Patrick Ness

Monthly Recap: January 2018

[caption id="attachment_3251" align="aligncenter" width="501"] image from here[/caption] If I had made some reading goals this year, I also made a new blogging resolution. Since it's really a struggle for me to put up individual reviews for each book I read and finish, I have to be more realistic and practical. For this year, I will try to come up with monthly recaps of books I read, with short reviews for them if I feel the need (ha!). This way, I can still keep tabs on the books I've read and I can at least put up some few lines (or paragraphs maybe?) to at least remind me about them when...
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MONSTERS OF MEN (CHAOS WALKING #3)/Patrick Ness

How do I begin to write my thoughts on a book as intense and powerful as Monsters of Men? Honestly, I’ve been procrastinating writing a post about this book after I’ve read it a few weeks ago. It’s not that I don’t want to write about it. Monsters of Men is a book so powerful and amazing and intense and (insert appropriate superlative), it would be unfair if my blog won’t contain a post about it when I make it always a point to write about a book I have read. The reason why I am dragging my feet on this one is because I feel that my thoughts are still in shambles that to attempt to write t...
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THE ASK AND THE ANSWER/Patrick Ness

It is no secret that I loved The Knife of Never Letting Go. I loved it too much that I had a hard time moving on from the despairing deaths and loss of my favorite characters. This is also the reason why I felt I needed a breathing space before I read the sequel, never mind that The Knife has a very compelling cliff-hanger ending. So, seven months after I finished The Knife of Never Letting Go, I felt I had enough escaping and procrastinating already and decided to rush head on and read the second book in the Chaos Walking Trilogy, The Ask And The Answer. To hell with expected plot twists and...
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A MONSTER CALLS/Patrick Ness

The first time I read a book by Patrick Ness, I fell in love instantly. The Knife Of Never Letting Go is one of my most favorite reads for this year and I have become a huge fan of this amazing author I consider royalty. So when I learned that some bookish friends are planning a buddy read of Patrick Ness’s newest book, A Monster Calls, I decided to join in. Thanks to Aldrin for giving me an ebook copy! :) What reading buddies is all about I have explained in an introductory post and for our reading buddies discussions, you can check out my previous posts. The story of A Monster Calls is orig...
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READING BUDDIES: A MONSTER CALLS/Patrick Ness (5)

Here is the last set of questions: Part 5: What's the Use of You to The Truth 1. What is more painful to Conor than the death of his mother? Why does he need to be honest? What is more painful to Conor than the death of his mother is the truth that secretly he wanted to let go of his mother. He feels guilty for feeling this way and this is the reason why he is constantly in turmoil with his inner self. By being honest with what he really feels, he will set himself free. 2. At the end of the novel, Conor says something very important to his mom. Why must he say it? Why must she hear it? ...
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