Thursday, October 21, 2010

I Am Number Four

This was a surprisingly good book. It read with ease and with the constant action and mystery kept you turning the page.

John Smith, aka # 4 is starting his life in yet a new place, Ohio, where the cows come home. He has been running for as long as he can remember. Not because he is in some witness protection company, no far worse. He isn't even human, his life and the lives of nine others are beyond important, they mean the survival of our own home... earth.

The story was amazing and not wanting to give anything away I leave you with that taste. I love the character John as a whole and his love interest. It was beautifully written and the ending was just as good as any blockbuster action film. Which this one is surprisingly going to be. It went into production months before its debue release as a book and the trailer is now out, as seen below.

With this much said, I do say this would be a good book for anyone over the age of fourteen.

The Libyrinth

Thursday, September 2, 2010


Long time now post... Wow definitely a long time. So for all, I've been out of it for a while, one surgery, two lost job, and three... well that's next month but anyhoo, with no job and surgery keeping me pretty much bed ridden, I've taken to reading. (Thankfully I was smart and actually bought a million books before I was put under the knife.)

Mockingjay (The Final Book of The Hunger Games)So what is so interesting that I have to write about it while I'm stuck in bed. This beautiful book called Mockingjay. If you haven't read any of Suzanne Collin's books then I highly recommend them. Her series 'The Hunger Games" is amazing, and takes your breath away from the get go.

After reading the last book 'Mockingjay' I had to sit back and take a breath. It was amazing!!! That's the only word I can find to describe it. It deals with a young girl by the name of Katniss and her life in the Twelfth District. (Too hard to explain that) Anyhow, she is picked from the youth of her district to play in the Hunger Games. In the final book it is like an explosion of action, traumatic stress syndrome, and Katniss's own weaknesses that make for this beautiful, startling, and sometimes gut wrenching story. Unlike a lot of stories where I cry at the end, all I could do is sit there in mute silence for the longest time. It was one of those stories where you realize, man that main character is a lot like me.

Katniss's weaknesses are in a lot of ways her strengths, that's probably why I liked this book so much. Not just that, but one of her love interests Peeta was my absolute favorite of all the side characters. His grace under press was amazing, but I can't tell you any more then that. This is a must read for anyone, girl or guy. It goes contain some gore, so any kid under thirteen or so shouldn't read it. It has no language from what I can remember. So all I can say is .... WOW!


The not so much Egg Wolfing, Exhausted Librarian...

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Never Loan A Book

I learned this the hard way this week. Loaning books is like pulling teeth. So to the friend that loaned the books from me, both of you, BRING BACK MY BOOKS!!!!

I will always remember this quote:

Never lend books, for no one ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are books that other folks have lent me.
— Anatole FRANCE (1844-1924)

I'm watching for you two, be ready to pay me fifty bucks each so I can purchase those books again. (Maybe I should charge a hundred. *evil grin*)


The Egg Wolfing, Exhausted Librarian

Saturday, June 26, 2010

The Gardener

The GardenerIf you like suspense and spookiness then this book is right up your alley. I've just finished it and couldn't help writing a review about it. The Gardener is an excellent read and can be finished in a couple of hours because it is such a short read. (A little over 240 pages.)

It deals with a young man by the name of Mason, he is an average everyday boy, the only thing that is different about him is the scar he received from a neighbors dog and his unusual six foot three self. With friends and always being the hero, he's pretty average, until something strange happens. After sneaking into his mothers work, a retirement home called the Haven of Peace, strange things start to happen. The first of which is, there aren't just elderly people at this home, but teenagers.

When by accident he plays a DVD of his father reading, one of those teenagers awakens from her catatonic state, with no memory. Now I can't tell you the rest of the story, but if you have ever read 'The Runaway Bunny' then you might understand the story. (Yes, I've read that too.) There is one very important sentence in that book that pretty much explains the whole story.

This is a surprisingly good read, don't always judge a book by it's cover. Sure it's creepy, but that's what makes it so good. It's high paced and you really can't stop for a second when reading this book, you might miss something. The only thing I can say about S.A. Bodeen's books is, always, and I mean always really take time to read the first chapter. A lot of very important seeds are planted there. (No pun intended.)

Until next time....

The Egg Wolfing, Exhausted Librarian

Friday, June 25, 2010

As You Wish...

As You WishNow this book, 'As You Wish' is worth the read. It's been a while since I've read any good books, and to say that this book is worth it means a lot. (Usually after reading a bad book, everything else is bad.) But this book was exceptional. It is very much like Aladdin and the Jeanie in a Lantern from Arabian Nights. (Yes I've read that one too.) But unlike that story it goes into an origin of these people called jinn, or jeanies. But it really has nothing to do with magic in my personal opinion, more like Greece mythology instead.

Anyhoo, Viola is the main character of this story and at first I find her to be very 'self-centered' if that's the word. And finally she makes a wish that grants her a "Jinn". She is his new master and he has no real interest only to get back to where he's from where he doesn't age. Yup, an immortal that ages in our world. But she doesn't want to wish, more like she can't think of a wish good enough to actually do anything that would forever make her feel whole after finding out her love interest isn't interested in her.

But as her first wish is spun by "Jinn" she finds she isn't in love with Aaron (most popular guy in school.). As time continues, she realizes her true affection is for none other then the one serving her, Jinn, and not just that, he returns her feelings. Sadly things turn desperate as the people from his world try to push her to wish, and just as bad for her, if she wishes she will forever forget him.

Talk about a tear jerk-er and ever excellent story. (Only one part I didn't like, but isn't that usual) This is a beautiful story, and I would say anyone over the age of sixteen will enjoy. Though it's not a deep story, it has a lot of good points in it. Not just that I love is the mention of art in the story, something that gives someone a chance to imagine they are drawing in their mind.

Until next time...

The Egg Wolfing, Exhausted Librarian

Friday, June 18, 2010


Alright, I've got the chills, call it anticipation, but it's finally been announced the 7th book in the Maximum Ride series! *breathing deeply*

I (as well as all those obsessive readers!) have been waiting to find out whats going to happen next. Especially *spoiler* after Fang ditches the Flock. I WANT to know what he KNOWS!!!! Also, you might be wondering what in the world is the title of this newly announced book. *clearing throat* ANGEL. Yup, that's right, the psychotic brat is back with vengeance and has her own title. *grrrr* I have nothing against her. (Except maybe trying to kill Fang and all.)

So what's the story behind this new (and maybe final) book? Well... that's where it gets sketchy. Sure I know what's going to happen, but should I tell the viewers of the blog.... nope. I will leave all of you in suspense before I tell. On word for you in your search for what the book is about... Britain.

Maximum Ride: The Manga, Vol. 3Oh and also the new cover for the maximum ride manga is out, book three. I love these manga which is surprising for me. There are only a few exceptional manga I read, and Mr. Lee knows how to dish them out beautifully.

Until next time...

The Egg Wolfing, Exhausted Librarian

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Something worth laughing at...

Long time no blog...

So I've been a little on the "oh my word" busy side of life as of late, and haven't even been able to READ!!! (Oh my word the worlds coming to the end!!!!) Anyhoo, I've been doing a little surfing of the inter-net and found some pretty hilarious stuff. As some of you can guess, librarian speaking here, I am one. So to find other librarians that blog about their everyday workday life is something hilarious to me.

Here are just a few that will make you laugh your guts out:

Ranting Librarians

The Unaffiliated Librarian

Love the Liberry

A Librarians Guide to Etiquette

Well I hope you enjoy these, until next time...

The Egg Wolfing, Exhausted Librarian

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Live Long, And Prosper

Well, I've finally gotten over my Japanese faze and have now been going through all of STAR TREK. Man does anyone ever take into consideration how cool Star Trek is!!! Okay, maybe I'm a big geek and fan of all things Sci-Fi, but I can't get those words out of my head now. BWAHAHAHA!!! I'm going to be going up to everyone I know saying that and doing the funky sign too.

Anyhoo, books, books, and a whole lot'a more books. Which one is it todee? Let's see, how about THIS one!!!

Lies: A Gone NovelLies by Michael Grant is a continuation of the Hunger Series, book three in the series. This on is so good, and very sci-fi too. To deals with a boy by the name of Sam and his girlfriend, (as well as some minor characters.) I don't want to give a lot away, but a lot is happening in Perdido Beach as well as the FAYZ. (Sorry if I got the name wrong, I've read about four books since this one. ^_~) Creatures are changing, people are changing, and not just that but Drake ISN'T DEAD!!! Oh my word what in the world will happen next is my question. Zil and the 'Human Crew' have set fire to Perdido Beach. (Idiots!!!) Everything is going chaotic and there's no stopping it. What lies outside the FAYZ and will they ever find their way out?

This is one of my all time favorite series, and I'm dying for the next book to come out. Sometimes next year... T_T This one I wouldn't suggest to young readers, but Young Adults, SINK YOUR TEETH IN IT!!! It's awesome... though a little too short for me. *crying again*

So Until Next Time...

The Egg Wolfing, Exhausted Librarian...

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Book of Five Rings

All my friends think I've gone nuts. Yup that's right - nuts. It must have something to do with all the books on Japan I just bought. (Yeah... maybe that's it.) Anyhoo, I've been having a grand old time reading all about Japan. I call it RESEARCH. It is, but it's more of a hobby. So what book have I read that is so good that I must blog about it.

Well, it's this book.

The Book of Five Rings (The Way of the Warrior Series)
This book, 'The Book of Five Rings' was what I can say is a very interesting book. It was written by none other then Miyamoto Musashi, from my last blog. Yeah, I read the book he wrote and surprisingly it was very insightful into the way of the samurai. It is made up of five scrolls, Earth, Fire, Water, Wind, and Void.

It has interesting ideas of the 'tools of one's trade' as Musashi brings out, and strategy in war, being sure to make up your mind, to understand your enemy, and a lot of other things. It's a very quick read. (Big surprise!)

Though I would only suggest this to people doing research for college or out of enjoyment of history it was very good. Well, until next time...


The Egg Wolfing, Exhausted Librarian

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Greatest

Alright, so friends have been reading my blog and want my opinion on who is the greatest samurai who ever lived? Uh... I have no clue, most didn't live past their early twenties during the feudal wars. (Nice little fact there, *sorry guys*)

The greatest swordsman who ever lived, who happened to live past his twenties was Miyamoto Musashi, he started learning swordplay when he was very young, and beat his Sensei (teacher, or master) at the age of thirteen. (You see in that culture most don't go through a ceremonial christening of manhood until they are at the age of fifteen with their master or teacher.) So for him to beat his master is phenomenal. After which he started traveling from dojo to dojo, learning different Ryu's *look at last blog for references*, after learning the technique he would fight the master of the dojo. (Most fights would end in death, so he didn't die against masters of the Ryu's *pretty cool by my books*)   The very idea of a student challenging and defeating a Sensei was unthinkable, and the challenge often went into a real “life or death” battle on numerous occasions. Musashi never lost. He continued his training most of his life.

All together he fought 60 changelings over his life time and never lost one. (Pure Awesomeness in my book!) In one fight he even beat a Sensei with a blade with nothing more but a wood blade. Not an easy thing to do considering a katana can cut a block of wood in half. (I'm not kidding here, you can watch it on You-tube.) Not just that but by the end of his lifetime he had learned how to beat people without even using a sword!

In the last years of training, he developed a method of disarming his opponent by attacking with an imaginary sword and knocking the real sword out of the grip of the other swordsman. He had defeated every able bodied challenger in his nation without even the need of a sword. (Oh my word! *slapping hands on cheeks in amazement*) After that point he retired from sword play and even wrote a book. (It's called, The Book of Five Rings, which is still used today.)

In the end he came up with distinctive style of sword play called, Hyoto Niten Ichi-Ryu. (Don't ask me to say how to pronounce it.) Although he lived just beyond the feudal era, he was a man to be reckoned with, and lived to the ripe old age of sixty. (A feat back then.) He ended up being quite a philosopher in his old age, and I can't wait to start reading his book.

What is also an interesting fact about him is that there is a lot of confusion about his birth and death, according to his tomb stone, he dead in 1580, but according to his birth record he was born in 1584, and according to his family lineage he was born in 1582. So you figure it out?

So next time to you see a quiet person, don't assume to0 much, he might be a skilled fighter.


The Egg Wolfing, Exhausted Librarian.

Friday, May 14, 2010

The Kingdom of the Rising Sun

Okay, why the title? Well, if you don't know, this is what in the 1930's was most often known as Japan. Yup, I'm back to my Japanese talk. As you've noticed in my blog about kimono's and the like that I have a great interest in all things Japanese. (No duh, just look at my blog.)

Anyhoo, I am in the process of writing a rather long *rather boring* historical fiction. In my studies (and believe me when I say, I've actually been reading those three thousand page history books about Japan) have found some very interesting things about the Japanese culture. Especially about the samurai way of life. (That's what my books about people.)

In the Samurai way of life, best known as Bushido, means 'Way of the Warrior'. You can actually Google it if you don't believe me. In the culture of this amazing group of people, Bushido, stressed honor, duty, self-sacrifice, and obedience. Most *clearing throat* American's have a pretty strange idea about this way of life, and I've been astonished in my readings about this. (Some of it's pretty blood and guts when you get into the feudal era, *time of my story*) Even during times of war, the samurai respected even their enemies. Most samurai were in fact just farmers, but some were born into dojo's, (house of sword play) to learn some of the most extraordinary things.

One of the best know sword styles (or Reu's) was called Soshu Reu. What is also an interesting fact is that children from the age of three started to learn swordplay. (Now known as Kendo.) Of course in the past sword play was much more dangerous, and in fact some of the greatest samurai were known to engage up to three hundred men, ALONE.

And the last fact of the day, is that samurai didn't allow foreigners to learn these styles. In fact, foreigners were called, akuma, or another word for Demon, or Devil. But! If there was a child found by a samurai and was adopted into the family, it was often found that they would be taught the Reu (sword style) of the family. And so, they embodied the Japanese people.

So have Sonkei (respect) for your elders kids. They might take a Katana (samurai sword) to you!


The Egg Wolfing, Exhausted Librarian

Friday, May 7, 2010

These Crazy Librarians

Long time...

So what's been happening y'all? Well, for me I've been so busy I haven't been able to blog. (Go figure.) So my last blog was about kimono's and none to mention but mens kimonos. Well this week lets get back on a subject I'm familiar with, (not that Japanese culture isn't one of them) and talk about libraries. Yup that's right, libraries. As some of you might already know, and could have guessed because of my ADD, and constant jabbering about books that I'm a librarian. (I'm not the old granny here people.)

So what have I found so interesting that I must blog the whole world about it. Awe nothing much, other than this hilarious blog called: *drum roll please*

The Ranting Librarians

Yup that's right, these are three crazy, and sometimes rather hilarious librarians that give you a glimpse into the life of everyday librarians. They rant sometimes and rave others, but they aren't your typical glasses wearing, tight bun, smells-like-burnt-coffee ladies. They are hilarious, and funny to no end. So I highly recommend checking it out. As for books, that's next time, promise... ^_^

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Men's Kimono

So I've been doing a lot of studying on the typical historical style Japanese wears, if you haven't noticed from the way my blog looks. (It's for a book I'm writing people.) So what did i find with talking about. On the net you'll notice that there are is a lot of information on how to wear a kimono for women, nothing for me. So guess what I found. Yup that's right, a video on the proper wears for men, and here it is!:

Since I've officially made my father a kimono. I'm proud to have been able to make the pants, like these in the video from nothing more then a picture. I'm VERY proud of myself and the eight yards of fabric it took. Well, I hope you enjoyed this informative video.

Until next time...

The Egg Wolfing, Exhausted Librarian / Historian :P

Saturday, April 24, 2010


From the first page onward it is like being on a quest. As if suddenly a peaceful feeling is pulling me down, settling me. Unlike the world around me that seems to be on high octane juices, her stories take you away from yourself and away form the fast pace. It sinks you into a fairy tale not unlike stepping through those doors of the Secret Garden for the first time, or opening the doors into Sarah’s world of Little Princess.

And no matter which book I read of hers that same magical stillness and peace sweeps over me like a long lost friend or even a warm blanket on a cold evening. There aren’t words to describe her stories; the way she weaves her words so easily, and without effort that seems to come difficult to everyone I know.

How she does it I have no clue, but no matter how… her stories are beautiful, stories that will become classic’s many years from now. I can only be glad to have lived in this time, to know of her stories and read them and treasure how beautifully done they are. If only people would slow down long enough to read them, not for their action and sexual tension, but to read it for what it is, stories of loss, love, understand, and a sense of peace that so few find, and even fewer see in this world.

And like I said at the beginning, you open her books into a magical world that only she can produce, and no author can imitate.

This book is no different, it revolves around a young princes named Lissar. She has been forever neglected by her beautiful parents and especially her mother. Though she doesn't know it as the years pass the more she starts to look like her mother. And on her fifteenth birthday her mother dies of a mysterious illness, leaving her father half mad. But while the kingdom mourns her mothers passing, she is given a gift from a neighboring countries prince, a fleet-hound, tall and silvery.

But with this comes her father's eyes, and horror as she finds out that she will become the bride of her own father. She escapes, (not without loosing something precious) and hides in a small cabin far into the mountains, where she meets someone that she only knows at The Moonwoman. From what this woman says, 'I will give you time', onward her life starts to ease and she learns the beauty of love, courage and facing her past ghosts, with her beautiful fleet-hound, Ash. 

I can't say it enough, what a beautiful story, and a wonderful author.


The Egg Wolfing, Exhausted Librarian

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Being Forgetful

Another thing I forgot to mention, was that my website, not this blog is going to be silent for a while. It's become all to hectic to keep up with everything, so if you want to know about all other things, other then book reviews, they will be posted here as well.

Also, as a librarian, I have a lot of time on my hands, which includes learning PATIENTS. Look at this little something I learned to do.

Yup that's right, I've learned how to get a piece of paper to stand on-end. Not as easy as it looks, and it stayed that way for a complete hour. *bowing*

Okay, I think that's all. So until then...

The Egg Wolfing, Exhausted Librarian


Yeah, I know again. I keep changing my mind on how I want to make my blogger look like. But I thought this fit my personality better then black. And not to mention I couldn't help the header art that I found. Isn't it beautiful?! Yup, yup, I feel just like that sometimes, a nomad (in my own mind) wandering the landscape with nothing but the wind at my back. (Of course I wouldn't be carrying a sword, but a book. hahaha)

So with that in mind, I am in the mood to eat a lot of chocolate and finish my second draft of a very long book of mine. Don't ask why I'm even trying.

As for books I've read. Well, I just gave away my entire Nancy Drew series. (Feeling a bit lighter now.) So I'm kind of out of it right now. But I'll get a new book review soon.


The Egg Wolfing, Exhausted Librarian.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

New & Exciting

What a week! I hope everyone out there's doing alright. I'm just peachy! Anyhoo, I've been having a grand old time reading, and writing, and generally making a nuisance of myself. So what's new today? I've finally found a book worth reading!!! That's right, I've been completely out of material to read for almost a week.


So what did I find? Excellent Question. This is the answer 'The Guardians of Ga'Hoole'. Cool right? This book series is suprisingly older and has all things to do with owls. That's right, the main character of this story is a barn owl. (Don't laugh) I've only now had a chance to read the first three pages, and that means a lot for me to suddenly start writing a review about it. I'm so excited I can't stand it! If this book could get to my house (I'm ordering it off Amazon) any faster I'd die of happiness. The story revolves around Soren, he is an orphaned barn owl and is taken by a group and schooled. But before long he realizes this school has sinister plans of their own, to take over Owldom.
Soren and his rag-tag team set out to find the Tree of Ga'Hoole and the Guardians, known to come to ones aid in times of need. I'm so excited about reading this story after hearing so many wonderful reviews about it. I hope to tell you more soon.

What's even neater about this book is that it is fact a soon to be movie. If you haven't seen the commercial here it is:

Until next time...

The Egg Wolfing, Exhausted Librarian

Saturday, March 27, 2010

How To Train Your - Wait... WHAT?!

Howdy Guys,

So I'm in the blogging mood, you'll have to excuse my typing. I'm in a hurry, got work in two minutes. But I have to talk about this because it was a great movie. Yes that's right, librarian's see movies too. Especially one's based on books. So what movie am I talking about .

How to Train Your Dragon Original Movie Poster
How to Train You Dragon.

This movie was great, I laughed so hard I was crying literally. It had a good lesson in it about the importance of listening to others and being open minded to new ideas. The story revolves around Hiccup a young Viking that wants to hunt dragons. When he brings down the unknown type of dragon that has never been seen, he can't kill it and instead befriends it.

From here the story is beautifully done, and I won't tell you any more. And yes, like all good stories I cried at the end. I'm like my uncle, we are both cry babies. lol.

Until later...

The Egg Wolfing, Exhausted Librarian

Friday, March 26, 2010

What Are Your Reading Quirks?

Alright, so I guess I'm in the blogging mood, but I'm just not wanting to review any books right now. Go figure. So let's talk about something that is slightly related to books, but not completely related.

What are you reading quirks? I've been reading a blog by Justine 'what-ever-her-name-is' (sorry can't remember her last name) and she had a guest blogger, Megan. (An author) and she started talking about her reading quirks. So why not find out all about yours.

Not until recently did I really pay attention to my quirks. Unfortunately my family and friends see them a lot and tell me I'm weird. (Like I don't know that!!!) So, what are your quirks? I have about six major ones.

1.) I grin like an evil genius when I read and everyone gives me the creeped out stare.

2.) I have a tendency to throw my book at a wall when something isn't going the way I want it to in the book. Then I pace the room huffing (angrily) about it and then go over the book, pick it up and read where I dropped it.

3.) I've got a bad habit of holding my breath during a tense situation.

4.) I bust out laughing when it's funny (which scares everyone around me because of it's spontaneous nature) and cry when a character dies. (Then I'm depressed for a week and can't stop thinking about the character.) I scream at the characters when their being idiots. (No duh! DON'T GO INTO THAT ROOM YOU IDIOT! THERE'S A MURDERER IN THERE!!!)

5.) I have to read the book in one sitting. No matter what, even if it takes me all night. (Meaning from 10 p.m. - 7:00a.m.) (Now you know why I'm the exhausted librarian. hahaha!!!)

6.) I never, ever, no matter what read the last page. Even if I'm dying to know the ending. IT IS TABOO!

So now you know mine, I'd love to know yours. Until next time...

The Egg Wolfing Exhausted Librarian

New Design

Howdy Guys,

So what do you think? Like? I hope so, because this is the new look of my blogger. I've gone into a new look, getting the feel of it right now, but so far so good. ^_^

I don't have any books for you today. So I'll leave you with these hilarious pictures I found. Laugh your guts out:


The Egg Wolfing, Exhausted Librarian

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Realities

Okay, back and ready for action. This past week has been an interesting one, got to tell you, never seen so many kids. Anyhoo, back on subject lets talk books, okay you guys out there, I would love your comments on any of my books. Call it desperation, are any of my book reviews worth reading. (Hope so.)

So without further a-do, I bring you 'The Journal of Curious Letters' by James Dashner. Now he is really a very new author, I came across him by accident really. Let's say Amazon doesn't give the best feel about books. So I wondered the shelves of the book store, and read one of his books. To put it simply, James Dashner is an excellent writer. I can't really compare him to anyone, (maybe J.P. but more intriguing).

You're probably saying, O-KAY. So back on point, 'The Journal of Curious Letters'. Very, very cool read. If you like a lot of mystery then you will love this book. The series of books is called 'The 13th Reality'. Pretty cool huh.

To keep it short and simple (500 page book here) lets begin with main characters. Tick, or his real name is Atticus, he lives a pretty easy life, goes to school, deals with bullies, has a great family. But then something comes in the mail to him all the way from Alaska. He doesn't know anyone in Alaska, but he opens the letter anyway. Inside is a riddle that must be solved, and from the mysterious M.G. there will be twelve other clues. But not just that, these clues will mean the saving of lives, hundreds, maybe thousands if he takes it on. If he decides not to, he must burn the letters and go on about his life.

Well Tick isn't one to give up and quit, so he takes it on. In no time his life is swept away by mysterious happenings, including a Gnat Rat, and many other crazy things. Then comes Mothball and Rutger. (Both hilarious scatterbrains) With each letter the series of events become more dire and he realizes he isn't alone in this.

How many other children out there are going through the same thing? And what are these Realities?

This book is a beautifully written book, and didn't feel as long as how many pages it held. (Good sign for a book, trying reading Moby Dick and not think it's a bore.) I really enjoy Tick's constant worries and fears for his life and that of his family. I am looking forward to reading the next in this series. Until next time...

The Egg Wolfing, Exhausted Librarian

Saturday, March 20, 2010

An Absolutely Brillant Read.

Hey guys,

Long time, been a crazy couple of weeks. So I thought it was time to talk about books again. BWAHAHAHA!!! One of my favorite subjects, as everyone knows. So what's going to be chosen today.... hmmmm. I've been jumping around with so many books, I can't seem to keep myself on track, but lets see which book today...


Now this book, Fang by James Patterson was A-MA-ZING. Finally I can say that Mr. Patterson has put the series back on track. I bought the book yesterday, and read it in one sitting. As all of his books are, you are sucked in from the first sentence. If you haven't read this series, then lets keep it simple. Maximum Ride is the main character, and she's sarcastic and witty. Then there's the Flock, consisting of, Fang, her right-wing man, Iggy, bomb explosives expert, Nudge, the human radio, Gazzy, the bomb (hahaha) and Angel, the mind reader and a few others Total, and Akila. (Other time).

Max is supposed to save the world, and now she is on a mission in Africa to help the hungry. But that's when things go from stranger then fiction, to well... strangest. There she meets Dylan another avian-human experiment and the doctor that created him. (Dr. Cleaver) You'll understand when you read why I call him that. Dylan is smitten with Max, but there's one problem, Fang and Max are twitter-patted with one another. So this is it: Max + Fang + Dylan = WHAT?!?

Things start getting tense with the Flock, and an ultimate decision is made when Max finds out from Angel that, 'Fang will be the first to die... and soon...'

All I can say is that I've never screamed, and cried so much. These characters are endearing and they feel so real you almost feel you could reach out and touch them, talk to them. I've never been so impressed in a book series in all my days of book reading. I'm dying for the next book, knowing there is and always will be a sequel to a book that leaves you in a cliff hanger.

So the question is... what does 'HE' know?...

If you read the book, you will understand what that means. Until next time...

The Edd Wolfing, Exhausted Librarian

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Hey Bloggers,

Long time no squeak. As you can already guess time is quickly approaching for the Member Free Book-athon. You have just a few more days to get yourselves a free book or two. So without further a-do, let's get down to book reviews.

Unlike what my current read says, I've kind of gone off topic and taken an interest in another book. Very much like me by the way. So with that in mind I bring to you. 'The Seven Rays.'

Now this book, I have to say was not the best book I've ever read in my life time. But it did have a good story line. Beth the main character, is like every other teen until she start seeing this little pink and gold dots in her vision. It comes and goes and then it starts to get annoying and worrisome. The dots float around people and them they turn into cords of golden light.

When she starts to think something is major league wrong with her, she gets this strange package sent to her at her school. Inside... is a golden letter.

Now I'm not going to say any more, but what I can say is that the story confused me, and I wasn't very excited about the ending. It was easy enjoy to follow, but it seems thrown together, not all there, and left way too many doors left open and untied. But I hope Pillage will be better, which I'm now revisiting with high hopes. Until next time...


The Egg Wolfing, Exhausted Librarian

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Be a Member get a Book

Today we are doing something different. To all my followers and friends out there, I have some news for you! Those that don't know, I have set up a website dedicated to info on books, movies, and anything that pops into my brains at the moment. Yahoo!!!

I request of all my friends (you aren't a friend if you don't do this! I SWEAR!!!! haha, j.k.) Okay, getting on with it. If you will join my website, I will personally send you a free book provided in the list below. I'm dead serious too, no laughing at me. If you wish to join, just go to this link below.

My Website!

And once you have and you really want a free book. Serious here, here is a list of all the books, from my personal *crying* collection that I will send to you. Just comment on my blog here. If you really want one of these books, just e-mail me at this address - - with the book you want and a P.O. Box, or address you feel comfortable sending to. Hey, I know the crazies out there, I'm not dumb.

Book List:
(Click on them to see info)



Nancy Drew (Any of the series)

X-Men: Misfits

Girl In The Arena

The Reluctant Heiress

A Song of Summer


So there you have it. Most of these books I've read, some I haven't had the privilege to yet. If you are interested and would like to join my website, go ahead, and remember to post a comment here letting me know you did. You have to act fast because like I said this is my personal collection, meaning first to join, first served. I've only got one of each. Until next time...

Yours Truly,

The Egg Wolfing, Exhausted Librarian

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Darkness, Keys, and Creatures

Long time no see. Boy has it been a very long and busy weekend. Still it's been great. book store included. But this week I thought instead of a good love story, of which I noticed I've been writing a lot of reviews for, I've decided to go darker, deeper, and more action.

Bwahahahaha!!!! That's the feeling I got from a very beautiful book I've just read. Incarceron by Catherine Fisher. This book has a beautiful sense of self I must say. Unlike so many I've read and believe me when I say that it's quite a few, this one takes de cake.

Now unlike the Tunnels series, which I have just bought the third book of the series, love it. This one is about a prison, not just any prison, a prison that gives life, it deals death, it watches all. Creepy enough, nope not even close! I was sitting in my little bitty dinky apartment wrapped up in my blanket and reading this with a death grip. Every time I read of the eye watching Finn (one of the main characters) a chill went up my spine. This prison... is capital CREEPY.

Unlike most stories I've read it had more then one main character, so you are seeing it from two different perspectives. From Finn who lives Inside the prison and Claudia who lives Outside. Finn wants out, Claudia wants in. This isn't the past, this is the future and by that I mean creams that take wrinkles away and people living to be two hundred years old.

Finn has no memory of his past and knows he must have come from the outside, Claudia has an arranged marriage to the prince. Finn wants to know where he came from, Claudia wants to escape her father's plans. (Let me tell you her father is S.C.A.R.Y.) So what happens next, well... both find a key and each other, both want to know what this key is for, and both want to stop Incarceration and the people who are using it to their advantage before it's too late.

So if you would like to read an amazing mystery, with darkness, thrills and chills, I suggest picking this up and reading it. Well, enjoy your week and I'll be back as soon as I can. Until next time...


The Egg Wolfing, Exhausted Librarian

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Sweet Love Stories Still Do EXIST!!!

So another day another dollar. Boy has it been a fun week. Of course the rain won't stop so I've been reading till I literally pass out from exhaustion. Raining... hmmm what to do? Book Review?

So here we are. Today being exceptionally wet, I thought a good love story review would be good. (Picking from about ten books I've read this week.)It is Meg Cabot's book Victoria and the Rogue. I've read many of Meg Cabot's books and was floored that she had done historical fiction to boot. So I ordered this, waited a month, found out my order had been canceled and had to wait another month before it came in. Suffice it to say... it was worth it...

This is a beautifully sweet love story, (with no sex, thank you!) The story revolves around a Duchess and her travel to London where she will be living with her hysterical and large family, the Gardener's, (her aunt and uncle) While on her way from India, having lived her life with three bachelor uncles, she is proposed to by a Duke. Pretty normal...

Victoria's life revolves around sticking her nose into other people's life and managing THEIR affairs. That is until she meets the captain of the 'Harmony'. He constantly unhinges her with his cocky personality, and more then a little blunt answers. She can't manage him to her utter disgust.

With her vast fortune and her plans to wed Duke Hugo, she is completely unnerved when things come to light about her betrothed from a very unsavory captain...

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. In lot of ways it reminded me of Jane Austen's character Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice, but with a less lengthy storyline.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Good idea, bad idea

Phew, what a week it's been. It's been really crazy. It seemed like my 365 books, one each day isn't going to work out so well. Hey I'ma still reading. One a day at least. Got a lot happening at the library. Exciting news! We might have a big time author visit our library. I'm kind of excited. But in better news, I got a review. ^_^

The Mark to be exact. This is the debut book of Jen Nadol. The book was thought provoking to say the least and gets you to thinking "Who Am I?" That's probably my favorite part of about this book, how Cass (main character) is constantly questioning her actions, but then again she has reason to questions them.

Here's a questions: What if you could see death coming?


Cass can see death coming, by a mark on the person that is about to die. More like a haze around the person the day of their death. She doesn't know how to stop it, wanting nothing more but for this "gift" to go away.

But when her grandmother dies she is whisked away to live with her aunt she didn't even know existed. But it seems her aunt wants nothing to do with her and that's where the story begins, her past is revealed and a much deeper, darker secret.

This is very good book, a few words I wish were jipped, but that's just me. Over all it was a very good read.

From Yours Truly,

The Egg Wolfing, Exhausted Librarian

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Masterful Leviathan

Alright, I've read most of his books and I have finally and I literally mean finally was able to read Scott Westerfeld's new book. This book is absolutely brilliant, but then again he is an amazing writer. This book is beautifully written and ILLUSTRATED! This story centers around two characters Alek and Deryn. Alek is the last son of the Arch-Duke of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. But in a story that is so much like chess. (A game I highly enjoy.) He must travel great distances from his own home country if he wishes to survive and be crowned emperor.

Unlike most "quote" history stories. Mr. Westerfeld has weaved the impossible in as well. Like I always say, 'Nothing is impossible, just improbable.' From the Mecha to the Darwinist, he has made a masterful story of history and fiction that seems so real you can almost reach into the book and touch it.

I am a huge history buff, so this is by far my favorite steampunk novel.

You would definitely want to set aside a weekend day for this book. I was stupid and started it at night. I couldn't put it down till six in the morning! It started fast, and I loved the solid characters Alek, and Deryn. By far my favorite character is Count Volger (a mind twister he is). *yoda bow*

So if you like history, you like sci-fi, and are a teen book addict, this is a must buy, check-out, or... "borrow" from a friend book.

From Yours Truly,

The Egg Wolfing, Exhausted Librarian


Here are a few of the beautiful illustrations in the book...

First Post

Goodness. Already it's been two days and I haven't posted. Well there you go, an ADD trying to post every day. Not a good thing. But I've read two books. HEHEHEH. Alright the first one is Steve & Me by Terri Irwin. I absolutely loved this book.

When I think about all that they went through. Steve Irwin was truly a remarkable person and I loved how Terri put it. We all remembered the crazy guy on Discovery with the funny accent. But what we didn't see is that amazing person behind it. He was a force to be reckoned with for sure. He loved everyone around him, and every animal that took shelter in his sanctuary.

I was so amazed by his courage to stand up to poachers, and drunks about animal preservation. How in one instance in the book he stood up to four drunk men who were speaking of the farming of crocodiles for their meat. Not one of the drunks dared hit him. He might have been short physically, but his presence was like a hurricane ready to explode. But how after that he cried in his truck on the way back to his home.

This story is going to be one of my all time favorites and added to my library of books. (Already have an apartment about to burst of books mind you.) He was a true to his word man, and loved everything he stood for. To any of those out there reading this post, or this blog, read this book.

From yours truly,
The Egg Wolfing, Exhausted Librarian

Monday, January 11, 2010

Julie & Julia

Alright, my mother brought this movie home and I absolutely loved it. It makes you want to get in the kitchen and start cooking instantly. I love cooking, and this sounded like fun. But unlike Julie, I don't have a cook book, but I do know a lot about books. So for the next year I'm going to be putting out one book review each day. Let's just hope, like Julie, my ADD doesn't stop me. LOL.

So starting tomorrow I will be bringing out one book at a time. Let the book reading BEGIN!!!!