. 
This book is different from the others as it changes point of view between Tris and Tobias each chapter.  I did find this confusing at first as I was used to reading everything from Tris' point of view.  Having now completed the book I understand the author's purpose in writing this book that way.  There were many elements of the society around them that needed to be explained and the best way to do that was to use the two different characters.
I did enjoy this series and would recommend it to others.  I look forward to the movies coming out (the preview for the first I saw at the theatres before Catching Fire).  It is well worth your time.