Required reading books have acquired quite a nasty name for themselves, supposedly torturing little children all over the world, numbing brains internationally. And I had heard of Siddhartha having such a similar reputation. I was required to read this for my English class, and was prepared for the ultimate agony. Unfortunately, I was disappointed. In fact, this book was not that bad. Rather than a slow mind-numbing, I only experienced a slight bit of pain. I admittedly did not love this book, but all of the people who hated on this book were in my opinion overreacting a little bit. My sister didn’t like it, but that was most likely because she was sicker than a dog when she had to read this book. Not the best time for required reading.
Hello, everyone! So today I am going to talk about some of my favourite books of all time: the Cherry Ames series. I haven't read all of them (they are surprisingly hard to find), but I adore the ones that I have had the chance to read. I firmly hold the opinion for all the world to see that Cherry Ames is worlds better than Nancy Drew. Her books are more interesting, they are written consistently (In case you didn't know, 'Carolyn Keene' isn't a real person. It's just the name they used so that the series was all written by the 'same' person.), and the problems she solves are more realistic (at least, from the ones I read). They've recently reprinted the series, but I'm holding out to find them in some of the older bindings (I like them better). One by one the collection will grow.
I have always wanted to read this book. When I was younger, I was tempted to buy it, just for the cover alone, which is great! But I felt like the topic was not one that I should be reading about. And to be honest, I am very glad that I have not read this before I did. It is a very heavy topic, and one that I do not think that I could have tackled at any point in my life before just now. As it was I read this in what equates to two sittings. One sitting being every possible moment throughout the school day (I made the moments close enough together that I barely closed the book), and the other sitting being at ten-thirty that night. I should have read it in three or four sittings, but that second time I was reading, I knew I needed to finish it right then and there, and so I stayed up until twelve-thirty in the morning, reading (thank goodness it was a Friday). Just as I got to a spot that I thought I could possibly stop at, my eyes kept reading and my hands kept turning the pages. This was definitely a page-turner, in fact, I feel that this book taught me what a page turner truly was.
Hello everyone! Elizabeth here, and I am very sorry that I didn't get this out on time, but I'm not as late as I have been in the recent past, and the next time it will actually get posted on Sunday. In my defense, my computer wasn't wanting me to use the internet on Sunday, and we weren't here for most of Monday. Not that I'm making excuses or anything...
Anyways, first thing first, Jason and I wanted to have a quick Shout-Out to whichever reader visited our blog 87 times on November 1. We really appreciate it, we really do. You officially hold the record for the amount of times one person has ever visited our website in 1 day
This beautiful picture of a trophy is now dedicated to you. Now, on with the review!
Jason and Elizabeth are brother and sister book addicts who somehow manage to get along (most of the time). They reside in Canada with their dog Becky, and one (slightly insane) fly-hunting cat named Fish. Oh. And their parents. They're important too.
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