Saturday, December 29, 2012

Book Geek Week News for 2013

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Hey, everybody. Hope you all are having a great holiday week. Wish you all good tidings before, during, and after New Years Eve.

Just wanted to drop by a review along with some other news.

First off: news; with the Twilight saga thing ending there are two movies coming out soon (just around the corner) that are straight from the supernatural fiction book shelves: Beautiful Creatures coming out in February 2013 and City of Bones (part of the Mortal Instruments series) in August of 2013.

The significance is that despite the 7 month gap in between movies, there is a question of which one will take the throne for film adaptation of a supernatural YA novel. There is also the question if these movies will capture the series well, quench the thirst of the book fans, and also create a strong hold on the audiences that go watch them.

Nevertheless, with such movies coming out, it is seen that the supernatural genre in the YA section is taking popularity. And among them there are other novels being adapted to film next year. Here is a list of a few I found on

1. World War Z by Max Brooks (set to release on June 2013)
2. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card (set to release November 2013)

3. Paranoia by Joseph Finder (set to release October 2013)

4. The Host by Stephenie Meyer (set to release March 2013)

5. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (set to release November 2013)

And these are just a few of them. I guess now with less new ideas in the world of cinema, most people working in that medium are adapting movies to cash in the big check or really haven't found a new idea besides making a romantic comedy, action movie, or a movie based directly on a book or some significant thing in the media. But enough of my ranting on that.

 So far, things have come out good. Books never stop being in popularity whether e-book style or physical print with all the binding and non-virtual pages. And other good news: picked out some interesting novels and a few book reviews are due after this post, (right before New Years Eve!)

Til Next Blogpost,
Miss Bobo

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Jiu Jiu v.1 (book review)

Hey guys hope December is treating you well wherever you may be. Recently, with this upcoming winter break I got a chance to check out a few books to crack on some book reading.
A few of them I have already started reading them on the side until I can go full blown book worm mode aaaaaand I got to finish one of them.

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Now, this is a first since the beginning of this blog because I usually review fiction rather than comic books or graphic novels. So as a first: here is my review on a manga I picked up yesterday.

Titled Jiu Jiu (story and art done by Touya Tobina), this manga starts with the growth of Takamichi who is put in charge as a demon hunter after her twin brother passed away. As years go on, her father finds two puppies and puts them in Takimichi's care. She calls them Snow and Night and takes care of them for 3 years. As she gets older she starts high school and spends less time with them. Puppies now turned into grown dogs, find themselves in a struggle to stay by her side.

As you can tell by the plot, it is a shoujo story 9meaning that the target audience is young girls). Personally, I do know a few guys who do read shoujo so it isn't a big deal. But with shoujo mangas like Vampire Knight and Absolute Boyfriend, its a bit hard to distinguish yourself in the genre when the main point is about a girl finding love (or so is the usual trend in this genre).

Anywhoo...I found this graphic novel more cute than comical and there were instances in which there wasn't much of transitioning in character growth. I liked the concept of a girl being put in charge of her dead brother's job and found that her character was aggressive in action sequences. Nevertheless, its cute just not that big of a deal. This would probably go well for a girl who is in her preteen-early teen years and who had just started getting into japanese graphic novels.

Til Next Blogpost,
Miss Bobo

Thursday, December 6, 2012

CosMos: A Co-creator's Guide to the Whole World (Non-Fiction Review)

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Hello folks. It's been a month since my last blogpost so I apologize for being MIA. Been all over the place with projects, papers, and all that collegiate halubuloo.

However, I was able to finish one of the books I recently checked out. First of all, as you can tell by most of the books reviewed here, I am not much of a non-fiction person. Things have changed a little now, and I am now picking up non-fiction books on interesting subjects that aren't bout the usual economics that have been sold within the past decade.

The book you see here was one of the few non-fiction books I picked up to read on the train ride.
Written by Dr. Ervin Laszlo and Dr. Jude Currivan (yeah they both got Ph.D's so you gotta call em Dr.), Cosmos; A Co-creator's Guide to the Whole World broadly covers subjects such as string theory, the Akashic field,  holographics, certain terms of physics and other developments/studies that have done to prove such phenomena as ESP and premonitions.

For 264 pages, this book does not cover the whole world as it is stated in the subtitle of this book. Both authors cover broadly certain complex theories such as the string theory and equations such as E=mC2 in basic terms. There were instances that I felt certain subjects should have been given more detailed explanations and examples of, like the concept of quanta being used to discover parallel universes. However, I did learn certain things such as what are "photons" and certain experiments & developments done to prove phenomena like ESP. Sure some of the information done here you can research it online but this book is good to guide people who are starting to connect with other books containing more detailed information on the aforementioned subjects. I wouldn't take this book literal to the details provided but its good to get you started on understanding more of what Albert Einstein was talking about in his equation of E=mC2. Oh and another thing: this book in almost every chapter had an Albert Einstein quote to accompany it. It was kinda cool and deep but wasn't too much of an introduction to the chapter. The main concept I got from this book is to be more aware and not be afraid to learn new things. So, if any of you thought that concepts like wormholes, string theory, parallel universes, chakras, ESP, premonitions, or even Deja Vu was interesting I would recommend this book to get you started. Either way,

Til Next Blogpost,
Miss Bobo