Saturday, August 29, 2009

I don't know how it happened, but it did.

School came and robbed me of my time... as it usually does. I hope this does not sound like an excuse, but it just as well should be.

I have read more on my list, I just have not been posting very often.

So I have not stopped altogether, I am still here. I am just finding the time.

Friday, August 21, 2009

North! or be Eaten Tour

Just getting this out of the way: a completely worth while book. North! or be Eaten is a bit lengthly (still in the reading process, here), but completely worth the time.

Fantasies are always a thrill to me, because they take place in places I have never heard of before. But there are some things in books that always stay the same. Like the value of family. The characters in this book by Andrew Peterson know the importance of family, and depend on each other.

Although I have not yet finished the book, I hope it continues to play out how has been going. I am having a hard time trying not to give out spoilers, so just go read the book that has me so excited!

North! or be Eaten is also part of the Wingfeather saga.

Monday, August 10, 2009

The grass isn't always greener on the other side

My greener grass backyard this morning:

Some flowers begging to pose for pictures:

Just sit back, relax, and read The Enchanted Castle.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Preferences Meme

(...this is my 'hello, again' post...)

I stole this from Marie.

1)Reading something frivolous, or something serious?
It depends on what kind of mood I am in. As it is with everyone, I'm sure. I like both, really.

2)Paperback or hardcover?
Hardcover. Definitely. I hate bending books.

3)Fiction or nonfiction?
I'm bringing the mood thing in again. I like them both, and if I choose one, that shows I do not like the other one as much.

4)Poetry or prose?
Poetry. Prose. I don't know.

5)Biographies, or autobiographies?
I would like to have both, but autobiographies seem more interesting to me.

6)History or historical fiction?
History. I love cold, hard facts :)

7)Series or stand-alones?
If it's a good book, then I would enjoy reading more, but if it was not too good, or if it seems repeated, or if it seems forced, I prefer stand-alones.

8)Classics or best-sellers?
CLASSICS! Just becuase the only books our school uses are "best-sellers" and are not always - have yet to be the best choice.

9)Lurid, fruity prose, or straight-forward basic prose?
The lurid fruity stuff. It tastes good to the ears.

10)Plots or stream-of-consciousness?
Ehh. I like both but I think plots are easier to understand.

11)Long or short books?
See #7

12)Illustrated or non-illustrated?
Bring on the pictures! Just don't kill me with an overflow.

13)Borrowed or owned?
For first-reads? Borrowed. For good books already read? Owned.

14)New or used?
Ahh. The smell of an old book. Plus they are usually cheaper.