Monday, June 29, 2009

Yet To Read: Inkheart, By Cornelia Funke

Yet to read: Is about a book that i haven't read before, but i want to. And most plot descriptions are from Amazon.

Title: Inkheart
Author: Cornelia Funke
Pages: 560

Plot: "Meggie, 12, has had her father, Mo, to herself since her mother went away when she was young. He taught her to read when she was five, and the two share a mutual love of books. Mo has a wonderful and sometimes terrible ability. When he reads aloud from books, he brings the characters to life- literally. Mo discovered his powers when Meggie was just a baby. He read so lyrically from the book Inkheart, that several of the books wicked characters ended up blinking and cursing on his cottage floor. Meggie, now a young lady, knows nothing of her father's bizarre and powerful talent, only that Mo still refuses to read to her. But Capricorn, a being so evil he would "feed a bird to a cat on purpose, just to watch it being torn apart," has searched for Meggie's father for years, wanting to twist Mo's powerful talent to his own dark means. Finally, Capricorn realizes that the best way to lure Mo to his remote mountain hideaway is to use his beloved, oblivious daughter as bait!"


What Book is It?? #4

I wonder if you can guess this quote: Beginning or ending paragraph from a book.
Suggest the book and author.

"Once upon a time in the middle of winter, when the flakes of snow were falling like feathers from the sky, a queen sat at a window sewing, and the frame of the window was made of black ebony. And whilst she was sewing and looking out of the window at the snow, she pricked her finger with the needle, and three drops of blood fell upon the snow."

Any Suggestions????

UGLIES, By Scott Westerfeld

Rating: 4/5
Originality of Story: 4/5
Characters: 4/5
Cover: 3/5

Title: Uglies
Author: Scott Westerfeld
Pages: 425
Young Adult- Science Fiction

"In a world of extreme beauty, anyone normal is ugly."

This book was very good and i loved it for many of its aspects. First, it was created very well and original, the way the characters thought to the basic surroundings were very good and invented. It was futuristic but not just in a normal future idea of how it will look and be, but with a whole new thought and idea. Second, i really loved the characters. Tally was a strong character and she was completely made, you could feel personally that you were her in a sense. She was flawed in looks and in some of her thinking, but you loved her because she was flawed. In so many story's i loose interest because the character(s) are like everything else or they are too horribly formed, but in this book, looks are not a high interest to the readers because everyone is ugly before they turn pretty and when that is so you feel more apart of the character(s) and you don't care what they look like. And third, the way it was written is wonderfully done. I mean it is so much illustrated with words and descriptions, and not only that but it is important to understand their position in a book that focuses not on modern thinking and things but on one persons idea. It was also funny, being that we were practically the Rusties. The only part where it cuts off short is the ending, but that is soon made up for by the sequel in view. Props to the author.

Plot: Tally Youngblood lives in a world that if you are normal you are ugly until you have a special operation to turn you perfection pretty. The age that all Uglies must wait to is sixteen, they are sent over to have the operation and then live happily ever after with party's, pretty people, and fun for the rest of their lives. Tally can't wait for her sixteenth birthday that is just months away, she has been dreaming of it since she was a littlie and planing that day with her best friend Peris who has already had the operation and is waiting for her in New Pretty Town. As an Ugly, living as an outcast is a way of life, but when Pretty all troubles are gone and everything you want is yours.
But Tally's new friend Shay has the opposite view on things, she is happy with the way she looks and doesn't act like she wants to change. And when Shay runs away things began to look dim for Tally and life is more confused than ever. The authorities offer her an ultimatum: Betray a friend or never EVER turn pretty.
With on going action and mystery this book will take you to a world of extreme beauty and to the ugly side of everything.

It is a must read- BOstan~

Followed by Sequel: Pretties

Friday, June 26, 2009

SEASON 2 Episode 6 Part 1 (Scifi) JULY 10

Next Episode: When the anomaly detector is sabotaged, Cutter sets a trap to catch the traitor on the team.

Season 2, Episode 5 (11).....Primeval

Recap: I really liked this episode. It was very dramatic and a good lead to the end of the season. The Pre-animals really looked real if i might add and i can't wait to see what is going to happen next!

Open Book: Uglies, By Scott Westerfeld

Open Book: painting a smile with words. A few words on Beauty that i thought really made sense and was nicely said.

Title: Uglies, By Scott Westerfeld
Page: 230
"Nature, at least, didn't need an operation to beautiful. It just was."
Page: 279
"What you do, the way you think, makes you beautiful."
Sign Bostan~

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Open Book: Uglies By Scott Westerfeld

Open Book: Painting a smile with words.

Title: UGLIES, By Scott Westerfeld
Page: 150
"This was the wild, she reminded herself. Mistakes had serious consequences."


Saturday, June 20, 2009

New Books!

I Just got these two new books from a garage sale. They were so cheap. 10 cents! Sometimes i just love Garage sales.

Title: Cold Mountain, By Charles Frazier.

Plot: Sorely wounded and fatally disillusioned in the fighting at Petersburg, Inman, a Confederate soldier, decides to walk back to his home in the Blue Ridge Mountains and to Ada, the woman he loved there years before. His trek across the disintegrating South brings him into intimate and sometimes lethal converse with slaves and marauders, and bounty hunters, both helpful and malign. At the same time, Ada is trying to revive her father's derelict farm and learn to survive in a world where the old certainties have been swept away.

Title: I Am Legend, By Richard Matheson

Plot: Robert Neville may well be the only survivor of an incurable plague that has mutated every other man, woman, and child into bloodthirsty, nocturnal creatures who are determined to destroy him.
By day, he scavenges for food and supplies, desperate to find any other survivors who might be out there. But all the while the infected lurk in the shadows, watching his every move, waiting for him to make a mistake.....

Open Book: Robin Hood, By Edith Heal #4

Open Book: Painting a smile with words. While Reading Robin Hood i should have at least a Robin Hood truth quote.

Title: Robin Hood, By Edith Heal
Page: 146
" There are times when one must start life over again, measuring its joys out more carefully and changing one's diet from eternal sweets. Such a time has come, brave fellows."

Page: 159
"To kill Robin Hood is like losing one's shadow, capturing the moon, dodging a raindrop."
Sincerely BOstan~

SEASON 2 Episode 5 (Scifi)

Next Episode: Entering the latest anomaly, Stephen and Cutter discover a young girl and her dog-and a world full of giant Scorpions.

Season 2 Episode 4..........Primeval

Recap:I really really liked this episode. I think it was one of my favorites so far. It was one of the most dramatic i find and the action was pretty much there. The monster future might be past dinosaurs were pretty cool also.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Open Book: Robin Hood, By Edith Heal #3

Open Book: Painting a smile with words. I just really liked this quote.

Title: Robin Hood, By Edith Heal
Page: 145
"An adventure ended always saddened them. Life could contain only so many adventures, and another had sped its hour. But with each of them somethings lingered with the memory."

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Open Book: Robin Hood, By Edith Heal

Open Book: Painting a smile with words. I thought these two quotes poetically and both sweetly and beautifully told a view upon death and how some take it.

Title: Robin Hood
Author: Edith Heal
"True, thy death would be no more than another dried and fading leaf drifting from the tree, and Sherwood forest would look no different to the outward eye, But sad indeed would be the men in Lincoln green who look to thee to lead them through a long life of joy and comradery."

Page: 71

"Death is but a quick sharp pain and the end of singing birds and green trees."

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

For What Book is it? # 3

Yes. The Quote is from David Copperfield. (Do i have to make it harder???)
By Charles Dickens Born Charles John Huffam Dickens on February 7, 1812, in Portsmouth England.
BOstan~ Good Job

Monday, June 15, 2009

What Book is it #3

I wonder if you can guess this quote: beginning or ending paragraph from this weeks book pick. Suggest the book and author.
Clues: English author, male, this book has been turned into a movie and this book is not about the author himself.
"Whether i shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show. To begin my life with the beginning of my life, i record that i was born (as i have been informed and believe) on a Friday, at twelve o'clock at night. It was remarked that the clock began to strike, and i began to cry, simultaneously."
...Any Suggestions????

Books in the Mail~

I just got these three new books. It is true that i am already reading two books but i can't wait to read the following. Books= Smile to ones face

Doctor Who: Beautiful Chaos
Author: Gary Russell
Pages: 236
British Scifi

Plot: Donna Noble is back home in London, catching up with her family and generally giving them all the gossip about her journeys. Her grandfather is especially overjoyed- he's discovered a new star and had it names after him. He takes the Doctor, as his special guest, to the naming ceremony.

But the Doctor is suspicious about some of the other changes he can see in Earth's heavens. Particularly that bright star, right there. No not that one, that one, there, on the left...........
The world's population is slowly being converted to a new path, a new way of thinking. Something is coming to Earth, an ancient force from the Dark Times. Something powerful, angry, and all-consuming....

Title: Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment
Author: James Patterson
Pages: 413
Action, Young Adult, Scifi
Plot: Six unforgettable kids-with no families, no homes-are running for their lives. Max Ride and her best friends have the ability to fly. And that's just the beginning of their amazing powers. But they don't know where they come from, who's hunting them, why they are so different from all other humans..... and if they're meant to save mankind-or destroy it.

Title: Once upon a Marigold
Author: Jean Ferris
Pages: 277
Part Comedy, Part love story, part everything-but- the- kitchen- sink.
Plot: Christian is gaga for Princess Marigold. He's just a commoner, though, and no match for royalty. Heck, he lives in a cave with a troll! And now he's discovered another reason to put his love-soggy heart on ice: Queen Olympia is scheming to take over the kingdom - and she'll bump off Marigold to do it! Can Chris foil her diabolical plans?

Yet to Read-

Yet To Read: Is about a book that i haven't Read before, but i want to. And most Plot Descriptions are from Amazon. Check this out.

Title: Primeval: Fire and Water
Author: Simon Guerrier
Publishing: Titan Books (June 16, 2009)
Pages: 272
British Scifi
Plot: When strange anomalies in time start to appear, Professor Cutter and his team have to help track down and capture a multitude of dangerous prehistoric creatures from Earth's distant past and terrifying future.......
At a safari park in south Africa, rangers are disappearing and strange creatures have been seen battling with lions and rhinos. As the team investigates they are drawn into a dark conspiracy, which could have terrible consequences; while back at home in England, as torrential rain pours down over the city, an enormous anomaly opens up in East London.

Doctor Who: Wetworld, By Mark Michalowski

Title: Doctor Who: Wetworld
Author: Mark Michalowski
Pages: 244
British Scifi

Rating: 3/5
Story: 3/5
Characters: 4/5
Cover: 4/5

This book was good and i liked it. It had a strong plot and pulled through. I liked how they added the jealous factor with the character Martha. With Characters i could really understand them and for the Doctor and Martha (since they are actually characters from a T.V show) they did have a whole lot on them at stake. And i find that they were described and made to act just rightly and very good. The word illustrations were very vivid and it was like i was watching something on the Telly. I do like it when my mind helps with the telling of the story.
I give It 3/5 because i liked and i have not yet been disappointed with a Doctor who book yet.

We start off when the Doctor is running off the walls trying to fix something with the TARDIS and Martha is asking if she can learn how to manage flying the TARDIS, when the Doctor tells her that he is taking her to Tiffany's for Breakfast. At that she is glowing with Delight, but that is before they have a disastrous landing in the future human lifetime of the planet Sunday.
The planet is mostly water and the TARDIS lands in a swamp. Little is known to the Doctor but that he must save Martha. She is still in the TARDIS as it is sinking slowly to the bottom. Hopefully the TARDIS's Shields with hold. The Doctor must abandon and try to find help. Although Human Missionary's on Sunday seem busy with their own problem. Could it be the effect of Sundays past? Or is it really something to do with the strange Alien Otters? What is happening, the Doctor must fight time to help his new friends and try to save Martha.

Sign BOstan~

SEASON 2 Episode 4 (Scifi)

Next Episode: Abby is snatched and Connor blames Cutter. Can they rescue her, or is she dead already?

Season 2 Episode 3............Primeval

Recap: This Episode was way different. The story went temporarily in a different direction and that was so cool. The Saber Tooth mystery was shocking and the houmor (still their in Connor).

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Top Six Books to Read this Summer

Summer of 2009~

I thought it would be nice to have a free, head on, reading list this summer. I want to mainly read these books that i do not have yet. I have so many other books that i want to read, but i want to enjoy at least these Six books this summer. I hope i get the chance to read them. have a nice Summer~

1) Sovay, Celia Rees

2) Prada and Prejudice, Mandy Hubbard

3) Ahab's Wife, Sena Jeter Naslund

4) The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

5) Lock and Key, Sarah Dessen

6) Mermaids in the Basement, Michael Lee West


SEASON 2, Episode 3 (Scifi)

Next Episode: When a young paintballer is attacked by a sabre-tooth tiger, it seems that the new anomaly detector has failed.

Season 2, Episode 2............Primeval

Recap: It was not my absolute favorite, but it was good. It had a solid story i think and the characters where good again. And it is nice because this episode is continuing Episode 1 before this one. It was good.