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Friday, August 20, 2010

Book Blogger Hop!!

   Well, today's another Friday, so that means another Book Blogger Hop! Crazy-for-Books hosts a meme-party where you can visit and be visited by other book bloggers! The rules for this meme are really quite simple. You just grab the button off of Crazy-for-Books, enter your name in the linky, post about the Hop, and visit other blogs! It's really fun! :)

   This week's question is...

How many blogs do you follow?

   I personally follow 11 book blogs. I don't read each one every single day, but when I find myself with extra time on my hands, I'll check some out! :)

   So, if you're here from the Hop, enjoy, comment (so I know to visit YOUR blog), and if you like what you see here, please become a follower! Thanks!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Really Random Tuesday!

   Well, today's Tuesday! That means that it's time for Really Random Tuesday, a meme that my mom, Suko, made up! Really Random Tuesday is a way to post odds and ends--announcements, musings, quotes--any blogging and book-related things you can think of. If you like the idea, go ahead and take the button off of Suko's Notebook! (Or if you're feeling lazy, just take it from here!) Today, I'll talk about my favorite magazine, Seventeen.

   Seventeen has to be the BEST magazine on the face of the planet. I would rate it PG-13; as in, some stuff might not be appropriate for girls 12 and under. The magazine is mostly directed at girls between the ages of around 13 to 22. I mean, it's a teen girl's dream: full of love advice, fashion tips, and inspirational stories! Also, the models aren't all tiny and drop dead gorgeous. They actually look like real people! Lucky for me, I have a subscription to Seventeen, but let me tell you, waiting for the next issue to arrive is torture! Whenever a new one comes in the mail, I rush to my room and read it from cover to cover. Perhaps I shouldn't plow through them so fast, but they're just so readable! So if you see an issue of Seventeen while you're out, I advise you to pick it up! :)

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Zan who? Zan-Gah!

   "She began to move warily in a circle as the men tightened the trap, and as they got closer the lioness began to stride and prowl in a circle so small that she almost seemed to be chasing her tail. But she was watching, watching while she turned and snarled, for a weakness in the ever-tightening ring of her pursuers. Then, at the moment the attack finally was sounded--when the men, putting down their drums and torches, charged on the run with their spears--the lioness saw what she was looking for. One of her enemies was smaller, weaker than the rest. There was a point in the strengthening line that could be broken! Thought merged with furious action and the beast, with a mighty bound of astonishing swiftness, darted toward Zan. Five hundred pounds of snarling fury sprang directly at him with claws bared and fanged mouth open!" 

   This paragraph, printed on the back of the book, is what enticed me to read Zan Gah by Allan R. Shickman. Who wouldn't want to know what happens next after reading that thrilling paragraph? The passage on the back is taken directly from the story, and doesn't really give anything away. You know how sometimes when you read the back of a book, it ruins the best part in the story? Well that's not the case for Zan Gah! :)
   I absolutely LOVED this book. The author really did a great job of capturing the attention of his readers. I don't think I was bored for a single moment while reading it! It tells the story of a teenager, Zan, growing up in the prehistoric era. I, for one, wouldn't stand a chance living in those times. The women had chores that men wouldn't even dream of doing, they didn't have comfortable beds, and were constantly on the brink of war! It was really just an constant stuggle for survival.  Zan transforms from boy to man in this book, all while encountering new, exciting, and at times dangerous situations. It's truly a great book for any age. Thanks for writing it, Allan!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Book Blogger Hop and Follow Friday!

   It's Friday, which means... Book Blogger Hop and Follow Friday! This blog is still but a few days old, so I'm still learning the tricks and secrets of the book blogging world. I thought these memes might be a nice way to get discovered! I've heard that Crazy-For-Books and Parajunkee's View host parties where you can visit, and be visited by other book bloggers, so I decided to try it! This is my very first hop and Follow Friday, so I'm not quite sure how it works - but I'm very excited!

This week's hop question is...

Do you listen to music when you read? If so, what are your favorite reading tunes?

   I actually get distracted by noises very easily while I read, so I don't really listen to music very often. I need almost complete silence when I read my books! It also kind of depends on what part of the book I'm at - if I'm still getting into it, silence is key. On the other hand, if I'm in my own little world while reading the best part of my book, some noise is OK. For the most part, though, I don't listen to music while I read.

So please, if you're here for Follow Friday or the hop, enjoy my new blog, comment (so I can visit your blog), and if you like what you read, consider following, and I'll do the same. Thanks!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

A Place for Delta Review

      I recently just finished reading A Place for Delta, written by Melissa Walker. It tells the story of Delta, an abandoned polar bear cub with a growth deficiency, and the lives of the people she touches. Most of the book takes place during the summer in Alaska, when it's light twenty-four hours a day! The author really made me want to visit Alaska, just maybe not in the summer - I need my sleep! The book tackles a few issues in our society today, like global warming, but not enough to be overpowering. Everyone is kind of sick of hearing all about global warming I think, and the author GOT that. But I believe people should be more informed about how global warming is affecting wildlife all over the world. A Place for Delta is really a great story for ANY age, with a little something for everyone! It has adventure, mystery, and the ability to warm even the coldest of hearts. It really is just a sweet book - I really enjoyed reading it, and so did my mom! Happy reading! :)

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