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The Blair Book Project

Hello! I'm Janus. I am a 3D Graphics Artist by profession, and a proud Book Addict - i mean Enthusiast, and Blogger. I'm very much into Young Adult and Fantasy genre but I open myself to reading other genres from time to time. I run a blog launched as The Blair Book Project on Blogger, where I post entries such as my book reviews and other book related articles. I obviously got the name of this blog for the movie "The Blair Witch Project," why the name you may ask? I have no idea! I just thought it had a good ring to it. Ha! Ha! I post reviews twice a week and I regularly participate in book memes and features that readers and blogger all over the globe share their book interests (i.e. In My Malibox, Top Ten Tuesdays, etc). I have 230 GFC Followers. My blog has over 37,000 pageviews history and have roughly 200 page views per day. I have written over 267 reviews since my span of blogging. I am also an avid Instagram user, with over 350 followers, where I post pictures mostly of books I'm currently reading, books I got for review, galleys, purchased from bookstores, etc. (Statistics as of March 2013). My book reviews are not exactly "reviews" in a sense because I simply just type down what I feel about the book. What I write is solely my opinion and should not be taken as a definite basis of how the book is to be judged entirely. We all have different likes and dislikes so please do understand that although I'm very optimistic about the books I read, there will be negative comments towards those that I don't find suiting for my taste. BLOG URL: http://theblairbookproject.blogspot.com/ GOODREADS ACCOUNT: http://goodreads.com/janusvielle AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/AFAGLA0UYBOMH?ie=UTF8&ref_=ya_56 INSTAGRAM: @janusvielle

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Saving June

Saving June - Hannah Harrington Saving June was a gift from Maria for my birthday. To be honest, I was sceptical about reading it, but since I was looking for some contemporary books to read, I thought to give Saving June a shot. It’s rare to find myself reading books such as this. Realistic fiction has never been up my alley. I guess I get so much of real life everyday that fantasy and other otherworldly books were a great way to take a break from reality.When I started to read Saving June, I didn’t really think much of it. The first chapters showed me an angst Harper grieving over her sister, June’s death, who committed suicide. In their family, June is the prodigy while Harper’s the black sheep. I didn’t find Harper to be a character I’d let myself be influenced by. All the smoking and bad seed persona doesn’t win my affection, but that doesn’t mean she’s not a strong character. Over the course of Harper’s journey to California made see what kind of strength she brings into the life of the people she’s with. It may not be as noticeable as everyone else’s, but the subtlety of it makes it all the more awe inspiring. Jake was one other character I didn’t really think I’d like either. One of the biggest turn offs for me in a guy is a smoking habit. So no matter how cute or hot he was, I was icky about the whole smoking thing. But when he talks about music... man is he a killer. I’m not as fanatical about music as he is, but the passion he puts out whenever he talks about music was fascinating to see. I like that this guy isn’t afraid to be honest about what he likes, even though some would tend to laugh at it or make fun of him because of it.At the beginning of Jake, Harper and Laney’s trip, I was doubtful about the idea of it. I didn’t get the purpose behind them joining the activists – there’s nothing wrong with fighting for what you believe in, I just didn’t get the essence of it for their agenda. But as soon as I saw the change in Harper’s character, I began to understand the importance of this journey to happen, and whatever spots they stopped at to either rest or just live. How it helped Harper find closure over what June did and, to hopefully move on.My reading experience with Saving June was pretty short. And to be honest, I don’t exactly have the right words to say what I feel about this book. It was nice and yet it was deep and emotional. I still haven’t figured out why June killed herself though. Her reasons and her story weren’t really cleared out in the end... but for some reason, I feel like it is better left that way.Books like these make you feel grateful for all the things you have and experience in life.. No matter how shallow they may seem... For more of my reviews, please visit my blog: The Blair Book Project @ www.theblairbookproject.blogspot.com