Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer, Book Review

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Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer, Book Review Fairies and technology intersect in Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer, and if you love both, you will love the story, which is filled with gadgetry and fairies. Twelve year old multimillionaire genius, Artemis Fowl, is from a family who acquires their wealth through nefarious means. At one point the Fowl’s decide to legitimize their conglomerate, but soon realize that going legal isn’t for them. Artemis is also the last of his infamous Fowl family, who have been thriving from their illegal activities since the middle ages. His father is missing, … [Read more...]

Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah by Richard Bach, Book Review

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Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah by Richard Bach Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah by Richard Bach follows his bestselling Jonathan Livingston Seagull, which I loved. I can’t say the same thing about this book, and let’s get my bias out of the way, I detest books where you have a “sage” trying to show you your errant ways, directing you to the proper path. Or it could be my introverted self, speaking, getting annoyed at the notion of some well-meaning person forcing you to speak, when you do not want to. I love learning, and I am open to learn from others, but … [Read more...]

The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller, Book Review

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The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller, Book Review When you open up The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller, there is a section called The Beginning, and as I was reading, I thought it was a true story, or a dramatization of a true story, but that is not the case. It is a work of fiction published in 1992, which achieved bestselling status, selling over 50 million copies. There are times when I wonder if something is wrong with me because you have these mega bestselling books, but when I read them, my reaction is ambivalent at best. I read The Bridges of … [Read more...]

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson, Book Review

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Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson, Book Review Katherine Paterson was inspired to write Bridge to Terabithia when her son’s close friend was killed by lightning. Published in 1977, Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson is a children’s book about the friendship between Jess Aarons and Leslie Burke. Nine year old Leslie is an only child and 10 year old Jess is one of five children and the middle child. Jess is feeling neglected as the middle child and doing too many chores in the household because his two older sisters are skilled at getting out of performing chores and his two … [Read more...]

Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in the Hat, and Oh, The Places You’ll Go

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Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in the Hat, and Oh, The Places You’ll Go Over the years, I have seen Dr Seuss’ quotes or heard people talk about his books. I usually go quiet because I have never had the pleasure of reading any of his books until I read Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in the Hat, and Oh, The Places You’ll Go over the last two days. I can understand why children like Dr Seuss’ books because the stories are whimsical and colorful with illustrations of animals that are over the top. I would have loved to read Green Eggs and Ham, and The Cat in the Hat as a child. I didn’t enjoy … [Read more...]