So, I'm working on a bunch of reviews right now and they will be up when I get them done. I will be introducing a new author for the blog soon, more info later. Also I have decided to take part in National Novel Writing Month, it starts Nov. 1 and ends Nov. 30 and in that time I must write a novel. I encourage all of you to look at the website and try it. The website is http://ywp.nanowrimo.org/ Check it out!
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Sorry this took so long, I finished five new books, so there will be five new reviews coming out. The first one is now!
Tobey has had a crush on Sarah for a while, but she is a serious student, and he is a mucisian and slacker. He devises a plan to win her over, but Sarah has started to go out with popular jock Dave. Filled with musical references that can appeal to even non-music lovers, this is a teen love story to remember.
I could not put this book down, it was one of the better books I have read. I highly reccomend this book for anyone who likes YA novels. One warning though is that it is written in first-person in alternating perspectives, so there is a warning for those who don't like that. But that was my only problem with the book, I have reread it a few times since I first finished it. So, if you are looking for a good love story, this book is for you.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
So about the long awaited new review. Sorry I haven't been posting too much, but I ran out of new books to read. Luckily I ordered five new books last night and they should be arriving any day now, so a new review should be up soon.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
So, for school I have to read a bunch of short stories and one that really stood out to me was "Everyday Use" by Alice Walker. The story tells of a women who has two completely different daughters. Dee, an ambitious girl who seems to be embarrassed by her family and Maggie, who is very self-conscious of her burn scars. Dee, who left home years ago, comes back to visit. The story takes place during her visit. Dee has taken part in a movement seen in the 1970s by African American's where they go back to their African heritage. One of the changes Dee made was by changing her name to Wangero. Her mother tells her that the name Dee has been in the family for a long time, the part the mother leaves out is that she can trace the name back to relatives who lived during the Civil War. Dee seems to value heritage, but overlooks key parts of her history. Read the story, it is quick and really good! I'm sorry I kind of gave away a few parts, but it's hard not to when describing a short story.