- member since February 8, 2010
Maryann S.’s last login was Monday, June 18, 2012.
Hello Maryann, so sorry I didn't see your note until now when I was browsing through my shelfari page. It somehow didn't get emailed to me. Anyhow, how are you and the rest of the girls? I guess you all must be busy with end-of-school stuff. It's summer now where I live (Philippines) and my boys and I are just filling our days with sports and books. Tomorrow we will go on a short vacation to Macau, China.
Is Out of My Mind the story of an intelligent girl with cerebral palsy? I haven't read it yet but I took a look in Amazon. I will look for it in bookstores when we get back. :)
Hello Maryann, so glad to know you've been busy and still reading a lot. Am so busy with my 2 boys too. By the way, were you able to view the link I sent you on how their teachers dressed up as book characters one day in school? It was a fun day for them :)
Just putting in a link to my boys' school that I think you and maybe Danielle and the others might find interesting. It is our school's literary month and last week, some teachers dressed up as characters in books. Hope you enjoy looking :)
Nice to hear from you again. Don't worry, I perfectly understand about schoolwork, but I hope school is as interesting as it is busy :) Can't believe I forgot to put Necromancer on my shelf as soon as I finished it, must have been so excited at the time. I also felt sad that the twins are now fighting :( Oh yes, I've read the first 3 books of Charlie Bone which I enjoyed very much. There are more now in the series . . . oh, I just can't keep up with all the good series out there!
I hope you don't mind my asking, but what grade are you in? 6th grade simply judging from your age? My boys are in Grade 4 and 2. They study in an all-boys private Catholic school.
I think you're going to be right, I'm hearing a lot of good reviews on The Hunger Games. I'm embarrassed to say this because all of you are so young, but I'm 42 years old. And I'm sitting down here reading Young Adult books! Don't get me wrong, I also read adult level books but there are just so much variety of YA books now, books I wished were around when I was 11. :) Although I feel a lot of these books also stemmed from older books, books of "my time," (heh-heh) like Madeleine L'Engle and C.S. Lewis of the Narnia series. By the way, you'll love Many Waters, I like it the best in the series, along with A Swiftly Tilting Planet. On a final note, I'm thrilled and heartened to be in a group that's so young (except me, haha) and yet so well-read. I'm so glad you chose to read, out of so many more exciting things to do out there.
Oh yes, I highly recommend Diana Wynne Jones. She writes light, charming, and funny fantasy novels. She manages to put a humorous spin on almost every situation, good or bad. I also like Cornelia Funke (Dragonrider) and Clive Barker's children's book The Thief of Always. The last one is a bit darker than most of the books on our shelf, it's about a fairy kidnapper that takes children away from their present time. The scary feeling it evokes is like that of Neil Gaiman's Coraline and oh, I love the stories of Neil Gaiman too.
Hello Maryann, I am so happy to join this group, whose name is all the books we love to read. :) I am behind 'though, I still haven't read most of the series in the group name but I know them and will hopefully get to read them all. So many good books and so little time! Please just call me by my first name, Raquel :)