What I’m Reading

Hmm. Let’s see. Books. Strange, papery objects commonly held in the hand and read by scanning the eyes over black lines that adorn the inside. Those who read them frequently for pleasure and literary wealth are known as ‘bookworms’, a derogatory term taken from several species of insects that live in, riddle through, and destroy the objects known as books.

 

I prefer being called a ‘book dragon.’

 

This book dragon has been quite busy this summer, devouring any fascinating piece of literature she can lay her claws on. In case you would like see what she enjoys, she has provided this post for your edification.

 

Armageddon

Armageddon

 

Ah, yes. The eleventh installment in the Left Behind Series. If you want to read the book dragon’s review on the first book of said series, click here. Armageddon brought on intriguing plot developments and LOTS of unshed tears….Don’t read the inside cover of Glorious Appearing if you don’t want Armageddon spoilers.

 

 

Glorious Appearing

Glorious Appearing

Like any self-respecting book dragon, I picked up the next book in my favourite series as soon as I finished the previous one. I’m just super disappointed that I’M FINALLY GETTING TO THE END OF MY FAVOURITE SERIES. WHAT EVEN. I just have the prequel trilogy and the last sequel, Kingdom Come. *sniffs*

 

Wonder

Wonder

 

I recently received this for my birthday… SO GOOD. I’ve only read the first couple of chapters but I love it.

 

 

Code Name Verity

Code Name Verity

 

This book is set in the middle of WWII and the main viewpoint is from a Brit spy captured by the Gestapo. The storyline is great but there is a spattering of curse words now and then and it also uses Christ’s name in vain. I’m only a few chapters in but it seems really good otherwise. (I don’t really recommend this to younger readers because of the language. Maybe I’ll do a full review once I finish it.)

 

Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables

An old favourite, shall we say? Anne was one of the first to make me recognize my love for romance, novels, and autumn. I’m trying to reread the series…but there’s so many other good books that I haven’t read already!!!! Anyway, my favourite of the original eight would probably be Rilla of Ingleside. I can sort-of relate to Rilla and I love the character development and the heartbreak. SPOILER ALERT: DO NOT READ THE FOLLOWING SENTENCE IF YOU HAVE NOT READ RILLA OF INGLESIDE AND DO NOT WANT SPOILERS. Walter’s death broke my li’l fragile heart–he was my favourite!!!! *sobs hysterically in corner surrounded by dusty novels and used Kleenex* Oh, and, who doesn’t love Gilbert???

 

 

Some books I’m planning on reading this summer/fall:

 

Flygirl

Cry of Courage

Johnny Tremain (technically I am already half way through it but haven’t read it in months, shame on me)

Babylon Rising

A Hero’s Guide to Saving His Kingdom

 

 

So, anyway…yeah. If you’ve read any of these, comment below and tell me which ones are your favorites. I’m just hoping that Code Name Verity stays good lol. 😀

 

–Abby

Book Review: Left Behind

As my first book review, I decided to review the first book of my current favorite series, Left Behind.
Left Behind

 A Novel of the Earth’s Last Days

As unbelievers left behind after the Rapture, airline pilot Rayford Steele and journalist Buck Williams must both stay alive and try to find the truth about the vanishings.

Plot5/5

This book has a FANTASTIC plot. It’s even better than Henry and Mudge: Puddle Trouble.

Storyline– 4/5

Overall, the storyline is pretty interesting. There are several conversations between Nicolae, Stonagal and Todd-Cothran that go over my head, and several sections that I had to wade through, but it had OK writing and interesting sub-plots.

Character Development– 5/5

Excellent development. ‘Nuff said.

Biblical Accuracy– 4/5

Despite having those who blatantly rejected Jesus before the Rapture somehow turn to Jesus, it was actually pretty accurate. In the later books, however, there are a few Trib timeline errors, but that’s for a different day. 😆

Hope you enjoy!

–Abby