Tomorrow I will be leaving for Nor. Cal to get ready for my surgery on Thursday. This means that for the week that I am gone up north there will most likely be no blog posts and it will be pretty spotty, during my recovery process. I am hoping to go to Border's and be able to buy some books while I am there, I should make a list of DEFINITELY buy when on sale; I think I will do that today. If I buy said books I will try my hardest to have an IMM for next week. Also, depending how I feel, Spotlight Sunday may ft. I'm Booking It for two weeks. I am disappointed that I will have to leave my blog for this long, because I just started taking this blog seriously and I want to gain as many viewers as I can. I will do one last review today before I leave and then that will be that.
In other news I got a library card for down here last Tuesday and I am really excited to use it soon!
Monday, February 28, 2011
Sunday, February 27, 2011
And The Winner Is...
Teehee did you catch that tie in to The Oscar's above ; ) I choose I'm Booking It for two simple reasons. She is another blogger from my hometown, so I have to give love and represent. Also, she is SO SO SO nice, she is again one of the 1st book bloggers I talked to when I decided to take my blogging seriously and inspired me to want my blog to be more. So as always, you can click the link above to get to her site and she will be featured on the left hand side of my blog until next Sunday.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
What an interesting book! Room is one of those books that I heard SO much, yet SO little about and that is mainly because the book is a little surprise and if you say too much about it; you will take away its special magic. I LOVED this book in it's entirety, yet there were times where I hated it to. This is why; Room is about a mother (Ma) and her son Jack,who live in a room. Jack has lived in the room his whole life and his mother has told him nothing about the world, except that it is pretend. Room is the only real. Then one day this all changes and you get to watch Jack adapt.
Where I got frustrated with the book, is probably the most brilliant part of the book. The book is told through Jack's eyes. So the words he uses and the thoughts he has are all told through a 5 year old view. It can get frustrating at times. I think we get frustrated though, like his mother does. Mainly, cause you can feel her pain of trying to be sane and protect her son. You feel her exhaustion. There are some things I think that graphically could have been left out, like mentioning his penis or pooping. Mainly because, although those may have been thoughts he had and what was going on in his life, they weren't major events in the story . At the same time the book would not have been the success that it was if it was not told through Jack's point of view. It was genius.
The story is a story we have heard before, but it is told in a way we have never seen it told, it is told in a SO much more personal way, and we see things that go on behind the scenes. That we don't normally see with these types of stories. I wish the story may have been a little longer, however the ending was the perfect kind of closure. Room is a pretty quick and easy read, with a powerful story, It is most definitely a good read.
My next read is America By Heart By Sarah Palin. My Dad got me this book for Christmas after I had seen Sarah Palin speak at the San Jose Convention Center. I won't say I am exactly thrilled to read this book, and that is because I am not a HUGE fan of memoir like books. I read Dirty Sexy Politics By Meaghan McCain, because I think she is funny and also by read I mean I listened to it on my Mom's IPod Nano. However, I do like Sarah Palin, so I will give the book a try. PLUS it was a gift from my Dad. = )
Monday, February 21, 2011
In My Mailbox is a weekly meme by The Story Siren, about books you bought, recieved, etc. that week..
Look Again By Lisa Scottoline
The Girl Who Played With Fire By Stieg Larsson
Thirteen Reasons Why By Jay Asher
Sunday, February 20, 2011
The Blog I Choose this week is....
or find her on Twitter @makeshiftjen
YAY! I really like this blog. First, for just the name, so creative and I am guilty of the random receipt bookmark on several occasions. Although, I recently invested in the Breakfast At Tiffany's $4 bookmark at Border's. Second, she just seems really cool. Like if I knew her in real life, I think we could be friends. PLUS, she is in nursing school, and married, yet still has time to blog! How BAMF is that? Third, she is the reason why I decided to do In My Mailbox. I had seen them done before, but wasn't sure if I wanted to do it, but her VLog's were so fun and entertaining, that I wanted to try it out myself. Fourth, Her blog is just simply AWESOME! I found it through Bookalicious on Twitter, and fell in love. So, Go check it out, it will be featured on the left side under Blog of the week, until next Sunday. = )
Friday, February 18, 2011
"There's a first for everything.When you build up something in your mind -- really imagine it, wish for it -- sometimes, when it actually happens, it doesn't live up to your expectations.
True love is nothing like that.
Especially not for Katherine and Michael, who can't get enough of each other. Their relationship is unique: sincere, intense, and fun all at the same time. Although they haven't been together all that long, they know it's serious. A whole world opens up as young passion and sexuality bloom.
But it's senior year of high school, and there are big changes ahead. Michael and Katherine are destined for another big "first": a decision. Is this the love of a lifetime, or the very beginning of a lifetime of love?" - Amazon
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Ok, I definitely pushing it but I didn't want to fail my personal challenge of having a Book of The Day, Everyday in February for Library Lover Month. However I am still sick. SO I will let Amazon explain the book. I will say thought that I thought the book was cute, but the cover doesn't match the story.
"Phillips (It Had to Be You) makes old Hollywood gossip new again in this over-the-top, hot-under-the-sheets rom-com. Sitcom Skip and Scooter co-stars Georgie York, who like her character exudes spunky charm, and Bram Shepard, whose upbringing couldn't be more different from the nice boy he plays, hate each other even before Bram's offscreen sexual escapades lead to the sitcom's cancellation. Flash forward eight years: his career has cratered, and her biggest accomplishment has been briefly marrying hunky star Lance Marks, who abandons her for sex-goddess-turned-international-do-gooder Jade Gentry. So when Bram and Georgie wake up from a Vegas bender and find themselves married to each other, they make the most of it: Georgie aims to undo the damage Lance has done to her heart and her public image, while Bram is gunning for a second chance at life, love and stardom. It's a blast to watch the hate-each-other-yet-made-for-each-other couple as they duck paparazzi or spar before falling into bed. In this massively entertaining romp, redemption is always possible, and even a fake Hollywood couple trapped in a pretend marriage might find true love"
I was really excited when I received The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo for Christmas from my Future Mother In - Law Dena. I was excited for several reasons. For awhile I heard buzz about how good the book was, I heard how dark, twisted and mysterious it was and all that fun juicy stuff. Then I heard a lot of buzz about the Swedish version of the movie and once I heard it was going to be made into an American version. I had to read it! So, I was happy to receive it as one of my Christmas books.
I was really surprised at how different the book was then I expected it to be. I, for some reason thought it would be about a girl in a secret cult, with a magical dragon tattoo. I don't know why, but that is what I thought the book was going to be about. I also, knew the main character was Lisbeth Salander, so I was surprised with how minimal the girl with the dragon tattoo's role, kind of was. Her role in the book is very important; we just focus a lot more time on Mikael Blomvkist and his story. The book starts off quite mysteriously,with Henrik Vanger receiving a pressed flower like he does every year on his birthday for an unknown source, then goes into Mikael Blomvkist's trial where he has been convicted of libel and then Lisbeth is intertwined into the story with her researching skills for a secruity agency. Her secruity agency is hired by Henrik Vanger to do research on Mikael. So that Vanger can hire Mikael to solve his families mystery.
The book has four parts and takes course in a little over a year. While there are some parts that are really intriguing I have to admit that towards the end of the book, I was rather disappointed and had the books not been SO raved about I may not have wanted to read the second book in the series. What I do like is the book is meticulously planned, minor things mentioned all tie into the book, like a perfect puzzle. There are a few loose ends that I would like to be answered particularly about Lisbeth Salander cause little really is known about her. She is an intriguing character. There were also, a few things that bothered me in this book, like how some situations were handle, which I hope; maybe the reasons they were handled that way will come to light in the next book and also, I wasn't happy with some of the relationship choices in the book either. BUT Again, there is something complex about the book that makes you look over those things. I was shocked by some of the material covered, cause of what it entailed and will be hard to watch when I see it play out on camera. I was also shocked by how a particular incident struck a cord in me. I cannot go into detail, but I was surprised by how minor the incident in the book was, it made me cry in disgust and sadness. This tidbit is towards the middle-ish end of the book, when Blomkvist is getting closer to perhaps solving the mystery. If you think you may know what I am talking about, feel free to comment below or message me and we can talk about it.. Unless, I'm the only one who was so affected by it. So far my feelings are mixed and we will see where I stand with the next book.
Room by Emma Donoghue. Again, another gift and another book I have heard good things about. I know it is suppose to be dark as well and that it has to do with a boy named Jack, I think? Who is whole life has lived in a single room with his Mom.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
I am still sick, so Amazon will do that intereppting for me, but I do have to say I just discovered that Carolyn Meyer has written more Young Royal books, and I may be 21, but I uber excited to read them! I felt this book could have had a little more to it, but overall I liked it, cause what we here mostly of Catherine of Aragon is of when she was forced off her throne by the King and Anne Boleynn and how she died alone on a small estate, still refering to herself as Queen, but this is the 1st time, we hear of how she got to the thrown and being King Henry VIII's wife.
And from help of Amazon..
"Meyer gives voice to Catherine of Aragon as she recounts the story of her betrothals and marriages. The political and economic gains and machinations upon which these unions were based are clearly chronicled in this carefully researched offering. Catherine's dramatic narrative begins as she embarks, at the age of 15, on the arduous journey from Spain to England to become the wife of Prince Arthur, a match made for her when she was only three. She tells of her life in England, moving from the enviable position of a future queen to that of a young girl far from home who is beholden to the generosity of the king of England. After six months of an unconsummated marriage, Catherine is widowed. Diplomatic negotiations rule her life as she is betrothed to his younger brother, the future King Henry VIII, but the path to that marriage is strewn with international agreements that are made and revoked. Once Prince Henry becomes king, he marries Catherine and this union lasts some 24 years until he turns to Ann Boleyn. Through it all, Catherine is a pawn. Meyer seamlessly provides details about customs and beliefs in bringing history to life. Her Catherine develops from a callow young girl into a woman who fights for her rights as much as the times permitted. As in Mary, Bloody Mary (Harcourt, 1999), the author's rich prose style draws readers in as her skill at characterization creates a protagonist who evokes compassion"
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
I am actually sick with the flu today.. so I will let amazon describe the book for you.. I have to say I didn't love this book but it did leave me with on of my favorite quotes...
"..I am so sick of the way people are. They Don't Give You Respect.They Don't Give You trust. That's what i hate most. You Can't Trust Human Beings anymore then a pack of wild wolves. They Don't have consciences. One Minute they let you touch them, and the next minute they rip you apart and walk away and don't look back. You Deal with the damage."Who is she—Hope Shay or Bernadette Romano? Kidnapping victim or manipulative schemer? Mitchard pulls out all the stops in this psychological thriller about a 15-year-old Michigan actress (stage name, Hope) who attends the elite Starwood Academy for the Performing Arts. Despite the jealousy of her fellow students, Hope seems to be thriving and has landed the starring role in the student production of Romeo and Juliet. She has also fallen deeply in love with her own Romeo, actor Logan Rose. In fact, they plan to get some money together and live in L.A. or New York City as soon as she's 16. But something goes terribly wrong, and suddenly everyone suspects Hope of faking her own abduction and fabricating her romance. Peeling the layers of her story away reveals the truth in bits and pieces, and the ambiguous conclusion feels absolutely realistic. - Amazon.com
Monday, February 14, 2011
In My Mailbox is a weekly update of books you have received that week and is hosted by The Story Siren.
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!
Room by Emma Donoghue
America By Heart by Sarah Palin
The Heretic Daughter by Kathleen Kent
Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
The Zookeeper's Wife by Diana Ackerman
The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
I have never actually personally read Stargirl, my 6th grade English teacher read it too the class, but I loved the book, I did however, read the sequel to it. I am a fan of both books. Stargirl exemplifies being your own person and not caring what other people think. It also has a cute little romance story to it. I sometimes wish I was as cool as Stargirl
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Spotlight Sunday is where I announce the blog of the week that I like and why I choose them. It is pretty self explanatory.. Sunday I choose a blog, I post why I like them and then on the left hand side they are featured for a week! and the 1st Spotlight Sunday goes to...
or you can find her on Twitter as BookaliciousPam.
The reason I choose Bookalicous as my 1st Spotlight Sunday is because of a few reasons.
The 1st being she is the 1st Book Blog I have actually looked at since becoming a book blogger myself. So, looking at hers made me want to step up my game.
2nd She lives in my Hometown! and frequents my Childhood bookstore Hicklebees! So, She instantly became near and dear to my heart.
3rd She is Just a nice person.. WELL at least she appears to be = P
and 4th Her blog simply ROCKS! I mean first of all I love the cluttered old victorian vibe.. It's SO my style and my fiance Brandon.Who is my little computer Tech. totally geeked out when looking at how rockstar her site is and that is all thanks to her husband who does it for a living. WHAT a lucky lady. Although, I have been told she is thinking of changing her site up a little. I am excited to see it revamped.
So, basically what I am saying is if you haven't come across Bookalicious' blog yet, then click on that little button and get to it!
P.S Technically she has been featured on my Blog of the Week since Wednesday.. but we will let that technicality slide this once. From now on all Blog of the Weeks will be from Sunday to Sunday <3
Oh Mice and Men = ) I think I am a John Steinbeck fan mainly because he is a fellow Northern Californian. I have read Of Mice and Men twice.. both times for school. Ok... I lied I read it once, but it was assigned Twice for English 2 Honors my sophomore year and English 4, my senior year. I didn't read it again for English and it was kinda fun to know the answers to all the questions our teacher asked (this is rare for me) Same thing happened with 1984, Except I have never read through all of 1984 (I find it boring).. I just paid a lot of attention in E2H to the class discussions. Therefore.. knowing the answers my senior year. Anyways, that being said Of Mice and Men is a great classic. That is rather heartbreaking.
You meet George and Lennie in the beginning of the book, getting dropped off in rural Northern California, to report for work on a ranch. George and Lennie are friends, George, mainly watched out for Lennie because he is what we would now say mentally disabled. Although, George tries to keep it hush hush, so that Lennie can get work as well. Lennie is a nice kid and good worker, he just doesn't know how strong he is. This being shown when he squeezes many pet mice too tight. This proves to get Lennie in trouble more than once.
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Do I need to explain Pride and Prejudice? I think most of us know what this book is about and I am sure most of you just watched to movies = ) Before Disney came along and gave us women fairytale princes (i'm aware the stories Disney movies are based on existed way before Disney made them into films) There was Jane Austen and her love stories. Turning women into hopeless romantics. Jane Austen in general is a author whose books people either adore or could do without. I personally fall under the 1st category. Her books are all known, but the most infamous is by far Pride and Prejudice. I feel no need to explain the premise of the book for it really is well known.... but really, if you are a reader and you have only seen the movies; you need to go read the book.
Friday, February 11, 2011
The Girls of Murder City! The title was enough to get me all excited, wished listed and eventually bought as little gift from my fiance. I was elated to read this book about the real women of Cook County's Murderesses Row. That is right! Remember that little musical called Chicago? Remember, Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart? Well, they were real murderesses in 1920's Chicago. Well.. sort of they were loosely based on real women and I just couldn't wait to explore the nitty gritty streets of Chicago. I love 1920's Chicago, I love history and I love murder. [Clarification: I am a Forensic Psychology Major..i.e. I studied the criminal mind] This book was right up my alley, plus I loved the musical Chicago! This book was promising and maybe it still is, but I stop reading once I got to Part II.
Why? Well for several reasons.... one being I have never not wanted to read a book of my own choice as much as I didn't want to read this one. I procrastinated reading it. It should NEVER take me a whole month to read a little less than half a book. I tried, I really did and there were moments when I liked it and I would keep reading and then my brain would get bored again. Now, this isn't to say the writing was terrible, cause it wasn't per-say. It was more of the editing. There could have been parts in the book that were left out. He took a lot of time explaining or describing places, people, scenarios... that really just didn't need to be explained and would throw me off. Now, don't get me wrong I LOVE history, I just wasn't reading this as a history book. When he got to the more story elements of the book though, it was entertaining and enjoyable, there just wasn't enough of that. Maybe, in Part II it does, but I think it is important for writers to keep their readers motivated for at least 95% of the book. BUT, this is just my opinion.. the book has received great reviews on Amazon and had a lot of potential. Just wasn't my cup of gin.
Oh I am crazy excited to read this book! The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson. I know, I know.. I am late to reading this book.. but better late then never right? Plus, you know I try to read the books BEFORE the movie comes out. Anyways, I have heard marvelous, raving review about this book and its series. So, I am SO stoked to read it.
If you could live forever would you? Well for the Tuck family that is a reality, after drinking from a spring in the forest. For eighty years the four Tuck family members lived around the world, trying the best to not be discovered. That is until one day after running away from home Winnie Foster runs into Jesse Tuck. She learns their secret and promises to keep it. Unfortunately, the Tuck's have been followed by a man for awhile and there cover is blown. The story is about love, and growing up. A cute story and equally cute movie.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Mick Harte Was Here is one of my FAVORITE books I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE it! The book isn't long and is directing for younger readers. However, as older readers you can appreciate this book for what it is... Mick Harte Was Here is a book about a family dealing to cope with the lose of their son/brother Mick. Who died at the age of 12, in a bicycling accident. The book is comically, narrating by his 8th grade sister Pheobe who tells us what kind of person Mick was and how her family is dealing with his death. The book is special and unless you have a heart made out of coal... YOU WILL CRY!....
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
I am going to be honest in saying personally I never fell in love with this book, although I read it in 5th grade and like I've said on my About Me.. once a book has been assigned for school, I lose interest. So the book never really had a chance for me to like it. I do, remember that I did forget to turn it back in to the school. So.. OOPS. Here is the generic description of the book...
The story starts out simply enough: Jess Aarons wants to be the fastest boy in the fifth grade--he wants it so bad he can taste it. He's been practicing all summer, running in the fields around his farmhouse until he collapses in a sweat. Then a tomboy named Leslie Burke moves into the farmhouse next door and changes his life forever. Not only does Leslie not look or act like any girls Jess knows, but she also turns out to be the fastest runner in the fifth grade. After getting over the shock and humiliation of being beaten by a girl, Jess begins to think Leslie might be okay. Despite their superficial differences, it's clear that Jess and Leslie are soul mates. The two create a secret kingdom in the woods named Terabithia, where the only way to get into the castle is by swinging out over a gully on an enchanted rope. Here they reign as king and queen, fighting off imaginary giants and the walking dead, sharing stories and dreams, and plotting against the schoolmates who tease them. Jess and Leslie find solace in the sanctuary of Terabithia until a tragedy strikes and the two are separated forever. In a style that is both plain and powerful, Katherine Paterson's characters will stir your heart and put a lump in your throat.
So.. thank you Amazon for that... I remember all this about the book and of course it is now a movie.. but although I never enjoyed the book, I know it is widely known to be a beloved classic. Therefore GO read it! = )
Monday, February 7, 2011
For some reason this book always made me sad and I'm not really sure why, but overall it is a sweet classic tale. Sara Crewe is sent to Miss Minchin's boarding school with elaborate orders from her father that she be well taken care of, have her own room, maid and anything else she asks for. This rubs Miss Minchin and the other girls at the boarding school the wrong way.. teasing her and calling her "Princess Sara" besides the way she carries herself, Sara is anything but a spoiled little princess. She is sweet, kind and imaginative. She even befriends a scullery maid named Becky. Unfortunately Sara's father dies and has lost his fortune. Miss Minchin, allows Sara to stay at the boarding school as a servant. During these hard times Sara keeps her spirits up by pretending she is intend a Princess. Soon, a neighbor moves in and she recognizes him to be from her native land of India. She befriends him and all turns around for Sarah. Obviously I am not just going to give away the ending.
I really think I was the only 4th grader reading Anne of Green Gables. I don't know how I got this book and to be honest I don't really know why I like this book. I think it's because I love Period/Era books. I love the idea of living in the past. I will have to read this book again to see if I really truly like it... for it's writing and story and not just cause I was an 8 year old who liked the idea of being Anne.
The story goes like this...Brother and Sister Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert decided to adopt an ophan Boy, instead an eleven year old girl named Anne Shirley is sent to them. Anne is imaginative,talkative and precocious, she adapts to her new life on the farm rather quickly. The book pretty much follows Anne's life going to school. her adventures and mistakes; up til she is 16. This is the 1st book in the series and has bee n adapted into many tv series, cartoons, and made for TV movies.
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Well Happy Super Sunday, for all you football lovers! Who are you rooting for? I am neither a huge fan of the Packers or the Steelers, but I will be spending my day, on the couch with my Fiance, eating chips and hot dogs, while cheering on good ole Green Bay. It was an easy choice who I'd root for really, the Steeler have too many Superbowl Rings, plus I'm still bitter over them beating The Cardinals awhile back AND Green Bay is one of the Original Football teams and my Grandma Thomas liked them... therefore the pros overpower the cons. =) Got My Fingers Crossed!
How can you not love the story of The Giving Tree? Really a book we should continue to read through out our lives to remind us to give, but also not to be selfish. The book is heart warming and truly timeless. Readable for all ages. If you haven't read the story of the Giving Tree, it goes simply like this... a boy eats the apples of the tree, plays on the tree and as he gets older, he wants more from the tree and the tree keeps on giving. With a touching ending, we can all learn a little kindness from reading this story. Shel Silverstein in general is a unique and talented author and poet.
Saturday, February 5, 2011
I'm pretty sure my Grandma Bumb gave me this book about 7 Christmas's in a row. Anyways,The Indian Cupboard is a pretty straight-forward title. A teen boy named Omri, receives a cupboard from his brother for his birthday; one night he puts the toy indian into the cupboard locks it with his Great Grandmas key and wakes up the next morning to find his toy Indian is now a real mini Indian. Trouble ensues when Omri's friend uses the cabinet for his toy Cowboy and well lets say the cliche rivalry begins with these two mini sized characters. The book is overall unique and appeals to most age groups and both genders, a good read for sure. And if you like it, there a three more books after this one, although I have not read any of them = /.
Friday, February 4, 2011
Before Stuart Little was a cute animated in the movies and voiced by Michael J. Fox he was a character in a book. This book has a special place in heart because it was a book my Grandma Thomas would read to me, mainly after I would refuse to read it, cause it was TOO boring... I was like 8, most books were TOO boring to me then... since then I have read it though and although it is a cute movie, the book is better.
So, for those who haven't read the book or seen the movie... Stuart Little is about a little mouse, who gets adopted by the little family. He goes on adventures with his big brother and sometimes gets put into danger, like when he is racing toy yachts on the lake. Stuart also becomes friends with a bird named Margaux who is injured by an evil hawk when he finds her. Overall it is a cute innovative tale.
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Charlotte's Web still to this day makes my Aunts cry.. it is the perfect tale for young readers about death and acceptance and plain just growing up.... it honest while still leaving the readers innocence in tact.
The story is just as much about a pig named Wilbur, as it is about a Spider named Charlotte. (the only spider I will EVER like too). The story begins when Wilbur is born as the runt of the litter and is about to be killed by the farmer until the farmers daughter Fern begs that he not be killed. Wilbur becomes her pets and lives a happy life with Fern until he is sold to another farmer and faces the same faint he did when he was a runt. He is going to be slaughtered, for Christmas dinner. Until is friend a clever spider named Charlotte starts writing clever messages above his stall in her web. This ultimately saving Wilbur and making him a special pig. Although, most of us know how the story ends, I will leave out the ending for those who may not have read it yet. Overall, it is a heart warming story and a story that all children must read, some point in there life.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Before There was Harry Potter and Twilight, there were the Chronicles of Narnia. The most known book of the series being The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe. C.S Lewis' beautifully written story has enchanted many kids through out time; I can still remember my first time reading this book in school.
The book is set in WWII era of England.. The Story begins when siblings Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy go to the countryside to live with Professor Digory Kirke. While living there, they discovered a wardrobe that when you enter it, leads to another world called Narnia. When the children arrive in Narnia, they discover it is ruled by an evil ice queen known as the The White Witch. With the help of there lion friend Aslan and a few other creatures they fight to save the kingdom.
Recently made into feature films the 1st book and the series have become popular all over again. This is definitely a great read.. it is one of those books that every beginning read should read.
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
February is Library Lover Month... As well as Black History Month, Adopt A Rescue Rabbit Month, American Heart Month.. Etc. (http://womeninbusiness.about.com/od/diversityeventcalendars/a/nat-month-feb.htm) SO in spirit of Library Lover Month (which I am) I am going to write a blog EVERYDAY (or at least try to).
I choose to start day one of LL:BOTD with Island of the Blue Dolphins, because It is a book most kids will read at LEAST once in school. I cannot even count how many times I have read this book and although it isn't a book I particularly love it is a cute book to read.
The book is a true story about an Indian girl name Wonapalei or her secret tribe name Karana who lives on an island off the coast of California. Karana's tribe leaves the island, but Karana decides to stay. Her brother Ramo and her have to fend for themselves learning how to build shelter and hunt food. The book sums up 18 years of her life on the island until she is eventually rescued. Island of the Blue Dolphins is a Newberry winning Children's book, however it has a very mature tone to it, making it appealing to all ages.
Currently Reading: Girls of Murder City By Douglas Perry