Sunday, March 31, 2013
Saturday, March 30, 2013
I'm doubled booked once again. Sometimes you just can't make up your mind. I initially picked up Wicked Ways by Donna Hill about murder and revenge. To my great joy while searching the library catalog I found out that Alan Bradley wrote another Flavia de Luce mystery, Speaking From Among the Bones. I have read all of his other books in this series and I have never been disappointed. Flavia is a 12 year old mystery sleuth that also dabbles in chemistry. Flavia stumbles across another dead body, thus begins the mystery. Whenever I read one of his books it as though I am there. I love his detail in describing everything. Check out the cute little video below of one of his previous books. The illustration is mine of Flavia.
|Flavia de Luce|
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Monday, March 25, 2013
Sunday, March 24, 2013
That’s the question Will Schwalbe asks his mother, Mary Anne, as they sit in the waiting room of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
Will and Mary Anne share their hopes and concerns with each other—and rediscover their lives—through their favorite books. When they read, they aren’t a sick person and a well person, but a mother and a son taking a journey together. The result is a profoundly moving tale of loss that is also a joyful, and often humorous, celebration of life: Will’s love letter to his mother, and theirs to the printed page. ( Excerpt from Goodreads review)
I love reading books with books included. Joy fills my heart when I have a shared read with others. Here is my list of shared books with the author and his mother:
Little Woman by Louisa May Alcott
Jane Austens Books
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Mureil Barbery
The Holy Bible
People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
Alice Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Charlie & Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
Howard's End by E.M. Foster
Anne Frank: The Dairy of a Young Girl
Loed of the Flies by William Golding
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson
The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan
Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
Toni Morrisons Books
The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit
The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
Monday, March 18, 2013
Please don't step on the daisies.
My weekly submission for Creative Everyday word challenge black and white. Thanks to Pink Sherbert Photography for letting me interpret her picture http://www.flickr.com/photos/pinksherbet/212673112/in/photostream/
Friday, March 15, 2013
To learn about this book watch this short video:
Monday, March 11, 2013
Saturday, March 9, 2013
I am currently reading Fearless by Tim Lott. It is aimed at the young adult. It's a futuristic book were the young who are labelled troublemakers are taken from their parents and made to work under the pretense that it is a Christian School for girls. One girl named "Fearless" refuses to play by the rules.
I finished The Sandcastle Girls it was a huge disappointment. I kept waiting for something to happen but it never did. I did however learned about the Armenian genocide of 1915 other than that it was a huge bore. Since I was not enjoying it I doubled-book myself and picked up an easy read called "Give up the Ghost". It was a teen novel about a young girl who can talk to ghost. They know all of the inside gossip on her classmates, which she uses to get revenge. There is also another plot in story but I won't tell. You will have to read it for yourself.
When I was growing up converse sneakers were the top of the line sneakers. Everyone wanted to have a pair. It's amazing how yesterday's fad is still current today.
Monday, March 4, 2013
Saturday, March 2, 2013
I am currently reading The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian. He is an excellent fiction storyteller. Hopefully I will enjoy this story too.
I enjoyed the story for this young adult book. What I did not enjoy was the use of profanity. I did not expect such language to be appropiate in a book directed at the young. My children said that I would be shocked if I worked at a high school.
The plot was good. This was a easy read if you are looking for light. A book that draws you in as you read and makes you want to know what happens next.