Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Give into the cold and read a book

You might not be wearing a hat and scarf yet, but there's no denying that winter has arrived. Here are some books that will have us sink into a sofa with a cover and pillow. Don’t forget a cup hot cocoa too, it will come in handy.

Little Women

By Louisa May Alcott

A story about the four March sisters who learn the hard lessons of poverty and of growing up in New England during the Civil war.

Why read this in Winter: Well,  the book begins in Christmastime as the four March girls decide what gift to buy themselves this year before doing the unthinkable and buying Marmee something instead. Plus, with a hunk like Laurie, one could read this book anytime. 


By John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle

Three hilarious and charming interconnected tales of love, romance, and breathtaking kisses by authors we love.

Why read this in Winter:  Three stories in one book!!! Can't beat that. Read one per month and next thing you know it will be spring. 


By C. S. Lewis

Four English school children find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia and assist Aslan, the golden lion, to triumph over the white Witch, who has cursed the land with eternal winter. 

Why read this in Winter:  Kids travelling through snow. Eternal winter. You'll be glad I told you about the hot cocoa. 


By Alex Flinn

A high school retelling of Beauty and the Beast English.

Why read this in Winter:  Touching scene of lovers playing in the snow is sure to melt your heart. 

What's on your list this winter? 

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Review: After Obsession

Review: After Obsession

First you invite him. Then comes the infestation. Once he's obsessed with you, there is no coming back. 

A YA horror about Aimee and Alan, two high school students who must battle against evil. After Alan moved in with his aunt to help her alleviate the grief of her husband's disappearance, he is surprised to see how aggressive the townsfolk are. But it is Courtney, Alan's cousin who perturbs him the most. It almost seems like she's possessed.  

And that's where the book picks up. "After the Obsession." Although the book had a lot of action, part of me remained agonizing over puzzling questions: Who is the demon? What does he want? Who invited him? 

I smell a sequel. 

Make sure to watch the book trailer. Close the lights, I dare you.