Tuesday, December 29, 2009

2010 Book List!!!!

Since 2010 is just around the corner I figured I better make a book list. SO here it is:

Books I Want to Read:
Mansfield Park-Jane Austen
Persuasion-Jane Austen
Graceling-Kristin Cashore
The Summoning-Kelley Armstrong
The Shifter-Janice Hardy
Shiver-Maggie Stiefvater
Heat Wave-Richard Castle
Fallen-Lauren Kate
Oliver Twist-Charles Dickens
Little Women-Louisa May Alcott
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring-J.R.R. Tolken
Déjà Dead-Kathy Reichs
Bad Blood-L.A. Banks
Saving Juliet-Suzanne Selfors
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes-Arthur Conan Doyle
Fahrenheit 451-Ray Bradbury
Anne of the Island-L.M. Montgomery
A Tale of Two Cities-Charles Dickens
Dracula-Bram Stoker
Ender's Game-Orson Scott Card
The Crystal Cave-Mary Stewart

Books By:
Patricia Briggs
Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
Brontë Sisters

Books I Want to Re-read:
Harry Potter 1-7-J.K. Rowling
O'Malley Series-Dee Henderson
InkHeart Series-Cornelia Funke
Thoroughbred Series-Joanna Campbell
Saddle Club-Bonnie Bryant
Jenny Mcgrady Series-Patricia H. Rushford

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Northanger Abbey- by Jane Austen

Northanger Abbey was Jane Austen's first novel; though it was not published until after she died in late 1817. It tells the story of Catherine Morland, a young, sheltered, country girl, who loves Gothic novels.
The book begins when she is invited to go to the bustling city of Bath with family friends, the Allen's. There at Bath she meets Henry Tilney and his sister Eleanor and is later invited to Northanger Abbey by their father, the book continues from there.
It was a fun and enjoyable book to read. I find it funny that in 200 years people really haven't changed much at all; the only thing that teenage girls think about are clothes and boys LOL.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Blue Bloods- by Melissa de la Cruz

I was pleasantly surprised when I was reading this book; I figured that it would be like every other vampire book that's been unearthed since Twilight. You know, loner girl meets brooding vampire, throw in a bit of violence, some blood, and a whole bunch of drama and you've got a teenage horror novel. This wasn't the greatest of books, but it did keep me interested. The vampire myth was once again twisted making it different than any of the other vampire books I've read; Although I will admit, I haven't read many. At least these vampires don't sparkle. There is a major twist at the end that I thought was interesting, not good....Not totally bad...Just different. But I won't give any spoilers.

One thing I hated about the book was Mimi's relationship with her brother; it was certainly disturbing,
another problem I had was how much time the author took explaining the fashion, all the clothes, and the shoes, and the makeup, and the hair styles were all explained in more detail then anyone cares. Since there were no translations for all of these unknown things, I found it more difficult to understand then a Shakespeare play.