Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Monday, July 30, 2012
By Jesse Petersen, 35 pages.
I confess, I only read this for the BINGO sheet, but it was tolerable. I maintain that I am still SO OVER zombies, but go download this eBook now if this is the only space you're missing on the bingo sheet. It took me like 20 minutes to read.
This was an eye opening read, one that I won't soon forget.
Friday, July 27, 2012
This book wasn't intended as an autobiography as such, but more a series of connected events: Because this happened, then this happened, and then that, and he married Gilda Radner (his 3rd wife). That sort of thing. The looking back at how one certain event/choice can effect a whole chain of events in life.
Gene Wilder is VERY honest in this book. That means that some things I learned maybe took the "glow" off of the celebrity. Darn. They ARE just human. I don't know if he is someone I would get along with or not, but he is a very interesting person and very talented. I have certainly added a few movies to my "must see" list because of what I read here.
There were also many quotes and stories that were new to me or in addition to other information that I had previously heard/read. Those and the photos did make this book worth going through.
The strangest thing about this book was the style in which it was written. It was divided into years and then each small section was labeled with a date. The information in that section was then written in the present tense as if it was current news. It would refer to something that was going to happen tomorrow... though that tomorrow was 45 years ago! It actually made things a bit confusing to read. I'm also not certain if the random fitting quotes put in were actually from the day being discussed. It often seemed like they were reflections of the time instead of actually on that day, but no specifics were in the text.
I'd only recommend this to someone who REALLY is into the Monkees.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
I had heard of this book a couple years ago when it first came out and thought the premise sounded really interesting, though this was before the dystopian genre got so popular. Now, in the huge flood of end of the world novels, this one just sort of blends into the crowd. Not a bad book overall, but not really anything super special.
Also, the over-use of French got on my nerves because I couldn't always figure out the meanings from context.
That said, it was still an enjoyable book. It's a light read and you KNOW that it's going to be a happy ending, so the fun is in seeing just how she's going to get us there.
The inclusion of quilt pictures, a pattern, and a recipe are pluses, too.
Monday, July 23, 2012
Friday, July 20, 2012
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Unfortunately, a few days before Mibs's birthday her father is injured in a car accident. While her mother and Rocket are at the hospital the preacher's wife throws Mibs a party. However, Mibs is convinced that her new savvy can help her save her dad, so she and a few unexpected guests climb aboard a bus that they think is headed toward the hospital. Instead they find themselves headed in the wrong direction and toward a whole heap of trouble.
The first chapter will hook readers, even those less than enamored with fantasy will enjoy this fun, lively adventure. Who would not love the idea of a secret savvy? And readers will be happy to know that the sequel Scumble is already published, so they don't have to wait to join Mibs on her next adventure.