Sunday, July 31, 2011

All Things Historical Fiction: Guest Post + Giveaway: Carson Morton Author of Ste...

Found a New Blog about Historical fiction books. I LOVE THEM!!! I found this blog by reading her review of the Murder of King Tut by James Patterson on GoodReads. I was actually really suprised at how many bad reviews there were. I gave it a 5. I loved it. I am not an avid Egypto-lover, however, so I was easy to please..
I am entering this Giveaway. Wish me luck.

All Things Historical Fiction: Guest Post + Giveaway: Carson Morton Author of Ste...: "Historical Fiction as a Collage By Carson Morton  In my novel, Stealing Mona Lisa, a fictionalized account of the actual theft of The M..."

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Book Review-The Book Thief

Good book.. I liked how death was the narrator, made it different. I like to read stories in this Era, however, it is such a sad time to me for the Jews and also those who helped the Jews..
I didn't feel the really depressing sadness with this book that I usually feel when reading about the Holocaust. I didn't give it 5 stars because although it was a great book, it wasn't one of my absolute favorites.. I still would recommend it to all..
For challenges libray challenge, Whitcoulls and Whats in a name..

Thursday, February 26, 2009


I finished my first challenge and only with 2 days to spare..
My 5 books were
Secret life of Bees
Kite Runner
Indian in the cupboard
Time Travelers Wife
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Kite Runner

Book Review and Movie Review-Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire

This is my second time reading this book I hope it still counts..I LOVE HARRY POTTER. They have been such and excellent series..I wish I were reading them for the first time again.. This is one of my favorite books out of the series, it is a long one but it has so many different things going on at once and I found that thrilling..The characters have also grown up a little bit and they don't seem to be so young and naive. The relationship between Harry Ron and Hermoine has really strengthened by this book.. Wow, what an amazing author JK is!!!

The movie::The movie was great but as usual with movies it was only portions of the book. They really left out quite a bit from the book but since it was so detailed and long I guess that is to be expected..I think they did a fine job portraying the movie as best they could, it was as I pictured it when I read the book..
I can't wait for the next movie. I wish there was another book to look forward to..

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Book Review-Knights Treasure by Amanda Scott

This was not my favorite book, mostly because it just was a little sappy for my liking. The book takes place in Scotland in 1830 and is about a young lady who is married off to an older man and her husband dies the night of their wedding. She then meets a youg handsome knight who has been hiding as a servant for years. There is search for a treasure from the Knights Templar and a plot to capture and kill the young girl and find the treasure from the Knight. Of course there is a love affair and the Knight and the girl end up together and all is well..

Winter challenge, Library challenge

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Book Review-The Indian in the Cupboard

I read this book as a kid and thought it would be fun to read again. I always thought it would be such a blast to have a magical cupboard that would make your toys come alive..
This book is about a medicine cupboard that a young boy got for his birthday. His mother gives him a special key to use for the cupboard. He put his toy Indian in the cupboard and when he wakes up in the morning he finds that the Indian has come alive!!!
Omri is a very smart and responsible boy, he realizes that these men are actually real live people and not just toys and he is responsible for their lives. His friend Patrick is not so responsible and quite careless with the men..Together the Patrick and Omri realize that as much fun as it is to have real life cowboys and indians, it is a lot to be responsible for, so they decide to send them back ... for now...

For my Lit Flicks challenge, Childhood Favorites, library, Winter

Book Review-The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

Oh I loved this book. It was so beautiful!!!It was a wonderful Story of Womanhood and motherhood..I loved the story, I had to keep in perspective that this was a fictional novel based on real people. There were parts of the book that I really want to believe happened the way they did and other parts that I really hope is not the way it happened..Anyways I absolutely love Dinah and her story of her mother's and her description of each of them and her own relationship with each of them. I am an only daughter with 6 brothers, so I could relate a little in the way that my mother and my aunts doted on me..Anita Diamant is an awesome author and portrayed this story of Dinah so beautifully. It was sad but isn't everyone's life a little sad??
BEWARE A LITTLE BIT OF A SPOILER!!!!!I am so glad that she was reunited with her favorite brother in the end and she got a little closure.. When she was back at her home in the end and the little niece was talking about the "story of Dinah" I wanted Dinah to holler out "I'm Dinah" "your sitting right here with her" "The story is true"!!!

This book is for my winter challenge, whitcoulls, whats in a name, and library challenge.