YTube Vid of the Week: Why You Should Read The Alchemist by Bmore’s Hip-Hop Artist Gillateen

Now, as an advocate of my personal reading movement with my little bookshelf in the comfort of my home, I would recommend some good self-help books to a few of you. But I’ve been slacking on my reading, and have taken a stab at listening to other people’s suggestions about books that they feel are awesome reads.

This week’s YTube Vid of the Week is a dedication to all those people who seek purpose in their life. It’s for all the folks who inspire to achieve something but need that little pick me up of encouragement to do what has to be done for reaching where they want to be. Looking at Gillateen’s growing success tells me the book works magic, so I’m going to get me a copy of the book, too.

How did Gillateen do with his book review? Did he convince you to read The Alchemist? Leave your comments below.

Did you see the hilarious Helloflo Moon Party commercial? Read YTube Vid of the Week: Helloflo Moon Party on Doc’s Castle Media.

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Such A Rush by Jennifer Echols Book Review

Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols  is about a girl name Leah Jones. Leah lives in a trailer park next to an airport found in Beach Town, South Carolina. She never had anybody to depend on in her life. Her mother was mostly absent in her life, and she never met her real father. In order to not get evicted from her trailer, Leah had to get a job at the airport just to support her mother and herself. The only thing that gives Leah peace is flying airplanes. When she was only 14, she begin to learn how to fly with her flight instructor, Mr. Hall. Three to four years later, Leah has her flying license and is able to work for Mr. Hall’s banner business. When Mr. Hall dies suddenly, Leah is out of a job and her chances of flying is over. Then, two of Mr. Hall sons Alec, the sweet golden boy, and Grayson, the daredevil, take over Mr. Hall business. The Boys asks Leah if she will work for the business and Leah definitively wants to fly. But she doesn’t trust her long time crush Grayson because of his daredevil actions. When Grayson blackmails Leah with one of her secrets, Leah has no choice but to fly. Now Leah’s Life is revolved around the two brothers and anything she does wrong can make her life worse.

Out of an A-F grade average, I gave this book a:

Such a Rush was ok. A book that I could finish but the book didn’t make me rush to finish it. It had a lot twists and drama.  Some people may read this book because some can relate to Leah’s life. Leah is a girl who wants to get out of the hood, she never had a stable family, and she depends on her job to move out.  Jennifer Echols is a good writer but I don’t particularly like her style of writing. One of her books that I read, Forget You was something like Such a Rush. I was also able to finish that book but I didn’t enjoy it that much. Such a Rush is a bit better and I thought it was average.

I recommend this book to people who like Jennifer Echols or people who enjoy sad conflicts with sexual bliss.

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter is about how Lincoln’s life changes when he finds out that his mother was killed by a vampire hunter. After the horrible death of his mother, Lincoln begins an obsession with killing vampires. He begins to write a journal of his elaborate strategies of how he will hunt and kill all vampires. The reader begins to understands that Lincoln’s life changes because of his interactions with vampires and how vampires are involved in his childhood, his family, and his career.

Out of  A-F grade average, I gave the book a:

Although the book is fairly original and makes us believe one of the most important figures in history is a vampire hunter, a few moments in the book lacks entertainment.  What I was hoping for was complex details of the fighting scenes and vampire killing strategies, but they weren’t descriptive enough for me to fully understand how Lincoln was a hunter. The book simply brought me in because Lincoln  hunts vampires. The beginning of the book went slow enough that I was ready to get to the climax of the story. Despite the beginning of Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter being a little slow, it was amazing how Smith was able to connect the history of the civil war towards vampires.

In the book, the reader discovers that Abraham Lincoln isn’t the only one who plays a historical figure in the fiction book. Other characters who appeared were historical figures such as Jefferson Davis, Mary Todd Lincoln, Stephen D. Douglas, and Edgar Allen Poe.

Overall, I recommend this fascinating read to all young readers everywhere. It’s an easy read for teenagers and an even easier read for adults. It tests your knowledge on how much you really know about Abraham Lincoln and the civil war.

What’s New for Doc’s Castle Media

We’re entering a summer full of nothing but creative and juicy ideas, just as it should be. Doc’s Castle Media has some good ideas to keep you interested while you’re enjoying your summer break or just lounging around the house looking for things to occupy your time. We have three new columns and one creative story coming your way starting this month. Check out what’s coming up!

New for Doc's Castle Media

Doc’s Castle Media’s Book Review – See what we think of some of the books we’ve read this summer.

Doc’s Castle Media Movie Review – Learn the ratings that Doc’s Castle Media gives this summer’s movies list.

Vonni’s Advice – Starting June 24th, a teenage advice column will be hosted by Jovanni Boyd (to read more about this writer click here). This advice column is to help you get through your day. While we give you advice from a fellow young adults point of view, you’ll learn all that you need to know about relationships, school, and plenty more topics that we all go through growing up as a teen.

Hide and I’ll Seek – This summers horror story by K. A. Walker meant to scare your pants off! Read about how Aston must save his classmates lives in a game of Hide and Seek just in time enough to finish his history assignment. Read the introduction, here.