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!!!!