I think this is my least favorite of all the Harry books, and I still love it! It's full of little clues and treasures of information that only make sense when you finally get to book 7.
Harry has another adventure. We visit the Burrow, where the Weasley's live and we learn about Polyjuice Potion. Professor Lockhart is hysterical. We also see some foreshadowing for Ron and Hermione's future relationship. We also see Borgin and Burkes, where Harry… Continue
Added by Holly on June 30, 2008 at 11:30pm —
my first graphic novel! i was not sure how this was going to go. sure, i read the comics in the washington post but haven't read anything like this before. linda medly's castle waiting is a compliation of the stories of several characters who have all ended up at castle waiting.
the story begins with a mostly traditional sleeping beauty retelling...up until she's kissed by the prince. at that point, sleeping beauty takes off with prince hans and leaves the castle and it's… Continue
Added by erin on June 30, 2008 at 4:01pm —
i think jane yolen is one of the truly great ya authors. this "sleeping beauty" story is truly a tale of victims of the holocaust - specifically victims not usually mentioned in general holocaust literature. rebecca's grandmother, gemma, is constantly telling her the story of sleeping beauty...but it is not the traditional story she and her sisters read in books or hear from their friends. as gemma is dying, she tells rebecca, "i am briar rose." this leads rebecca on a journey to… Continue
Added by erin on June 29, 2008 at 4:19pm —
i heard mixed reviews about phillip reeve's larklight before i read it and could see for sure how it's a sort of love/hate book...though i have to say i was right about lukewarm for it. art and his sister myrtle (young teenagers) live with their father (their mother is dead) in a spaceship/house called larklight. when their cozy home is invaded by gigantic spiders art and myrtle have to leave their father behind to save themselves from the unusally intelligent arachnids. art and… Continue
Added by erin on June 29, 2008 at 3:55pm —
I adore this book. I didn't jump on the Potter bandwagon until just before the first movie came out. I do remember seeing things about the rabid fans who dressed in character while waiting in line for the 4th book to come out. My dad really enjoyed them though, so before the first film was released, I read the Sorcerer's Stone, and quickly proceeded through the next available books. I loved it then and after re-reading it for the umpteenth time, I… Continue
Added by Holly on June 28, 2008 at 3:00pm —
Andy McBride meets Louisa Martin in medical school and is instantly smitten. However, Andy is a Mormon and Louisa comes from a polygamist lifestyle. After medical school, they go their separate ways, when it seems that neither can live the other's way of life.
Andy ends up practicing as a country doctor in rural Kentucky and Louisa goes back to her hometown to practice among her people. After she does this, she begins to learn that life among the… Continue
Added by Holly on June 27, 2008 at 11:30pm —
A beautiful story of a girl growing up in apartheid South Africa. About the sister of the guy who wrote "Kaffir Boy" back in the 80s/early 90s and helped to catalyze the American outrage and response against apartheid.
Added by kristin* on June 27, 2008 at 8:00pm —
The Host, Stephenie Meyer
The Exiles, Hilary McKay
The Exiles in Love, Hilary McKay
Castle Waiting, Linda Medley
The Juliet Club, Suzanne Harper (maybe I'll count it for YA Romance, too)
Woman in White, Wilkie Collins (is this
the month I get to it??)
For Sequestered Nook:
Right Ho, Jeeves, PG Wodehouse
Dancing Under the Red Star, Karl Tobien… Continue
Added by Melissa on June 25, 2008 at 3:00pm —
- An Alex Delaware Novel. What more can I say? What more do I need to say? Really? It is Jonathan Kellerman
. It is Kellerman writing Alex. Fantastic really.
I have read… Continue
Added by missyjkl on June 24, 2008 at 5:36pm —
This was my least favorite of all the Lisa Wingate books I've read. It's a sequel to her previous books, Tending Roses and The Language of the Sycamores and continues the story of Dell, who was adopted by Karen and James.
Dell has been loved and mentored by her adoptive parents and given every opportunity to study and learn and travel. At twenty, she is feeling the pressure to attend Juilliard and continue her music. However, she has always… Continue
Added by Holly on June 24, 2008 at 3:00pm —
Borrowed from Literary Feline
. The ones crossed out are the ones I've read, the ones in bold are the ones I plan on reading.
1. The Road , Cormac McCarthy (2006)
2. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, J.K. Rowling (2000)
3. Beloved, Toni Morrison (1987)
4. The Liars' Club, Mary Karr (1995)
5. American Pastoral, Philip Roth (1997)
6. Mystic… Continue
Added by Nymeth on June 23, 2008 at 3:00pm —
I have been "book blogging" for 14 months, but I have never participate in a challenge. I usually am not the "joining" sort of person - trying to change that.
I am going to do the Austen challenge http://blbooks.blogspot.com/2007/09/two-mini-challenges.html
I am starting off with Pride and Prejudice (reading it).
Added by missyjkl on June 21, 2008 at 1:40pm —
I told my daughter, M, that Becky
was planning on reading 100 books before mid-September. She said, "I could do that." I decided to keep track for her, just to see if she could. (I'm sure she can.)
1. Penderwicks on Gardam Street, Jeanne Birdsall
2. The Princess Diaries, Meg Cabot
3. Peaches, Jodi Lynn Anderson
4. The Sister's Grimm: Tales from the Hood, Michael Buckley
5. The Thief, Megan Whalen Turner
6. The Queen… Continue
Added by Melissa on June 21, 2008 at 11:30am —
Written by Paul Chambers
I found this book very interesting. This is the story of who some claimed was the largest elephant in the world - Jumbo. It starts with his capture in Africa as a baby, to his trek to the London Zoo and then on to America. Jumbo was loved by the people of London and became the zoo's most popular animal. Behind the scenes the zoo director and Jumbo's keeper were at odds. This book details how the discord led to Jumbo's sale to P.T. Barnum. Jumbo lived only a… Continue
Added by KateZ on June 20, 2008 at 5:03pm —
i chose this book because i really liked elsewhere by gabriel zevin and i was not dissapointed in memoirs. after naomi falls down the steps of her school and bangs her head, she has lost all memory of the past four years. naomi has forgotten her boyfriend, her best friend, her parents divorce, the girls she eats lunch with...everything. as naomi learns, through her friends and family, about her past she sorts through the things she thinks and feels now and the way people tell her she… Continue
Added by erin on June 20, 2008 at 1:20pm —
donna jo napoli's hush tells the story of melkorka, a princess living in medieval ireland. she is used to being taken care of by servants and much of her family's wealth is dependant on slave labor - something that melkorka has no problem with. when her brother's hand is cut off by a norseman, melkorka and her sister brigid are sent away by her parents as they put into motion a plan of revenge upon their brother's attackers.
as melkorka and brigid travel, they are captured… Continue
Added by erin on June 20, 2008 at 11:00am —
it has been many many years since i've read shakespeare. in fact, i can't honestly remember the last time i read a play. for about half of the first act i just couldn't get into the language - i kept looking up words in the notes and referring to the summary at the beginning but after that i got into the rythem of the writing and actually started really enjoying it.
as this play is called "the tragedy of othello, the moor of venice" i just figured i wasn't going to end… Continue
Added by erin on June 17, 2008 at 10:34pm —
I loved this book! I'd never read Lynn Austin before, but I will check out the rest of her books now. The story follows the lives of 4 women during WW2. Each woman, for a different reason, begins working in the shipyards, replacing men who have gone to war. Seemingly diverse in their personalities, they soon find much in common.
The story weaves in and out of each of their lives as they touch each other and grow together. The book touches on so… Continue
Added by Holly on June 17, 2008 at 3:00pm —
I dug the latrene yesterday. Far, far away from the camp, it sits in a shady grove of pecan trees. Intead of erecting a wooden building, I decided to build a circular shower curtain rod and place some more lace curtains around the offending one holer. I brought in a basket for the required magazines and Sears
I was reading Classic Crews
yesterday, and in Harry Crews' autobiography section he says they didn't place his Sears
catalog in the privvy. It had… Continue
Added by Maggie on June 17, 2008 at 8:08am —
Added by Trixie on June 16, 2008 at 9:24pm —