February Wrap Up 2015

Its March already?! WHAT? Did I doze off at the start of this year and wake up right now? Gosh!

3 graphic novels, 1 audiobook, 2 re-reads, 1 completion of a series. Dayum, I’ve been in a weird state.

1. Perfect Lies by Kiersten White

Date Started: 15-02-2015

Date Finished: 17-02-2015

My Rating: 3 HALF

Review: This book was slightly better yet sometimes worse than the first one. Full review for the duology can be found here.

2. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K.Rowling

Date Started: 21-01-2015

Date Finished: 06-02-2015

My Rating: 5

Review: Re-read. Amazing, of course. :’) I adore the series and always will. Review here.

3. The Wicked + The Lovely Vol.1 by Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie

Date Started: 01-02-2015

Date Finished: 01-02-2015

My Rating: 4

Review: Review will be up soon. I loved the concept and the artwork. I want moorreee!

4. Harry Potter and the Chamber Of Secrets by J.K.Rowling

Date Started: 06-02-2015

Date Finished: 10-02-2015

My Rating: 5

Review: Re-read again. Loved it Review here.

5. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Date Started: 21-12-2014

Date Finished: 02-01-2015

My Rating: 4

Review: Probably my most favorite book so far this year! Full review up here. I NEED TO FANGIRL WITH SOMEONE!

6. Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Date Started: 11-02-2015

Date Finished: 13-02-2015

My Rating: 3

Review: I liked the movie more, so I recommend watching it first as it will help with visualizing certain things. But I did enjoy the book. Full review here.

7. Saga Vol.2 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

Date Started: 21-12-2014

Date Finished: 02-01-2015

My Rating: 5

Review: Really enjoyed the artwork. And my god, I love the sassiness baby Hazel/narrator has. :’)

8. Saga Vol.3 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

Date Started: 21-12-2014

Date Finished: 02-01-2015

My Rating: 5

Review: Again, amazing. Read it. That’s all I can say.

9. Yes Please by Amy Poehler

Date Started: 21-12-2014

Date Finished: 02-01-2015

My Rating: 4

Review: Review up finally. Listened to this on audio, and recommend you do the same. LOVED IT. Check out the review here.

What did you guys read? Lemme know! Fangirl with me if you’ve read any of the aforementioned books. 🙂

Also, terms at Uni. Ugh. Might not post much till 13th March. Sorry :/

6 thoughts on “February Wrap Up 2015

  1. literatemama says:

    I find it interesting that you liked the movie Coraline more than the book. My boyfriend and I had the exact opposite reaction! The movie imagery is undoubtedly very good, but there is something about the movie plot that doesn’t quite work. It feels a little rushed, a little… not enough.

    Coraline is so much MORE in the book. She is braver and smarter and exactly the person you want your kids to realize they are capable of being, I think.

    Maybe it depends on what kind of person you are? Like, if you’re a very visual person, it helps you to see the vivid imagery depicted in the movie prior to reading the book? Whereas for some, I think the pictures they create in their mind can be scarier than the movie, or different, and some people might like the imagining what things look like better than the telling.

    Why do you like the movie more?

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    • I definitely love books more than movies, but for this particular book, for which I saw the movie first, I could just imagine things like the other mother looking like a spider/monster rather than what I would have imagined otherwise. Sure, it was more scary, Coraline was a stronger protagonist like she is supposed to be. However I felt the need to applaud the person who made the illustrated movie. As a graphic designer myself, I know how hard it is to make things merely from a couple of descriptive words. But as an aspiring writer, I do know how hard it is to come up with tales untold. So maybe that’s the reason. Although I totally agree with what you said for the most part of my reading experience.


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