3/31/20

March wrap-up 2020

Well...there has currently been some madness this mouth. A little virus is going around making people fight over toilet paper.

I go to a collage in the middle of nowhere. You will think that the last place to get infected. Well the collage shut down anyways and move classes online. Half the people left and the ones that stay are party animals. After waking up in the middle of the nigh and waiting in the freezing cool rain because, someone pull the fire alarm and then in the mourning walking in to the dorm lobby to see boxes of beer and pizza pile up in the trash. I decided to pack up what I needed and take my chances at home.

Now all classes are online for the rest of semester and I'm waiting for the collage to say I can go back and get the rest of my stuff from my dorm.

Books read this mouth: 8

Books: 4

ebook: 2

Audio: 2

3/30/20

Zahrah the Windseeker

Zahrah the Windseeker Zahrah the Windseeker by Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu

Author: Nnedi Okorafo-Mbachu

Genre: Fantasy, Greenpunk
 
Age: MG

POV: 1st person

Summary: In the northern Ooni Kingdom, fear of the unknown runs deep, and children born dada are rumored to have special powers. Thirteen-year-old Zahrah Tsami feels like a normal girl -- she grows her own flora computer, has mirrors sewn onto her clothes, and stays clear of the Forbidden Greeny Jungle. But unlike other kids in the village of Kirki, Zahrah was born with the telling dadalocks. Only her best friend, Dari, isn't afraid of her, even when something unusual begins happening -- something that definitely makes Zahrah different. The two friends investigate, edging closer and closer to danger. When Dari's life is threatened. Zahrah must face her worst fears alone, including the very thing that makes her different.

3/27/20

Land of the Lost: Movie Review

Land of the Lost PosterGenre: Sci-fic, comedy, action, adventure

 Rated: PG-13 - rude and sexual content

Year of Release: 2009

Director: Brad Silberling

Summary: On his latest expedition, Dr. Rick Marshall is sucked into a space-time vortex alongside his research assistant and a redneck survivalist. In this alternate universe, the trio make friends with a primate named Chaka, their only ally in a world full of dinosaurs and other fantastic creatures.

3/25/20

Forget Me Not

Forget Me Not Forget Me Not by Ellie Terry

Author: Ellie Terry 

Genre: Contemporary, friendship, Mantel illness/neurological disorder  

Age: MG


POV: 1st person – switches between Cali and Jinsong

Summary: Another break up, another move. Once again Calli is moving to a new town and is going to a new school. Cali June has Tourette syndrome, sometimes she makes faces and noise she doesn’t mean to make. She tries to hide her TS but, it isn’t long before kids at her new school realize she different. Only Cali’s neighbor sees her as she truly is, an interesting person and a good friend. Is he brave enough to take their friendship public?

Wedesday Weekly Bloggig Challenge #1




This Week's Topic is Favorites things I like to do in spring. 

Walking around barefooted, as a kid my older brother and I will run around barefooted and climb trees. Wearing no shoes has continue as I gotten older. There something about feeling the soft earth beneath my feet.

The spring time is when I start to work in my garden. I'll be out there for most of the day. By the time I'm done my lags, feet, and hands will be cover in dirt. I like working in my garden because I know it going to pay off in end with tons of fruits and vegetables to eat.

What I grow is blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, grapes, tomatoes, different types of squash, peppers, different types of herbs, and since my little brother like watching the show 'The Offices' I get him a seed packet of beets as a joke.


3/20/20

The Lion Boy Trilogy

Author: Zizou Corder

Genre: Dystopian

Age: MG

POV: 1st person

Book One: Lion Boy

Summary: Set in the near future, Charlie is a boy who can talk to cats. His parents are top scientist. One day Charlie comes home to find out his parents have been kidnapped. Stealing away on a circus ship, Charlie befriends a pride of lions. Can Charlie help the lions escape and find his parents in time?  

3/18/20

The City of Dreaming Books

The City of Dreaming Books The City of Dreaming Books by Walter Moers

 Goodreads Review

Author: Walter Mores

Genre: Fantasy

Age: YA/Adult

POV: 1st told from the view of Optimus Yarnspinner


Summary: After his godfather’s death, Optimus Yarnspinner much go to Bookholm to track down an author who wrote a strange meanspirited. Soon Yarnspinner falls prey to the city’s evil genius who traps Yarnspinner in the pearliest labyrinth beneath Bookholm.

3/16/20

The Sword of Summer: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard

The Sword of Summer The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan

Genre: fantasy, mythology

Age: MG

POV: 1st person

Series: Mangus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #1 The Sword of Summer

Summary: One day, Magnus learns that someone else is trying to track him down— his uncle Randolph, a man his mother had always warned him about. When Magnus tries to outmaneuver his uncle, he falls right into his clutches. Randolph starts rambling about Norse history and Magnus's birthright: a weapon that has been lost for thousands of years.
The more Randolph talks, the more puzzle pieces fall into place. Stories about the gods of Asgard, wolves, and Doomsday bubble up from Magnus's memory. But he doesn't have time to consider it all before a fire giant attacks the city, forcing him to choose between his own safety and the lives of hundreds of innocents.

3/14/20

Book Blogger Hop #4



Question: Other then book reviews, what do you feature on your blog?

3/13/20

Yesterday: Movie Review

Yesterday PosterGenre: Comedy, Music

Rated: PG-13

Year of Release: 2019

Director: Danny Boyle

Summary: A struggling musician realizes he's the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles after waking up in an alternate timeline where they never existed.

3/11/20

Reading the World: Which was Witch? Tales of Ghosts and Magic from Korea

Goodreads

Author: Eleanore M. Jewett

Illustrated by Taro Yashima

Where did I find this book: A private school was having a yard sale. There were boxes line up on the sidewalk. In those boxes were books loosely shorted so, non-fiction was mixed in with fiction. A majority of the books were from their school library and this book was one of the library books. It even still has the card in the back with names written on it of who check it out.

Review: There are fourteen different stories from Korea each centering around magic and trickery.

3/10/20

TTT #33 Books with one word titles

Top ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Artsy Reader Girl. This weeks topic is last week's topic books with single word titles. I'm not a fan of anti-social media.

1. Hood

Author: Stephen R. Lawhead


3/6/20

Tintin: Movie review

The Adventures of Tintin Poster
Genre: Action, adventure

Rated: PG

Director: Steven Spielberg

Year of Release: 2011

Summary: Having bought a model ship, the Unicorn, for a pound off a market stall Tintin (Jamie Bell) is initially puzzled that the sinister Mr. Sakharine (Daniel Craig) should be so eager to buy it from him, resorting to murder and kidnapping Tintin - accompanied by his marvelous dog Snowy - to join him and his gang as they sail to Morocco on an old cargo ship. Sakharine has bribed the crew to revolt against the ship's master, drunken Captain Haddock (Andy Serkis), but Tintin, Snowy and Haddock escape, arriving in Morocco at the court of a sheikh, who also has a model of the Unicorn. Haddock tells Tintin that over three hundred years earlier his ancestor Sir Francis Haddock was forced to scuttle the original Unicorn when attacked by a piratical forebear of Sakharine but he managed to save his treasure and provide clues to its location in three separate scrolls, all of which were secreted in models of the Unicorn.

3/5/20

The A-Z Book Tag



A - author you’ve read the most books by

This is a no brainer

Defiantly the warrior cat books by Erin Hunter - 40+ books

Terry Pratchett - 16 books 

Brian Jacques - 13 books

3/4/20

Red Sparrow

Red Sparrow Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews

Goodreads review

Author: Jason Matthews

Genre: Spy thriller, erotic

Age: Adult

POV: 3rd person

Summary: In contemporary Russia, state intelligence officer Dominika Egorova has been drafted to become a “Sparrow”—a spy trained in the art of seduction to elicit information from their marks. She’s been assigned to Nathaniel Nash, a CIA officer who handles the organization’s most sensitive penetration of Russian intelligence. The two young intelligence officers, trained in their respective spy schools, collide in a charged atmosphere of tradecraft, deception, and inevitably, a forbidden spiral of carnal attraction that threatens their careers and the security of America’s valuable mole in Moscow.