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15 December 2008 @ 08:21 am
Shadowbridge is a book that I happened to find by just browsing the bookstore.  Upon entering the bookstore a beeline is made for the Sci-fi and Fantasy section.  And more often than not at least one book is found that comes home with me.  The latest one was Shadowbridge

It's a story about stories.  Which I found to be an interesting way for the book to be written.  Each sub story seems to connect with the main character in some way, and they will draw you in of their own accord. 

One of the sub stories is rather large, but does fit into the overall arc of the book.  Unfortunately though the main character is not really involved in this sub story that sets up another character of the novel.  This did annoy me somewhat because I was so invested in Leodora that I didn't want to branch off of her story quite that far. Once the sub story ended it was brought around full circle and was then understandable as to why it had been included.  The character that story set up, Diverus, became a central character to the story. 

There is a sequel called Lord Tophet that I will be buying next time I go to the book store.  It will continue Leodora's story, which is good because Shadowbridge almost ended without an ending.  It's a story that definitely isn't over yet.  I'm looking forward to reading Lord Tophet and learning the rest of Leodora's story.
 
 
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26 October 2008 @ 10:09 pm
Goody Goody Gunshots by Sammi Carter is the 4th book in her Candy Shop Mystery series.
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It's an okay, quick read series. I love the recipes! ☺
 
 
20 October 2008 @ 09:50 pm
Feast of Fools by Rachel Caine is the fourth book in the YA series The Morgansville Vampires. Fans of the Twilight series should check this series out. They may be shorter books but the pace never lets up.
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20 October 2008 @ 01:31 pm
The End of the Alphabet by C.S. Richardson

This is the last book I read, about a week or so ago. It's pretty short and simple, yet tells a good story. I enjoyed reading it although the format is a little different compared with traditional books. It follows a gentleman who learns he has a limited amount of time to live. He makes a list of places to go corresponding with the alphabet. It's a very moving tale, and I enjoyed it immensely.
 
 
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16 October 2008 @ 10:59 am
Many of you are probably seeing this on your friends page and going "Am I member of that community?" Book Reports has been quiet for a long time. I've let it slip through the cracks and I haven't kept up with it at all. I'm sorry. So I was thinking I'd try to revive this poor old thing. So if you have some books you've read, please share them with the group. I'll try to remember to start posting mine.

Now may not be the best time to try and revive this community, as for the month of November I'll be writing rather than reading. But I do have some books I've read recently that I can post about. The guidelines for the community haven't really changed, but feel free to have a look at the userinfo if you need a refresher.

Hope to see some good books posted!

Cyn
 
 
 
25 July 2007 @ 11:32 am
The latest entry into the Charlie Bone series is "Charlie Bone and the Beast"


This story focuses again on Charlie and the world of Bloor's Academy. There are of course new students, new clues to the history of the Red King, and new trails to overcome. The Bloor's are always trying to undo Charlie, and Charlie has the responsibility of stopping the Bloor's from their evil plans. The children also have to deal with Asa Pike and the choices he made at the end of the previous book.

I really like this series of books, and for those who like Harry Potter but don't think they are appropriate for children anymore try Charlie Bone.
 
 
25 July 2007 @ 11:28 am
"House" by Frank Peretti and Ted Dekker

Excellent read! Don't try to figure out what is going on, just go with it. Get lost in the character's terror and confusion and go along for the ride. Although, I never want to take a back woods short cut, or go into a basement again. But, then again I never really like basements.

Story about two people struggling to keep their marriage together after some rough times stumbling into a trap set by Mr. Uber Crazy Man (my title) and having to face their pasts and their deepest feelings. Makes you think about how your feel about others and how that effects how you feel about yourself.


If you like scary stories, and stories that make you think - check it out.
 
 
25 July 2007 @ 11:22 am
No real spoilers just some thoughts for something that the world keeps calling a children's book:

1) I understand that 17 year olds use much worse language than "effin" but do the third graders that read Harry Potter need to add that to their vocabulary?

2) Mrs. Weasley wouldn't use that word - not even in those circumstances.

3) No children's book has not one but two character set on fire, with one actually being burned to death.

4) What kind of children's book kills off over 60 of the "good guys"? I know this is supposed to be the supreme battle between good and evil, but in that light we should at least mourn those Death Eaters that died as well. Yes, they were the "bad guys" and had no problems killing others, but I am not sure we want children to summarily dismiss death if they think the person is bad.

Ok - other than all that it was ok - oh and JK Rowling hates parents.
 
 
07 February 2007 @ 05:33 am


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I really liked this book and found it very engrossing. There were a few times I felt bored out of my mind. This is the second time I've read this book (first time its not for class) and I'd give it about 3 out 5 stars. It's basically about love as the main character Janie experiences it.  One thing about the book though, I remember feeling this way the last time I read it, iI fetl as though I were missing something. Like there was a moral or a theme that I just didn't get. I really liked it besides that though.

 
 
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