I listened to the conclusion of The Aurora Cycle series by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. It’s a three-book series consisting of Aurora Rising, Aurora Burning, and Aurora’s End. All three books demonstrate, in my opinion, excellent story-telling skills. It has a plot that isn’t entirely predictable, characters that you learn to love or appreciate, action to keep things popping, and the usual romance. Continue reading A 200-yr old Teenager, a Space Elf, and a Killer-Alien-Plant
If you’ve never heard of the The Princess Bride, I don’t know where you’ve been. I, like most, I’m sure, was first introduced to ThePrincess Bride in movie form. In fact, it is one of my favorite movies of all time. I’ve had the unfortunate luck however, that I’ve bought the movie on DVD four times over the course of several years, and each time, … Continue reading Inconceivable!
During a recent trip to the library, I spotted this book on a small table with books marked as “Last Chance!” I assumed that this meant the books on the table were about to be removed from circulation if they weren’t borrowed soon. With its attractive, colorful cover, which is a picture of two children swinging from ropes into or over a blazing fire, I thought, “That looks interesting!” so, I borrowed it, in an attempt to save the poor book from being withdrawn. Continue reading Ay! Ye be needin ta be readin with yer kids, ya scallywag!
This one is a book for the explorer in all of us. In this story, four young children are left to survive in the Amazonian jungle after their plane crashes. Continue reading Over the River and Through the Woods
In today’s blog, we continue the discussion on audiobooks, and we review books 2 and 3 in the Matt Cruse series by Kenneth Oppel. Continue reading Up, Up, and Away!
The Wings of Fire series is sure to be enjoyed by young fans of fantasy and adventure. My daughter loved the series so much that I asked her to write an article for the blog. – David Continue reading My Wings! They’re on Fire!
Most of Brandon Sanderson’s books are aimed at an adult audiance, but he is in the process of writing a series called Alcatraz versus the Evil Librarians. The kids and I have recently finished reading book one, and it was hilarious! We are very excited to continue reading this series. Continue reading Enter Witty Title Here About Librarians Trying to Take Over the World
I love audiobooks, and I finally have a commute long enough to enjoy listening to a good book each and every day. Recently, I listened to Airborn, Aurora Rising, and (part of) Illuminae. Click the title to read more. Continue reading Audiobooks – a completely valid excuse to ignore those around you for hours at a time
Samuel and Rachel travel with their fathers to the Badlands in search of dinosaur fossils, but not just any dinosaur fossils, those of the T-Rex – the “Black Beauty.” Oh, but Samuel and Rachel’s fathers hate each other and will stop at nothing to lie, cheat, and steal from one another. They also enjoy punching one another in the face!
Click the title to read more… Continue reading Is it wrong to pick up girls in the desert while digging for dinosaurs?
Team Killbot is still traveling through the Rift, trying to look for the way out. Tragedy strikes again while they make their way across the “blood sand,” and things are looking dire. A strange messenger appears to them early one morning. Are they being helped or manipulated? Will they ever find their way home?
Click the title to read more… Continue reading Beware the Deadzone