Monday, February 27, 2012

Review: Theo Boone- Abduction

Theodore Boone: The Abduction by John Grisham
Publisher: Penguin
Pages: 217
 Genre: Mystery Thriller Middle Grade
From: Borrowed

Status: Read in less than 24 hours.
I loved the first book because it had all the thrill of the court room, except the main character was thirteen.  The entire idea is hilarious, but interesting enough to peak at even if this book is middle grade.  Abduction is the sequel (I admit I like the first book more).  Theo was more of a victim in this book, and less of a kid lawyer, but his knowledge of the law is what helped him in the end.  Everything was still great, and had all the style and humor of the first.  A thirteen year-old besting a police man and a real lawyer kept me laughing.
Theo made me wonder why I don't read middle grade more often.  John Grisham sells as many books as he does because of his great pronounced style. Not many authors have that. 
For fans of Law&Order.

Rating: 8/10- I <3 Theo Boone.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday (22)

Top Ten Books I'd Save if There was a Zombie Apocolaypse
Hosted at The Broke and the Bookish.

  1. Narnia-  I have this really beautiful edition of the all of the books in a blue leather cover. This would be the first thing in my bag.
  2. The Hunger Games Trilogy- I have all three of these and I would save all of them! (They count as one).
  3. The Bible- okay so I lied. This would be the first thing in my bag.  I should probably just put a copy of this in my emergency kit anyway.
  4. The Sky is Everywhere-  So beautiful and poetic.  The Sky is Everywhere is worth saving.
  5. Revolution-  I bought a copy of this book just because I want my kids to read it one day.  I'm not sure it will make though because I plan on rereading to the point of it falling apart.
  6. Water for Elephants - One of the best books ever. After a zombie apocolaypse it will be hard for people to believe anything like this could have possibly happened.
  7. Beastly - I think this would be the perfect escape.
  8. The Harry Potter Series
  9. Little House on the Praire - Any of these I can find
  10. Possibly the most important- a Survival Guide.
Seriously if there was a disaster I would want to be prepared.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday (21)

Top Ten Books You'd Hand to Someone Who Says They Don't Like Reading (poor people).
Hosted at the Broke an the Bookish.

  1. Hunger Games! Some of my friends who are not readers have asked to borrow this book from me.
  2. The Sky is Everywhere- It's an easy read, its fun, filled with poetry adding texture, and it's still a really good book.
  3. Dairy Queen- really cute read and not to long
  4. Water for Elephants- This one was amazing and went by really quickly for me.  I think that the large size isn't as bad as it seems because it goes by really quickly.  That is why the Help wouldn't be a good choice.  It may be awesome, but it was kind of slow.
  5. Kissed by an Angel is another one that goes by past.  I just wouldn't give them the trilogy in one.  The cliffhangers at the end should be enough to keep them reading.
  6. This Side of Paradise by Steven Layne- SOOO GOOD! Both genders will like this book, and it is just awesome! Really good for book clubs or read alouds and EVERYTHING!! sorry I got a little excited.
Anything else that went by quickly, but was still good I would suggest, but there aren't a lot of them out there.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Blogspiration (1)

This is hosted at GrowingUpYA and Saz101. This is a new meme, kind of like Wordless Wednesday, except it can be a quote to or anything found inspiring!  Since this kind of goes with my blog title I'm very excited! Please go check it out at one of these blogs. 

My first Blogspiration:
This makes some much sense right now.  Ever feel like there's not enough time in the day?  If we could learn to say no to things like that, maybe we could finally get something done!  Everyday should be used so that there are no regrets