Showing posts from September 29, 2011

Books on the Banned Book List from 2000-2009

I nabbed this list of more recent books on the Banned List from Lisa's World of Books.  I will highlight in bluethe books that I have read and those I still want to read in red. The one book ingreen I am currently reading

100. America by E. R. Frank 99. Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume  98. I Saw Esau by Iona Opte   97. The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende   96. Grendel by John Gardner   95. Shade’s Children by Garth Nix 
94. Goosebumps by R. L. Stine
93. Bumps in the Night by Harry Allard
92. The Boy Who Lost His Face by Louis Sachar
91. Julie of the Wolves by Jean Graighead George

Review of The Darkness - Crystal Connor

The Darkness by Crystal Connor Paperback, 266 pages Published December 1st 2010 by Bennett & Hastings Publishing
The review is my personal opinion of the book. I received no monetary compensation for the book review. A copy of this book was provided to me for free for review purposes.

The first thing I read when I received this book was :
I have removed essential steps and crucial ingredients from the spells and rituals performed in this story. This is not a textbook. The Darkness was written for entertainment purposes only. Do not, under any circumstances, attempt to cast spells or reenact ceremonies performed by these fictional characters. And that was before I even started the book. Whoa! A book with a warning? I knew this was going to be an interesting book. I was not even close. The Darkness is a mix of Sci-Fi, fantasy and horror with Christian beliefs and witchcraft thrown in. It is a fast paced book that should be read slowly so you have time to savor it. I am adding the book tra…

Review of Daughters of Iraq & Thursday Hops

Hosted by  Sniffly Kitty's Mostly Books
Third Sentence Thursday is a weekly meme which likes to sculpts castles out of clouds!

1) Take the book you are reading now and post the third sentence
2) Review this sentence anyway you want (funny and silly reviews encouraged)
3) Post a link to your sentence here (in the comments) or if you don't have a blog, just post it in the comments!
I am reading a few books at the same time. So here they are. The first I am at the end.

"My father's calling me," I said to my best friend, Naima. - Daughters of Iraq by Revital Shiri-Horowitz
When my father called me I was in trouble 9 times out of 10. I'm thinking she is in trouble. What did she do? Will she  get out of it? Will her friend help her? Or will she suddenly have to go home?

The sort of unusual quiet that happens right after a big storm rips through.-The Choice by Lorhainne Eckhart
And that is when I say I'm out of here. You know there is a problem. Time to go. Party over…