Friday, 30 March 2012

Books I got from the library

I LOVE going to the library, there's a community feel in the air and the smell of dusty old books...ah! :)
You wander up and down the aisles, fingering the spines and when you find a book you've been waiting to read for ages...well who can help pumping the air with your fist and whooping out loud with joy - not me.Anyway I thought I'd tell you what books I got, ahem:
  1. Little Foxes - Michael Morpurgo
  2. Rule 3 - Megan McDonald
  3. How to Survive Summer Camp - Jacqueline Wilson
  4. Barnaby Grimes - Paul Stewart
  5. At the House of the Magician - Mary Hooper
  6. Viola in Reel life  - Adriana Triagiani
  7. Fly by Night - Frances Hardinge
Have any of you been to the library lately?

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Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Books that I am going to start reading right now!



I'm going to start reading the Hunger Games now.
 I am busy reading a Cindy Jefferies book, called Tara's Triumph, it's quite easy so I'll probably finish it tonight!
Anyone else reading any interesting books out there? 


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Review - The Illustrated Mom - Jacqueline Wilson

The Illustrated Mom - Jacqueline Wilson

I enjoyed this book and I could not come to put it down! Jacqueline Wilson writes highly emotional novels and this one, in my opinion, is the most expressive one that I've read!

The two sisters, Dolphin and Star are very close, but very different, (The book is written from Dolphin's point of view ). Dolphin is unpopular at her Primary school and she gets teased often by the children in her class, by her appearance, as they are not rich and she can't afford a proper school uniform and so she has to wear a thin, little black dress to school. She also gets teased about her name, where she then gets the nickname Bottle Nose. Dolphin is not good at school but she has an excellent imagination. She realises she is dyslexic. During the middle of the book she befriends a boy in her class called Oliver, he is also an outsider. They realise they have a lot in common and Oliver (nickname Owly, which he detests) loves all of Marigold's tattoos that make he stand out from the crowd, the get on like a house on fire. Dolphin loves her mom and will support her through anything but taht character faces some tough decisions later on in the book.

Star on the other hand is completely different. She has long, silky blonde hair, she is constantly top of the class and she is one of the more popular girls at her High School. She is thirteen years old and petite for he age. She can not stand Marigold's tattoos and her drinking habits. She goes and runs off with her dad, Micky, whom Marigold found at the band Emerald City's reunion concert. Will she come back? You'll have to read te book to find out!

That's all I shall say, there is a lot of twists and turns and this book. Some parts will have you laughing and some will have you crying, either way you will have tears in your eyes. It's a very good and I think it would be great if you could read it. It also made me realise how lucky I am to have such incredible parents! Read this book! 8.5/10.

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Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Review - Breaking Dawn - Stephenie Meyer

Breaking Dawn (Twilight #4)Title: Breaking Dawn
Author: Stephenie Meyer
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal Fantasy
Publication: August 2nd 2008, Little brown and Company
Pages: 756, Paperback
Source: Library/my own

WHEN YOU LOVED THE ONE WHO WAS KILLING YOU, IT LEFT YOU NO OPTIONS. How could you run, how could you fight, when doing so would hurt that beloved one? If your life was all you had to give, how could you not give it? If it was someone you truly loved?
To be irrevocably in love with a vampire is both fantasy and nightmare woven into a dangerously heightened reality for Bella Swan. Pulled in one direction by her intense passion for Edward Cullen, and in another by her profound connection to a werewolf Jacob Black, she has endured a tumultuous year of temptation, loss, and strife to reach the ultimate turning point. her imminent choice to either join the dark but seductive world of immortals or pursue a fully human life has become the thread from which the fate of two tribes hangs.
Now that Bella has made her decision, a startling chain of unprecedented events is about to unfold with potentially devastating and unfathomable consequences. Just when the frayed strands of Bella's life - first discovered in Twilight, then scattered and torn in New Moon and Eclipse- seem ready to heal and knit together, could they be destroyed...forever?
The astonishing, breathlessly anticipated conclusion to the Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic that has entranced millions.

Yes, yes, I know I complained about Breaking Dawn,but that was the movie, the book is a MILLION times better! It's descriptive but not as graphic as the movie and you can understand the characters way better in the book.You can't help but fall in love with little Renesme Cullen! The book is action-packed and will have your heart racing in places (most of the book). However, if you are a bit faint - hearted like me,there might be a couple of pages you want to skip a few pages, like me. But overall it's a really well-written, interesting book. I would give the book a 4/5. And please remember, do not judge a book by it's movie!

*Edit
That tiny paragraph above was my very first review on the blog, and I wanted to re-write the review because, that review seriously sucked lol! I will be doing a re-read of all the Twilight books soon so, I will do a proper review on it sometime this year! :D




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Monday, 26 March 2012

Review - Dustbin Baby - Jacqueline Wilson

Dustbin Baby - Jacqueline Wilson

This book is about a girl who, as a baby, was dumped straight in a dustbin as soon as her mother gave birth. On the day of April's birthday, the 1st of April, April visits the past. She bunks off school and goes to her old house where she lived when she was adopted. She makes a new friend and visits an old one. She finds the person who found her.

I thought this book was very good. It was quite emotional, all the challenges she's had to go through at such a young age. There were quite a few moments where you could really feel how the character was feeling, there were also quite a few pages that had me close to tears. I would give this book a 7/ 10.

WARNING! In one part a character slits her wrists but it's not too graphic, so if you are easily scared and get nervous you may just want to consider that if you want to read that, but it's nothing too worrisome.

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Sunday, 25 March 2012

HOLIDAYS!

IT'S HOLIDAYS!!!!!!!!!!!! WHOO-HOO!

Lots and LOTS of reading to do!

Of course I can't read 24/ 7 so, um, have you guys any idea what I can do to keep me entertained in the hols?

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Saturday, 24 March 2012

My TENTH Post! :D - Books that look REALLY Good

'Ello!


I just found out about these books and I thought the looked pretty cool! Hopefully I'll get to buy them on my Amazon Kindle!
PS. The "blurbs" are taken from www.lovereadingforkids.co.uk
  • Wildwood - Colin Meloy
  • The One Dollar Horse - Lauren St John
  • Twelve minutes to Midnight - Christopher Edge
  • The Look - Sophia Bennet
  • The Girl in the Mask - Marie - Louise Bensen
  • The Considine Curse - Gareth P. Jones
  • The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop - Kate Saunders
  • A Year Without Autumn - Liz Kessler
  • Lilah May's Manic Days - Vanessa Curtis
  • Crow Girl - Kate Cann
If any of you have read these books or have any other books you think would be nice to read - post a comment and we can share the joy of reading and sharing books around!

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A Excellent Website to go on for books

Hello fellow bookaholics!


Here is an EXCELLENT website if ou're looking for something new to read!


http://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/

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Time Flies...

Oh My Gosh! I just realised with a start that it's almost the end of March! Is it just me or is time going seriously fast?!

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Favourite Top 6 Authors - Guys

Hello! I posted my Top 5 authors Girl list now here is my Top 5 authors Guy list.

1. Pseudonymous Bosch

Author of the best series EVER! The Secret Series! He includes the readers so much in his books and his style of writing just wants you reading more of his books.

2. Rick Riordan

I LOVE HIS BOOKS! He writes the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series! He writes very well with interesting characters, lots of surprises and tons of action!

3. Michael Morpurgo

His books might be quite sad but he writes so realistically you can't help but feel the emotions of the characters. Amazing books.

4. Anthony Horowitz

He is an amazing, informative writer. The Alex Rider books are non-stop action that you're biting your nails to the start of your cuticles. And the Diamond brothers? AMAZING!
5. Lemony Snicket


I love his books! I have the whole collection of them. The characters are very likeable and you can't help but sympathise with them as their life just gets worse and worse from the start of their burnt home. He is really a talented author.


6. Michael Buckley


Michael Buckley is the talented author of the one and only...SISTERS GRIMM! I must say that is one of the best series out there. That idea is fantastic and I'm completely hooked on the books. He must continue writing because the Sisters Grimm is awesome.


Those are my Top 6 male authors. 

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Favourite Authors Top 7 - Girls

Okay, I LOVE reading but sometimes there is just something special about a book, it could be the plot, the characters, the idea or, even, the author's style. These are my favourite authors - and I'll tell you why.

1. Cathy Cassidy

Okay, okay, I know they say don't judge a book by its cover, but her covers are seriously stunning! But aside from that, her stories are wonderfully written. The characters so likeable and the ideas so beautiful. They may be realistic but they always have that bit of sparkle when you read them.

2. Karen McCombie

I don't think I can get through a Karen McCombie book without chuckling atleast three times. Her books are really funny in a way, which, the characters aren't trying to be funny. No jokes or anything. Just the way she writes is really heart-warming.

3. E.D. Baker

I LOVE LOVE LOVE E.D. Baker's books! She is probably most well-known for her series of books: The Frog Princess. You might think ugh, that animated Disney movie! (Actually that movie was pretty good, but anyway) Her books are unique and very descriptive where you can simply immerse yourself into the author's world. You get sucked in instantly. The main character, Princess Esmeralda, or Emma, as she likes to be called is one of a kind! And the whole storyline is fantastic! READ HER BOOKS! :D

4. Meg Cabot

If you haven't yet heard about Meg Cabot, you are either an alien or you just, really don't get out enough. She is the glamorous author or the none other but...PRINCESS DIARIES! She is sparky and funny and you can't help but laugh along with the book!

5. Eva Ibbotson

Her books are enchanting! Wonderful description, they have a uniqueness about them. If you want to read one of her books, my favourite is, The Journey To The River Sea.

Get back to me and you me who YOUR faourite authors are!


6. Fiona Dunbar


I love her Lulu Baker trilogy and the Silk Sisters is EPIC! I love Rorie and Elsie they're awesome! She has a way with words that draws you in so that you feel like you're right there, with the characters.


7. Hilary McKay


My friend still bought me the book Permanent Rose, I enjoyed it so much I literally read it the whole day. Her writing is fantastic, it draws you in and the characters are AMAZING! I love Caddy and Permanent Rose the most. I love all the art that happens in the books!

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Friday, 23 March 2012

The Hunger Games

Is anybody else looking forward to the Hunger Games?! It's the best - selling book of all time! I better read the books doubly quick!!!

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Favourite Piano Pieces

I play the piano and I am OFFICIALLY now on Grade 4! Whoo-hoo!!!
There are some really gorgeous pieces out there. Here are some of my favourites!


1. Le Onde - Ludovico Enaudi


The Most GORGEOUS piece EVER!


2. Fur Elise - Beethoven


3. Walking in the Air - From the Snowman


4. Moonlight Sonata - Beethoeven


5. The Piano - Yann Tiersen
LOVE IT!
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My Top 10 Books I've Read in 2012

I've read tons of great books this year! But some of them have stood out more than others. Here are my recommendations. Also, if you want to find out more about the books you could go on www.amazon.com because they give a very good description of what the books are about.

1. Life as We Knew it - Susan Beth Pfeffer

I would definitely give this book a 10/10. They characters are so believable and as they are going through this struggle to survive, it is almost as if you're there with them. If you like books that consist of astronomy, ice-skating and the end of the world, you should enjoy this.

2. Percy Jackson series - Rick Riordan

If you haven't yet read this series, you must be living on another planet! :)I give this book a 10/10! They have so much action, twists and turns and awesome characters! Besides, it's a bit educational, teaching about Greek mythology, so if you get caught reading them when you're supposed to be doing your homework, well now you have a good excuse.

3. The Ingo Chronicles - Helen Dunmore

These books are wonderful! They are very descriptive and action packed! I rate them a 10/10! There are four books in the series. 1. Ingo ; 2. The Tide Knot ; 3. The Deep ;
4. The crossing of Ingo.
If you like mermaid books and have finished reading the Emily Windsnap books by Liz Kessler, I think you should enjoy these!

4. Warrior Cats, Into the Wild - Erin Hunter

These books are one of my favourite series! The idea is very good and the books are incredibly well-written! The authoress is very descriptive, but not too descriptive that it makes the book slow. It is action-packed with LOTS of surprises. I wasn't able to put it down!10/10!

5. One hundred and one Dalmatians - Dodie Smith

This is a charming, beautifully written books. I love the author's style of writing and the characters were stunning! 10/10.

6. The Name of this book is Secret - Pseudonymous Bosch

Oh my gosh!These will always be one of my favourite series EVER! From the first page you are IMMEDIATELY drawn to the story. The author involves you as if you were one of the very characters. The characters were also your unexpected heroins and heroes. Cass, with her big, sticky-out ears and the loner in her school and Max Ernest with his hedgehog cut hair and bad jokes. However, these two display a great example of how heroes/heroins should be. The are determined, brave, clever, witty and just great, humble characters. If you've read any negative reviews on this series, IGNORE THEM! This is a MUST READ book! 10/10!

7. Space Race - Sylvia Waugh

I will admit it, I am NOT a Sci-Fi fan! The only Sci-Fi I will probably ever read are the Doctor Who books and...these. This book is amazing you can't put it down! The characters are so likeable and the plot is really good. You're constantly thinking what will happen next! You won't want it too end! 10/10.

8. Running Wild - Michael Morpurgo

I have been wanting to read this book for EVER! Waiting for it to come out in the library. And too my great excitement one day before dancing, I ran into the library and there, on the shelf, was Running Wild. I will openly admit I screamed for joy and did my victory dance, with bystanders looking at me as if I'd just crawled out of a piece of cheese. I gladly checked it out and right after dancing I read it. I am a HUGE fan of Michael Morpurgo and this book was INCREDIBLE! The bond between him and Oona the elephant! There were laughter and tears and sadness and happiness and I loved it all! Do yourself a favour and READ THIS BOOK! 10/10!

9. Molly Moon and the Morphing Mystery - Georgia Bing

I love this series! There were quite a few twists and turns and it had me sitting on the edge of my seat, biting my fingernails. This is a fantastic book! 10/10.

10. Confessions of a Hollywood Star - Dyan Sheldon

Yes! You got it! It's the authoress of the "Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen" novel! This book had me in stitches at times with Lola's hilarious tactics! If you want to read a girly and funny book, this book would do great! 9/10.

That's my Top 10 list of 2012 books! Let me know if you've read any or have recommendations too! Thanks! :D

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Breaking Dawn - The Movie

Hello everyone!

Has anyone else but me watched Breaking Dawn?! Well I finally watched it and...lets just say it wasn't my, um, favourite. For me there were two parts to the movie. 1. Kissing. 2. Blood. Trust me, those are NOT my two most favourite things in the world!  So basically the whole of the movie I was sitting with my head behind a book. Fun. I got a bit freaked out by BD, even though I knew what was going to happen as to reading the books! So if there are any other squeamish people out there who are dying to see Breaking Dawn. I'd opt for not going to see it in the cinema and if you think you can handle it, well, have an Ipod and a book nearby, just in case. Or you could just read the book over and over again!

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Thursday, 22 March 2012

My First Blog!

Hi Bookaholics!

This is a blog all about awesome Children's/Young Adult books that I have read or that I have heard about recently! I hope you enjoy it!

It's going to be an amazing experience! 

Kyra
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