Who Am I Tag

Okay, let me just get this out of the way.

“Who am I? I’m JEAN VALJEAN!”

Whew. Okay, that’s over. At least there wasn’t a gif. Apologies if you have no idea what’s going on. That was meant to be sung, btw. And props to you if you know which lyric comes next.

Thanks to the Orangutan Librarian for tagging me! You have no way of knowing this, but my husband is basically obsessed with personality types, and he’s been begging me to re-take the Myers Briggs for the umpteenth time, because he thinks he’s FINALLY found the type that suits me. (I always end up smack-dab in the middle of 3 out of the 4 categories, lol.)

Hope you enjoy getting to know me! Continue reading “Who Am I Tag”

Review: Divergent

Divergent_(book)_by_Veronica_Roth_US_Hardcover_2011Divergent by Veronica Roth

Series: Divergent
Genres: Action/Adventure, Dystopia, Young Adult
Maturity Rating: 3 1/2
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In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating boy fits into the life she’s chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she’s kept hidden from everyone because she’s been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.


I enjoyed Divergent, and it was an extremely well-written book. However, it did not live up to the hype surrounding it. I was expecting something as good as the Hunger Games, if not better, but it just didn’t seem to meet that standard. Continue reading “Review: Divergent”