Friday, January 16, 2009

One Great Interview

Want to know who the Mystery Author #1 is at BestbooksIhavenotread? It was revealed today and it is a pretty awesome interview with a VERY popular author. What are you waiting for?

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Last Straw by Jeff Kinney

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw by Jeff Kinney

My review

rating: 5 of 5 stars
I never tire of this series. I just think the humor is so right on! I read often that the book appeals to reluctant readers and I would seriously challenge that. It appeals to ALL readers in fifth grade. Let's face it, we were all a "Greg Heffley" in fifth grade. Unless of course you were a "Rowley" in which case, I am very sorry.

There was a part that had me seriously laughing so hard. (I am not giving anything away here, it will just be much funnier when you read it yourself) Greg had gone to a sleep-over with Rowley. The sleep-over was at a friend of Rowley's house. If you know Rowley, you will know he has many "friends" who are not his age equivalent, but his mental equivalent. Greg said at one point the kids at the party suggested playing a game called "Who Licked Me?" I mean come on... that is funny. -- Okay, maybe in a slightly less mature world.

I suspect my students will soon be calling each other "Ploopy" just as they were all giving the "Cheese Touch." One of my favorite story lines in the book was about Manny's "Tingy." Can't decide if "Ploopy" is a compliment or not? Don't know what a "Tingy" is? Well, I guess you'll have to pick up the book.

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Sunday, January 11, 2009

The Anticipation!

In honor of the most anticipated delivery in my household at this moment, I am posting this here video. I grabbed it off Fuse #8.
(Feel free to do a little fast forwarding, but you get the point... TEN MINUTES WORTH? It may be a bit much.)

Saturday, January 3, 2009

The Mostly True Adventrues of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick

Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick

My review

rating: 5 of 5 stars
I can't wait for this book to really come out! It was wonderful! I don't love war stories, but this was a war story. However, it had everything else I love in a book humor, compassion, brotherly love, and suspense! Can't imagine those together check this book out! Plus it had a ton of factual Civil War history in it.
***EDIT**** This is my Good Reads review from back in October. I picked up this book as an ARC from Cover to Cover. I recently saw the book at Barnes and Noble yesterday, so I guess it is in the stores now.****

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Thursday, January 1, 2009

Cybils Short Lists

The lists are out. The Cybils Finalists that is. You can check out each list here.