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Friday, August 30, 2013

Book Reviews: Divergent and Insurgent

If you watched the VMAs this past weekend, you may have noticed a Miley Cyrus slut train wreck. But you also might have caught the premiere of the trailer for what could be the new Young Adult movie hit, Divergent. And if you didn't know, this movie is based on the first installment of Veronica Roth's Divergent book trilogy.

Divergent and Insurgent are the first two books in this trilogy. The third in the series, Allegiant, is due to be released in October of this year and is available for pre-order now.

So if you're wondering whether to jump on the newest Y.A. bandwagon, I'd pass. And if you haven't already read the first and second installments, I wouldn't start now. Although the books are occasionally insightful, they don't offer enough originality to make them worth reading. So why is it on the verge of being the next tween sensation?

Friday, August 23, 2013

Book Review: Ready Player One

I read this book in one day. If I could have, it would have been one continuous sitting, but I have to work along with other responsible adult things, so I did have to take breaks. But I was still able to finish it in under 24 hours.

From the very first page you are hooked. The author, Ernest Cline, just does a spectacular job of reaching out and grabbing your attention. 

If you like video games, you're going to love this book. If you don't like video games, you're going to love this book.

New Forum Feature

We have added a new and wonderful Forum Feature to The Lone Book Club!

Now you can start a discussion about the books you're reading too! Right now there are three main forums: one to discuss the books we've reviewed, one for sending us book suggestions, and one for discussions on books you've read.

It's now a real virtual book club where you can have active discussions about whatever books you want!

Check it out here: LBC FORUM

Keep Reading!!!!

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Friday, August 16, 2013

Book Review: The Caual Vacancy

Well...... it's not Harry Potter.

And I didn't expect it to be. But I felt like from the very first page author J.K. Rowling was shouting it from the top of her lungs along with, "I CAN WRITE ADULT BOOKS TOO!" But for her first go round... eh.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Book Review: The Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy - Oh yeah, We're going there

You typically get two types of reactions when Fifty Shades is brought up: 1. The eye-roll and scoff or 2. The swoon. After reading all three books, my reaction lands somewhere in the middle, but I lean closer towards the eye-roll.

In this post, I'm going to discuss what I believe makes these books worthy of both reactions. And please note before continuing, this post will have adult content and language (duh) as well as spoilers. If you haven't read the books by now, you probably aren't going to and you've probably heard all about them anyway.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

The Lone Book Club

I read. A lot.
We're talking at least four books a month a lot. And that's when I'm busy. I can get antsy when I'm doing something else and there's a great book I'm in the middle of. My mind will wander back to the characters I'm getting to know, the new worlds I'm exploring. If I have two minutes to spare between tasks, I will take the opportunity to get a least one more page in. 

Like I said, I read a lot.

And because I read so much, I have a lot of opinions about the books I read, which I am dying to share and discuss with others.  But herein lies the problem. I really don't have anyone to talk to. 

Now, I have lots of friends and co-workers, and even a boyfriend, but very few of them read as much as I do and even fewer have the time or neurosis to read as quickly. (I held the Red Wedding in for a long time.) And I also tend to get a little obsessive and perhaps a bit over the top, therefore deterring any friend, relative, or the occasional perturbed party goer to sit down and talk about the latest J.K. Rowling book. So since I cannot talk to many of the people around me, I have decided to talk to the world of lone readers like me instead.

I have decided to throw my thoughts into the internet to see if anyone else throws any back. In this blog I will review the books I read. There will be no theme, no order, no reason. I will read whatever I want whether it is recommended by a friend or I choose it on a whimsy, and then I will write about it.  And maybe someone will read it

So this is a blog for me, and for all of you who read rather than doing those other things you could push until tomorrow, for all of you who have that terrible "what now?!" feeling after finishing a great book, and for all of you who may or may not own a sweater that proudly states, "All I need is a book and my cat." 

The Lone Book Club is for all of you.