Monday, December 27, 2010

62 books down, 215 days to go!

I have finished four books.
The first book is called closed for the season, by Mary Downing Hahn, which is a ghost story about two boys who are investigating a house for ghosts.  (Ages 8-14?) The next book I read is called Aries Rising, a book about a girl who can't find anything to help her get through her teen years of high school besides Astrology. (Ages 10- 14?) I also read a book about zombies who are taking over the world because of their epidemic.  Kind of boring, simply because it was overwhelmingly fast-paced.  (Ages 12-14?)  I also read My Invented Life, a book about a two sisters, a year apart, who have always competed over everything.  But when one girl fakes her sexuality, both become confused with who they really are.  (12-16?)  Great book!

Overall, okay books.  None are really recommended, though.

62 books down, 215 days to go!


Donald Duck's middle name is Fauntleroy.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

58 books down, 221 days to go!

Sorry for my lack of reading!  Sophomore year appears to be harder than normal...!  I've read two books (I know, I'm super mad at myself!), Lord of the Flies for English class, and Defect, which I got from the library yesterday.
Lord of the Flies, which most students read sometime in their schooling careers, is about a group of school boys that get stranded on an island in the middle of a war.  Science fiction, actually, since, as my teacher discussed, the was basically outlines what would have happened if the Cold War became an actual battle.  This book discusses the nature of mankind, being both depressing and hopeful.  I enjoyed it, but I hated having to read it during school.
Defect, by Will Weaver, I finished in a few hours.  Small, but with an interesting storyline, reminding me sort of X-Men with its discussions on genetic defects.  David, a teenager with a genetic abnormality--to put it lightly--is trying to find a way to fit in, but his secret is coming out.  The one problem I had was the seemingly sudden discussion of Christianity, which I felt could have been added in a little more subtly.  Overall, not a bad story.
So, 58 books down, 221 days to go, and I promise I'll get caught up!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Hey all! 56 books down, 225 days to go!

Hi!  It's me Elizabeth - again.  I finished four books, all in the same series, which just so happens to be my new favorite series of all time besides the mortal instruments.  These books are part of the My Blood Approves series.  This series is about a girl named Alice, who is in love with a vampire, and soon becomes one.  But for a while, her blood is connected to the breath-taking vampire Peter, who is her boyfriend Jack's "brother."  When this bond breaks, Peter falls to piece and moves away with his vampire friend Mae.  But when Alice's mortal friend Jane becomes a "blood-whore," someone who goes to vampire clubs and becomes a bit addict (which can kill you), and then later is murdered, Alice is out for blood.  I know it's a bad summary but I couldn't do much better because these books were all so good that when I read them I immediately moved on to the next one so it seemed like one realllyy long, amazing book.  GO FOR IT, everyone of all ages!!!! Come one come all and read this series!
Elizabeth S
56 books down, 225 days to go!
Q is the only letter in the alphabet that does not appear in the name of any of the united states!

Monday, December 6, 2010

52 books down, 236 days to go!

Hey Everyone!  I finished three books in 8 days (i know, i know, kinda lame!). I finished the first two books in in the Trylle Series, as well as When It Happens.  The Trylle series is about a girl who finds out what she hopes is a lie, that she is not her mother's child.  That she is not human.  She is Trylle who can make people do things with her mind.  But she's not just any Trylle.  She's royalty, a princess destined to rule her mother or her father's palaces, which are basically good, and bad palaces.  But she is also falling in love with her on-again-off-again "body guard."  So, that about sums up both books.  Pretty good!  When it Happens is about a girl named Sara who is falling in love with a boy named Tobey.  Too bad she already has a boy friend.  The Greek-god Dave.  Sara has never been popular so when handsome Dave asks her to be his girlfriend, she gladly accepts.  But her mind keeps going back to mysterious Tobey, with his pale skin, dark hair, and violet blue eyes.  Not to mention he is a total rock-star-wannabe slacker.  Not to mention she has a boyfriend.  But judging by the way he treats Sara maybe she won't for long.... unless, of course, Tobey likes her back like he said he did.... Good book but kinda boring.
Love, Elizabeth
52 books down, 236 days to go!
A cat's jaws cannot move sideways.