Monday, May 30, 2011

Scott Westerfeld

I recently finished the Midnighters series and the Uglies/Pretties series. I read the series back to back and both were awesome! Matt has read his Levianthan series and liked that one.

Midnighters is about five teens that are awake during a secret hour that happens at midnight. Monsters also exist during that one hour out of 25. It is action/horror/mystery. There are 4 books in the series.

Uglies is a futuristic story where at the age of 16 you go under the knife and become "pretty". It's conspiratorial and keeps you guessing to the end. There are 3 books in the series but he just came out with a 4th that is about a different character, I haven't read the latest one yet.

There have also been several picture books that Natalie and I have both enjoyed. Here's one of them.
The Black Book of Colors
At night we read Shel Silverstein which she loves. We've read Falling Up, A Light in the Attic, Runny Babbit, Lafcadio. Next of the list is Where the Sidewalk Ends. Not long after we started reading his books she started to ask me if different words rhymed. Also if I am talking and happen to rhyme on accident she immediately notices and says, 'this word and that word rhyme'.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

The end of a series

Have you finished the Leven Thumps series yet?
I did and I have to say that I loved it!
The first book was written perfectly at my age...Leven is thirteen
Over the corse of the rest of the books Leven grows from thirteen to between sixteen and eighteen in about a month.  Strangely relateable...



I really don't know how else to say how truly awsome these books are!

Hello, all

I have two for you, one is fiction and one is non-fiction. First the fiction, The Westing Game is quite entertaining. Do I remember the author, no I do not. This would be good for Regan also, it is an easy read and a good mystery. It was our book club book this month.
The non-fiction was last month's book club book. I had to go out of town for a funeral and so I missed the meeting, which angered me beyond words. I did  everything possible to be back in time, but my transporter just wasn't working. You are now wild to know what this book is. I can tell. Once again I can't remeber the author, but the book is The Tipping Point. I would love for some of you to read it. We could arrange an online discussion if anyone was interested. Jim is reading it now and also finds it very interesting.
Love to all