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Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe #1

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I have started reading the first comic book of the series, Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe. So far, I love it! It starts out with the Watcher talking directly to the reader about how he has seen worlds with good in it, and some with evil. That’s all I’m going to say for now, since I don’t want to spoil what happens later on.

For anyone who has never checked out comic books, I would highly recommend giving it a try. They are super interesting, and it gives you a new type of reading, which is super refreshing.

 

Sources:

Bunn, Cullen, Dalibor Talajic, and Lee Loughridge. Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe. New York, NY: Marvel Enterprises, 2012. Print.

http://www.destructoid.com/review-deadpool-257138.phtml

Is Twilight really that bad?

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Some would argue that despite the poor grammar, and the weak storyline, Twilight is meant to be escapism for young adults into a majestic vampire fantasy. I don’t buy this reasoning at all, and these are my top 3 reasons of why Twilight is indeed, that bad:

 

1) It’s poorly written:

This is probably the main reason these books are difficult to get through. It felt like Meyer lost her dictionary while writing this book, making the storyline fall short. It was like she discovered a thesaurus for the first time, and couldn’t control herself. Using a thesaurus can be extremely beneficial, but Meyer found a way to abuse it.  

2) Bella, or who should we just call her Mary-Sue?:

One of the main thing that bothers me about this book series, is the main character. I understand some stories have the main female character as a normal Mary-Sue, but the character Bella takes it to a whole new level, it’s embarrassing. She has no backbone, and if you look at the relationship between Edward and Bella, it is actually quite abusive. Along with Bella’s low self esteem, she seems to be attracted to guys that are aggressive, dangerous, and who she would have to give up most her life to be with, while still having her eye on a werewolf.

3) It lead to 50 Shades of Grey:

Need I say more?

 

Sources:

Meyer, Stephenie. Twilight. New York: Little, Brown and, 2005. Print.

http://www.sodahead.com/entertainment/have-you-read-twilight-liked-it-but-are-you-tired-of-all-the-sudden-vampire-wannabes/question-299312/

Is Harry Potter worth reading?

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The other day, my roommate and I were arguing about movies. Mostly the Harry Potter series. Her argument is that these movies are brilliant, and the books are even better. Personally I did not really enjoy the Harry Potter movies that much. The first one was not bad, but all the others didn’t really impress me. I realize that the book is usually better than the movie, but I’m not sure if I should waste my time reading the series. The storyline and some of the characters just do not interest me.

Is this book worth reading? Or will it be similar to the twilight series, where both the books and movies fell short.

Let me know what you think in the comments!

Sources:

http://www.craveonline.com/film/articles/562497-trolling-2-harry-potter-sucks#/slide/1

The Hunger Games: Books vs Movies?

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A popular question for any book series that has been recreated into a movie, is whether it’s worth reading the book, when you could watch the movie in a shorter amount of time.

Personally, I have only once seen a movie that has been better than the book, which was a very rare occurrence. I would always recommend to read the book and watch the movie, because it is two similar, yet different experience’s. When looking at the hunger game series, there are many differences between the book and movie, which in my eyes make the book better. The main difference is that in the book the point of view is from Katniss, and in the movie the point of view jumps from person to person. Having the point of view from one main character makes the story much more focused, and detailed. There are many other details throughout the book that are different from the movie. I really did love the movie as well, but I think it would be worth it to read both!  

I also do recognize that everyone is different in how they use media. Some people are visual learners, and enjoy the experience of watching a movie over reading the book. Others are read-write learners and get a better experience reading the book.

I would recommend to do both, if you think you would enjoy both ways like myself.

Let me know in the comments if you prefer books over movies!

Sources:

Collins, Suzanne. The Hunger Games. New York: Scholastic, 2008. Print.

http://www.secretlivesofobjects.com/lost-in-translation/

The Lord of the Rings Vs. The Hobbit

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There has been debates over whether J. R. R. Tolkien’s books, The Hobbit, or The Lord of the Rings, books were “better.” Personally, I think they are both brilliant books, and it really all depends what type of books you like to read.

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy are very detailed, and long books. They focus a lot of the books on small details, and it can get a bit repetitive. It has a well thought out storyline, but it takes a while to get through the details to finish it. The Hobbit is much more focused on the story, and does not repeat itself as much. It also has a variety of characters including many dwarves, and a dragon. It is more fast paced then The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and also has a good storyline.

I prefer The Hobbit book over The Lord of the Rings, because it was more to the point, and exciting. I also enjoyed the trilogy, it’s a refreshing book to read while travelling. I would highly recommend to give both a read! If you have not read either, I would suggest to read The Hobbit first, since it was written before The Lord of the Rings.

 

What book do you prefer? Leave a comment explaining why!

Sources:

Tolkein, J.R.R. The Hobbit. New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1973. Print.

Tolkien, J. R. R. The Lord of the Rings. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1967. Print.

http://www.tolkienlibrary.com/tolkien-book-store/000628.htm

 

Why I will not finish 50 Shades of Grey

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A few days ago it was valentines day, so i figured I should talk about a romantic themed book. I am not the romantic type, so I have never been able to actually finish a romantic or exotic book, including 50 shades of grey, by E. L James. A friend recommended it to me, so I decided it was worth a read, unfortunately I was unable to make it past the first two chapters. These chapters basically talk about how the main character Ana, fills in for a important interview for her friend Kate who had come down with the flu. Ana goes to the interview, and is instantly attracted to Christian Grey (shocker). I stopped reading at this point because I had a feeling the book will be extremely predictable, repetitive, and I really hated the character Christian Grey. He is controlling, and shows many signs women should look for in abusive relationship, and if you have been in a abusive relationship, I would advise to not pick up this book.

Along with the fact I cannot stand Christian Grey’s character, this book is a fanfiction of Twilight, and needless to say probably has the same disappointing story line. The Twilight books and 50 Shades of Grey seem to share the same predictable story development, and sloppy grammar, which is why I would not recommend to waste your time reading either.

If you have a point that shows this book is worth reading, comment below!

Sources:

http://50shadesofbullshit.tumblr.com/

James, E. L. Fifty Shades of Grey. New York: Vintage, 2012. Print

The Shack

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I recently read a book by Wm. Paul Young called, The Shackit is about a father named Mackenzie, or “Mac” for short. After his daughter passes away while camping, Mac finds himself depressed, and doesn’t know what to do. Further in the book he finds a shack, and a African American women cooking in the shack, which seems odd and out of place for Mac. This book takes Mac through a emotional and spiritually journey.

This book overall is extremely interesting to read, and definitely worth reading. The only critique I have of the book is that it can be a bit confusing at times, and it may not be suited for someone who is against religion. Rather than that I would highly recommend it!

Sources:

Young, Paul, Wm. The Shack. Newbury Park: Windblow Media, 2007. Print.

http://www.examiner.com/article/the-controversy-of-the-shack