Wednesday, November 30, 2011

So Sorry!

I'm sorry that I've missed a few posts!

Anyway, I finished Flight #116 is Down.  Now I'm reading The Giver.

Word of the day-

Bevy: Group of birds;such as quails or larks.

Quote of the day- "Begin to be now what you will be hear after" William James

Monday, November 28, 2011

Sick day!

Today I got sick! :( But I had lots of time to read Flight #116 Is Down which I'm loving! This book is slightly dated, [(c) 1992] but the author strategically didn't use many references to modern things in that time that are dated today, so the book is still very enjoyable.

Also, of course, the book is very interesting, every chap. is a different point of view...

I will also be starting The Giver by Lois Lowry tonight. I do have a preference to Lois, but not with the this book. I have heard conflicting opinions, so once I am finished, I will be sure to give you a more reasonable opinion.

Lois also wrote Number The Stars which I enjoyed a lot. One of the best things about it is that the book is short, sweet, and to the point. Sometimes you need those kinds of books! [Lois has also written numerous other book along with the ones mentioned above. Try Google]

Word of the day: "Flight"-- the act, matter, or power of flying.

Keep up the reading, as will I try to get better!


Sunday, November 27, 2011



This book, is so amazing, fantastically written. The plot is woven around and I am very happy to say that I loved every bit of the book, no matter how much I disliked the protagonist in the beginning, (obviously, Bindy is very vital to the story, it was just her personality! Don't let that stop you from reading!!!! She gets better)

Anyway, no matter if you read The Murder of Bindy Mackenzie first or The Year Of Secret Assignments (or any of the others, but those I have no preference of) you will LOVE Jaclyn Moriarty, for she is fabulous.

I would throughly enjoy talking to Jaclyn, and learning how to spin such a story,

As always, keep reading, as will I.

And I will now continue to read Flight #116 is Down. I have know idea if this will even compare to the work of Jaclyn Moriarty, but who knows...

As always and forever,


Saturday, November 26, 2011

Rainy Day!

Good Afternoon readers,

I just finished The Forgotten Warrior by Erin Hunter. It was a very rewarding book, but be sure to read all of the other books in the series.

I'm continuing with The Murder Of Bindy Mackenzie by Jaclyn Moriarty, which is as funny as ever.

Keep your reading up!!!!!


Friday, November 25, 2011

Barnes and Noble's successful trip!

Today I got to go shopping at Barnes and Noble,

I got The Forgotten Warrior by Erin Hunter. This book is part of the prophesy "Omen Of the Stars" and is the 5th book in the 4th prophesy of the Warriors Series.

This is an amazing series, and I recommend going on the website to find the complete book list. (Also, on google, search "warrior cats website")

I also got the complete A Wrinkle In Time series. I've only read the first book, but I'm very excited to keep my high standards of Madeline L'Engle!

Have some good reading!


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Good Afternoon, and Happy Turkey Day!!

I haven't gotten to read much today, but I did get an idea for a story.

I recommend writing down anything that could fit into a story, character names, scenes, characters, plot, titles, endings, story starters, beginning, prologue, epilogues, anything.

I will keep you updated on other books.

Have a heavy meal,


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Good Day!

Hello everyone,

I just finished Lock and Key! It was a very rewarding read, I practically just spent the last 3 hours reading it.

I enjoyed it, the book surprised me and was pretty touching. The plot wasn't too predictable, and I was sometimes surprised when the book tricked me.

I was very happy with the ending, though it took a little processing, and it almost seemed a little rushed.

If I could talk to Sarah Dessen, all I would say is slow down just a bit, a little more detail would have been nice in the ending. She must have been working with a deadline, because the ending didn't seem to compare to the rest of the book. It seemed like a 12 year old filled in the alternative ending.

I rate this at 4 star book, only because everything was so rushed.

But I would still recommend it, because every book has one bad thing about it.


Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Good Afternoon everyone!

The word of the day

Jumper: a person or thing that jumps

Last night I found out that the sequels to Perfect are ready for me to pick up at the library...

I'll be on again!


Monday, November 21, 2011

Good Afternoon!

Howdy blog readers!

I'm very happy to tell you that last night I finished Shooting The Moon. It was a very surprising ending, for I had to re-read that last paragraph.

At the library I got Stolen by Lucy Christopher, which I will be starting soon!

Now I'm going to talk about a little bit of writing, just write when you feel like it. Never force yourself to write, or its not your true self flowing onto the pages...

Word of the Day- Waggery: mischievous fun

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Happy Day!

Good morning blog readers!

First I'm going to talk about a new book I started, called Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen. This book, so far (I'm only on page 38) is fairly good, I'll keep you updated on it...

The only other books by Sarah that I've read are What Happened to Goodbye? and The Truth About Forever. They are both worthwhile good teen reads that I enjoyed last summer.

Some of the books I haven't read by her are Along For the Ride, Just Listen, This Lullaby, Dreamland, Keeping the Moon, Someone like You, and That Summer. If/when I read these books I'll give everyone the 411.

Some similar books are Something Like Fate by Susane Colasanti and Perfect You  by Elizabeth Scott. I haven't read anything else by these two authors but if I do I'll let you know! Note: the two books mentioned I enjoyed

On a different note, I'm just starting The Cupid Chronicles by Coleen Murtagh Paratore. The first book in the series is The Wedding Planners Daughter which is a fabulous book in itself, so I had to start the sequel!

 The series has really taken off! After The Cupid Chronicles is Willa By heart, then Forget Me Not: From the life of Willa Havisham, the 5th book is Wish I Might: From the life of Willa Havisham,  and lastly From Willa With Love.

There is also a joint series, and the first book is The Funeral Directors Son and the sequel Kip Cambells Gift.

As I read these books and others by her (not listed) I will let you know!

I also plan on starting a book called Penny From Heaven by Jennifer L. Holm.

 I have read another book by her called as Our Only May Amelia. That was such a great story!

I plan on reading her Boston Jane series, Turtle In Paradise, and The Trouble with May Amelia (sequel to Our only May Amelia)

Jennifer has written a few other books and two comic book like series, that I have excluded here.

While at the library yesterday I picked up a book by Beverly Cleary called Sister Of the Bride. I of course love Beverly, and as soon as I finnish the book I'll let you know how it goes!

Now I'm going to talk about Jaclyn Moriarty, who wrote an amazing series! The series is called The Ashbury/Brookfield Series.

The only book I've read in the series is called The Year Of Secret Assignments which was a fabulous book as long as you get past the confusion. DO NOT PUT THE BOOK DOWN IF YOU GET CONFUSED! If you just give it a chance, the confusion works itself out!

Anyway, the other books are called The Murder of Bindy Mackenzie, Feeling Sorry for Celia, and The Ghosts of Ashbury High. You can read the series in any order, so go and get started! It's totally worth it! :)

While at the library I also picked up a book called Fight #116 is Down  by Caroline B. Cooney. I though it seemed intriguing, and when I finnish it I'll let you know!

My friend recommended me  a book recently, called A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron. When I finish I'll tell you all about it!

They also loaned me two other books (May Bird and the Ever After  by Jodi Lynn Anderson and Journey to The River Sea by Eva Ibbotson) that she wanted me to read for her, then tell if I liked them, so of course I'll let all of you know!

Another friend of mine gave me The City of Ember and it's sequel by Jeanne DuPrau for my birthday. They told me that they were really good, so when I finnish them, I'll tell you!

I also picked up a book called A True Princess by Diane Zahler. I loved Diane's book The Thirteenth Princess so when I finnish this one, I'll tell you about it!

I've had My One Hundred Adventures  by Polly Horvath recommended to me a few times, so when I finnish it I'll tell you.

At a book sale recently I got four books, Ruined (by Paula Morris) Also Known As Harper (by Ann Haywood Leal) The Seer of Shadows  (by Avi) and In a Heartbeat (by Loretta Ellsworth)

In a Heartbeat is the only one I've read (and it was fabulous, and one day read!) so far, but when I read the others I'll let everyone know!

The last two books I'm going to talk about are two I got for my birthday, they are 13 Treasures by Michelle Harrison and How to Steal a Dog by Barbara O'Connor.

When I read those two I'll let you know!

I guess that's it for today. I'll post again tomorrow... Maybe I'll talk about writing a bit more?

Read, read, read!


P.S. When every I post on the blog, I listen to ADELE! She is so talented! :)

Saturday, November 19, 2011


Good morning! What a wonderful Saturday to talk about books....

This week I finished a book called Perfect by Natasha Friend. This was a very real book, and I loved the writing style. The ending was a little hard to live with, and it almost fell short, but it didn't ruin the whole book.

There are two sequels, Lush and Bounce. I haven't read those ones yet, but am going to as soon as possible!

Natasha is also currently writing, (as said on her website) a 4th book called Night Swimming which I think brings all three protagonists together (from Perfect, Lush, and Bounce)
 I have no clue if the book is finished, or when the release date is, but as soon as I find out I'll tell!

Last weekend I finished My Louisiana Sky by Kimberly Willis Holt. That was a sweet book, Tiger's 1950's story swept me away.

On another note, I also got the amazing chance to watch "My Louisiana Sky" the movie! That was a special treat, and I enjoyed watching it...

At the moment I'm reading Shooting the Moon by Frances O'Roark Dowell. This book has a captivating title, and the story is written in a back and fourth format, which is useful to understand the story. Jamie's narration is full of feeling and you really get the "army brat" taste as her character moves with the story, and grows up little by little. I am enjoying it very much! This book also has a many awards, (to get a complete list, go to Frances's website)

Now, Frances O'Roark Dowell, has been a favorite author of mine for years. I loved her The Secret Language of Girls, that was a real story, that many girls like because it is so real! The sequel- The Kind of Friends We Used to Be is on my list to read, and when I do read it, I will let you know!

Dovey Coe is another one of my favorites by Frances because it had to be the most daring story to start! I loved the plot, nothing was predictable, nothing was slow, and it was wonderfully written...

But the one book that got me hooked on Frances was Where I'd Like to Be,  this was my favorite I think because I went through a time period where I really loved books about foster children, and orphans. (I do still love that kind of protagonist) Where I'd Like to Be was written in an appealing way, and I recommend it left and right all the time...

The books by her that I haven't read by Frances (besides The Kind of Friends We Used to Be) are Ten Miles Past Normal, Falling In, and Chicken Boy.

 Note: I purposely excluded the Phineas L. MacGuire books because those books are about a 4th grade boy... I don't plan on reading them)

But the other books, look for me to mention because I plan on reading them soon!

The next book I plan on reading is Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter, I'll let you know how that goes...

I guess that's it for this post, I'll  be on maybe later today or tomorrow for sure.

Read, read, read!


Friday, November 18, 2011

Day one, lets talk about how this will work...

Ok, so this is Remedyleaf here, and I'm going to be posting about books I've read, am reading, or have heard of... And also about writing tips and such...

I hope everyone enjoys using my blog as a spot to get books and writing tips,