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I recently finished reading The Fault In Our Stars by John Green. I think I started reading the book with too many expectations drawn from the media’s explosion over it because of the film adaptation. From many peoples’ reactions to the film I expected to cry and be sucked into the story of Hazel Grace and Augustus Waters, but mostly I expected to cry.

As I always try and read the book before watching the film adaptation I did just that with TFIOS. I know that the film has been very popular since its release but I have yet to see it. The book I found to be a little disappointing and not up to the hype of the film. Maybe this was caused by the blown up ravings of a younger audience or my own level of expectations. I will say that it is well written and gives the reader a snippet into the life of a cancer battler. I feel like I should have enjoyed it more, nevertheless I am glad I read it.

Did I cry? No. I felt a certain sympathy for the characters involved but not to the point of tears. As a twenty-something, I feel the target audience of this book was not for me. I always thought I was connected with the youth culture of today however this book enabled me to see the disparities between me and my younger peers.

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I finished reading An Abundance Of Katherines by John Green. At just over 200 pages this has been one of my shorter reads on my to-read list so I finally had time to purchase and read it!

Thoughts? A short and sweet book. As a Young Adult book it felt slightly juvenile to me, the content felt a little shallow and without a great amount of detail. I felt like there was not as much character development as there could have been, and the ending was predictable. As a young adult myself, I felt like this book could have been aimed more at teens rather than my own age group. All in all I enjoyed the read and breezed through it in a few days. It was easy to pick up and leave off, and it was a comfortable and light read.

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Quiet days spent reading in cafes are like battery recharges.

I finished reading The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter on Sunday. I enjoyed the short albeit morbid takes on classic stories and they were all very easy reads. Some of the stories are only two pages long, so a definite recommendation for a busy individual.

I started reading An Abundance Of Katherines by John Green and I like it so far. I enjoy how John Green writes and though his writing sometimes seems aimed at younger YAs, I think they can also be applicable to those older too.