Friday, October 29, 2010

30 books down, 314 days to go!

Two more books--Notes on a Near Life Experience and The Foreshadowing.
This, Notes...,  was a good book, written in, well, chapters that are basically small amounts of thoughts put together.  Mia's parent's are divorcing, so how does that change her and her two siblings?  I thought it was okay, a good mix of everything.
The Foreshadowing was exceptionally good...Sasha lives in England at the beginning of World War I.  However, she gets premonitions and feelings about death from certain people, and they are never wrong.  She runs to France when she sees something about her brother...full of self-fulfilling prophecy, gives a great amount of background about the time period, overall pretty good.
Love from Justi!

Monday, October 25, 2010

28 books down, 318 days to go!

I read two books lately, the first being The Princess Bride.  If you've ever seen the movie (which I would entirely advise), it follows that pretty well, a few differences, but a strangely comical effect that makes it a great read.  Buttercup's love, Westley, was murdered on the high seas, and now she has to marry Prince Humperdinck. (At least read it to see the awesome names!)  But when she is kidnapped to help start a war, she has to face giants, the Fire Swamp, an unwanted marriage, and a mysterious man-in-black.
The other book I finished just today is Untamed, the fourth installment in House of Night.  Zoey must reconcile with her friends in order to face a different, and very dangerous, enemy, all the while hearing about a vision in which she dies.  Happy thoughts, huh?  As per quota with this series, I was able to predict most of what happened, but it still was a fun read.
Love from Justi!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

26 books read, 320 days to go!

Hey all!  I finished the first three books in the Harry Potter books.

About three weekends ago I, Elizabeth, went to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.  And after seeing how great it was, I decided to read the books.  I can't even begin to explain how good they were, or what there plots were.  I am determined to read the rest of the books, but I currently have some borrowed books on my nook that I need to finish soon!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

23 books down, 326 days to go!

I'm so happy!  I finished a book in less than four hours!  Since I haven't been reading a lot lately, this means a lot to me.
Oh, and don't get mad at the book.  I read Artemis Fowl: The Atlantis Complex.  I know that this series is geared towards mainly pre-teens, but I started reading them at that age, and I needed to read this book.  In this seventh installment of the series, Artemis is diagnosed with the Atlantis Complex, a disease spouting hallucinations, OCD, and multiple personalities.  This was the best book in the series so far, at least to me, because of some fun characters, a change of pace from constant plotting, and an interesting bad guy.  I'd read it if I were you and didn't mind some good old fantasy, which I haven't read enough of lately.
Well, 23 books down and 326 days to go.  From Justi!
The average number of people airborne over the US any given hour is 61,000.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

22 books down, 327 days to go!

I have read one ( :(  )  book so far since the last time I blogged.
Rules of Attractions, which is about tomboy Kiara who falls in love with bad-boy ("druggie") Carlos Fuentos.  This book was amazing!!!!  Please read this and I will soon be reading the first book, Perfect Chemistry, which is about Carlos' older brother, so I hope that that will be good enough for you to read as well.
I'm super tired.
22 books down, 327 days to go!

Friday, October 15, 2010

21 books down, 328 days to go

Hi!  I finished Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie.  This was a different book than what I normally read...I'm reading a lot of those hope-filled books lately.  Steven is living the high life, a drummer in All-City, trying to impress the girl of his dreams, when his little brother is diagnosed with leukemia.  This has a different format, but it gives a perspective on how his life is actually going.  The one thing I really disliked was the jump between times.  It was October, and then a few pages later it was immediately winter.  It could have had better transitions, but still, an overall good read.  I even got my brother to start it, which is a rare feat!
250 to 300 million cell phones are being used in the U.S.
Love from Justi!  21 books done, 328 days to go!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

20 books down, 330 days to go!

I read The King's Dragon, a spin off book for the British televised sci-fi Doctor Who.  This book was okay, but it flows more like a show than an actual times the details were rushed, with very little supporting scenes but a lot of intense story.  The problem was trying to include tons of politics in a small book.  It didn't work out that well.  Personally, this would have better been titled 'Fool's Gold.'  The Doctor lands in a planet known for hospitality...and finds closed doors.  Like I said, the plot is overdone, with the best elements the random comedic effect known for the show in general.  I'm not sure if I'll read another Doctor Who book, since this one was a downer for me.
Mel Blanc (the voice of Bugs Bunny) was allergic to carrots!
20 books down, 330 days to go.
Love from Justi!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

19 books down, 337 days to go!

Hello Everyone!
Happy October!!  I have read four books!  The first four books in the Vampire Diaries Series.  In these books Elena (mortal) meets two brothers.  Who both happen to be in love with her.  And who both happen to be vampires.  These two vampire brothers a very vicious and competitive towards each other and will do seemingly anything to get her.  These books were okay but not much happened in "four books".  Besides the facts that a mortal girl is being fought over by two vampire brothers.
Love, Elizabeth
19 books down, 337 days to go!
The Bible is the world’s best-selling book. The bible is also the world’s most shoplifted book. 

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

15 books down, 338 days to go!

Glimpse by Carol Lynch Williams looks like a long book, but it's written in free-verse poetry, so it took me less than four hours to read...hey, I had to do homework in between every few pages!  Anyway, Hope has an okay life, money to use most of the time, a best friend, a crush...but then she walks in on her older sister holding a gun to her head.  So why is her sister now suicidal?  And why doesn't her mother want her to mention how they get money?  This book is thrilling, easy to read, and full of questions about morals and family.  So, yeah, it was pretty good.
Love from Justi!
One-third of girls in the United States get pregnant before the age of 20.
 15 books down, 338 days to go!

Monday, October 4, 2010

14 books down, 339 days to go!

I read Chosen, the third book in the House of Night wasn't as great as it should have been.  To tell the truth, these books are starting to feel like they merge together, with no obvious breaks in the plot.  Zoey must find a way to save her best friend, and undead vampyre thing, while appearing to be at ease with her boyfriend(s).  And, of course, she had to fall in love with Loren Blake, a vampyre years older than her.  She can't be content with her official boyfriend, Eric, or her *ex-boyfriend, a human who she's imprinted with.  Yeah, this is becoming really complicated.
Still, it was an interesting read, so I'm going to continue with this series.
14 books down, only 339 days to go!
It is believed that Shakespeare was 46 around the time that the King James Version of the Bible was written. In Psalms 46, the 46th word from the first word is shake and the 46th word from the last word is spear. 
Love from Justi!