Tuesday, May 20, 2014
So i really enjoyed reading the original books, not that i have read all of them but several . Those were fine for my age/reading level. Yet these just aren't, they are just overly dumbed down and also the characters seem to be different and not as "smart" as the original series is. I realize that these are for ages 8-12 but i feel like i could have read this and understood it at 6 or 7. I don't think most 12 year old's are really going to enjoy them . I didn't really enjoy it as much as i wanted too, but its okay for younger kids.
He learns about competition and jealousy, anger and desire. But it's a picture he finds in a file -- a picture of a girl with half a face -- that truly connects him with the real world: its suffering, its injustice, and what he can do to fight.
Reminiscent of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" in the intensity and purity of its voice, this extraordinary novel is a love story, a legal drama, and a celebration of the music each of us hears inside.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Okay so i didn't know about the whole reading level thing, It doesnt have anything on the book about it. As someone who has a college reading level i dont normally pick up books like this. But even though it was written for those who struggle with reading, it was pretty good and i enjoyed it nevertheless. I would defiantly recommend it to someone who may struggle with reading. This is my 4th book for the readathon, another short one at 93 pages. Which makes my total pages read so far at just at 449.
The normally confident, cynical Nick soon finds himself thrown off-balance, drawn into an intriguing conversation with a baffling man who comfortably discusses everything from world religions to the existence of heaven and hell. And this man who calls himself Jesus also seems to know a disturbing amount about Nick’s personal life.
I really enjoyed reading this book and it was a little different then I expected but still really good. I enjoyed the story and how a guy who did his best to not believe a word of it, eventually came around to it and etc. It wasn't a long book by any means, only at 100 pages long it was a short but sweet read. I would totally recommend it. This is my 3 readathon book of the week and have currently read a total of 356 so far in this readathon. So far so good!
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
This is the second book i have read during the Readathon I am currently doing and it was a short one, AT only 157 pages it was a short yet informational read. I really enjoyed it and the unique look you go at Annie Sullivan. I would defiantly recommend it!
The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 12th and runs through Sunday, May 18th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 10 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team
So I have never jioned a eeadathon so this is the day to do it! I seem to always find out to late but for once I didnt! (Yayaya) so I am jioning this readathon and will hopefully get through some books this week. So I hope some of you join me on this reading journey.
Papercutz is the exciting new graphic novel publisher that's building a huge following among the next generation of comics fans. Even the most reluctant readers are becoming addicted to the Papercutz approach of giving classic characters a modern makeover! Each Papercutz graphic novel features comics stories drawn in the style of the popular Japanese comics known as manga, and beautifully rendered with state of the art color. While educators rave about the high quality of the Papercutz writing and artwork, readers 8 and up are simply enjoying the great adventures found in each fun-filled volume. Be sure to check out other Papercutz titles such as Nancy Drew, Totally Spies, and Zorro.
I really liked this graphic novel as far as the graphics go. I didnt't love the story though, it seemed like parts didn't flow right and overall didn't sound right. So its hard to follow along and always know that everything you read doesn't always make sense. I felt like it could have been better then it was but it wasn't horrible. I dont know whether i would recommend it or not, I really don't...
Saturday, May 10, 2014
This book was a short story on basically how words and rumors can hurt people. The main protagonist in the story was able to come out on top of it all but many people arent so lucky.I would defiantly read this book.
IMPOSSIBLE. IMPENETRABLE. UNCHANGEABLE. Maybe so . . . until God gets involved. No matter the details of your circumstance, His raw power potential and immeasurable ability refuse to cower in the face of any challenge. Nothing is impossible with God. Nothing. Not even that thing. This is the uplifting, well-reasoned answer from New York Times best-selling author Priscilla Shirer—not a denial of life’s adversities and troubles, but a biblical reminder that God is always up to great things, even when His great things are greater then instant remedies and visible change. He is a God who cares . . . and a God who CAN. Believe it. Experience it. God Is Able.
I received this book through a giveaway, I was excited but not bouncing off the walls to read it. I started getting excited as I started reading it. I loved the humorous way she writes and still get her serious point across at the same time. Not to much funny business but not to serious either. I really enjoyed the way she blended everything together and I love her style. I would totally recommend to any one to read. Its a great book with a lot of passion for the subject. By the end of this book you will remember that God Is Always Able!
Thursday, May 1, 2014
No wonder people love this book, its short, bittersweet and to the point. I understood why the Tucks did what they did in the story by taking Winnie, I wouldn't have wanted to have been told afterward that drinking the water will let you live forever. That would be nice and all but to be the same age forever would just be hard, I wouldn't have wanted to stay a little girl like Winnie would have. The only big complaint I have about this story is that the author doesn't go into any of Winnie's life after the Tucks leave, and we only find out what happens after they come back to find her. I feel like we missed a big chunk of her life that I wish we could have visited. But I guess that would have made this 139 page book at-least twice as long. In the end I really loved it and may re-read in the future.