Friday, 27 July 2012

Feature & Follow (10)

Feature & Follow is a meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read

Q: Summer Reading. What was your favorite book that you were REQUIRED to read when you were in school?

This wasn't very hard as I don't really like books I've read in school, as they have to be quite easy so everyone can understand which can get annoying as you have to read tiny books around 100 pages with simple and boring plots. In fact their is only one book that I have loved reading. It was for English and we all had to read The London Eye Mystery, I've read this before so I was really excited to be reading it again as it was one of my favourites. To sum it up it's like a young Sherlock Holmes, definitely a great read in school and out!

The Dreamer xo

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

My Book Boyfriend (4)

My Book Boyfriend is a Meme hosted by The Unread Reader

This time this choice wasn't too hard as the obvious choice out of the books I've read recently is Ray Singh from The Lovely Bones, I don't know what it is about Ray but the moment I started reading about him. His connection to Susie is amazing and so sweet and thoughtful he never stops thinking about her long after her death.

  • Black wavy hair.
  • Eyes the colour of chocolate.
  • Dark tanned skin.
  • Soft and gently spoken.
  • Smart.
  • Kind and thoughtful.
  • Ever loving to Susie.
I admire Ray for a lot of reasons, for coping with Susie's death to befriending Ruth the strange girl who see's things no-one does. Ultimatley Ray Singh was Susie's first crush, first kiss and first love. When Susie died they were just getting to know each other and after she died they both wished for more. When Ruth and Susie swap bodies so Susie can encounter Ray for the last time is how Susie finally sets Ray free.

My Favourite scene between Ray and Susie has got to be near the end when Ray is older, (This contains spoilers!) Ruth and Susie swap bodies. As soon as Ray sees her he knows its not Ruth anymore then they make up for all the lost time together, all the emotion and sadness that this is their last meeting before Susie moves on.

Here are some of my favourite quotes from Ray:

' You are beautiful, Susie Salmon.' - This is what any girl wants to hear and the way he says it paints a picture.

 'If I had but an hour of love, If that be all that is given me, An hour of love upon this earth, I would give my love to thee.'

The Dreamer xo

P.S As stated by Missie at the Unread Reader we can't use pictures anymore due to copyright reasons. I put forward the idea of still using images to portray the book boyfriend but at the bottom or underneath the pictures the source and website from where they come from.

Monday, 23 July 2012

The Lovely Bones Review

My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973. My murderer was a man from our neighbourhood. My mother liked his border flowers, and my farther talked to him once about fertiliser.
I knew he was going to kill me. I did not realise then that I was an animal already dying. 

My mum first suggested this book to me and I took it with an open mind but with a hint of caution because books I've read that she's read in the past I haven't understood a word of! But this was different, Alice Sebold writes in a style that is understandable for all ages if it wasn't for the adult content anyone could read this.
he The Lovely Bones follows 14 year old Susie as she sees the world now she's dead, watching as her family try to cope with her death. And waiting for her murderer to come to justice, seeing her friends, family grow up something she never did and trying to come to grips with her death.

This book. was. amazing. It completely and easily channelled a fourteen year old views into words. I felt how Susie felt and was excited to see her murderer brought down. All of Susie feelings were thoughtful and just it's hard to explain how you interpret and read Susie's emotions I really admire Susie for feeling no anger that she didn't get to live her life this is what makes Susie so special that she accepts things.

In the book I felt sorry for a lot of people Susie's family, friends, Ray Singh (her almost-boyfriend) but the two main people were Susie and Ruth. Now Ruth is a very different character when Susie was alive they were friends Susie was probably her only friend Ruth lived on the outside a drawer, unique. But when Susie dies she's the one person she touches on her way up forever changed Ruth as she grows up goes about trying to discover the dead and their purpose.

The Lovely Bones has put a lot of thoughts and ideas into my head one especially the love of a farther how Susie's was so committed same couldn't be said for her mother who upset me towards the end of the book. One of my favourite characters had to be Lindsey even as she love her sister she tried to move on to build a life for herself and stay strong for her family. Soon I hope to watch the film and see if it competes with the book!

The Dreamer xo

Friday, 6 July 2012

Feature & Follow (8)

Feature & Follow is hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee

Q: Jumping Genres: Ever pick up a book from a genre you usually don't like and LOVE it? Tell us about it and why you picked it up in the first place.

A: To be fair this never really happens to me, nowadays I usually stick to a particular genre of books romance  & urban fantasy. Because you get used to a certain genre and because it's just easier I keep reading them. But finally I've strayed away just started reading Inkspell (fantasy) and so far it's doing well!

The Dreamer xo