Monday, May 30, 2011

138 books down, 98 days to go!

Justi again.  Elizabeth, honestly, do you still exist?  Please?
Okay, only two more books.  I know, a bummer.  A book I was reading came due before I could finish it.  I've taken to rereading the Harry Potter series...just finished the fourth one.  As Elizabeth has commented on the first three, I think I'll continue from where she left off.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire--what else can I say but that this is the book where it really grows up?  Love lives start forming, action beyond anything three-hundred more pages than book three.  I've missed this series.
Other than HP, I finished Snakehead, another book in the queue of Alex Rider.  I can't say I honestly enjoyed this one.  However, the author still gives the details with no sugar-coating, and the plotline, if possible, becomes more improbable with every turning page.
I'm currently reading two more books to tag along...should be up soon.  Cousin/someone, please tell me that I'm not alone in this!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

136 books down, 110 days to go!

Four more books for Justi!  I've been reading the 'Alex Rider' series...the books including 'Skeleton Key', 'Eagle Strike', 'Scorpia', and 'Ark Angel.'  14-year old Alex Rider has become a spy for the British military.  And he's become the most effective unit out there.  These books are nothing if not a thrill ride, taking seemingly impossible situations and placing a teenager into them.  I especially enjoyed the last two books...the situation becomes more serious with each passing sentence.  Quick reads, fun and easy...if you're in the mood, these would be perfect for a boring afternoon.
Just saying, random fact deals with the plotline of Ark from Justina!
Skylab, the first American space station, fell to the earth in thousands of pieces in 1979. Thankfully most over the ocean.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

132 books down, 117 days to go.

Justi here!  I realized I got confused somehow on the official count of days left.  Not sure when, or where, but I was way off.  I've still got more time than I thought...Anyway, four more books.
Jealousy, book three of Strange Angels.  This was the most colorful of the books, full of drama and moments that made me smile.  While the writing remains drab, it's growing on me.
The Throne of Fire, the second book in the Kain Chronicles by Rick Riordan.  He's a marvelous author, taking old dry myths and turning them into almost hilarious modern instances.  This sequel lives up to the Red Pyramid, and now I'm waiting for more.
After a failed attempt at reading a different book--which sucked, by the way--my current focus is on an author by the name of Anthony Horowitz.  I'm currently reading the Alex Rider series...a fourteen year old boy turned spy, sent on mission after mission.  The writing reminds me of a dryer version of Eion Colfer's Artemis Fowl series, but it's not a bad read, so it shall continue.  Two books down from it...Stormbreaker and Point Blank.
So, love to my cousins, whom I haven't heard from in quite some time now...I was going to find a random fact, but I think I just gave my computer a virus instead...oh, how I love the Internet.