Book Blogger Hop




The (new) Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Billy at Coffee Addicted Writer. These are always fun, so I encourage you to participate! 

1. Write a post on your blog that answers this week's question. 

2. Enter the link to your post in the linky list below (direct link please). Don't forget to make it a direct link or it won't get published. 

3. Visit other blogs in the list and comment on their posts. Try to spend some time reading other posts and consider becoming a follower. You know we all love new followers and interaction. :)


Question of the week:

Do you believe audio books are the future and why do believe? 




I might be one of the few people out there that say they dislike audio books. I've tried them on several occasions and I just cannot enjoy them. If I listen while driving, I fall asleep. If I listen while walking on the treadmill, I don't forget I'm on the treadmill. The only time I've ever used audio books was in the classroom as a teacher. I would get audio versions of any book I owned for the kids. Mainly so multiple kids could listen at one time in our reading center. It seemed to work well for kids that struggled with reading. But for me personally, no way.

I think audio books run the risk of taking away the joy of imagining how you visualize a character. An actor/actress will bring their own voice and style to the part and if it doesn't mesh with what I've imagined a character to sound like then I get upset.





Review: 99 Days (Katie Cotugno)


Day 1: Julia Donnelly eggs my house my first night back in Star Lake, and that’s how I know everyone still remembers everything—how I destroyed my relationship with Patrick the night everything happened with his brother, Gabe. How I wrecked their whole family. Now I’m serving out my summer like a jail sentence: Just ninety-nine days till I can leave for college, and be done.

Day 4: A nasty note on my windshield makes it clear Julia isn’t finished. I’m expecting a fight when someone taps me on the shoulder, but it’s just Gabe, home from college and actually happy to see me. “For what it’s worth, Molly Barlow,” he says, “I’m really glad you’re back.”

Day 12: Gabe got me to come to this party, and I’m actually having fun. I think he’s about to kiss me—and that’s when I see Patrick. My Patrick, who’s supposed to be clear across the country. My Patrick, who’s never going to forgive me.
           Infuriating . That is one word to describe Molly Barlow and the majority of the characters in this book. 

As a love triangle story, it works. Even if I do not like one of the brothers. The other one seems great, but I’m not sure of his motives really. 

But the thing that just ruined this story for me was Molly. And when the main character ruins the story, there isn’t a whole lot of hope left. She has to be one of the most selfish characters ever. She makes nothing but bad decisions. I don’t even think there is a good one sprinkled in to redeem her. It is just a series of stupid choices and ugly fallouts from beginning to end. 

She does (sort of) grow up and come to terms with her bad choices at the end, but then the story ends and you never really know what happens next. You assume she goes off to college and starts over not being so stupid, but it’s not confirmed. It just kind of ends and leaves you hanging a bit.


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