Saturday, 8 December 2012

that awful moment when

That awful moment when someone ruins the end of a book. (or something important near the end, etc.)

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Book Suggestion!

So I realized that I hadn't done a book suggestion in forever! So I decided to give you my absolute favourite book (obviously it's not the only one but still!)...I've read it probably a billion times, grade 3 being my first time. ANYWAY, this book is about a mouse, a motorcycle, and an adventure. I'll say no more :) Go and read...

The Mouse and the Motorcycle!

I read this book a long time ago as a kid...and I still re-read it over and over again to this day! I love to read this book for some relaxed, light reading. Such a fun book, and not to mention an awesome and original plot!

Divergent is Being Made Into a Movie!!!!

Title says it all! Divergent by Veronica Roth is officially going to be made into a movie! It supposed to be released sometime next year (2013)!!!! HOW EXCITING?!?!?! Check out Veronica Roth's blogger for more information and updates: ....EEEEEP! This is so exciting! I LOVE when books come alive!

Monday, 12 November 2012

The Time Keeper...thoughts.

Just finished this book today! This was a very meaningful book and I loved the style it was written in. The best part about this book was that various ages could relate to it (while I don't recommend it to anyone younger than 13). Mitch Albom had written about 2 different very old and one very young. Anyway, I won't get into it much, but this is definitely a book that is worth reading! p.s. I obviously didn't enjoy it as much as some other books probably because I'm younger...I do have to admit that this book would be more enjoyable for older readers. :)

Friday, 9 November 2012

New Book!

I recently bought this new book, The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom, and now I can read it since I'm done Goblet of Fire!!!!!! So far it's such a good book, and the message is very strong. Love it!

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Term 2 Begins!

Term 2 has begun (kinda) and so has a new challenge! This time, theres more... it's different, it's fun, and it's definitely challenging! Here is what the challenge is...
  • 2 book reviews 
    • 2T of the book reviews will actually be a review of the book, and of someone else’s review (COOL, RIGHT?!?!)
  • 1 non-book “alternate text” review (video game, film, album, play, artist collection) in the form of a vlog entry (video blog)
  • one “litspiration” challenge that is different from what you did last term
  • A chance to interact with other peers' blogs!
I can't wait to get started! Bring it on term 2!

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Finished! :O

What do I have to say? :O <--- That. No words. It was such a good book, gee I think I'm going to explode though! Wasn't so fond of the last couple chapters...made me uneasy and left me hanging! I think I'm reading these books too fast! Anyway overall, fantastic book..I can't wait to get to the next installment in the HP Series, but I think I should take a break and read something else ;) (something short so I can get back to HP!).  J.K. Rowling is a LEGEND!

Friday, 2 November 2012

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld Book Review (3) - Free Reading Challenge

         “Everybody gets to be supermodel gorgeous. What could be wrong with that?” Tally Youngblood is about to turn 16, and she can’t wait. Tally is an ugly and turning 16 means getting the operation that makes you into a pretty. Tally and her best friend Shay spend their last couple months as uglies, playing tricks, hover boarding, and sneaking out to visit the ruins of the “old world.” Everyone wants to become a pretty; no one thinks twice about it, but Shay isn’t so sure. When Shay runs away, Tally is forced to make a decision that will change her world forever: turn her friend in, or never turn into a pretty at all.

Uglies impressed me more than I ever expected it to. It was simply awesome. Scott Westerfeld added just the right amount of emotion, action, and detail to make the book a truly enjoyable read. Uglies embodies the idea/theme of accepting yourself the way you are. This idea becomes very clear throughout the book as Shay, who from the very start already likes the way she looks and is, helps Tally start to love and embrace herself for who she is inside and out…even as an ugly. The theme also ties in with one indirect societal issue that the book discusses: society’s high expectations. Even though the book is set in a dystopian future, the society issues are very much the same as today. Most people are not very happy with who they are or how they look, thanks to society. In Uglies, everyone is brainwashed into believing that they’re not good enough until they become a pretty, and in the real world it’s precisely the same! We’re all brainwashed by society into thinking that something like “perfect” actually exists. In conclusion, Uglies is definitely a must read for anyone who likes a fast-paced and suspenseful book into a not-so-far-off future!

Friday, 26 October 2012

Harry Potter Quote Word Art - First Litspiration Challenge (Term 1)!!!

I finally finished my first litspiration challenge! I decided to make one of my favourite quotes (from HP) -- "It is our choices Harry, that show what we truly are far more than our abilities." - Albus Dumbledore -- into some word art....

Choice of colours, images, etc: 
- Quote: I chose this quote because it has a lot of meaning to me. Ever since the first time I read it in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, I just fell in love with it. I couldn't stop reading it over and over again! I knew I had to use this quote for my litspiration challenge!
- Colours: I chose these colours (red and yellow) because they are the Gryffindor house colours at Hogwarts. I chose the Gryffindor colours because the Hoqwarts house thing is the first very important choice that Harry made for himself. Even though he didn't specifically choose Gryffindor, he made it clear that he didn't want to be in Slytherin, even if the Sorting Hat was seriously considering it (Harry could've easily followed Voldemort's path!). Speaking of the Sorting Hat....
- Image: I chose the Sorting Hat to go along with this quote for two reasons. The first being the same the reason I chose the colours red and yellow; Harry's first very important choice -- that changed his life -- was the Hoqwarts house thing, and that involved the hat. The second reason being that Dumbledore happened to be talking about the Sorting Hat during the conversation he is having with Harry in which he says this quote. 
- Font: I just chose this font because it looked very magical and fancy to me. :)

Side Notes:
- I made this word art using photoshop for any of you who were wondering.
- The Sorting Hat picture is NOT mine and I would like to give full credits to for the picture/drawing of the hat. (link to picture: *ALSO I have gotten persmission from the artist to use the picture...proof (I am @ravenclaw360):

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Uglies Ending....

So, I finished Uglies by Scott Westerfeld yesterday, and my first thought after reading the last sentence? I MUST READ THE NEXT BOOK! The book ended like it was only half way through! I can't wait to read the next book in the series, after I finish some other books that have been waiting patiently on my bookshelf to be read. Anyway I'll be posting a book review on Uglies soon, so stay tuned!

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling Book Review (2) - Free Reading Challenge

Harry Potter has lived with the Dursleys, his only living relatives, for as long as he can remember. The Dursleys are an obnoxious and selfish family, who like to think they’re normal, and hate anything that isn’t. Harry spends his whole life being pushed around and treated miserably by the Dursleys, until his 11th birthday…when he finds out he’s a wizard! Before Harry can say “I’m a what?” He has been enrolled to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, learns to fly a broom & play Quidditch, encounters a three-headed dog, and learns about his dark past. Harry Potter is anything but normal!
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was an outstanding piece of literature, for J.K. Rowling had me on the edge of my seat the entire time! While I was reading, the characters came to life in my head, because Rowling showed the character’s personalities instead of telling them. She gradually built up each of the characters throughout the book, so that the reader could get to know them personally. Rowling also used her characters to hint the readers about the hidden theme in the book; the theme that I think she shows in the book is the idea of free will. Throughout the book, J.K. Rowling mentions many bizarre similarities between Harry Potter and Voldemort (an evil, horrible wizard). For example the twin wands, their rare relationships with snakes, and many others mentioned throughout the series. When the Sorting Hat thinks about putting Harry into the Slytherin house (it is usually where the bad wizards end up and Voldemort's house), Harry tells the hat he doesn’t want to be in Slytherin, and that’s where the idea of choice and free will comes in. Though Harry could have easily followed Voldemort’s path, he chose not to. Harry is later on told; “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” All in all, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is a must read book, and I promise you won’t regret it!