Monday Review:Tuck Everlasting-Natalie Babbitt

I remember reading this book in middle school,7th grade,and really liking it!

The entire class read it together and then we watched the movie adaption after we had finished it (the movie was quite good as well)

This book is an adventure full of life, death,immortality, right and wrong, misunderstandment, the want of a better life, greed and envy, youth and adulthood.

It’s a perfect young adult book but any age is sure to enjoy it as well!

Tuck Everlasting – Natalie Babbitt

Monday Review: The Hobbit- J.R.R. Tolkien

The Hobbit is my favorite book in ‘The Lord of The Rings’ series.
It’s full of adventure, riddles, songs, elves, spiders, wizards and much more!

I remember my mom reading it to me as a child, as well as many more times afterwards, and I loved it from the very beginning, then we watched the 1977 animated movie and it was a very good adaption (of course years later, the Peter Jackson live-action adaptions were good as well)!

I  always enjoyed going to all the places the book describes, feeling as though I was there when the characters sang, wondering what was going to happen to the characters when they were in peril.
I would definitely recommend it as a first novel after chapter books

Tell me what you thought of the book  if you read it, or if you’ve only watched the movie(s) if you’ve thought about reading the book!

The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien

Monday Review:Storm Front-Jim Butcher (Dresden Files Book One)

(WARNING:This is a very adult book/series with adult themes,therefore I will recommend it to the 18+ community)

This is the first book in the wizard detective series ‘The Dresden Files’.

I got interested in this book when my husband listened to the audiobooks and I caught a couple snippets of it, it sounded good, so I bought the first three books in the series,and I have really liked them so far (Thank you sweetheart).

The first book is full of magic,murder,the supernatural,a missing persons case,thugs,an intelligent but perverse talking skull,the element of surprise and much more!

The ending of book one will make you want to read the next book or at least that’s what happened to me!

Comment below if you have read it and have any thoughts or if this sounded like a book you would be interested in reading!

Storm Front – Jim Butcher

Monday Review: Inkheart-Cornelia Funke (Book 1)

(Apologies for the rough condition of my book)

This is a great series to read, for young readers as well as adults.

It’s full of magic, adventure and just like my last review of ‘The Thirteenth Tale’, it’s a book within a book!

When I first acquired this book, I didn’t think I’d love it as much as I did. I was immediately drawn in and couldn’t put it down (even more so with the next two books in the series).

This book was adapted into a movie too, and this may be an unpopular opinion but I like movie or television apadtions of books,they aren’t as terrible to me as a lot of other people think.

Let me know if you’ve read this book and what you thought of it!

Inkheart – Cornelia Funke

Monday Review:The Thirteenth Tale-Diane Setterfield

I enjoyed reading this book (I realize I have said this phrase on every review thus far…but i haven’t read a book yet that I didn’t like).

It’s full of excitement, tragedy, mystery and wonderment. It features a writer, an author, ghosts, twins, a fire, death, a governess, the truth of it all and much more!

When I first got the book, I was intrigued, because it sounded a lot like another story I had read, called Inkheart, where it’s like a book within a book…but it was so much more!I was so captivated that I couldn’t put it down!

I most definitely recommend this book!

The Thirteenth Tale- Diane Setterfield

Monday Review: Ghostgirl-Tonya Hurley (Book One)

Ghostgirl is a really cool book! I remember picking it up at Wal-Mart and really liking the cover, then I flipped it over to read the back and was even more intrigued, given that the back summary was only a few sentences long! So I got it with not much to go on but was very excited to read it. The book reeled me in and I finished it fairly quickly!

Ghostgirl is a five book series, books four and five are written in Spanish, that of which I don’t speak, so I only have the first three. After I read the first book and really liked it, my parents had given me the next two books as a gift (I can’t recall if it was for my birthday or Christmas, just that it was a gift)
Books two and three were also good but I’ll save them for another day.

Each chapter page is pretty cool too, because there are quotes written on them, some being song and poem excerpts, quotes from the characters themselves and other real life poets.

I think it’s a good book for young adults who want to read something that they can kind of relate to as far as feeling invisible and want to know if it gets better (Psst, it does!)

Monday Review: You Are Special- Max Lucado

(Please be aware,this is a Christian book made by a Christian author,so this review will have religious aspects to it)

This is a wonderful story for both children and adults.

It teaches that we are all different sizes and shapes, that God made us exactly how he wanted us to be and what others think is less important than what you and God think of yourself.

The books starts by telling us about the wooden people,called Wimmicks,who are all made by the woodcarver named Eli.

All the Wimmicks are different,from being tall to large noses!

Everyday the Wimmecks gave out stickers. Star stickers for the pretty, smooth wood,talented Winmicks. Dot stickers for the rough wood,paint chipped,not so talented Wimmicks.

One of these Wimmicks was called Punchinello. He always got dots,no matter what he did, sometimes for no reason at all!

Punchinello eventually began to feel like he deserved the dots, until he met Lucia. Lucia had no stickers at all! No matter how hard the Wimmicks tried,their stickers would not stick to Lucia.

Punchinello wanted to be stickerless too, so Lucia told him to go see Eli the woodcarver.Eli was overjoyed to see Punchinello visit him! Punchinello apologized for having so many dots strewed about him, but Eli didn’t care what the other Wimmicks thought, he thought Punchinello was very special,because he made him.

Punchinello was surprised at that,he wasn’t talented or smooth paint like the other Wimmicks. Punchinello asked about Lucia and why the stickers never stayed on. Eli explained that because Lucia cares more about what he thinks about her is important than what others think,the stickers fall off.

Punchinello left Eli’s workshop and began to believe that perhaps Eli was right…and a dot fell off!

I think it’s a great book for children,especially when you’re trying to figure out who they are. Kids can be cruel and make fun of others. This teaches them that they are unique and that it shouldn’t matter what others think. You were created by God and God doesn’t make mistakes.