A Reflection on my Reading and Life…

It`s quite scary how this month is now July, to me it still feels like March. Another month means it`s time for another reflection post.

A Reflection on my Reading life is a monthly (ish) theme here on Life is Sweet in Books where I talk about the books I have read and my life. I thought this would be a better post to make than a wrap up post because it is less restricted and it allows me to be more original.


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Percy Jackson series

From my last post, I have successfully completed the Percy Jackson series! Like any other book lover out there, I can tell you that I love this series and it has become one of my top favourite series out there! I love the adventure that Percy has and the family aspect that Rich Riordan embeds in the books. I am also a huge lover of Greek Mythology.

Sophie Someone by Hayley Long

This book was a little out of my comfort zone because I don`t really tend to read books that evolve around a girl trying to find out her heritage and where she actually comes from. However I was determined to read a different book in order to widen my reading experience. I quite enjoyed this book as it was very emotional and the secret language in this book was an unique experience.Read More »

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher`s Stone by J.K. Rowling

Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens (1 Sept. 2014)

Format: Paperback (352 pages)

Source: Brought

Synopsis:

Harry Potter has never known his parents and he has lived with his Uncle and Auntie for as long as he remembers. However what happened to his parents is a mystery. Living with his only relatives is not such a privilege as they despise him. Even his cousin Dudley tried to do everything to make his life as miserable as possible.

Review:

I have been meaning to read the Harry Potter series for a long time but I had only ever read up the 4th book (The Goblet of Fire). Therefore I thought it was the right time to finish the whole series and see and experience why this series is so well loved.

Harry Potter is a young boy at 11 when we first meet him and he has to go through living with his horrible family until Hagrid shows up. I admire Harry because I know that I wouldn`t be able to cope. What was significant about Harry is that, although he has to go through a lot of hatred, Harry isn`t a bad boy that wants his parents back and wants revenge for all the bad actions that his family did. In addition Harry has a sense of courage and he will do everything he can to makes things right. This is quite inspirational for younger readers and people will find themselves looking up at him.

Similarly I enjoyed Hermione`s character.

“Books! And cleverness! There are more important things-friendship and bravery.”

Hermione is a clever witch who finds out that she a witch when she firsts gets her Hogwarts letter. She is book smart and tries very hard at school to try to get the top grade. Growing up, watching the films, I found her very inspirational and she encourages me to study try hard at school. I think that this is a good thing, like Harry, as she will inspire younger readers to try harder in their education.Read More »

Books turning into films?

Some of the books turned to screen.
Some of the books turned to screen.

Recently many YA books are being turned into films/TV shows or are in the process of being turned. Some examples of this are Hunger Games, Harry Potter, Divergent, The Faults in our stars and the Maze Runner.

I mean I do enjoy seeing a book I love on screen. I get to see what the setting is like and seeing the characters come to life and interact with each other. It`s nice to see everything not being fictional and in my imagination for once. Truing books into films also promotes the books and will get other non-readers to actually read and love a book the way I do.

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