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...