Reader's Block

Okay, I have some stuffs to do but what I'm doing now is actually blogging. Why? Yes, WHY???!!

This morning I woke up with my Xperia still in my palm because somehow last night I fell asleep when reading a Harlequin novel.

You may think "What's the big deal?"


What usually happens is I decided to stop reading and then enjoy my sleeping beauty or I decided to continue reading until I finish the book and woke up miserably in the morning. But, sometimes I don't really care about my looks in the morning as long as the book is worth reading.

Yes, worth reading book that what I'm looking for right now. I really miss the time when I have to wait years for Harry Potter. Visit bookstores regularly just to make sure if Darren Shan is already out or not. Gallagher Girl series by Ally Carter has finished, though still waiting for the Heist Society series which still not coming out yet. Even Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson has only one book left, and I'm not really sure when the next series of The Kane Chronicles will be published or the new mythology from Norse Mythology that Rick Riordan plans to write. The only book with the closest release date which already confirmed is the sci-fi Lorien Legacy series by Pittacus Lore, Revenge of Seven.

Well, the fact is there are some books in my list that I think will help me to deal with my reader's block (if the term is exist):

  • Kami Garcia and Margareth Stohl's Beautiful Creatures series which I stuck in the second book.
  • James Dashner's The Maze Runner series which I also stuck in the second book.
  • Shanna Swendson's Enchanted Series; I really love this series but I cannot find the fourth book, Don't Hex with Texas, and also the rest of the series. Well, actually the word 'cannot find' is a bit strong because actually I could find the book but very expensive.
  • Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy series; I'm still reading the third book, Shadow Kiss, not sure when I will finish it.
  • Michael Grant's Gone series; a lot of friends recommend this book but I even haven't finished reading the first book.
  • Thomas E.Sniegoski's The Fallen series; I remember that I really enjoy the series but it has been along time ago, with my reading block now, I don't know when I could find a mood to start reading the fourth series, Reckoning.
  • Cara Lockwood's Bard Academy series; I'm still looking for the second book of the series, The Scarlet Letterman, but the bad rating and review in Goodreads somehow contributes in putting my reading mood down.
  • Cassandra Clare's sixth series of The Mortal Instruments, City of Heavenly Fire; however until now still cannot find the mood to start reading it.

So, what should I do now? It's reader's block by the way. Well, my husband said perhaps I'm too stress with work. He suggested to go out fishing with him this weekend, not to fish of course but finding a new and fresh place to read. Actually, it is not a bad idea after all because where I'm living now is still surrounded by primary forest, deep wood, rivers and lakes. Let's find out this weekend, whether I'm still suffering with reader's block or not.


Cara Lockwood: Bard Academy - Wuthering High

Bard Academy... fuhhh what should I say about this book???

OK, let's start from the basic thing of the book, THE COVER, believe me, don't ever judge a book from its cover, because I did in this book and I got completely fooled.

A cute cover of the book reminds me of Ally Carter's Callagher Girl, you know cute cover with cute story. However, I never thought this book to be half-horror.

The story is started with a fifteen years old High-schooler, Miranda Tate, who is sent away by her father to a Boarding School called Bard Academy which is not so mysterious in the first place, but when she arrives in the island where the Academy is, she starts finding some weird things, especially a guy named Hatchcliff who thinks he is from Wuthering Heights. Come one? If you meet someone who thinks he is actually Harry Potter you will think the same thing don't you?

However, he turns to be the real Hatchcliff from Wuthering Heights and Emily Bronte brought him to this world from her book. Yes, the late Emily Bronte, and her sister, Charlotte Bronte is actually the Headmistress of Bard Academy and the Academy Coach is actually Ernest Hemingway, not to mention Virginia Wolf is also joining the academy.

This kind of story reminds me a bit of Inkheart by Cornelia Funke, the different is if Cornelia Funke is using totally fictional characters, Cara Lockwood is using the real people. For me, it is really fascinating, just like Miranda has said, perhaps only in Bard Academy she is finally interested in studying, well having Virginia Wolf and Ernest Hemingway as your teachers is actually a lifetime experience.


Ally Carter : Cheating at Solitaire

I always like Ally Carter's work and Cheating at Solitaire is not an exception. 

However, after Callagher Girls series, getting back to Cheating at Solitaire is giving me different perception toward Ally Carter, a secret spy into a world-wide famous author who keep insisting herself to be single but the fact is she is very much in love to a famous actor with a famous dad.

It is like Veronica White and Julia James; different but the same person. However, unlike Julia James who prefer Veronica White to be dead, my perception is much more like what Abby said, that nothing Julia should ashamed for of being a Veronica White once because they are both amazing.

Well, I am not in the mood of doing a review because no matter what I say, you will always love Ally Carter. Now, I'm struggling to find the next book, Learning to Play Gin. Still don't know where I could find it, but as usual, I will find it.