I was one of those kids who was in AP English, but still slacked off. I spend a lot of time on twitter and a lot of the people I follow are all worrie...moreI was one of those kids who was in AP English, but still slacked off. I spend a lot of time on twitter and a lot of the people I follow are all worried about AP exams and homework and studying. Totally not my experience at all. I wrote all my papers the study hall before class and aced them. The only AP exams I studied for were the history exams, but I still got a high enough score on all of them to get the college credit. I do feel bad for this generation and all the pressure they have to do well and not slack. ANYWAYS, I did always read the book for English, with the notable exception of three books: Wuthering Heights, Hamlet, and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. I’m not entirely sure why I didn’t read those books, but oh man Sparknotes was my BFF back in the day.
I have an affinity for precocious children. Regular children irritate me, but give me a kid wise beyond their years and I will gladly read the book th...moreI have an affinity for precocious children. Regular children irritate me, but give me a kid wise beyond their years and I will gladly read the book they are in. Harriet is slightly precocious, just enjoy to be real and not a mini-adult. I suppose in the midst of my blathering on about children I forgot to mention the premise of Harriet The Spy by Louise Fitzhugh. Read the rest of my review here(less)
This is the book I was so excited to review. I had so many thoughts when reading it and when I finished I just could not wait to get them down. Essent...moreThis is the book I was so excited to review. I had so many thoughts when reading it and when I finished I just could not wait to get them down. Essentially, My Darling, My Hamburger is a book about first love, but it is more than that, rather it is a book on how teens deal with sexuality. Two couples are featured, Maggie and Dennis -- testing relationship waters for the first time, and Liz and Sean who engaged in sex. Read the rest of my review here(less)
I read the vast majority of Crocodile On The Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters on my iPhone, something I don’t recommend, as I was easily jarred out of reading, plus I didn’t really feel like I was making any progress. This isn’t to say Crocodile On the Sandbank is a bad book – it’s not, but I think ya’ll would enjoy it more in paper form or on an actual ereader.
Holy heck do I want to go to Egypt and run around solving mysteries. I will be the Daphne to Amelia Peabody’s Velma. The premise of Elizabeth Peters’ book is Amelia Peabody has come into a LOT of money. As an old maid by choice/Egyptologist, she decides to take her money and go to Egypt to check out some tombs. While there she meets a young lady named Evelyn, or rather saves Evelyn, and decides to take her on as a companion. Crossing paths with the formidable Amelia Peabody is this gruff dude Radcliff Emerson, heretofore referred to as Emerson. He finds Amelia to be a pain in the ass. Hijinks occur, as a love-hate relationship emerges between the two, FYI this is one of my favorite romantic tropes.
Amelia is an incredibly stubborn character and acts in ways that are a bit modern. Some of her stubbornness was grating, but honestly, it was mostly endearing. I love a character who won’t back down although that’s what society deems she should do. As said, Amelia and Emerson butt heads consistently, with hilarious results.
‘Are we all agreed? Excellent. Then Peabody had better retire to her bed, she is clearly in need of recuperative sleep; she has not made a sarcastic remark for fully ten minutes.’
I love it. I fricken love reading about Amelia and her mouthing off and being bold and standing up for herself.
Also, I learned what a Dahabeeya is. Apparently it’s a boat.
So, the premise of the mystery is that there is a ghost/mummy going around haunting the tomb site, trying to scare the Egyptologists away. The locals believe the mummy is real and won’t work on the tomb. Amelia and Emerson believe the mummy is some person dressed up, and hatch a few plans to catch the culprit.
In all, Crocodile On The Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters is a fun read. I look forward to solving more mysteries with the spunky Miss Amelia Peabody.(less)
After finishing the audiobook for And Then There Were None, all I could think to myself was well played, Ms. Christie, well played.
Obviously there is...moreAfter finishing the audiobook for And Then There Were None, all I could think to myself was well played, Ms. Christie, well played.
Obviously there is a reason why Agatha Christie is the grand dame of the whodunnit genre. I’ve only read two of her books so far, pitiful, I know. Each book that I’ve read by her has a twist ending that I honestly couldn’t see coming (then again, I am quite dense.
I am an evangelist for The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness. Seriously, you shouldn't even be reading my review. You should be reading The Kn...moreI am an evangelist for The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness. Seriously, you shouldn't even be reading my review. You should be reading The Knife of Never Letting Go instead. The book starts off on an incredibly confusing note. You are just sort of tossed into Todd's world. However, when this happens, don't be discouraged, dear friend. Just trust the author. I am pretty sure for the most part, authors know what they are doing. Seriously, all will be explained and revealed. Read the rest of my review here(less)