Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Three days to read six books.

I also finished Infinity.
This book was the stupidest, most addicting and outrageous book I have ever read.  For ages 11-14 probably.  And I suggest this to boys.  :)  http://www.amazon.com/Infinity-Chronicles-Nick-Sherrilyn-Kenyon/dp/0312599072/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1283286141&sr=1-1

Love, elizabeth

school is going to drool.

Monday, August 30, 2010

193 books down, 4 days to go! 4 days to read seven books!

Thankfully, I am half way through one book and I just bought one book that counts as three, two books that count as three (1.5 actually book per collection) and I have extra books for when the new blog starts!  Whoopy!  Sort of.  I still have to some major reading.
I finished five books, Beautiful Creature, Wake, Fade, Gone, and Prism.
I have to make this quick so I can keep reading, but I will say that Beautiful Creatures was a FANTASTIC book but if you haven't read it yet, I would wait until October, when the next book comes out, so that you don't have to wait.http://www.amazon.com/Beautiful-Creatures-Kami-Garcia/dp/0316042676
Wake, Fade, and Gone (in that order) were great books making up an over-all good series (though I hated the ending of the trilogy!)  Great collection of books if you're looking for a short, quick, yet captivating series. http://lisamcmann.com/html/books.htm
Prism was a surprisingly great read, short and easy.  I literally read this in two hours, because I couldn't seem to put it down.  Great fast read!!http://www.amazon.com/Prism-Faye-Kellerman/dp/B0036DE5CC/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1283193862&sr=1-1

193 books down, 4 days to go!  4 days to read seven books!


Humans blink over 10,000,000 times a year!  

Love, Elizabeth

Sunday, August 22, 2010

187 books down, 12 days to go.

I officially have 12 days to read 13 books!  That's about 1.1 books a day!!  God, I will do anything at this point to get Zoe to blog!  The rules (yeah, I'm very into following rules- especially when they're my own- because I feel I am cheating myself) say that we are not allowed to blog for each other, but they do not say that you can't just list the books you have read and say whether you liked it or not, instead of describing the plot.  But I don't think there is anyway I can get her to blog.
So now I have to read 13 books by myself.  In 12 days.  We are not near a library (Go Cape Cod!) and I don't have the money to buy books so... good luck to me.  I might just have Mom drive me to the local book store and spend my allowances that have been building up in Dad's wallet getting books.  Or... maybe... Mom would buy them for me.  Yeah, I guess I can make that happen :)
So anyway, I read three books.  The books in the Evernight Series.
I have to make this short so I can catch Mom before she leaves to go to the grocery store (I'll ask her to take me to the book store after she goes to buy food).  So basically in book one Young Almost-A-Vampire Bianca (she was born a vampire and needs to bite people and turn them into vampires to change- basically she has to bite the sane person three times) falls in love with mysterious, violent, vampire-hunting Lucas.  But when the school finds out Lucas is part of the Black Cross vampire hunters, he is kicked out and Bianca must go after him.  Book two- They will do anything they can to be together, even lying to family and close friends.  Because they are sooo in love.  Bleh.  All they ever seem to do when they are alone is kiss each other much-too-passionately.  In book three- Bianca and Lucas continue their romance, living with the Black Cross that doesn't know she is basically a vampire.  But when the Black Cross kidnap Bianca's vampire friend Balthazar, Bianca must leave (with Lucas of course) to save the good person that he is.
Overall, these weren't the best books ever but I like the first and the third better than the second, so basically not enough happened in the second to pull me into the story.  Also, Lucas and Bianca kiss too much and in the first book you don't find out that Lucas and Bianca's boarding school is for vampires.  Or that Bianca is part vampire, as well as her parents.  Or that she was one of only, like, 3 people born this century by two vampires.  My friends liked that "surprise!" style of writing, me not so much.  (The books covers attached are not in order!)

In 32 years there are about 1 billion seconds! 

187 books down, 12 days to go!!!!

Love, Elizabeth

Monday, August 16, 2010

184 books down, 18 days to go!

 Hey All!  I finished two more books.
The first one is called Only the Good Spy Young by Ally Carter. 
This books is about a girl named Cammie "The Chameleon" Morgan, who is seventeen years old and goes to a school for spies-in-training.  But she is no ordinary super-smart, super-spy student.  Nope, she is a super-smart super-spy student that The Circle, an evil group of spies, wants to hunt down.  Yeah, intense.  At the same time she finds out her beloved teacher was/is part of the not-so-beloved Circle, and is now being hunted down by the C.I.A., who are good spies.  But this was no ordinary super-amazing-spy-teacher-who's-really-actually-an-evil-spy-who-betrayed-you.  Mr. Solomon was the super-amazing-spy-teacher-who's-really-actually-an-evil-spy-who-betrayed-you that happened to be Cammie's Dad's Best Friend.  Cammie's Dad is dead.  And apparently evil Mr. Solomon killed him.  So naturally she had to go on a hunt with her "three best friends in the whole world" (I stopped counting how many time that quote came up in this book after 5) to find her late father's and Mr. S's diaries, with all of their juicy little secrets.   And at the same time, Cammie just so happens to be falling in love with/ hating an evil woman's son, Zach, who went to the same spy school/assassin school for boys that Cammie's father and  Joe Solomon went to.
Yikes.  An okay book, the fourth in a series.  Age group: 10-14  A little bit of an immature book, but a good easy read over all.
I also read Forget You.  Now I don't have much time, I have to go soon,  so this will be short.   Basically Zoey has a complicated life (a dad who gets a 24 year old pregnant, a jock boyfriend, an unstable mom, a dark kid -Doug- she sees too much of, you know- the works).  But when she gets in a car accident and can't remember what happened from the night of the crash, she is hopelessly confused.  Her boyfriend is avoiding her and mysterious Doug is, well, not.  He seems like he knows something... about her.  Something she can't seem to remember, though she knows he was there the night of the crash (he pulled her out of the trashed car).   Basically, in the end, she falls in love with the right character.  Ta-Da.  This was actually a pretty good book.  Age Group: 12+  Again, overall a good book.

Mosquito's are attracted to the color blue twice as much as to any other color.
 Love, Elizabeth
184 books down, 18 days to go!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Try Out...almost time!

Hey!  It works after all!  Thanks to Elizabeth for the awesome help!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

182 books down, 20 days to go!

We can do it.  Yes we can!
Or- at least- I can.
I finished four books.  Something Like Fate, and Thirst No. 2 which includes three books, Phantom, Evil Thirst and Creatures of Forever. 

http://a5.vox.com/6a00fa96774f0200020123ddd4df05860c-500piIn Thirst No. 2 the main character, Alisa, realizes something.  She has been dreaming about the day that it would happen, and it finally did.  She turned into a human. So she decides to do what she has always wanted to do, have a child.  But Alisa was a vampire.  There had to be a little vampire left in her.  After all, her baby is born thirsty. And with this she realizes a lot about her life and even takes a journey into her past.  Again, I didn't really like these books.  I didn't like the first three, or the second three, and I'm not going to read the last three.

http://www.melissacwalker.com/blog/fatecoverblog.jpgSomething Like Fate was a great book.  It is a love story about a girl named Lani who falls in love with her best friend's boyfriend.  Lani is a good student, a good friend, and absolutely obsessed with Fate, horoscopes, and fortune readings.  But her best friend, Erin, is totally oblivious to Lani's feelings for her boyfriend and constantly talks about her boyfriend, Jason, to Lani.  And to further the fact that Erin is totally oblivious, she doesn't see that Jason really just feels too bad to leave Erin because he is falling in love with Lani.  So when Erin goes on a long trip to Summer Camp, and Jason breaks up with Erin over letter, Lani can't help but be with Jason.  When school comes Lani feels very guilty and decides she must tell Erin.  But when she does, Lani sees a different side of Erin and the rest of her classmates that she wishes she had never seen.  Great book, a quick and easy read.

Carnivorous animals will not eat another animal that has been struck by lighting.

Love, Elizabeth

182 books down, 20 days to go.  18 books must be read in 20 days.  I can do this!!!! :)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Hey all!

Well, actually, this blog is meant for my dear cousin, Justina.  Hey There!  Check out the blog.  If you would like to help me with my 2010-2011 200 book marathon blog, we can tailor the site just to our needs.  The "Zoe"s can quickly be replaced with "Justina"s as well as the "Sister"s with "Cousin"s.

So yes, readers.  I am seriously considering stretching this blog out one more year!  Yay!  And this year, I am inviting my avid reader of a cousin, Justin (who is one year older than Zoe and one year more mature) to help me, instead of Zoe.

So please comment on this blog if you think this is a good idea (inviting Justina to help out).  Together, we can convince her to join us!  :)

Love, Elizabeth

By the way, Justina, you can search book titles in the search box to see if I have already reviewed them for the blog.

Monday, August 9, 2010

178 books down, 25 days to go!

http://api.ning.com/files/3hkAgxquI4pOmV-91vTIAd-8zoXKwggKDRPRqXIPwpIXS7gbIKe4oMI7cIU6lr98XAxz8ax5Knb78fnafv3EGfYIU9TmfxSj/VampireAcademyBk5.jpghttp://dearauthor.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/p_500_334_D7DB2AC5-77B5-4F57-9BAE-7A627335E0C2.jpegHey all!  YIKES!!! 25 days left and 28 books must be read!!!!  YIKES!  You see- I've been at camp for the past two weeks so I couldn't read even close to how often I thought I could.  BUT I can DO THIS!!  Here we go:  Spirit bound- the last book of the VA series that you can buy in the store!  And it had the worst most confusing ending ever!!  Linger, the second book in the series with Shiver, sucked in short.  I just didn't like the characters.  And now, the new character Cole and Grace's friend Isabel have their own chapters!  So now, the two love birds/ most adorable characters in this book, Grace and Sam, have to share the narrating time with Cole and Isabel.  By the way- this book is about two boys who turn from boy to wolf and back to boy again (though Sam didn't show signs of changing) and two girls who were in love/'crushing' on the wolf boys.  But at the same time, Lovely Little Grace was getting horribly sick and showed signs that make her mind lean toward the idea of turning into a wolf herself.

MUST READ THE VAMPIRE ACADEMY SERIES, and go ahead and read Shiver (I loved that book!) and read Linger if you must, as well, but I did not enjoy that book!

178 books down, 25 days to go!
Love, Elizabeth
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