Thursday, July 30, 2009
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,
Author: Frances Temple
Historical Fiction/Young Adult
Basic Rating: 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
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!"
Title: The Diamond of Drury Lane
Author: Julia Golding
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
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Author: Julia Golding
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?
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Author: Anne Osterlund
Basic Rating: 3/5
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.
Monday, July 13, 2009
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...
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: 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.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Title: Peter Pan (Peter and Wendy)
Author: J.M Barrie
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....
"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."
"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."
Monday, July 6, 2009
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)
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!"
Saturday, July 4, 2009
"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."
"Fairies have to be one thing or the other, because being so small they unfortunately have room for one feeling at a time."
"To Die will be an awfully big adventure."
Thursday, July 2, 2009