Girl at Sea by Maureen Johnson

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I enjoyed reading this book so much that I signed up to receive newsletters from Maureen Johnson’s blog.  This is a fanastic story – adventure, mystery and romance.  I”ll write more later.  Definitely recommended.

Oh my god

In September, the library’s shipment of new books arrived, so of course, I had to pick up a few to read.  The books that I read were just for fun, nothing too serious.  I’m actually glad that I read them because at the time, I didn’t want to deal with anything too deep or involved.  I have been enjoying a nice break from the drama-ridden teen books that my students love.  I read these books:

The Luxe by Anna Godbersen (This is like Gossip Girls in the late 1800’s.  I am looking forward to reading the next one.)

Airhead by Meg Cabot (This story is about a tomboy whose brain is transferred into the body of a top model)

Oh.My.Goth by Gena Showalter( A goth girl is transported to an alternate world)

Oh.My.God by Teraan Lynn Childs (This is basically a greek myth-teen drama story)

My favorite love/hate show is Smallville and it is back for another season.   Just wondering, how many people watch Smallville, have watched it or even read the books?  Every time I say I am going stop watching it, I don’t.  I even read a few of the show’s inspired books. What can I say, I like fantasy.  Just recently, I bought Elliot Maggin’s The Last Son of Krypton although I haven’t had a chance to read it yet.  

Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer  Yes, I finally have a copy of Stephenie Meyer’s Breaking Dawn in hand.  I began reading it on Sunday night and had to put it down.  I stopped because I couldn’t continue.  I have to emphasize that I do not nor ever liked the character of Bella (read my review of Eclipse).  So far, Bella has not shown any growth whatsoever…she  is looked upon as a princess who can do no wrong.  Although, it will be a struggle, I’m going to continue with it. Look for my review shortly.

It opens on Oct. 3. Yippee!  I am NOT looking forward to this implausible story of teens who enjoy drinking, partying and doing other ridiculous things.   Anyway, I doubt that the movie will be better than the book. As I said before, I did not enjoy the story much, so I am going to skip this movie.  However, I will be going to the movies this weekend to see Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys. Now, that is a movie worth seeing.  Later, I will share my thoughts about it. Peace.

Nick and Norah’s Playlist

Last weekend, I read Nick and Norah Playlist and I was not thrilled by it. The story starts when Nick who only recently broken up with his girlfriend asks Norah to be his “pretend” girlfriend for five minutes. They share a kiss in front of his ex-girlfriend and so begins their one night adventure in New York City. Because I heard so many good reviews, I was expecting more. The story was too contrived…too many chance meetings. Although I did not enjoy it, I am sure others will.