My thoughts and opinions on… “How to be Famous”

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Hello. I’m back with another book review. Today I will talk about the book that is named, “How to be Famous.” “How to be Famous” is written by the author who is named Caitlin Moran.

There’s a lot going on in this novel… so, let’s get started.

“How to be Famous” is about a woman who is named Dolly Wilde. Dolly works for a music magazine. Dolly has an interesting life. Her father is perpetually trying to live on her couch in her London apartment. Her friends, Suzanne and Julia, are eccentric musicians. She goes to fun parties. She meets interesting people. However, one night she meets the wrong person.

Dolly meets a man named Jerry Sharp. Jerry Sharp is a comedian. Dolly has one failed night with the man. Somehow Dolly goes home with him on another night out… but things don’t go as planned. Jerry takes a home video of the two’s escapades that evening… and the pornographic video haunts Dolly.

Dolly is also in love with her long-time lover who is named John. John is a musician. However, the two of them seem to be like “two ships passing in the night…” They can’t seem to catch each other at the right time for a romance to truly develop.

All of this may sound very intriguing. It sounds like the beginning of what should be a really great book. However, I found this book to be disappointing. I hated the way the book was written. It was not a clean and a concise book. There are meandering thoughts… there were long anecdotes about things that did not pertain to the heart of the book. I also found the main character, Dolly, to be pretentious and un-likeable. Dolly gets into a lot of trouble… but it’s her fault. She doesn’t make wise decisions. She doesn’t make smart, adult decisions.

So, what do I think? I give this book a 2-star rating. If you see it in your bookstore then I suggest that you pass it by for another book that catches your eye. The book may have promise but it fell flat from what it could be.

Always with infinite love,
Selena London

My thoughts and opinions on… “Summer in the Invisible City”

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So, here I am. Finally. I haven’t updated with a book review in a long time. I was really busy with a lot of things that kept on chasing me day-in-and-day-out. However, the truth is I was reading. Really and truly.

I read whenever I need time to relax, to breathe, or to get out of my own head. I read a bunch of books that I loved to read. I read a bunch of books that I had a luke-warm reaction to despite initial hopes about the book. Regardless of all that, I will update this blog more often with my book reviews.

They’re coming. Don’t worry.

Now, let’s get to this book at hand. The novel is named, “Summer in the Invisible City.” The novel was written by the author who is named Juliana Romano. This was the first book of hers that I read. So, how do I feel about it?

In all honesty I think that this book was all right. It wasn’t a terrible book but it wasn’t a spectacular, home-run-straight-to-the-stands type of book either. I loved the main character who was named Sadie Bell. Sadie was thoughtful, smart, and different than many other characters that I read about in other novels. However, the pace of “Summer in the Invisible City” was slow. I wanted to read about more drama. I wanted “lights, camera, action!” What I got were some black-and-white photos in a dark room.

What am I talking about? In “Summer in the Invisible City” Sadie is into Photography. In the novel, Sadie takes an extra elective summer-class at her school about Photography. Sadie’s interest in photo drives her actions throughout the whole novel. Then, there Sadie’s father. Sadie’s father is out of the picture. But she tries to start a relationship with him when he visits New York City in the summer. Still, things don’t turn out like Sadie plans for them to do so.

Finally, there is Sam. The heart-and-soul of this book for me is Sadie-and-Sam. I love the two of them together. I love the two’s natural chemistry. I love the spark between them. By the end of the book the two had an intense connection… but the end of the book was left in an open-ended way. I hated that.

So, what rating do I give this book?

I give this book 3-star rating.

This novel was good. But I wanted more from the author, Juliana Romano.

All right. That’s all for now. I hope you stay tuned to what’s coming next.

Always with infinite love,
Selena London

Book News: There is a new teaser trailer out for the “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” television show

There is a new teaser trailer out for the “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” television show. The teaser trailer shows-off the “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” logo that will play at the beginning of the television show.

The “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” television show is set to have five seasons. The different story-lines in the new television show will follow the book series’ story-lines.

I’m excited to learn more about the “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” television show.

Always with infinite love,
Selena London

Book News: Ready Player Two is out in book stores now

The book that is named Ready Player Two is out now. Ready Player Two is written by the author who is named Ernest Cline. Ready Player Two is a continuation of the original book that is named Ready Player One. It is a dark-topia novel that I think many people will enjoy.

Here is some information about the book:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The highly anticipated sequel to the beloved worldwide bestseller Ready Player One, the near-future adventure that inspired the blockbuster Steven Spielberg film.

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST

AN UNEXPECTED QUEST. TWO WORLDS AT STAKE. ARE YOU READY?

Days after winning OASIS founder James Halliday’s contest, Wade Watts makes a discovery that changes everything.

Hidden within Halliday’s vaults, waiting for his heir to find, lies a technological advancement that will once again change the world and make the OASIS a thousand times more wondrous—and addictive—than even Wade dreamed possible.

With it comes a new riddle, and a new quest—a last Easter egg from Halliday, hinting at a mysterious prize.

And an unexpected, impossibly powerful, and dangerous new rival awaits, one who’ll kill millions to get what he wants.

Wade’s life and the future of the OASIS are again at stake, but this time the fate of humanity also hangs in the balance.

Lovingly nostalgic and wildly original as only Ernest Cline could conceive it, Ready Player Two takes us on another imaginative, fun, action-packed adventure through his beloved virtual universe, and jolts us thrillingly into the future once again.

I loved the Ready Player One science-fiction book. It was great. I will pick-up this book as soon as I can do so.

Always with infinite love,
Selena London

Book News: Rick Riordan’s book series is coming out on Disney+ and on Hulu

Guess what? It’s true! Rick Riordan’s book series are coming out on Disney+ and on Hulu. “The Percy Jackson” series will be out on Disney +. You can get Disney+ as an add-on if you have the Hulu streaming service. “The Kane Chronicles” series will be out on Netflix as a movie series. You will be able to stream “The Kane Chronicles” on a Netflix account if you have that DVD and streaming service available to you. This is great news for any fans of Rick Riordan.

I can’t wait to see both series. I’m thrilled.

Always with infinite love,
Selena London

Book News: The Tower of Nero

You may have heard of Rick Riordan and his books that are based-off of the Greek and the Roman gods of old. Rick Riordan recently released a new book. His new book is named, “The Tower of Nero.” “The Tower of Nero” is the fifth and the final book in the Trials of Apollo book series.

“The Tower of Nero” is a book about the Greek god who is named Apollo. Apollo is the Greek god of the sun. Apollo is sent down to Earth after he angers his father who is named Zeus. He is sent down to Earth in the form of a regular teenage boy because of his fight with Zeus.

Rick Riordan has four other book series based-off of the “gods of old.” The first book series is named, Percy Jackson and the Olympians. The book series is about a demi-god child named Percy Jackson. The next book series Rick Riordan wrote is named, The Kane Chronicles. The Kane Chronicles is about the descendants of the Egyptian gods. There is also The Heroes of Olympus book series. The Heroes of Olympus book series continues the Percy Jackson and the Olympians book series.

Finally, there is the, Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard book series. The Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard book series is about the Norse religion. The Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard book series is about a boy named Magnus. Magnus is the son of Thor. Thor is one of the Norse gods.

I love Rick Riordan’s books. They are fun and exciting. I will definitely pick-up “The Tower of Nero” when I get the chance to do so. I think you should do the same.

Always with infinite love,
Selena London

My July-TBR

Today I am going to post my July-TBR book-list for this month. In this TBR there are some great books that look really amazing. The books are right-up my alley. I am really excited to read them. I can’t wait to start to read and to write my thoughts down about the books here. Check-out more details on the five books that I’ve chosen for my July-TBR book-list below:

How to Be Famous

How to Be Famous is a novel written by the author named Caitlin Moran. How to Be Famous is about a girl named Johanna Morrigan, otherwise known as Dolly Wilde. Morrigan is a nineteen-year-old British girl. She lives in her own flat in the city of London. Morrigan writes for a music magazine. As Morrigan’s fame rises she starts her own magazine column about how “The Famouses” truly live. Her magazine brings her closer to stardom.

This books sounds really good. I can’t wait to learn more about Johanna Morrigan. She sounds like a cool person. I hope this book lives up-to my expectations.

Summer in the Invisible City

Summer in the Invisible City is a novel by the author named Juliana Romano. Summer in the Invisible City is a coming-of-age novel. The books is about a girl named Sadie Bell. Sadie has a lot of hopes for the summer. However, she didn’t expect to meet Sam. Sam is a funny and free-thinking boy that changes everything. But Sadie and Sam are just friends… can they learn to be more than that?

I am the most excited to read this book. Summer in the Invisible City sounds like a great novel for adolescents and for teenagers. I think everyone can relate to a book about someone’s first-love. I can’t wait to read this.

My Life with the Walter Boys

My Life with the Walter Boys is a novel written by the author named Ali Novak. My Life with the Walter Boys was originally a Wattpad novel, but it was turned into a published novel.

My Life with the Walter Boys is about a girl named Jackie Howard. Jackie likes things to be perfect–and she likes being perfect. But her world is turned upside-down when her parents die in a car accident. Suddenly, Jackie must move in with her new guardians, the Walters. The Walters have eleven sons and one daughter. Things prove to be chaotic at Jackie’s new home.

This book sounds really good. It’s great to read a book like this that was once a Wattpad novel. I love to support new writers and I love to support young writers. I can’t wait to see what this book has in store.

First There was Forever

First There was Forever is a novel written by the author named Juliana Romano. The author of this novel is the same author who wrote Summer in the Invisible City. I’m really excited to read this author’s books to see how she is as a writer.

First There was Forever is a novel about two girls named Lima and Hailey. Lima and Hailey are best friends. However, they are growing apart. Now, all Hailey cares about is partying and hanging out with her cooler friends. While Lima grows apart from Hailey she grows closer to a boy named Nate. However, Nate is Hailey’s guy. What’s a girl to do?

I think this book is something that I can relate to. Sometimes when you grow-up and change your friendships may fall to the wayside. I guess that’s something that can happen whether or not you expect it to.

Summer State of Mind

Summer State of Mind is a novel written by the author named Jen Calonita. Summer State of Mind is about a girl named Harper McAllister. Harper is fifteen-years-young. She loves to shop and to hang-out with her two best-friends. However, Harper’s credit card bills get too expensive for her parents to deal with. So, they decide to ship Harper off-to summer camp.

Summer camp is an unfamiliar place to Harper. She’s at the bottom-of-the-social ladder there. But, there’s a cute guy at summer camp named Ethan who might bring some fun to Harper’s summer.

This book sounds like a perfect book to read for this summer. I can’t wait to read about Harper and all the things she gets into. This book looks great.

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That’s it for my July-TBR book-list. I’m excited to read these five books. They all seem amazing. The book I’m most interested to-read is the novel Summer in the Invisible City. I will read the book named My Life with the Walter Boys last.

Stay tuned to this blog to read my reviews of these five books.

Until then…

Always with infinite love,
Selena London

The Help

The latest book that I read is the book titled, The Help. The Help is a book by the author named Kathryn Stockett. The book is about a woman named Skeeter Phelan. It is set in the 1960’s during the Civil Rights movement. Skeeter moves back to her hometown after her time in college. Skeeter wants to be a journalist. She gets a job at her hometown newspaper. Her job is to write the “Ms. Merna column.” The “Ms. Merna column” is a newspaper column where a person who takes the name of “Ms. Merna” answers household cleaning questions for the people who write-in with their problems. That’s where the story really starts.

Skeeter gets to know a African-American maid named Aibileen. Aibileen helps Skeeter to write her “Ms. Merna column.” While Skeeter writes her column she comes-up with an idea for a book that she wants to write. Skeeter wants to write about the people in her town… from the perspective of the African-American maids that work there.

Something else is going-on in the town. Skeeter has a friend named Hilly Holbroke. Hilly spear-heads a campaign that says that African-American maids need to use another restroom instead of the white restroom of the people that the maids work for. Skeeter knows that this is racism. She knows that it is wrong.

The Help is a book all about “The Help” in Skeeter’s small Southern town. It is about how the help live, struggle and survive. I enjoyed this book a lot. It is a good book to read during this difficult cultural climate. It paints a picture of a world where racism runs rampant. It shows you how people can look down on other people because of the color of the people’s skin. This is a really good book to read today because of the Black Lives Matter movement that is happening all across America.

I enjoyed this book immensely. I think more people should read it. I give this book 4/5 stars.

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Always with infinite love,
Selena London

The Feminist Fight Club

Feminism is an important issue that we need to support and that we need to promote. The book that I want to discuss today is the book named The Feminist Fight Club. The Feminist Fight Club is a book by the author named Jessica Bennett.

The Feminist Fight Club is a memoir. It is also a guide to help you to navigate the sexist world. It is a funny and a snappy book. There are also graphs, pictures, and statistics to help to bring further validation to the book. It also has quizzes and lists to help you to tackle some of the things that the book talks about.

I liked this book because it was funny. It was also smart. Bennett made a lot of good points about sexism. She uses a lot of puns and jokes. These puns and jokes keep you engaged throughout the book.

There are many good points in the book, but one interesting thing that I think the book discusses is a woman’s tendency to self-sabotage herself in the work-place. There are times that we may feel small or inadequate so you put yourself down. That can affect how you act toward others in your place of business. The book also talks about the different type of sexist people that you will meet out there in the work-place. For example, there is the man who speaks over you in business situations. There is the man who thinks you will always make the coffee for visitors. There is also the man that thinks that you will always take the notes. There are also sexist people who feel that as a woman you must be nice, sweet, and maternal instead of whatever person that you happen to be.

I give this book a 9/10 rating. I really thing this is a book worth picking-up.

Always with infinite love,
Selena London

The Book Thief

The book that I want to talk about today is a book named The Book Thief. The Book Thief is written by the author named Markus Zusak. The Book Thief is a sad but hopeful story. The book is about a girl named Liesel Meminger. Liesel is sent to live with the Hubermann family.

Liesel must learn and grow-up in a town in Nazi Germany during World War II. Liesel is different than any of the children in the town because she can not read. However, she learns to read by her foster-father named Hans Hubermann. While Liesel grows-up during this difficult time period Hans decides to hide a Jewish man in the Hubermann’s home. The Jewish man is named Max Vandenburg.

Vandenburg hides and Liesel learns to see him as her friend. She even practices to read with Vandenburg. While this is going on there are book burnings in the Hubermann’s town. Liesel loves the written word. She steals books and hides them without anyone knowing.

This book is a touching book. I think Liesel is smart and strong. She learns how to read. She also learns to care for a Jewish man. Liesel’s life is filled with fear and sorrow; however, she continues to try to do what she must do. Liesel learns to read. She also learns the power and beauty of the written word.

This was a good book to read. Still, it was a very sad book. If you are interested in this book, then, I think you should pick-up the book named The Diary of Anne Frank instead. The Diary of Anne Frank is a book about a young Jewish girl during World War II.

Always with infinite love,
Selena London