My Book Reading Habits

Now I’m back to my regular programming. Writing blogs here and there, reading e-books, listening to music. These are my usual weekend routine when I’m not watching TV or watching some series or some movies.

Oh, I finished Pandemonium, Hana, Annabel, Requiem, Raven and Alex too! I bought Alex by Lauren Oliver and The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead on Google Play a week ago. It was good but expensive.

I couldn’t get over that the Delirium series is over. It was a good read. It was very good that I had a hard time in transitioning from Alex and Lena’s dystopian world back to Sydney and Adrian’s vampiric world.

That’s why I switch to City of Bones by Cassandra Clare from time to time. I miss the action more than the romance part of the book.

 

 

Re: Delirium TV Movie

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The curiosity killed the cat. And I’m the cat.

I just finished watching the pilot episode of Delirium. Yep, thanks to Hulu and the torrent gods, I was able to watch it. Even if it was released for a limited time only.

Watch out for spoilers!

I rate this pilot ♡♡♡♡ hearts and not stars because I don’t have stars in my Android keyboard. :]

I totally agree with Marissa M’s comments. I actually wished that I never discovered this pilot episode. Delirium’s story was mesmerizing. It caught me. I’m hooked. I wish there’s a second episode. I wish Hulu got more episodes. :[

In my defense, the pilot was just right for me. I was able to read Delirium (book 1) and Pandemonium (book 2) and it helped me to understand the pacing of the story. I haven’t finished reading Pandemonium but watching this show made me want to continue reading the book more. In fact, I have only read a few chapters but I understand the story. I can say that I don’t get the other characters because I honestly don’t know them or I haven’t read about them yet. And a part of me missed Grace, Aunt Carol and Jenny because they were not shown in the Pilot.

They actually chose a different plot. I understand that it’s because they can’t copy the whole book. And they also have to change some things because they need to attract the readers and supporters of the show. It’s not a problem for me.

It actually helped me understand and visualize the fences and the Crypts. There are other scenes that are clearer now and that I can visualize thanks to the show though they changed some of it.

At first, I was hesitant to watch it because it must be scary or gore or something… (because of the raid and other raid related scenes) but I was wrong.

What sets me off is that, in the show the characters can touch each other but in the books they can’t.

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As for the artists, Emma Roberts gave Lena Haloway justice. Although, in my opinion Hana should be blonde. Alex didn’t seem like Alex for me. Julian was okay. But… I haven’t finished the books yet so I can’t really say.

I just wish that there’s a follow up because I liked it. They combined Pandemonium and Delirium in the Pilot and it makes sense. It’s beautiful. It’s a little rushed but it was the kind of rush that I enjoyed.

I love how they narrated Delirium. Delirium’s show was fun. The narration was okay with me. I guess, you need to read the book somehow to understand the story. And perhaps they can still expand it and narrate it if they were given a chance.

I just… I just wish that another producer will pick it up or make it a movie. :[

Re: Delirium by Lauren Oliver

So I already finished Delirium by Lauren Oliver today. I’m on the third chapter of Pandemonium already and I’m still hooked.

I got interested in the Love is a disease thing and the mere fact that the Romeo and Juliet thing was just real in a Dystopian setting.

I’ve been hooked in the Dystopian and Utopian Young Adult fiction these days that I started with the Matched Trilogy by Allie Condie, which I was able to finish. Followed by Divergent by Veronica Roth, which I unfortunately stopped reading at Insurgent because I find the plot too strong as of the moment. Then this… Delirium by Lauren Oliver. I hope I won’t be bored in this book. Because the game changer for me are the plot, the pace, the characters’ personalities, and how it was narrated.

I read some good reviews about Pandemonium and Requiem and they said that these books are more interesting than Delirium. I was captivated by the attack of the narration of Delirium. I didn’t know what I was in for. I just knew that Love is a disease and that the people in this story are interesting. It has the same feels with Matched for me. It’s a little familiar. I imagine Alex and Kyle. I find both characters connected. In my mind, they have similarities that made reading Delirium easier to understand.

Of course they are two different characters, like two different people, but that’s how I can relate to them.

I’ve also learnt that Delirium was adapted as a TV series but was not picked up by FOX. Starring Emma Roberts, Daren Kagasoff, Jeanine Mason and Gregg Sulkin. I have to see it before I pass my judgment on whether it’s good or not. I also read a certain question under Lauren Oliver’s Delirum’s page in Goodreads that the pilot was too fast-paced for the fans. According to the post, they squeezed the story in 40 minutes, which made the pilot episode too much to watch. They used the word ‘rushed’ and I have to see it before I agree or disagree.

I like reading Pandemonium. Most of the words are easy to understand and some of it are complex but it’s okay. I like how Lena narrates the scenes although I can’t imagine some scenes but that’s my problem, not Lauren’s.

I haven’t seen Before I fall or her other books but I like the Delirium Trilogy so far. I heard Before I Fall talks about death and I tend to steer clear of those kinds of books like John Green’s The Fault of The Stars. Hello cancer!

I can’t say that TFIOS and Delirium are the same, but it’s different in my opinion. I don’t regret that I chose this book. I’m not sure yet but maybe this will be my second favorite book after Richelle Mead’s The Vampire Academy and Bloodlines ( TVA’s spinoff.)

I’m the kind of reader who prefers interesting plots. I didn’t even know that I’m reading YA novels until I got hooked with TVA, Becca Fitzgerald’s Hush Hush series, Thomas Sniegoski’s Fallen series, Lauren Kate’s The Fallen, and the Thirst series by Christopher Pike.

Oh, I also liked Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series even before it became overrated in the Philippines. I guess, that was the first series that I enjoyed. It was introduced by my cousin, who was in high school at that time. She likes talking about it and we became close because of that. I guess, I became in love with fantasy series because of Twilight and I have to give that book the credit.