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Vacation/Summer List!

This post is kind of behind, but it still stands for work!

I have been noticing a lot of Summer Reading lists go across the internet lately, and I’m going to do my own! Next week I will be going on my first European adventure, or a cruise really, and I have some books that are definitely on my list! Here they are in no particular order
1. City of Heavenly Fire, Cassandra Clare
2. The Charlemagne Pursuit, Steve Berry
3. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, Jenny Han
4. An Abundance of Katherine, John Green
5. Shiver, Maggie Stiefvater
6. The Tiger’s Wife, Tea Obreht ( I know I still haven’t finished it!!)
These are just some of the books that I have planned, and the ones that are currently on my kindle! I have a 9 hour plane ride both ways and so I’m definitely going to need some reading material for when I’m not sleeping, which is my main goal. Also what better thing to do when out on the pool deck then read a book, and a 10 day cruise gives you plenty of time to do that. I know I’m going to blow through City of Heavenly Fire and The Venetian Betrayal, which is the only reason I have not started them yet. There are a couple more that I want to get on my kindle just to make sure that I have plenty of reading material and will not have to buy more once I’m on the boat or in Rome.
Some of those choices include
1. Another Steve Berry book
2. The Goldfinch, Donna Tart
3. The Husband’s Secret, Lane Moriarty
4. And the Mountains Echoed
5. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns), Mindy Kaling
So as you can see I have a lot options right now, and in a lot of different categories. I definitely know how to keep myself busy. Hopefully as I finish them I will keep my blog busy as well. Until next time,
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90s Born Reader
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Becoming More!

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Photo Cred: Maddy
     As I spend countless time on the internet clicking from on blog to the next, from one youtube video to the next, I constantly ask myself why don’t I do more. Yes I love books, and I can’t get enough of them, but there’s so much more that I love. Like my obsession with bags, purses, and wallets, and other things that are girly. I love when people talk about what it’s like to be in college, but everyone has a different perspective.
    I watch people’s youtube videos and wonder how they make their videos so smooth, and insert pictures here, and speed up other parts there. I ask myself I can learn how to do that, and incorporate that some more. I started doing video blogging, but I let it fall off, as I became self conscious, and also never had a clean enough room to actually record myself in haha.
    I’m going on vacation and want to tell people what that’s like and make my own videos on the things I use and how I pack because I have yet to find the exact situation that I’m going to be in.
     I know there’s so much more I can do with this blog that I plan on trying to do. No more full time school, now just full time to work (Paramedic life woot!). That’s an experience all on its own, and I can’t wait to share more. Look out for some changes to my blog! Until next time,
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90s Born Reader
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The Hobbit: Movie vs. Book Part 2

the hobbit  the hobbit part 2

Now, there’s a lot of positive things to say about this movie. I absolutely loved the movie! Just like I love everything about LOTR, but I have some issues with it as well. Most of the things that happen in this movie do not actually happen in the book. I personally believe the main reason that they added a lot of it was to make it into a trilogy to make money.

For example there is a lot of time spent in the river town, and not actually on the people on the quest. I understand that there is need for a back story, but how they actually found the door in the book was a little bit different than the way it occurred in the movie. Also a lot of Gandalf’s journey did not happen, but I really liked how they made that back story. Of course I will own the Extended Editions to add to my extended editions LOTR set, and I will watch them numerous times, but I’m just saying I don’t like change! But I understand the reason for it. Until Next Time,
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90s Born Reader
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The soundtrack to the pages

Often time I’m able to read without listening to music or having any noise around me. I often get distracted by having the TV on or the music on my laptop playing and I have to turn it off to concentrate. When I’m in public places I find that I have to read while listening to my iPod just so I can drown out the noise that is going on around me. If I don’t I find myself people watching, or not knowing what I’m reading at the time. I bet that’s true for a lot of people who like to read in their free time in public places.

     But! Have you ever had that moment when reading where your music goes seamlessly with what you’re reading? Almost like you’ve created the soundtrack for those pages? Well I have, and each time I’ve felt that no other than John Legend has been on my iPod singing All of Me.
     While I was reading The Fault in Our Stars, John Legend was singing to me and for Gus and Hazel. The book already made me cry, but this moment made me feel so much more. I had never felt such perfection in a moment. The same song, was on while reading The Book Thief with Rudy and Liesel and it completed the scene without fail.
     For someone who keeps their iPod on shuffle in order to always have a surprise, it’s strange when these match ups occur, but they make falling into an imaginary world that much better. Until next time,
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90s Born Reader
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Catching Fire: Movie vs. Book

catching fire movie  Catching_fire

     Of course I went and saw this at midnight, or really the 11:30 showing I believe it was, so sorry for the late post. Y’all know I get behind. Did I mention that I bought my tickets a month in advance too? Yeah that happened, I’m a little crazy. Anyway!  We should all know what the book is about because we read it before the movie right?! If not, shame on you! Always try to read the books before the movies! So much can be left out of a movie, like some of the questions people have, due to time constraints. You don’t want to be in the theater for 5 hours watching it, and they don’t want to spend billions making the movie.

     I think they did a great job with the movie! I didn’t feel like anything important was left out of the movie from the book. I also think that this one is my favorite from the trilogy anyway. Honestly I don’t have much to say I think that it was very well done. The only problem that I had with it, a minor problem, was the party scene and Katniss’ conversation with the new Game Keeper, and how he showed his watch at the party and Katniss caught something out of the corner of her eye. Other than that, the costumes were once again amazing, and I’m glad that the didn’t skimp on the violence that was happening in the district. I would watch it again, many times. Until next time,
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90s Born Reader
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The Highs and Lows of Social Media

You would think social media would be a blogger’s best friend! Right?

WRONG!!
 
My problem with social media is that you have to go through and connect it to everything! Also I’m still self conscious about the whole blogging thing, so attaching it to social media makes everything seem so much more real. With blogging about books it’s difficult to get views. I’m not talking about things that people want to read all the time like fashion, makeup, or traveling. I’m talking about reading, which is a dying thing on its own. Kind of like owning actual paper books. Now that I’ve finally made a Facebook page, after a year or so of contemplating, it’s time to make that better. Check it out here:
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Don’t forget twitter:  @90sbornreader
google+: 90s Born Reader
and even tumblr @90sbornreader
We’ll see if I get the hang of this. I’m trying I promise.
Until next time,
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90s Born Reader
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The Mortal Instruments, City of Bones Movie vs. Book

city of bones cover City-of-Bones

I’m not going to lie, I was kind of sad after I left the movies. I absolutely loved everyone of these books, which you know if you read my posts, but I was bored by the movie. I think they did some great things like the way the demons looked and the way the institute looked. I especially appreciated that the werewolves truly turned into werewolves and not half men creatures. I wasn’t thrilled with who Magnus Bane was played by because I expected him to be so much more, so much…extra. Instead he was flat, and the only interesting thing he did was called Alec cute. Jace wasn’t cocky enough for me and he didn’t make his voice charismatic enough. I absolutely love Jamie Campbell Bower in Sweeny Todd, and like his performance in that so much more.

I like the way they brought the witch light to life, and how they made the Steeles different for different people.  I also really appreciate that I felt like they stuck to the book really well, and nothing was added, or anything significant was taken out. I like how they made the buildings change when looking past the glamour. They did great when it came to the special effects, and making it all come together.

I waited so long to see this movie, and was so excited for it, and now I can’t say that I’m excited for it at all. I still recommend that you see it of course, but I wouldn’t have high hopes. Am I going to go see the rest of the movies as they come out. Well yeah, of course, and I do believe that they’ll get better as they go. I’m not sure if the movie is still in theaters, It’s probably not, but if it is I recommend you seeing it to support this growing franchise!!

Until Next Time,

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90s Born Reader

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Road Trip!

With my last year of undergrad starting it was time for me to take the road trip back up to Pittsburgh. When ever I start a trip, I always try and think of what books can I bring. With a twelve hour road trip, I knew I was going to need to work on  something. On this trip I brought both of JK Rowling’s new books, the non Harry Potter ones, but I didn’t get very far. I ended up sleeping most of the time, which isn’t bad. I know some people say that can’t read in the car because it makes them sick. I know for me it’s a great way to pass the time. You get lost in the world of the book and then next thing you know it’s been a few hours and it’s time for you to drive again. I never got into the audio book thing. Maybe it’s because I’m a visual person and I would zone out of the book and miss a few pages. I don’t know. What do you do for road trips?! Until Next time,

Keep turning the pages,

90s Born Reader

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E-Reader vs. Real Books

I think that I’ve probably done a post like this before, but the other night I was reading a book in bed, instead of reading on my iPad. I know woe is me reading a book instead of an iPad, but the problem I was having was the book was rather large!! (I was reading Dan Brown’s Inferno and Sarah Dessen’s The Moon and More) It was hard for me to hold the book and get comfortable in bed.

I’ve been trying to get books on my iPad (kindle app), but when I own things by an author, I have to continue getting those books in print. I have to have the whole collection! I mean who just wants to see one of a series on the shelf… no one that’s who. Let me know what you think of e-reader vs. books!! It also seems like e-readers might be putting some book stores out of business, or at least that’s what I’ve heard… until next time,
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90s Born Reader