Monday, July 12, 2010

thoughts on my mailbox books so far...

so, i've been reading the books i mentioned in the IN MY MAILBOX post...

Wings by Aprilynne Pike

the verdict? very original. very interesting. it wasn't grip-the-edge-of-your-seat omg-what's-going-to-happen-next thrilling, but on the other hand, i read it in less than a day. i really enjoyed reading it, and i'd recommend it to YA fantasy lovers.

The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

WOW. i never would have pictured myself reading a zombie book of all things, but i can make an exception for Ryan. she has the most original, captivating style of writing--every word feels specially chosen and not a single sentence is wasted. i could never even BEGIN to guess what was going to happen next. all i can say is, the sequel should be interesting!

Dengeki Daisy by Kyousuke Motomi

okay, so what i really spent most of my weekend reading was Dengeki Daisy. in case you can't tell, it's a manga (Japanese comic). they took me a little while to get used to reading (you read right to left, and i've never really read comics before), but they are totally worth it. i loved Dengeki Daisy. (click on the picture for a link to B&N if your curious and want more info)

all in all, a great weekend of reading! i'm currently on Nicholas Sparks' The Lucky One, which I'm enjoying, as well as another manga, Ouran High School Host Club (probably the funniest thing i will ever read in my life).

what did YOU spend your weekend doing/reading??


  1. I really want to read wings. I've done Forest.... which was an absolutely great book. And I never had a thing for Zombies either so it surprised me that I liked it.

    This year, I read my first ever comic and I really want to read some more. They take longer but are seriously satisfying.

    This weekend.... well I had heat stroke for half of it and the other half i just kept doing stuff with my family.

  2. The Forest of Hands and Teeth really is great, I havn't read the second one though. My TBR pile is huge. I read If I Stay this weekend and that was crazy sad and good and sad and still good. Other than that I pretty much slept cause bein sick'll do that...blah. Glad you had a great weekend of reading :)

  3. Melissa--i hope you'll give manga a try! they're awesome :)

    OH, i hope you feel better!! summer is NOT my favorite time of year. it is way too hot.

    Erica--If I Stay is on my wish list, but i don't know...sad books are not really my thing.
    i hope you feel better, too!! gosh, i'm feeling even luckier after hearing about heat stroke and being sick...that's not fun at all :(

  4. Ooh! I LOVE DENGEKI DAISY. Such a great plotline and characters, and the drawing style is actually pretty nice, too! :)

  5. The cover of "Wings" is so pretty. I may look for that one. I'm not a big fan of zombies.

    This weekend, I ate dim sum, I read some Harry Potter, and watched The World Cup.

  6. The Forest of Hands & teeth is in my TBR pile and I can't wait to read it. I haven't read any manga yet - maybe it's time. :-)

    My weekend was spent recovering from a camping trip. Laundry...lots of it!

  7. Sandy--yeah, i totally agree! the cover looks kinda funny, but the illustrations in the actual story are better. i can't wait for the next volume!

    Theresa--i love Wings' cover, too! That sounds like a nice weekend :) you can't beat HP.

    Shannon--haha laundry! my favorite....or not ;) but camping sounds fun!

    (if you're looking for a really good manga, Ouran High School Host Club is definitely my favorite!)

  8. Thanks for the update. I just checked out the Dengeki Daisy summary and it looks good. Have you read Kitchen Princess? I like that manga. I also want to read Kare Kano.

  9. i haven't read it yet! i only just started reading manga this summer, so Dengeki Daisy and Ouran are the only two i've read any of. thanks a lot for the suggestions!! i'll definitely check both of those out.

  10. awesome reading list, kari!! so cool -- im happy you liked wings. i was also a big fan of the twist on the traditional fairy trope!

  11. thanks, Tahereh! Ms. Pike has a great imagination.
    next week's list should include The Sky Is Everywhere : ) i'm excited

  12. I felt the same way about Wings--not heart-pounding (maybe in a few parts), but I devoured it in a day, too. We are so twins.

    I've only tried one manga book and I was soooo confused. I might have to give it another go.


    yeah, that was me my first time reading manga. i especially have trouble because they don't introduce the characters at all! they just throw them at you and sometimes they all look alike :( . but i'd watched the anime for Ouran HHC, (which is SO hilarious, btw. words do not do it justice.), and it helped me follow the manga. once i got used to reading it, i moved on to Dengeki Daisy!

    so maybe the solution is to watch Ouran High School Host Club. mwahahahaha!!!


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