Thursday, July 30, 2009

Poll results~

Question- What Books Interest You?

OK now finally the poll results came out and you could answer more than one time, but in all i got 10 votes.

Romance (Period Novels or Modern) = (Got) 4 (40% in its self)

Action = 2

Mystery = 4 (40% in its self)

Fantasy = 4 (40% in its self)

History novels = 4 (40% in itself)

Sci-fi = 2

Teen Novels = 7 (70% in itself)

Kid books = 0

Or Other = 1

So in the public Teen Novels takes the most popular~ now i know.

Thanks to who ever voted,

The Ramsay Scallop, By Frances Temple

Title: The Ramsay Scallop
Author: Frances Temple
Pages: 310
Historical Fiction/Young Adult

Basic Rating: 3/5

Characters: 4/5

Story: 4/5

Cover: 3/5

Well i just finished this book and it was very good. The adventure of the story was my favorite part, the two main characters Elenor and Thomas go to many places and what they see and do was the main high light for me and i really enjoyed it. I loved the fact that the story was happening then and not being told as if it was their past. The characters were very nicely done, Elenor was my favorite, she grew with the readers and some of her thinking changed. Not in a dramatic spontaneous way but as a gradual adjustment. Thomas was a nice guy and he also grew up a little in the book. The other more background characters were also really likable and the way they were created drew me in because they were not just their, they had a story to tell and helped the story along. The only things that i would change would be Elenor's age 14, because her soon to be husband Thomas was in his mid 20's, the age gap is really not bad, especially back then but it would have been a lot less weirder if she was a year or two older. Then their was just a little to much religion in it for me, i did handle it but i think the character's minds were to gullible with that. Then ending was a little short but even so i really liked it, and all in all it was a very good book and one i would recommend to anyone interested with Historical fiction or anyone who likes a good and fun read.

Plot: In England, 1299, Fourteen year old Elenor is betrothed to the lord of her manor, Thomas, she is unhappy with her situation, unhappy with her future, and is very unwilling to let other people destine her life. Many she knows would rejoice at being in her situation, but she is simply not. But when Thomas a great hero of battle arrives back home from fighting for years in the Crusades he shares the same feelings with Elenor, both are unhappy with each other and both hardly know each other except for the general knowledge. He has problems with his life even and is not sure if he really wants to lord over so many people who depend upon him. So when the couple are sent on a pilgrimage, they are very happy. It gives time for each other to grow up, to at least see what he and she are like, and one last chance at adventure.

On their pilgrimage they meet many strange and wonderful people; from men of God to poor strong women and children with wealth of hope. Together both Elenor and Thomas share, good times and bad times, happy moments and terrifying days, and last but not least good friends. Little by little they come to accept one another, but is that enough?

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

What book is It? #8

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


Female English author- inspired one in particular famous female author to write.

"Peace to the spirits of my honoured parents, respected be their remains, and immortalized their virtues! may time, while it moulder their frail relicks to dust, commit to tradition the record of their goodness; and Oh may their orphan-descendant be influenced through life by the remembrance of their purity, and be solaced in death, that by her it was unsullied!"

Any Suggestions???

Yet To Read: The Diamond of Drury Lane

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 it out.

Title: The Diamond of Drury Lane
Author: Julia Golding
Pages: 432
Young Adult

Plot: Cat is a streetwise orphan living in the Drury Lane Theatre in 1790s London. Her budding friendships with violin prodigy Pedro, a former slave; two teenage members of the aristocracy; and the theatre's mysterious new prompter are put to the test when she agrees to help safeguard the hidden treasure of the title. Golding's fast paced story abounds with atmosphere and adventure as Cat struggles to prevent the vicious leader of one of Covent Garden's street gangs from finding the diamond.


Friday, July 24, 2009

For What Book is it? #7

Sorry Again for being so late, but yes it is The Prince and The Pauper, by Mark Twain.
Wow Lain your good at this. Good job!!

Season 2, Episode 7.....Primeval

Last Episode of the season.

Recap... Wow, this episode had everything. A lot of animal predators, villains, good guys, sadness, relief, and a huge bang at the end. Wow

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Once Upon A Marigold, Jean Ferris

Title: Once upon a marigold
Author: Jean Ferris
Young adult
Pages: 266
Basic Rating: 3/5
Characters: 3/5 and a half
Story: 3/5
Cover: 3/5
This book was very cute and i liked it. It started good the beginning for me was no problem to get through, it was a good opening for the main character. To see his background and everything that it would tell you. The characters were very likable, well the ones that were nice anyways. I was mostly fond of Chris, Ed, Marigold, and her father. They each had their own personality's, especially Ed. The story in itself was good, it had a little predictability in one area for me, but then again i was surprised in the other things that popped up. Its a fairy tale part comedy, and it was written in a different way. Strange but i liked it. The words were both modern and elaborate like. Sometimes they used words like "Muse" or "Quizzically" in talking and other times they partnered it up with "Partying" and some other none fairy tale words really.It was sort of like one of my favorite books (Ella Enchanted) in how it was portrayed and worded, Modern but not. This book was very cute and a nice read.
Plot Summery: When Christian was a little boy he ran away from home to live with a grumpy troll. Their he grows up happy and loved. His life is very comfortable to say the least, until it all changes when he falls in love with Princess Marigold, but of course he is just a commoner and nothing can happen between them, and he can't meet her because of proper etiquette. And he doesn't even know if she would want to meet him. Marigold will be the future Queen of her kingdom if she doesn't marry or if she lives there when she does, but why is Queen Olympia in such a hurry to get her married. And Princess Marigold's choices are becoming limited and more undesirable. With the king almost out of Queen Olympia's way, Christian finds out that the Queen has more reasons to want both her husband and daughter gone. So should he trust his gut instinct and warn the Princess to save her life or keep his mouth shut? Will he even have the guts to stop the Queen in her evil plan?
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Monday, July 20, 2009

Yet To Read: Dragonfly, Julia Golding

Title: Dragonfly
Author: Julia Golding
Young Adult
Pages: 400

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 it out.

I found this book on a blog and it really caught my interest. I really want to read it.

Plot: Princess Taoshira of the Blue Crescent Islands is appalled when she is ordered to marry Prince Ramil of Gerfal in order to unite their lands. And he's not too pleased, either. They hate each other on sight. So, when Tashi and Ramil are kidnapped, they fear there's no escape- from their kidnappers or from each other. Can they put aside their differences long enough to survive ambush, unarmed combat, brainwashing, and imprisonment? And will the people they meet on their adventure help them or betray to the enemy?

Yet To Read: I Am Apache, Tanya Landman

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 it out..

Title: I am Apache

Author: Tanya Landman

Pages: 320

Young Adult

Plot: At the end of the 19th century, 14-year old Siki is a member of Arizona's Black Mountain Apache, and an orphan who lost both parents in battles with Mexicans. When she witnesses the brutal slaying of her four year old brother in, Tazi, by Mexican raiders, she vows to avenge his death and earns an unusual place, through her skills and relentless training, as a warrior among the men of her tribe.

What Book is it??? # 7

I wonder if you can guess this quote: Beginning or ending paragraph from a book. Suggest the book and author.
Clues: Male author
American novelist
Goes by two names
And born in 1835
"In the ancient city of London, on a certain autumn day in the second quarter of the sixteenth century, a boy was born to a poor family of the name of Canty, who did not want him. On the same day another English child was born to a rich family of the name of Tudor, who did want him. All England wanted him too. England had so longed for him, and hoped for him, and prayed God for him, that, now that he was really come, the people went nearly mad for joy."
Any Suggestions????

To answer what book is it?? # 6

Yes it was Little Dorrit.
Written By Charles Dickens~
Sorry it took me a long time to answer, i had no idea someone answered.
Sincerely BOstan~

Open Book: Once Upon A Marigold

Open Book: Painting a smile with words.

Title: Once Upon A Marigold
Author: Jean Ferris
Page: 137
"Nobody ever gets enough appreciation when they're behaving themselves, but there's no end to hearing about it when they're not."

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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Reading For A.S Book Club : "The Ramsay Scallop"

Title: The Ramsay Scallop
Author: Frances Temple
Historical Fiction Young Adult
Pages: 310
Plot: The year is 1299. Fourteen year old Elenor reluctantly awaits the return of her betrothed--a man she hardly knows--from the Crusade. Thomas, broken and disillusioned from years of fighting, finds the very idea of marriage and lordship overwhelming. So when the village priest sends them on a religious pilgrimage before marriage, both are relieved. The journey means a postponement of the dreaded nuptial, and a last chance for adventure.
As Elenor and Thomas wend their way toward the shrine of St. James, they meet many other pilgrims-- each with their own extraordinary tales to tell and ideas to share. There is Etienne, a passionate student of philosophy; Brother Ambrose, gentle teacher of schoolboys; practical Marthe, eager of a decent life for her children. And gradually Elenor and Thomas come to realize the glorious possibilities of the world around them.... and within each other.
(Starting on Monday July 20)

SEASON 2, Episode 7 (Syfy)

Next Episode Season Final: The Team learns of the project to breed future predators and that the anomalies herald the imminent extinction to the human race.

Season 2, Episode 6......Primeval

Recap: I was really surprised a couple of times during this episode. And the mystery was really good. And i can't wait for it to be continued.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Robin Hood, By Edith Heal

Title: Robin Hood

Author: Edith Heal

Pages: 626

Basic Rating: 4/5
Story: 4/5
Characters: 3/5
Cover: 3/5
Robin Hood is a very long book and the chapters are immensely long. And it might have taken a while to get through, but i never got tired of reading it and it was well worth it. The detail in the dialogue and narrating was amazing, it didn't take a rest. And it felt like the author really knew the that special kind of language and it was part of her. The Main characters are just so likable, and they are very much their own person. Not a bunch of people who have been clumped together. Their is a part that i feel wronged and devastated, but that is how it goes. I really loved this tale when i was little and now i love the book. (well one of them) One of the thing that i really liked is how each adventure is like an episode in a show and it all works out good by fitting in with each other and where we last end off. It has so many pieces but then one good motive that sticks it all together. I really loved it, a very good read..
Plot: In England's time of need, when the people's king is away, and cruel Norman royalty schemes to take the throne, a fellow Saxon man takes action to help his people. Robin Hood collects friends in this action to protect the poor from the rich, hence steal from the rich and give to the poor was born. Through the many wonderful and daring adventures of Robin Hood with his legendary Merry men of Sherwood Forest Hope is born once again. Fighting such enemies as the wicked Sheriff of Nottingham, The malevolent Guy of Gisbourne, and the weak minded and cruel Prince John. The Legend of Robin Hood is reborn~
Sign Bostan~

Open Book: Robin Hood (Last)

Open Book: Painting a smile with words. How things in life fade away, but not always entirely.

Title: Robin Hood
Author: Edith Heal
Page: 619

"Perchance all history turneth into myth," Said the outlaw. "Who knoweth but that Ulysses really hid in the wooden horse at Troy. Perchance the sad and wistful Iseult really sat in a high tower grieving for brave Tristam. Some day the world will sing of Robin Hood, and men will think that thou didst live only in the pages of a book."


Open Book: Cecilia (From a while ago)

Open Book: Painting a smile with words. Cecilia is one of my favorite books and when i read it a while ago i loved this quote. I thought it was so true and well stated. Basically it is what the book is about, the pride and prejudice of the rich and poor.

Title: Cecilia
Author: Fanny Burney
Page: 777

"I often think that the rich would be as much happier for marrying the poor, as the poor for marrying the rich, for then they would take somebody that would try to deserve their kindness, and now they only take those that know they have a right to it."


Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Aurelia By Anne Osterlund

Title: Aurelia
Author: Anne Osterlund
Pages: 246
Young Adult

Basic Rating: 3/5

Characters: 4/5

Story: 4/5
Cover: 4/5

At first when i was reading this book i was not completely taken with it, it did not pull me in, in the first chapter. But quite soon after that i began really liking it and i would really appreciate the story from the beginning if i started it over again. The whole setting is wonderful; the place of the fictional kingdom, the town, the castle, and all the other little places. I was just a little sad that we didn't see more of the kingdom in the book, but not really being there does not take away anything of the story. The characters are nice and deep. I say deep because you get to know sort of who they are by their descriptions even though they are not fully always in the story and sometimes they can surprise you. I was completely glad that this book was not based 100 percent on the love factor, like the back says and i really appreciate that. The character Aurelia is a strong one and she is depicted nicely, she is feminine and out going, which is nice. Robert is a nice character also, he is not always lovey dovey, and is not always the best at everything which makes him more personal. The mystery is very thought out. In the story we are actually searching for the answer and get to feel dumb sometimes. It is not the most elaborate, but it is good and i really liked this book. It inspired me to understand that not all characters have to be nice and perfect.

Plot: Aurelia is young, accomplished, and the heir to the royal throne. She also wants to make her own decisions sometimes, like going out and discovering her own kingdom with out a hundred guards on her tale, or not having to be so formal all of the time. Robert an old friend is visiting the castle and is more or likely out of the loop. For some time now, someone has been trying to kill the royal Princess. . . . And the king is worried. Robert now has the chance to secretly investigate the problem and find out who and why some one would want her dead. But it is a harder job than he thought. And the princess is even harder to keep account of. With the threats growing everything is now on the line and every one is a suspect.

Sign BOstan~

Monday, July 13, 2009

The Proposal

I just saw this yesterday night. I loved it! It was so funny, It was very cute, and the dynamic was funny and cute. It was one of my favorite comedy's this year. I love both Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds, they are good actors and are both funny. I really liked the story line and i thought it was made good to not be so corny. I really loved it. You should see it. Oh and Betty White was brilliant in it.

Open Book: Aurelia

Open book: Painting a smile with words.

Title: Aurelia
Author: Anne Osterlund
Page: 54
"I think the more you see, the more you realize you have yet to see."


Doctor who: Beautiful Chaos

Title; Doctor Who: Beautiful Chaos
Author: Gary Russell
Pages: 236
Science fiction~
Rating: 3/5
Characters: 4/5
Story: 3/5
Cover: 3/5
I really liked this book, and you may look at my rating of 3/5. It may seem low but a 3/5 means i liked it and i did. It was good and a strong book. I am going to rate my reviews a little harder and stronger from now on. I was not disappointed with this book at all. In the beginning i was a little confused of what time period they were talking about, but all the while i had an idea of it and i was right, but i didn't think they could use such a huge part of the show and add on. So that is why i was confused for a few pages in the prologue or ending-logue in the beginning. I am the kind of person who doesn't like reading fast or trying so hard to figure out the plot. Usually for me when i am not reading the summary (bad thing) i try to come up with a bunch of ideas and solutions to the mystery or nothing at all. Because i think trying to figure out the plot and mystery spoils the magic and it ruins the story. (I like to let things take its course when i can)
The Mystery is pretty open in this book but their are twists and turns that definitely shake up the story and that was the way it was written. The author really did his research and took a long look in developing already made characters. And they turned out wonderfully. And i have to admit it, it was a bit sad because of the ending, but i really liked the story and book all together.
Plot: The Doctor brings Donna home as a surprise, to catch up with family and relax from all their adventures. Donna's Grandad takes in all the story's of her fights with aliens, travels to new and extremes worlds and times. Granddad Wilf is especially happy, his granddaughter is back just in time for the naming of a new star that he found. And Wilf brings the Doctor as one of his special guests to the naming ceremony. But something doesn't feel right. Why should something not feel right? Nothing happens in this century he remembers. But as another surprise to add with the new stars; technology is advancing. And is that the thing not right?
A new force is invading every aspect of planet Earth, and it is not a good force. It has a plan, and is determined to rewrite the future...

What Book is It??? # 6

I wonder if you can guess this quote: Beginning or ending paragraph from a book. Suggest the book and author.
"Thirty years ago, Marseilles lay burning in the sun, one day. A blazing sun upon a fierce August day was no greater rarity in southern France then, than at any other time, before or since. Everything in Marseilles, and about Marseilles, had stared at the fervid sky, and been stared at in return, until a staring habit had become universal there. Strangers were stared out of countenance by staring white houses, staring white walls, staring white streets, staring tracts of arid road, staring hill form which verdure was burnt away."
Any Suggestions???

Yet To Read: Wild Orchid (A Retelling the Ballad of Mulan) By Cameron Dokey

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 it out if you want.

Title: Wild Orchid, Author: Cameron Dokey

Pages: 224 (Young adult)

Plot: Wielding a sword as deftly as an embroidery needle, Mulan is unlike any other girl in China. When the emperor summons a great army, each family must send a male to fight. Tomboyish Mulan is determined to spare her aging father and to bring honor to her family, she disguises herself and answers the call. But Mulan never expects to find a friend, in the commander of her division, Prince Jian. For all of Mulan's Courage with a bow and an arrow, is she brave enough to share her true identity with Prince Jian?

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Open Book: Doctor Who; Beautiful Chaos Gary Russell

Open Book: Painting a smile with words. I really liked these quotes. The first is just more of a sentence and the second is that i can honestly relate to it and that makes me like it even more. And i think every child old or young has moments where they "Just Can't" spit words with their mother.

Title: Doctor who; Beautiful Chaos
Author: Gary Russell

Page: 22

A word/phrase/guttural noise, Spluttered with a splash of indignation, a twist of sarcasm and a gulp of volume."
Page: 36
"It was impossible to actually argue with a mother--they have an inbuilt 'guilt trip' button to press that forbade you saying all the things you wanted to say to them, whatever they threw at you."

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Peter Pan (Peter and Wendy)

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

Title: Peter Pan (Peter and Wendy)

Author: J.M Barrie

Pages: 129


I have been really wanting to read Peter Pan for a while now and lately i have been interested in legends and Fairy tales. Nowadays most Children's books are not the same to what they used to be. And i like the fact (or i like to think) that you don't always have to grow out of Fairy tales. Peter Pan was such a delightful book, and compared to most of today's children's books it is so much better. It is such a fairy tale and while i was reading i noticed that their are quite a few of big words for children. I liked that, reading is a good way to help with vocabulary (young and old). And Barrie has completely made his story come to life; with the characters, the idea, the writing, and the fun little things in the book. The only thing that i have always felt sad about is the ending when Wendy grows up. I never loved that part, but i don't think i will ever get over that. I loved the book and i want to read it to my nephews.

Plot: Wendy Darling is a little girl, a normal girl. She lives in London with her mother, her father, brothers, and dog Nana. She tells wonderful story's and each one of the Darling children have their own Neverland in their imaginations. Life is wonderful and peaceful until a strange little boy shows up. He lures the Darling children out of the window and off to Neverland. Peter Pan is a little boy who ran away when he was very small and lives with the fairies and the Lost boys in Neverland. Together the adventure starts... Life as a child in Neverland is play all day, but the dangers never stay away. And the evil pirate Captain Hook is determined to have Peter at the end of his claw....

Open Book: Peter Pan, By J.M Barrie

Open Book: painting a smile with words

Title: Peter Pan
Author: James Matthew Barrie

Page: 115

"Some like Peter best, and some like Wendy best, but i like her best. Suppose, to make her happy, we whisper to her in her sleep that the brats are coming back."

Page: 119

"There could not have been a lovelier sight, but there was none to see it except a little boy who was staring in at the window. He had ecstasies innumerable that other children can never know; but he was looking through the window at the one joy from which he must be forever barred."

For what book is it?? #5

It is from the author Charles Dickens. And the book is entitled
"Hard Times"
"Stick to facts..."

Sincerely Bostan~

Monday, July 6, 2009


I just watched this movie about a week ago and i loved it. I had really wanted to see it but some how i didn't think it would make it to my expectations, but it totally did! I loved it because it described reading wonderfully and the whole story was very good. The acting was good also and i liked each character that was brought to life. I really loved this portrayal of Fluke's book.

Confessions of a Shopaholic

I really loved this movie. It is funny, cute, and i loved the clothes. The story line was very simple but it had a good and nice twist to it. It is very appropriate for little kids. And i just had fun watching it. I love Isla Fisher as an actress, she is just so cute and funny.

(Caution: It might make you want to shop)

Yet To Read: Ahab's Wife

Yet To Read: Is about a book that i haven't read before, but i want to.
Title: Ahab's Wife
Author: Sena Jeter Naslund
Pages: 668
Plot: Una Spencer, widow of Captain Ahab, reflects back on her life. When Una was a child, her mother worried about her safety from the righteous retribution of her religious spouse against any real or imaginary transgressions. To protect Una, she sends her daughter to live with relatives at a New England lighthouse. At her new home, Una learned to love the sea and even dressed as a young lad to join an ocean voyage.

What Book is It???

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


English Writer

Beginning Paragraph

and This Should Be Hard

"Now, what i want is, Facts. Teach these boys and girls nothing but Facts. Facts alone are wanted in life. Plant nothing else, and root out everything else. You can only form the minds of reasoning animals upon Facts: nothing else will ever be of any service to them. This is the principle on which i bring up my own children, and this is the principle on which i bring up these children. Stick to Facts, sir!"

Any suggestions??

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Open Book: Peter Pan, By J.M Barrie

Open Book: Painting a smile with words. These are pretty known quotes and i just really like them.

Title: Peter Pan (Peter and Wendy)
Author: J. M Barrie


"You see, Wendy, when the First baby laughed for the first time, its laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies."

Page: 36

"Fairies have to be one thing or the other, because being so small they unfortunately have room for one feeling at a time."

Page: 70

"To Die will be an awfully big adventure."

Thursday, July 2, 2009

New Movies coming out into Theaters

These are some movies that are coming out in theaters soon. Some i really want to see and the others i don't mind seeing.

Title: Year One

Title: The Time Traveler's Wife
Based on Novel

Title: Aliens in the Attic

Title: PostGrad

Title: 2012

Title: G.I Joe: The Rise of the Cobra