Tuesday, April 29, 2008

"The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits."
--Albert Einstein--

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

My Favorite books

In case you don't think there's anything good to read anymore, here's a list of my favorite books, and what i think about them.

  • Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer- AWESOME!!! This 5 book series is about a boy named Artemis Fowl, a criminal genius, and his adventures with the People, an ancient race of fairies living just belowground. It is extremely engaging, comparable to J.K Rowling's work. 5 stars.

  • Beacon Street-A series of books about 5 teens (and their dog, Marty) all living in modern day Boston, and dealing with all the issues of life, (boys, school, family) and some of their own problems (divorce, moving, dyslexia, lost pets) too. But through it all, they still manage to meet in 'the tower' once a week and have a sleepover. Wonderful for teenagers. 4 1/2 stars.

  • Beka Cooper:Terrier by Tamora Peirce-Most wonderful book I've ever read. It takes place in 240 H.E (Human Era) in the city of Tortall. The Provost's Dogs guard the city's toughest district, Corus. Beka is a Puppy training to be a Dog. And it just so happens that her 2 Dog trainers are the best in the district. 16-year-old Beka's only begun her training when a child killer calling himself the Shadow Snake emerges. Also, there are suddenly groups of people disappearing without a trace, seemingly, for an interesting colored rock that no one can identify. It's up to Beka, her Dogs, and a few others to find both of these killers, and bring them to justice. Amazing. 6 stars.

  • Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson-ok, it's not really a book, its a comic strip that's been made into a lot of "books", but it's the best comic I've ever read. Calvin is a 6-year-old kid, who is absolutely the most rotten little boy you'll ever meet. His stuffed tiger, and best friend Hobbes, is a lot smarter, and leavens Calvin's brashness with a wry, endearing wisdom. Very funny. 4 stars.

  • Girl Overboard-Part of the S.A.S.S series. 18-year-old Marina longs to be a marine biologist, so when the opportunity to take a 6-week training course in the Bahamas comes along, it's a no-brainer, right? Wrong. Leaving behind her 3-year boyfriend isn't so easy. But once she gets to the airport, her worries slip away. For a minute. Her distractingly cute (and flirty) Australian boatmate Link isn't making this any easier. Marina has to decide where her heart is. On land? Or on sea? Awesome. 51/2 stars.

  • Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling-My favorite book series in the whole entire world. Ever. A 7-book series, centered around a boy named Harry Potter, and his adventures at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, with his best friends Ron and Hermione. Throughout the books, Harry,(with help from his friends) battles the evil wizard Lord Voldemort. Repeatedly. Personally, I don't understand why the guy doesn't just pack up and go home. By the 7th book, things are getting a little tense. Will Harry survive this final battle? Physically impossible to put down this book. I got home from the Midnight Book-buying thing at Borders at 2:30 am, and finally went to sleep around 4:30. I didn't put the book down the whole day. 10 billion stars.
  • Nancy Drew by Carolyn Keene-I LOVE these books! 18-year old amateur detective Nancy Drew solves her way through 53 books with help from her best friends, Bess and George, her boyfriend Ned and Bess and George's boyfriends Burt and Dave, her father Carson Drew, and reluctantly, Chief McGinnis of the River Heights police. These books are wonderful for teens, and I especially like the more modern versions. 5 stars.
  • Piraticia-This is one of my favorites! It's about a named Artemisia who, after having amnesia for 6 years, hits her head on a banister while practicing deportment in a finishing school. Garbled visions of the past come flooding back to her, and she runs away to find her mother's "pirate crew", believing that her mother Molly was a pirate queen named Piraticia. When she finds the crew, they kindly explain to her that this is not the case. But she is determined to make sailors out of them. She forces them to sail out to sea with their "prisoner" Felix Phoenix, a victim of an misunderstanding. Art soon comes across...what else? a treasure map. The rest of the book is spent trying to find the treasure, and keep it away from the evil Little Goldie. Where Felix comes in...well, you'll just have to read it. One of the best single books I ever read. 6 stars.
  • Sammy Keyes by Wendelin Van Draanen- Like Nancy Drew, Sammy Keyes is an amateur detective who gets help from her friends on her cases. Unlike Nancy, Sammy's cases always feature her and her friends in some ridiculously dangerous capacity, more so than Nancy. Also, Sammy is only 14, and she has a typical Junior High nemesis, Heather Acosta. The twist on the stories is that Heather has a brother, Casey. Much to Sammy's embarrassment and sometimes mortification, Casey seems very interested in her, and she in him. But even through all the awkwardness, he, like Ned, helps Sammy with many of her mysteries. A must read. 7 stars.
If you guys want, you can post books that you like, and what you think about them, and at the end of the week, I'll read them and decide who gets put up on the main page. You can recommend books to me too!

About Me

Hi! My name is Macey, but if you're on my blog, you probably know that. In case you don't, here's a little bit about me. I'm 12 years old (I'll be 13 in May), I live in Washington--the good ol' NorthWET. I have 1 dog, 1 cat, and 3 fish. I like reading, painting, drawing, reading, sketching, reading, eating, hanging /w my buds, emailing my buds, reading, playing /w my pets, and--did i mention i like reading? :) I'll have a book review page, complete with my book faves soon, in case you're wondering. My favorite colors are orange and turquoise, and I LUV cats.