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!