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Friday, April 19, 2013

Books Hot Off The Press!

Hi! I’m back, and I apologize for not posting lately, I’ve been busy with school and after several days of not posting, I decided to take a break for a while. To make it up to you, here are the new books that have been recently published, just the type of thing to take your mind off the rainy spring weather here! Enjoy!

  • Confessions of a Scholarship Winner by Kristina Ellis. Published by April 16, 2013.

  • Light: A Gone Novel by Michael Grant. Published April 2, 2013.

  • Taken by Erin Bowman. Published by April 16, 2013.

  • Divine Madness (Cherub) by Robert Muchamore. Published by April 16, 2013.

  • What Happened To Goodbye  by Sarah Dessen. Published by April 9, 2013.

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Saturday, March 30, 2013

You vs. Your Twin

Dualed is a book written by Elsie Chapman. It’s a book based on a dystopian future. The city of Kersh is a safe haven in a war-torn environment, but their safety comes at a cost. In order to reside in the city, you must be able to survive and defend it against any group that tries to attack it. When you are born, another person is born baring the same identical features of yourself. In other words, your genetic alternate or twin. To be able to lead a better life, with higher education, better jobs, permission to marry, you must be prove yourself to be the better alternate, and eliminate your twin before your twentieth birthday arrives. This is the story of West Grayer, and how she attempts to face the situation that she is in.

You might remember this book in a post that I published earlier. This is one of the books that I included when talking about newly released books. I thought that this might be a good read, and I did enjoy it. I thought it was interesting how a person might deal with the fact that they have to permanently defeat their twin. The story has includes violence and has characteristics similar to the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. However, that’s what makes it so intriguing. Dualed is Elsie Chapman’s first novel, and the sequel Divided, is coming out soon!

 

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Friday, March 29, 2013

Books Hot Off The Press!

Here are some more books for you! Read, browse, and enjoy!

  • Extinction Machine by Jonathan Maberry. Published by March 26th 2013.

  • Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare. Published by March 19th 2013.

  • If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch. Published by March 26th 2013.

  • Hawkeye by Matt Fraction. Published by March 19th 2013.

 

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Saturday, March 23, 2013

I Remember!

I was browsing through the likes page on Facebook, and just exploring things that I enjoy. I saw some books that I had read as a child, and immediately had that “I remember” moment. So I’m putting the names of books that I recall and enjoy as a child. If you remember any of these books, feel free to comment, write down some of your favorite childhood books, and enjoy!

Good Night Moon: This is such a sweet story, and the fact that it was published in 1947 and is still loved by children everywhere, speaks volumes for itself!

Green Eggs and Ham: I love the rhymes in this book! “I would not eat them in a house, I would not eat them with a mouse, I would not eat them here and there, I will not eat them anywhere! I do not like green eggs and ham, I do not like them Sam I Am! ”

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs: Giant doughnuts, ice cream, hot dogs, and pancakes falling everywhere, could this get any better!

Fox in Socks: I was determined to meet the challenge this book presented. Complete those tricky tongue twisters, or prepare to end up with a tragically terribly twisted tongue!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar: All I can say for this book was the ending was my favorite part!

If You Give a Pig a Pancake: If you give me this book, then I’m going to get a snack. If I get up to get a snack, then my brother will ask me to help him spell a word. When that happens, I need to find a dictionary so I can give it to him. But I can’t find the dictionary, and discover that there’s a hole in my pants. To fix the hole, I need to get some needle and thread….

Having just finished, I notice some underlying themes, most of the books that I’ve read as a child has to do with rhymes or food! Maybe the answer to writing a successful children's story is to think like a starving artist!

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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Books Hot Off The Press!

Here are some more books for you! Read, browse, and enjoy!
  • The Matchbox Diary by Paul Fleischman. Published March 12th 2013.

  • Chomp by Carl Hiaasen .Published March 12th 2013.

  • Orleans by Sherri L. Smith. Published March 7th 2013.

  • Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza. Published March 12th 2013.

  • Panic by Sharon M. Draper. Published March 12th 2013.

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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Hoot, Flush, Scat, & Chomp

All the words included in the title, are names of books written by Carl Hiaasen. The reason why I mention this is because while my little brother was playing Sonic & SEGA All-stars Racing on our X-box 360, I was checking my email online and happened to see a book called Chomp. Carl Hiaasen published a new young adult novel, seeing Chomp published brought back memories of when I was in the sixth grade, reading his novel Hoot, and it was a hoot.

For those of you who haven’t read Hoot, it is a story whose setting is placed in Florida. It is a story of three kids trying to save the habitat of the miniature owls, whose homes are close to being destroyed a construction project. The aim of the project is to construct  a restaurant called Mother Paula’s All-American Pancake House, for the people of Coconut Cove. Roy, Mullet Fingers, and Beatrice Leep must band together to save the home of the burrowing owls.

Carl’s novels, Flush, and Scat follow similar themes and story lines. All of them revolve around animals and the environment. When I saw Chomp, it brought back those memories, and I will be excited to read it once I get my hands on it!

 

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Friday, March 15, 2013

Leviathan!

Leviathan: a sea monster, identified in different passages with the whale and the crocodile, and with the devil, a very large aquatic creature, esp. a whale.
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld, is a book that is based on World War One in 1914. Fifteen year old Deryn Sharp is a free spirited girl, who wants a chance be an airman like her father. Unfortunately in 1914, women didn’t have rights as men do today. To realize her dream, she must dress as a boy named Dylan, and fool everyone into thinking that there is nothing more to her than shortly cropped hair, and a gruff voice. She means to employ into the air service with her brother Jaspert, but she gets into an accident and winds up on the most famous ship in all of England, the Leviathan.
Meanwhile, Aleksander Ferdinand, the prince of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, is on the run from his own people. With his parents (the Archduke and his wife) murdered, everything he owns including his title, is worthless. His loyal crew and a Stormwalker (a mechanical machine that walks on two legs) is all he has to protect him. Through the course of the war, events begin to happen that allows Alek and Dylan/Deryn to meet up with each other and form an unlikely friendship and ally.
Scott Westerfeld creates a story that includes biology and machines. British, France, and Russia are Darwinists Empires. Meaning they create and evolve creatures that are able to do a variety of things. Lizards can give messages, giant Jellyfish can be be used as a hot air balloon, and the airship Leviathan, is a fabricated whale with many creatures supporting it.
The Austro-Hungarian empire, and the Germans are Clankers, meaning they use machines to replace things they use in warfare and daily life. Machines that walk on two, four, six legs are common. Advanced weaponry and inventions virtually have no limit.
To tell you the truth, the beginning of the book, was dull for me. Especially the parts when Alek was narrating. His sections of the book didn’t hold that much interest for me, but when he met up with Deryn/Dylan, things change much more dramatically, and begin to get interesting. Leviathan is a enjoyable book with a lot of history involved. He does a unique job of mixing fantasy, history, and technology into one book.
 
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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Books Hot Off The Press!

Here are some more books for you! Read, browse, and enjoy!
  • Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry. Published March 5th, 2013

  • The Chance by Karen Kingsbury. Published March 5th, 2013

  • Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala. Published March 5th, 2013

  • Requiem by Lauren Oliver. Published March 5th, 2013

  • Unremembered by Jessica Brody. Published March 5th, 2013


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Sunday, March 3, 2013

New Book Releases!

These are more books that have been recently published. I haven’t read any of them, but I thought they were interesting based on the previews I read. Check it out, browse through, and enjoy!
  • Fragments by Dan Wells. Published by February 26,2013

  • Dualed by Elsie Chapman. Published by February 26,2013

  • Pulse by  Patrick Carman. Published by February 26,2013

  • Red Velvet Cupcake Murder by Joanne Fluke. Published by February 26,2013


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Saturday, March 2, 2013

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

It’s Dr. Seuss’s Birth
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Time for adventures, and laughs
and play!
What a guy, what a charm
What a wonderful Seuss
He’s just as famous as
Old Mother Goose.
Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!
We’ll all give a cheer
We’ll celebrate again
Same time next year!

Hope you enjoyed the poem!

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Friday, March 1, 2013

Happy Early Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Yes, tomorrow is Dr. Seuss’s Birthday! When tomorrow arrives, feel free to grab a grab one of his books, and start reading! You can read to other children, or your own sisters and brothers! Sit down, get comfortable, and eat a pie. Oh the books you can read if only you try!

A sneak peek for tomorrow!

Happy Early Birthday Dr. Seuss!

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Saturday, February 23, 2013

New Book Publications

These are books that have been recently published. I haven’t read any of them, but I thought they were interesting based on the previews I read. Check it out, browse through, and enjoy!
  • Hattie Ever After: by Kirby Lawson. Published February 12, 2013.

  • Pivot Point by Kasie West. Published February 12, 2013.

  • Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner. Published February 12, 2013.

  • Out of Nowhere by Maria Padian.Published February 12, 2013.

  • Mind Games by Kirsten White. Published February 19, 2013.


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Friday, February 22, 2013

Textbook Troubles (Part 3)

Yes, there is a textbook troubles part 3, and this time I have finally gotten my books! Achieving this goal, was a different matter entirely. When we left off last time, and I mentioned, “I should be happy about the fact that they were not as much trouble as they were last time, it’s not that much of a fuss.” How wrong I was, turns out that the last two books, I needed were not available at the bookstore. They had to order some more! I had to wait another week for them to get my books. While I was waiting, I had to borrow somebody else’s textbook, with each day that went by, I grew more and more frustrated. When I finally got the email saying my books were here, I was happy, but a little upset about the fact, that not all of my books were available on the day I was supposed to get them.
Hopefully next time thing will go smoother, if that’s not too much to ask!
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Thursday, February 21, 2013

From Civilization to Total Anarchy

Doomed is a novel written by Tracy Deebs. She creates a fast paced adventure novel, packed with lots of heart-stopping excitement.
The story begins with Pandora, a regular teenager celebrating her 17th birthday. Her mom is a corporate lawyer defending the Big Oil Company as they push for more drilling rights in Alaska. She’s upset, because her mom doesn’t acknowledge her birthday in any way, shape or form. She checks her email and Facebook, and sees that she got a email from her long lost father. He claims he has the answers to her questions, and wants to explain to her why he left. She has hundreds of questions, but the most important ones linger in her mind, why did her father walk away from their family, and why he never came back. At first she is wary, warned by her mom to never open anything she gets from her dad. However, because it’s her birthday, she opens up the email and sees what her father has to say. She is led to a blog that contains 12 childhood pictures. Excited, she send them to her local Walgreens picture account, and prepares to pick them up later. She continues to go to school and progresses through the day, but all the while she has unleashed a worm that shuts down and destroys the global power grid.
The only way to stop it, is to play the game.Pandora’s father created Pandora’s Box. The game provides the clues, and her childhood memories provide the keys. She works together with two stepbrothers Eli and Theo, to crack the game, and prevent the world from having a total meltdown.
While reading this novel, I had a hard time trying to put it down. Tracy does a good job keeping the plot in balance, and not letting the game dominate it. You also learn about Greek Mythology throughout the book. First and foremost, the story of Pandora and how she let out all the evil that was contained in the box. You still learn about Zeus, the Titans, Apollo, and many others. You get a good load of fantasy from the game, and a dose of Pandora’s reality as she and her friends try to stay alive before total anarchy prevails.

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“Beat the Game. Save the world”

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Friday, February 15, 2013

Mystic City, Twice Star-Crossed

Mystic City, written by Theo Lawrence, is just the type of story written for the spirit of Valentines Day! The novel involves a  world that has been affected by global warming. Manhattan is now split between the skyscrapers of the Aeries and the semi-flooded Depths. People who live in the Aeries are rich and powerful. While those who live in the Depths are poor, and forced to live with magic wielding mystics.
Aria Rose, the main character, wakes up in the hospital with amnesia. She has overdosed on Stic (a mystical energy), that results in the near loss of her life, and parts of her memory. She is bewildered, and confused, and unsure what is real and what is not. She can remember her life, and her family, but not everything. Her family tells her that she had a forbidden romance with their rival’s son Thomas Foster. However, the family realizes their mistake, and decided to let them marry, despite their rebellious actions. Now she’s getting married to Thomas, to reunite the family’s rivals. The problem is, she doesn’t remember her true love. During her engagement party, she meets a strange boy and later finds out that his name is Hunter, a rebel mystic, who holds some dangerous secrets of his own.
The novel suggests what Romeo and Juliet’s life would have been, if they had lived. Theo Lawrence does a good job managing the plot in the story. However, I had a hard time trying to figure out how magic came to be in a world that is technology advanced. The squalor, luxuries, and the advanced mechanisms of the Aeries, does not fit in with people infused with magical qualities. Theo Lawrence does not fully explain how magic enters a futuristic world like ours. Despite that, he introduces something new and fresh, and perfect for romantically inclined readers!
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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Ali’s Pretty Little Lies

Ali’s Pretty Little Lies is another book in a long line of Pretty Little Liars novels written by Sara Shepard. So far, this marks the 14th book in the whole series, whoo! The whole sequel begins with five girls coming together for a sleepover. Ali, Spencer, Hannah, Emily, and Aria are celebrating the beginning of summer break with a girl’s night out. Ali is the queen bee of the group, and dictates most of the festivities. The girls share secrets and play games, eventually they fall asleep. The next morning Alison is gone, and that is the last the four friends see or hear of her. Until four years later, they start getting harassing messages from somebody named A. Their secrets start to expose themselves, and their dead friend’s body is found.

What makes this different from the other books in the series, is that it is written from Ali’s perspective. As you read the book, you can understand why Alison acts the way she does up until her murder. You start to find out more and more clues until the the end of the book comes with a cliffhanger. To tell you the truth, I am not a big fan of the book series, I feel like the same plot, from the first book, keeps getting repeated in the rest of the series. There are so many false clues, and dead ends, that when I found out who A actually was, I didn’t take it seriously. I literally brushed it off, and thought that the character reveal was going nowhere. Despite that, Sara Shepard does a good job of holding the audience’s attention, and weaving a good mystery plot (Even though it tends to turn into a soap opera). If you are looking for a book filled with secrets, shocking truths, and suspicious people, the series and this book is a good match for you.

“If you’re going to be two-faced, at least make one of them pretty”

-Marilyn Monroe

 

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Friday, February 8, 2013

Guest Post: BabyMouse!

I’m doing things a little differently today. My brother Ezra, has a book that he wants to share with all of you. I’m letting him take over, and share his thoughts and opinions about BabyMouse, written by Jennifer and Matthew Holmes. Enjoy!
Hello! my name is Ezra Rhodes and I am introducing you to BABYMOUSE! Babymouse is a little mouse with bad whiskers, and has a sassy, yet curious personality. There are many books in the whole series. The one I am reading is the 15th one, A Merry Babymouse Christmas.This time she is after a wiz bang (its like a cellphone) !!!!!!! To get to it she has to go through Felicia Furrypaws (hated rival), troublesome gnomes who like to say “we’re no trouble at all” invading aliens, and a ………..SQUID FROM THE DEPTHS OF THE SEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Will  Babymouse get her hands on the totally awesome wiz bang !!!!!!!! Or will it be a be a bust!!!??? Find out in the book!

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Books Based on Movies

This is more or less a continuation of my previous post Snow White and the Huntsmaimagen. I wanted to further elaborate my thoughts on books based on movies. The whole purpose of movies is to watch and visualize something with our eyes, and not just in our heads. Movies are entertaining, and they provide us the ability to see something we've never seen before. Books do the same thing, the difference is we need to provide our own imagery, and we have to ask ourselves the questions about what happens in the plot, rather than just watching it onscreen.
Watching a movie, then reading a book defeats the whole purpose. Why do so many people say I'll just watch the movie? If we have already seen the movie, then decide to read the book, all the scenes from the movie is playing in our head while we read the book. We don't use the imagination that might have been there if we had read. We read books and imagine the scenes that are happening. If a movie pushes out a book based on it, basically it's taking our imagination away from it.
I'm not saying it's bad to read books after you've seen the movie, but that it's pointless for movies to make books based on them. Or if they want to do it, at least write the book with detail, use the movie as a timeline, but add in something different that wasn't in the movie before.
The makers of Hunger Games had to cut some stuff from the movie, so did Harry Potter, and Twilight, and every movie that has ever been based on a book. If a book is being based on a movie, it should be better than the movie, otherwise there is no point in reading it.
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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Snow White and the Huntsman…

When I saw this movie, I thought it was pretty good. I didn’t think the plot was awesome, but it was entertaining. The imagery was beautiful, especially with the scene where Snow White is blessed by the Forest Spirit. In the movie, you could really get a sense of the underlying themes and the colors that went along with each frame of the movie. A couple of months later, I heard there was a book. I thought Cool! I was expecting the book to be a further extension of the movie. I couldn’t wait to read it. I was ready to learn about the details and unexpected plot twists that they might have cut from the book to make room for the movie. I checked out the book, read the front and back cover, then I looked at the title page. Right below it, it said Based on the Movie…. What! That phrase was a big no no for me. However, I decided to read it anyway, hoping that the book would prove itself to be better than the movie. After I read the book, I was extremely disappointed. The book followed the exact same scenes as the movie. There were few, if any, extra details included in the book. This is one of the rare occasions where the movie is better than the book.image

Monday, February 4, 2013

Textbook Troubles (Part 2)

Today, winter break is officially over, and school has begun. I feel myself getting back into the swing of things. Went to my classes, dropped some books off at the library. I still love my English teacher, and my Science teacher is funny, but one thing remains the same…getting my textbooks. Good grief! I have already made four trips in and out of the bookstore. I’m not going to be able to pick them up until tomorrow! I should be happy about the fact that they were not as much trouble as they were last time, it’s not that much of a fuss. Oh well, I guess I will have next semester to achieve my previous goals Open-mouthed smile
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Friday, February 1, 2013

Victoria Rebels

Victoria Rebels is a historical fiction novel written by Carolyn Meyer. This book takes us through Queen Victoria’s (1819-1901) life in England.The book describes to us, in depth, her childhood years, and how she came to be the queen. Although, the book is a well written novel, the style of writing is intended for younger readers. It doesn't have the level of sophistication required to attract an older audience. Aside from that, the information and tidbits about the  about the life of Queen Victoria was very fascinating, and keeps readers reading to the end.


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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit

We, as humans, have a global problem with overconsumption without anticipating our consequences. It seems like many are trying to inform others about our actions, but nobody really wants to solve the problems. This book and I met through my AP Environmental Science class (APES for short). It was required reading over the summer, and I had some reservations about it. However, it is a very intriguing book.  The book begins with the narrator looking at an ad in the newspaper it says, “TEACHER SEEKS PUPIL, Must have an earnest desire to save the world. Apply in person.” The narrator is sure it’s a scam, but he goes to the address anyway. He is surprised to see that the teacher is not human, but a gorilla who is sitting behind a glass pane. Ishmael (The gorilla) is able to communicate telepathically. He shares his experiences with the narrator, as well as how one might be able to  “save the world”. The book keeps you interested with a unique and philosophical perspective that Ishmael has to offer. Daniel Quinn presents a book with a different way of thinking, and shines light on why humans act the way we do.

“With Man Gone, Will There Be Hope For Gorilla?”

-Ishmael

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

When I was in the 6th or 7th grade, I’d always reprimand myself for not reading great classics like Anna Karenina, or The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Now that I've grown older, I now see that reading these types of classics was probably not a good idea. Thankfully I didn't  especially now learning the plot themes to Anna Karenina revolve around adultery, and death.

Now moving from Karenina to Jekyll. I had always been fascinated with Jekyll and Hyde ever since seeing them as animated characters on Arthur. Actually, watching Arthur as a child was how I learned of most historical people or things like  Edgar Allen Poe, the opera Carmen, Yo Yo Ma, Joshua Redman etc. When I saw Jekyll and Hyde, I was fascinated how they were actually the same person, one was normal, and the other was evil.

Finally, I took it upon myself to start reading the book, and I was nervous. I was afraid that the book wouldn't hold the same appeal as it did for me when I was a child. I was hoping that the language and the unfamiliar vocabulary wouldn't prevent me from truly enjoying the book the way it was meant to be. Often times I wish I could be transported to the era when a classic book was written and published by the author. If I was born into Shakespearean times, I wouldn't have to struggle to read Romeo and Juliet,  A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream, or Macbeth! Anyway, after reading Jekyll and Hyde, I was pleasantly surprised, the vocab and the language was naturally unfamiliar, but the plot caught my attention more than the language did. I read The Strange Case with the same enthusiasm of reading a current, newly released book. When mom had to interrupt me, I had the same sentiments of being stopped at a really good part (No offense mom :D ). I really enjoyed it, even though I already knew what happened in the end.

I don’t judge a book by its advanced themes and motifs intricately threaded throughout the delicate web of the story, or base my opinions by psychoanalyzing the character’s interactions and cross-referencing said interactions to the conclusion of the book! If a novel has captured your attention, and kept it to the end (without too many distractions ), then it’s done its job. If a story has pulled you into the world within its pages, and makes you fall for the characters, then it’s a success. Robert Louis Stevenson, the author of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde has undeniably proved his book as a classic for past and present readers!

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Monday, January 28, 2013

Funny Quotes!

These are some of my favorite quotes from books and authors. They are given to pick you up, to inspire, and maybe even give you a smile. Look over it and enjoy!

"True terror is to wake up one morning, and discover your high school class is running the country"
                                                                                              
-Kurt Vonnegut
"And you ate without me"
"What? No, I didn't," Peeta says.
Oh, and  I suppose the apples ate the cheese"
"I don't know what ate the cheese..."
-Katniss from Hunger Games

"So when your're feeling lonely or sad, or bad, or blue. Remember where laughter's hiding..It's hiding inside of YOU!"
David Saltzman, Author of  The Jester has lost his Jingle

"Singer. He would be Singer, and surely he did  have a song to sing, a unique and sad and beautiful song, given especially to him."
Marion Dane Bauer, Author of Runt

“So light a fire!” Harry choked.
“Yes… of course… but there’s no wood!” Hermione cried, wringing her hands.
“HAVE YOU GONE MAD!” Ron bellowed. “ARE YOU A WITCH OR NOT!”
J.K Rowling


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Friday, January 25, 2013

A Peek into History

As you know, Black History Month is next month.  My little brother, Ezra,  was just telling me some information about the person  he's doing for a  school project. He brought me this textbook, Biography for Beginners: African American Leaders. Inside it, there was some information about Miles Davis, who was a jazz musician, and lived from 1926 to 1991. My brother brought this book to me, and we started reading it together, but soon he got bored and started to do other things. I started to read more... and more...and more.

There were so many people I didn't know much about, like Ossie Davids, Ruby Dee, Lorraine Hansberry, Walter Dean Myers, and Sydney Poitier.  There were people some I definitely knew, Duke Ellington, Madame CJ Walker, Zora Neale Hurston (her book is in my Bestsellers List), Denzel Washington (Love him!), Oprah Winfrey, and so many more.  I started to display my bookmonster qualities (Read the About Me page for this reference), and my brother attempted to forcibly  possess the book from me. In the end, I won, and gained a deeper appreciation for the African American leaders of the past and present.

Every single person starts out life innocent and pure. They have the choices to mold their life into what they make it to be.
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Stay on Top of Your Happy Reading!

Whenever I finish a book, I always tell my friends about it, then we discuss whether or not we thought the book was good. Then a few months later, we would discuss the same book again. Only this time, they would tell me that part two is coming out in a couple of months, or is already out. Inside I'm thinking, how do they always know that information before I do!! In the midst of my excitement with the new knowledge, I always forget to ask them how they do it!

Well, I found a website called Any New Books? With this website, you can submit your email address, click on your preferred genres, and they will hand select new book releases and send it to you! With that being said, I am extremely excited! Finally, I will be able to know what books are coming out soon!

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