The book that…let me down.
Synopsis: When it comes to relationships, everyone has a type. Colin Singleton’s type is girls named Katherine. He has dated–and been dumped by–19 Katherines. In the wake of The K-19 Debacle, Colin–an anagram-obsessed washed-up child prodigy–heads out on a road trip with his overweight, Judge Judy- loving friend Hassan. With 10,000 dollars in his pocket and a feral hog on his trail, Colin is on a mission to prove a mathematical theorem he hopes will predict the future of any relationship (and conceivably win the girl).
I began this book last week and finally had the time to sit down and finish it. In the end, I rated it 2 out of 5 stars.
Okay, this was my first John Green book ever and I have to say I was a little disappointed. Now, I knew that there would probably be aspects of the book that I wouldn’t really like since contemporary fiction isn’t my favorite genre, though I was intrigued by the synopsis. What I didn’t know was how pointless the book would seem to me. This is a very short book with less than 300 pages but I felt like nothing happened and it took me way too long to read for such a small book.
I thought the characters were likeable but sort of unrealistic and the book just moved very slowly because I didn’t really know what I was waiting for. To me this was just a book about someone who has gotten dumped a lot and doesn’t like the feeling. I didn’t know what the point of the story was.
The one thing that I did like was the humor. John Green is a funny man and his humor came out a lot in this book. This helped make the book much more enjoyable. Overall, it was an OK book but did not live up to expectations.
Well, today was the final day of the Wonderfully Wicked Read-a-thon. I am sad to see it go but I am also very pleased to see my results over the past week. In the past few days, I finished Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis, read some more in Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere and began It by Stephen King. It turns out that I actually read an even amount of pages which excites my slight OCD personality.
So, without further ado…
The totals are…
Bud, Not Buddy:196
So there it is! I feel extremely proud of this accomplishment, especially with having school and work on top of this. Over the course of this read-a-thon, I read 4 books and am halfway through another. I want to send a big shout-out to MyShelfConfessions for hosting this awesome event and letting me be a part of it. It was a real blast and I hope to try more read-a-thons soon.
To all of those who joined me along this journey, congratulations and happy reading!
We are nearing the end of the read-a-thon with only a few days left. Luckily, I only have one class tomorrow so hopefully, I can get a lot of reading done over the weekend. I have been continuing in Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman. I didn’t make a lot of progress yet but I am thinking that this will be a pretty quick read once I get into it more.
I also got an assigned book for my Children’s Literature class so I began reading Bu, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis. I had no idea what it was about when I picked it up but so far, it has been a truly great book. I will hopefully be finishing these two books during the read-a-thon and then I will be maybe be picking up It by Stephen King and/or An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
Well, here is the update:
Bud, Not Buddy:43
Are you still going strong in the read-a-thon? Any plans to help you meet your final goals? Let me know in the comments!
I did not get the chance to update yesterday so here is what I have been doing the past two days.
First, I finished Look Again by Lisa Scottoline. It was a solid read and I give it three stars. It is not in one of my typical genres as it is a crime story but I did enjoy it. There were some parts that seemed slow but, overall, it was a pretty quick read. Then, I began Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere. I have been waiting to read this book for a long time now and am super excited to really get into it. I read about 30 pages in and am super intrigued. I am loving getting to know more about Gaiman and his novels.
I am also going to try to read It by Stephen King. I have a stack of not scary books to read alongside that if it gets to intense. I am a college student so I need my sleep. I will probably not read It during the night and will read the less scary ones before bed. This will be my first ever attempt at reading a Stephen King novel so I am interested to see how I feel about his works.
Well, here is the update:
Have you finished any books yet? Were they good or bad? Let me know in the comments!
Well, I have two ways to look at my performance these past two days. I have not done that much reading and have not finished as many books as I would have liked to. However, I have read every single day! This is a big thing for me because being in college means I don’t always get time to read for fun.
Over the course of this read-a-thon, I have not only read every day, I have read a chunk of a book every day. No, it is not as big of a chunk as I would have liked to have read today, but still! I am going to look for the silver lining in my progress and pat myself on the back. I have read more in this week than I have in the past two months of school and I choose to be proud of that.
Are you having some problems with your own progress or are you flying high? Let me know, below!
This is a bit of a quicker update because I didn’t finish any books today. Late last night after midnight I began Look Again by Lisa Scottoline. This is a book I picked out of my TBR Jar. I am pretty excited to read this one since I have had it for a while and it is one my mom recommended to me. However, I didn’t get very far in it. So far, it has been a lot slower picking up than The Book of Lost Things but I am going to try and keep pushing through until I get more into the story.
So, I didn’t read very much but for a day three update I think I am doing pretty good. Hopefully, I will finish this book in a couple of days and then, I just found out Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman is at the library and so I will be reading that next.
If you are participating in the read-a-thon, let me know how you are doing in the comments.
Thanks for stopping by,
So…I did better today! I had a lot more time to do reading and really pushed myself to sit down with my coffee and get some done.
I finished The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly. I didn’t realize that the last 100 pages or so was extra stuff so the ending kind of caught me by surprise but I still loved it. It was an absolutely fantastic book and I would recommend it to anyone who likes fantasy, especially fairy tales.
Then, I began reading CLOVER by CLAMP. This is a manga omnibus with all the episodes in one book. I haven’t read a lot of manga but found this one at my library and thought it sounded interesting, so I picked it up. It was a really easy read and I finished it just before 12:00.
So,the final page count for the day is:
The Book of Lost Things:69
Are you participating? Let me know how you are doing down in the comments. Remember, we are in this together!