So now I'm going to review the first book in one of my favorite book series.
Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson is on the most dangerous quest of his life. With the help of a satyr and a daughter of Athena, Percy must journey across the United States to catch a thief who has stolen the original weapon of mass destruction – Zeus’ master bolt. Along the way, he must face a host of mythological enemies determined to stop him. Most of all, he must come to terms with a father he has never known, and an Oracle that has warned him of betrayal by a friend.
Now, I have read this book series so many times before and it still is just as enthralling. I had school to deal with so I didn't get it done as fast as I hoped. It has really believable characters and gives a good message to kids with learning disabilities. Rick Riordan is a great author and you should read his books.
I recommend this to everyone doesn't matter how old or young you are.
Hear the first chapter
The Book series' site
Well now for my first classic reading that I was forced into. I read this as an assignment for English class. So let us begin.
Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden.
Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television “family.” But then he meets an eccentric young neighbor, Clarisse, who introduces him to a past where people didn’t live in fear and to a present where one sees the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of television.
When Mildred attempts suicide and Clarisse suddenly disappears, Montag begins to question everything he has ever known. He starts hiding books in his home, and when his pilfering is discovered, the fireman has to run for his life.
I am surprised at how much I like this book. Usually when you are forced to read a book you hate it and never want to read it, but I almost read the whole book an two days. The ideas and symbolism that it holds are deep and meaningful. This book was written in the 1950s and it holds technology that we have today. Ray Bradbury has to be a time traveler or something how else would he know what are society would become. Also sometimes in the book it just starts to blurt out random words and you don't know what's going on. there is a thin line between Reality and Guy Montag's hallucinations. In general a fantastic read.
I recommend this book to everyone at the stage of self awareness, the younger bunch might be slightly more disturbed.
The Author's site
Read the First part here
Hello everyone, I'm back. This book is the second book to "A Cast of Stones" which you can find the review here. Once again I am lazy and this took me longer than expected.
When Sarin Valon, the corrupt secondus of the conclave, flees Erinon and the kingdom, Errol Stone believes his troubles have at last ended. But other forces bent on the destruction of the kingdom remain and conspire to accuse Errol and his friends of a conspiracy to usurp the throne.
In a bid to keep the three of them from the axe, Archbenefice Canon sends Martin and Luis to Errol's home village, Callowford, to discover what makes him so important to the kingdom. But Errol is also accused of consorting with spirits. Convicted, his punishment is a journey to the enemy kingdom of Merakh, where he must find Sarin Valon, and kill him. To enforce their sentence, Errol is placed under a compulsion, and he is driven to accomplish his task or die resisting.
So, after the first book I realized that this series is going to take me by surprise. I was not disappointed. This book threw so many things at me at once that it was almost confusing. You will feel sorry for the main character, Errol, by the end of the book I can guarantee it. The secrets revealed about the series in this book is a major game changer. It is fast paced and a great read. I finished it in a bout two days and that was when I was being lazy . Overall a great book.
I recommend this to any readers who like the old fantasy books with a touch of religion.
I got this book complimentary of Bethany House Publishers. So thank you very much.
I got this book complimentary of Tyndale Publishing. This book is part of a series but you can read this book as a stand alone like I did.
During the reading of her mother’s will, Sheila Baker discovers that she has inherited everything her parents ever possessed, including their secrets. A mysterious safe-deposit box key leads her to the answers to one of history’s greatest conspiracies: Who killed John F. Kennedy? Not only does she have the missing film, revealing her mother as the infamous babushka lady, but she has proof that there was more than one shooter.
On the run from people who would stop at nothing to keep secrets buried, Sheila turns to billionaire sleuth Jason Hammond for help. Having lost his own family in a tragic plane crash, Jason knows a thing or two about running from the past. With a target on their backs and time running out, can Jason finally uncover the truth behind the crime that shook a generation—or will he and Sheila become its final victims?
This book is a great mystery book based on the Kennedy assassination. The characters are well developed and easy to understand. This book takes you on twists and turns that you won't believe. At some points the author introduces characters that seem to have nothing to do with the plot but then they are worked in and you understand where they played in. It was overall action packed, fast paced, and well written. "Frame 232" is a g
I recommend this book to anyone that wants to go into theory on the Kennedy assassination and likes American history.
Below I will post questions and answers taken from the author and a video of the author explaining the book.
What inspired you to write a novel around the assassination of President John F. Kennedy?
I have always been fascinated by the assassination, which, obviously, was one of the most pivotal and enigmatic events in American history. And when I heard about the ‘Babushka Lady’ one of the few people in Dealey Plaza that day who remains unidentified and the possibility that she may have filmed the shooting, an idea came to mind that seemed too good to disregard.
What have you learned about the real Babushka Lady?
She was wearing an overcoat, glasses, and a head scarf (i.e., a babushka), and was standing about thirty feet from the limousine when the president took the fatal shot. Most assassination experts believe she was also holding a camera very possibly a film camera. If so, and if she had a reasonably steady hand, then she probably took the best moving images of the assassination; even better than the famed Zapruder film. Plus, she was standing opposite Zapruder, which afforded her a unique angle. And yet, we don’t know her name, and her film has never surfaced. And here’s the most important part about her in relation to Frame 232 she was a real person. I didn’t invent her to serve the story. If you do a Google search, you’ll find her.
What is the significance of the title?
Simple, once the Babushka film is analyzed, the key moment that helps our heroes move forward with their investigation occurs on frame 232.
Hello again. We just got the rest of our stuff into the house and now I am done moving so I should be reading more.
When we first meet 14-year-old Susie Salmon, she is already in heaven. This was before milk carton photos and public service announcements, she tells us; back in 1973, when Susie mysteriously disappeared, people still believed these things didn't happen. In the sweet, untroubled voice of a precocious teenage girl, Susie relates the awful events of her death and her own adjustment to the strange new place she finds herself. It looks a lot like her school playground, with the good kind of swing sets. With love, longing, and a growing understanding, Susie watches her family as they cope with their grief, her father embarks on a search for the killer, her sister undertakes a feat of amazing daring, her little brother builds a fort in her honor and begin the difficult process of healing.
I am just a few years older than Susie and this book creeped me out. I mean it lets you know that it can happen to anyone and even the most normal men can be a predator. This book also made me sad and feel sorry for Susie. As far as I can tell she sounds just like any girl I know. This book can get quite graphic and can have trigger moments.
I don't recommend this book to anyone under the age of like sixteen. I warn you that there is a mention of rape and obviously murder. There is also consensual sex scenes. This book is not for the faint of heart.
The movie's site
The movie site has the trailer and a whole bunch of cool features.
Now that I have a beauty tab going from this blog now, I have decided to move the children's book section to under the book review sections. If you have any questions use the contact form below, on the side bar or the one on the main page. Thank you
Wow, I am late with this review. Moving is such a hassle I'm sorry every one. Anyway to the review.
Jack Black is thrilled when his father, the captain of the largest airship in the world, invites him on the ship’s maiden voyage. Once aloft, Jack overhears a plot to sabotage the ship. But before he can tell his father, Jack falls, plummeting through the air to be caught in the sails of a pirate ship. Now Jack must try to convince a crew of thieves to rescue his father. . .
Okay I came into this book thinking it was going to be similar to 'Treasure Island' but it is not even close. This book is fast paced and can be confusing in some places if you are not paying attention. The book is simply worded and written, there are no big words used. The main character Jack Black is a sarcastic, amusing, teenage boy, that has a great number of adventures after he falls off of his father's airship.
I think this book is an enjoyable read and I wonder if it is intended to be steam punk or not. I recommend this to children 8 and up it is a very easy read and shouldn't be to hard to read.
I will see you soon with 'The Lovely Bones'.
I am stressed out. I am moving on June 9th and this week is finals week. I can't wait for summer. Anyway I bought this book a couple a months ago from a local bookstore and just read it.
A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. And a strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children who once lived here—one of whom was his own grandfather—were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a desolate island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.
Wow, this book will take you on a wild goose chase. I originally bought it thinking it was a horror books because of the creepy pictures in it but it is actually more of a suspense/mystery book. The main character is a sarcastic little man and he makes everything seem lighter than it actually is. Within the first two chapters someone is dead and the real adventure begins. It is a little fast paced but not so much that you can't understand what is going on.
I recommend this book to anyone old enough to watch a good horror movie and not be scared. So, if you are faint-hearted don't read this book.
"Miss Peregrine's House for Peculiar Children" by Ransom Riggs
Review up by end of the month.
"Jack Black and the Ship Of Thieves" by Carol Hughes
Review up first week of June.
Since my family and I are moving in June I can't say when my next review will be up, but it will be on "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak.