Book Review: Ashfall

Posted April 10, 2011 by Kara in book review, Kara / 5 Comments
Book Review: Ashfall

Wow. This is a tough book to review. I’m just going to speak from my heart and not think about it. I liked it. I did. But it was so so hard to read. Not because it wasn’t well-written. It was extremely well-written. It was just so depressing. There was not one moment of happiness in this book. Not one. That makes it really hard for me to read. I thrive on little bits of happiness. Even when life sucks more than you can possibly imagine, I’m always looking for the one ray of light that won’t make me lose more »

Author Guest Post: The Incomparable Jennifer Sommersby

Posted April 8, 2011 by Kara in Guest Post / 3 Comments

So, Yeah… Kara told me to go free form on this guest post. She asked for it. You’ve been duly warned. (And I’m going to try very hard not to talk about my ongoing struggle with not moving past an A-cup in the bra department at Sears.) One of the ideas she tossed at me was when I knew I wanted to be a writer. Here’s the part where I go on about always knowing that words were my passion, and I knew I wouldn’t be happy unless I had a pen in my hand, and blah blah blah. Gag more »

Book Review: A Northern Light

Posted April 8, 2011 by Kara in book review, Kara / 3 Comments
Book Review: A Northern Light

I’m confused as to why I’m giving a book five stars that I really didn’t enjoy. Reading is subjective. So is reviewing. I don’t particularly care for depressing books. I have depression and anxiety. I try to read books that allow me to escape or feel uplifted. But not always. Sometimes I know a book will be sad, and I’ll pick it up anyways because the book jacket interests me. And that’s what happened with this one. It’s an amazing story. I couldn’t put it down. Basically you have two stories that are intertwined and weaved together and by the more »

Book Review: And Then Everything Unraveled

Posted April 5, 2011 by Kara in book review, Kara, Uncategorized / 1 Comment
Book Review: And Then Everything Unraveled

Sometimes simplicity is best. I’ve had this book in my stack for awhile. When I picked it up, I was looking for something fun and pretty much mindless because a lot of the books I have been reading lately have been serious and/or morbid. I wanted to laugh. And I just wanted to escape for awhile. This book had so much potential. And for awhile there, I was really enjoying it. But it never really got going for me. For the majority of the book it felt like a whole lotta nothing happened. The relationship with the protagonist and the more »

Book Review: Fire Study

Posted April 3, 2011 by Kara in book review, Kara / 1 Comment
Book Review: Fire Study

3.5 stars really. Why so low when I gave Magic Study 4 stars and Poison Study 5? Truth? This book wasn’t that great. I feel like it didn’t reach me like the other 2 books did. I didn’t feel as much of a connection to the characters and I also felt like the plot was weaker. I almost felt like the author was trying too hard to squeeze a full third book out. Maybe there should only have been two. Let me put it this way. Poison Study was amazing. One of my favorite books ever. I loved the plot, more »

My Twitter Experience

Posted April 1, 2011 by Kara in Uncategorized / 7 Comments

I’m in the mood to talk and write, and write and talk..let’s see where this goes. I’ve probably officially been on twitter for about a month. And in that time, I have met so many amazing people all over the world. I’ll talk about them individually in a moment, but I need to let you guys know about me. In real life. Who I am. I’m not an easy person to get along with or like. And I am not saying this to garner sympathy. I’m just telling it how it is. I’m for the most part, extremely antisocial(although this more »