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#bookreview … Marked (House of Night #1) by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

Marked (House of Night, #1)

Plot: After a Vampire Tracker Marks her with a crescent moon on her forehead, 16-year-old Zoey Redbird enters the House of Night and learns that she is no average fledgling. She has been Marked as special by the vampyre Goddess Nyx and has affinities for all five elements: Air, Fire Water, Earth and Spirit. But she is not the only fledgling at the House of Night with special powers. ( read more here )

Marked by P.C. Cast

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I normally don’t read reviews of books on Goodreads (1. I don’t really care about other people’s opinion when choosing my reads and 2. I feel like I am wasting my time.). But for some reason I decided to go ahead and read some and I was shocked. It’s ok that a book is not everyone’s favorite, it’s ok for a book to have bad comments and even 1 star from many readers. What I think is not ok, it’s when readers don’t attack just the book itself, but the authors (in such a hateful way) and the readers that do enjoy the book. So yes, I was shocked when a reader made comments about how the authors are stupid, or the way they should be killed and about how stupid the readers that enjoyed the book must be. I just don’t get it! Why do you have to be so hateful? You don’t like it, give the book to a charity or a library, leave 1 star and say that the book is just not for you and move on. But from there to actually put all this hate towards the authors and the readers that enjoyed it, I think it’s just too much and sites like Goodreads should not allow this to happen. But well, social media gets to me lately, so I believe that the solution lays in me taking a break from it. With that being said, here is my review for this book which I absolutely loved a few years ago and again today. πŸ™‚

My Review:

After reading some of the negative reviews I must edit my review with this note: I don’t care if you didn’t like the book (for whatever reason) so stop yourself from bad commenting my review! Thanks!

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Why books are so much better than social media πŸ§šβ€β™€οΈπŸ’œπŸ“–

Hello everyone,

Have you noticed that everywhere you go on social media, people are fighting over something? Sometimes (most of the time 😏) I check the comments for minutes and it becomes overwhelming. I’m overwhelmed with people’s feelings of anger and hurt and this constant need to humiliate others. It’s like they feed on good energy while they spread all their bad energy.

Sometimes I comment on some posts, only to delete my comments because I realize that it’s not worth my time. And I end up unfollowing pages that I used to love because I feel that the people on those pages are just bad influencers.

Today, after a situation like the one just described, I went on Instagram instead of Facebook. On Instagram I follow only pages related to books and it’s incredible how I instantly felt so good while just looking at the book related pictures.

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Changing the world, one small thought at a time…

Hello everyone!
It’s been so long that I’ve been on WordPress that I’m not even sure if I know how it works anymore. It’s strange when you have a blog that you have to maintain. You see, every day I think about things that I could write about and I actually create these amazing articles in my head, only to give it up once I have a spare minute because I am too tired, or probably just too lazy.
There is a question that pops up in my mind often:
Do people still read blogs?
There are so many blogs out there, with so many different topics. While I enjoy reading and I really like to learn new stuff I find that my time is so limited that I tend to speed read when I’m on a blog. It’s not fair for bloggers that put so much hard work into their articles, but if I do it, do others do it as well? I guess it doesn’t matter because in the end writing, for me, is more like a therapy session. Sure, I could write a journal, but for some reason it doesn’t make the same ”ahhh” effect (maybe I do need a bit of attention πŸ˜€ ).
After a lot of thinking, the topic of the day will be: Why do women change their last name after marriage. And, should they?
The more years pass, the more I realize that I am becoming more…feminist…I write it like this because I am not sure if I am a feminist but what I do know is that there are many, many things that happen in our society and in the world, towards women, that really bother me. And this thing with the name changing came in my news feed (on Facebook yes! πŸ˜€ )so many times this week. I know, most probably because I responded at one article, Facebook decided to show me more of this, just to see when exactly will I explode πŸ™‚ . The thing is that I’ve seen so many comments from women my age and even younger that defend this name changing after marriage like there is no tomorrow. The comment that bothered me the most was something like: changing your last name after your husband makes you a family!
I’m there reading all these ridiculous comments and yet this one sentence made me so mad. Really! A last name makes you a family? A man last name makes you a family? As in, you don’t need love, respect, care for each other…if you have his last name you are a family! So much garbage!!! So of course, I could not help myself and I made a comment about how not a man last name makes the family but love does. And I also wrote that I would never take my husband’s last name and that my kids have both our names, especially because having kids made me suffer (physical pain) and I think that it’s not fair that our kids be recognized as his kids only. One girl decides to tell me how she has more important problems to deal with in life so changing her last name is not such a big deal. Well, it is a big deal! It is a huge deal!!! Because why do women have to give up things all the time for others? Why do us have to change our names? Why can’t they change it? So, just to make it clear, there where men that were saying they changed their names and it’s ok with them. But then there were others that were saying that if a woman doesn’t want to change her name, or even worse πŸ™‚ he has to change his, that means that he is not a real man.

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