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26 September 2011
25 September 2011
Her favorite reading is great stories, but in a pinch she'll settle for the backs of cereal boxes. She's delighted that e-publishing can now make available books that have been out of print.
I was so happy when this book finally showed up in my mail box! I was lucky enough to get a copy from the author and her publisher.I must say that I was not disappointed!!! I cannot express how much I loved this book. And I can't wait for the next one in the series.We follow the Irregulars to France this time to save some very important people. We find that love is just a school away and your heart if more important than your duty.This book gave us more POV's as we were not just in Tory's but in Cynthia's as well which was a nice change. It really made me like Cynthia as a character.The next one comes out in 2012 and I hope that I am again fortunate enough to get a copy.
24 September 2011
About Banned & Challenged Books
What's the difference between a challenge and a banning?
Why are books challenged?
- the material was considered to be "sexually explicit"
- the material contained "offensive language"
- the materials was "unsuited to any age group"
Who Challenges Books?
11 September 2011
Pam draws inspiration from the places she knows best: she wrote CANDOR while living in a Florida planned community, and set DROUGHT in the woods where she spent her summers as a child. She and her family currently live near Washington, DC. When she's not writing, reading, working or parenting, Pam likes to go to museums and theater performances, and watch far too much television.
As far as she knows, Pam has never been brainwashed. Or maybe that's just what she's supposed to say.
Ok so this book was really good. I wasn't to happy about the ending I think it could have had more. But It was good. The story was very addicting as I finished this book in one day. The book follows a girl named Ruby who has been a slave for around 200 year. It is set in the year of 2012 and it is a very thrilling story of what would you do for freedom? and what wouldn't you do for love?
The book is very religions and it shows the many issues that being dedicated to your religion can take you. As would you allow people to treat you badly just because your god left and you think that you are supposed to wait and endure. It takes you to the brink of what wouldn't you for freedom and what would you risk for love??
It is not a christen religious story just so you know. Their god is Otto who left Ruby's mother over 200 years ago. His blood and the water they collect is the staple of their lives.
All in all it was a wonderful book. It has a very good ending but I wish they would have done more. I think it would be an awesome series. And I could see it as a made for tv mini series.
09 September 2011
|this is from the UKRAINE|
07 September 2011
06 September 2011
So I thought my mail lady was going to kill me today. I had ordered a bunch of Priority Boxes and such and ended up messing up on the amount. So instead of getting 10 boxes I got 10 units which is 225 boxes and I did that more than once. Thinking I'm going to be getting 10-20 boxes and not units. We also got our first post card from POSTCROSSING.COM it is from Montana. And last but not least I revived a few books from Goodreads.com/swap.
05 September 2011
Author: Bethany Wiggins
Publisher: Walker Books for Young Readers
Release Date: September 27th, 2011
Ages: 12 and up
Ok so I finished this book in 1 DAY. YES It was that good. I stayed up till almost 2am to finish reading it. So the low down. The back of my copy says Full of romance, mysticism, and intrigue. Well they were right. I would have to say that this is Twilight but in a good way and without the vampires.
Our main character is Maggie Mae an almost 18 years old (yay more almost adults) who has been shuffled around to a lot of foster homes before she ends up in Silver City. There is no love triangle which I was grateful for. And you don't really find out what our leading man is until near the end of the book. Which by the end of the book when you think you know what Maggie is Bethany Wiggins throws you a curve ball and scares the ever living HELL out of you. (have tissues)
As I had said that this is like Twilight I want to explain our leading lady is so unlike Bella you will jump for joy. She is someone that you would want your daughters to look up to. At most times she is filled with so much fear that I think it would be deliberating. Yet somehow she works passed it and moves on. Even when her leading man leaves her she is dying of a broken heart but she still pushes on unlike Bella when Edward leaves.
So this book get 5 Trees because it was OUTSTANDING!!
03 September 2011
MY DAY STARTED OUT LIKE THIS>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
<THEN AS THE DAY WENT BY I START TO READ ANOTHER BOOK
THEN WE STARTED HEARING THIS HORRENDOUS NOISE>
<WE CALLED THE COPS AND FOUND OUT THAT THEY HAD A PERMIT TO TO PLAY MUSIC TILL 8PM SO THEY COULDN'T DO ANYTHING
IS IT SO HARD TO ASK THEM TO >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
WE NEED >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Ok so today we got up to do school and everything was fine. We didn't get much sleep last night but we were dragging along. Then around 12pm we started hearing this banging. I thought it was the next door neighbor with their music up way loud. But I just found out that it is a community picnic and that they have a permit to have music so they can have it so loud that I can hear it inside my home with the tv and music on from my computer and there is nothing they can do about it until 8pm which is when their permit expires. So for the next 4 hours myself, my two daughter, my mother who had HBP and my elderly grandmother all have to be subjected to this crap.
Author: Veronica Roth
Publication Date: May 3, 2011
Ages: 14 and up
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
The beginning starts off way WAY. I still don't have a clear picture of what was really going on with everything. I even ended up rereading a few chapters just to see if I could understand it better.
02 September 2011
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