- MA, USA
- member since April 7, 2009
Amy F’s last login was Monday, April 5, 2010.
Thanks for choosing my shelf. It was really cool to hear someone else's feedback on the books that I have read.
PS- Another great Shakespeare play I'd suggest to you is "King Lear". It's my favorite tragedy because it examines who the deepest wounds are left by those we love most: our family. It's utterly heartbreaking and moving and, if you love Shakespeare, you'd enjoy it.
AMYY! You are very lucky because I have been kind of to chose you as my reviewee!
1.) you have a read of lot of gossip girl... nothing to be ashamed of of course, i only read the first book of the series (they were far too scandalous for me when i read them as an innocent little middle schooler), but I think I should go back and continue reading the series. Do they follow the plot line in the show at all?
2.) Loved your review of "Tale of Two Cities"- it was a difficult read, but I loved it so much more than "Great Expectations" as well!
3.) Obviously loved Twilight too.. [3 Edward.. !
4.) That is alll... your shelf was very fasciniating, and we have read many of the same books yayy! See you monday!
Hi Amy! I have chosen you. Obviously. Because I love you. Even though its against your wishes...
So here's my review:
1. I've actually never read the Kite Runner, but I have heard nothing but good things about it, so I must give it a try.
2. "The Devil Wears Prada" was a book?! Fascinating...did you know it's also a hard core band?
3. I'm so glad you loved "A Tale of Two Cities"! It's one of my favorites.
4. I love how you have all of those children's books that we read all those years ago...talk about blast from the past!
5. Your review of "the Outsiders" really interested me. Definitely a book I am going to try.
6. HHAHA I LOVE HOLES!!!!
7. I'm so glad you've read Philip Pullman....
8. I never actually finished "The Series of Unfortunate Events" but your review makes me feel as though it's worth giving another go.
9. You didn't like "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"? Aw...sad panda.
10. DON'T JUDGE ME I LOOOOOOOOOOVVVEEEEEEEE TWWWWWIIIIIILLLLLIIIGHHHTTT.
Amy! You are once again one of the chosen ones. I have decided to review your shelf for homework. Be proud! And so I shall begin...
I am really glad you mentioned the setting of "Kite Runner" to be in Afghanistan because most of the books I read don't take place in other countries. I will definitely read this book because I think it will be very interesting to not only read the story, but also learn about the country.
All I can say about "Green Eggs and Ham" is that it is most definitely a childhood classic. I will never forget the day I saw the book and screamed "EWW GREEN EGGS?" in front of the whole class.
Well, if you insist that every young girl must read the "Uglies" trilogy then I should get right on that. :)
"Because of Winn-Dixie" = GREAT BOOK. I read it for summer reading (I think) going into eighth grade and I, too, fell in love with it because of my love for dogs. Especially since I have a dog, any animal story is quite emotional for me.
I remember reading "Hoot." Sadly, I also don't remember a single thing that happened. Was there a boy and girl who were neighbors and became best friends but then fell in love? Or am I making this up?
I'm glad your students loved "Miss Rumphius"! I did too! I remember all the flowers she planted and seeing all the pictures of the flowers. It's a beautiful book!
Oh, "Concise Anthology of American Literature." I am 100% agreeing that it was a horrible experience, but how can I ever forget Mrs. Day and her love for Phyllis Wheatley and Anne Bradstreet and Mr. Benjamin Franklin. Great times.
The kids I babysit for love "Where The Wild Things Are." It is a whole new world for them.
I also follow your opinion that the "Gossip Girl" series is completely addictive and a guilty pleasure. The series has become like a new way of life and it is the perfect life to dream of. Also, I think I read one book everyday of my 8 day vacation to Barbados, so yes it is a great vacation book!
"Angels and Demons" was a great action-packed book! I loved it!
Well, thank you for letting me review your shelf! Let's discuss literature soon. Oh wait, we are tomorrow. Yay "Invisible Man"! :)
Hi there Amy! I have chosen to review your shelf. Feel free to take several jumps of joy.
1. Where the Wild Things Are: No, you were not stupid, it is a real place. I don't know who told you it isn't, but I am pretty sure that it is some island off the coast of Africa. Possibly near Madagascar.
2. Jekyll and Hyde: I felt exactly the same way. It was absolutely a cool plot, and it is referenced to all the time, so why wasn't the book more awesome?
Did you ever see the Pagemaster? Because that movie's 5 minute rendition of the story is a lot more exciting.
3. Twilight: I have decided not to judge you or hate you for reading them. I understand. If any of the dumb books I ever read became popular, I would be in the same boat.
4. Ella Enchanted: It was one my favorites. I also have it on tape! It is actually right next to me right now! Ella is so friendly, and I especially love the person who reads the story. They both seem like very friendly, knowable people. If you want to ever borrow the book on tape, you know where to go! Haha, oh god, I am pathetic.
5. And Then There Were None: Strangely enough, I have never read a murder mystery before. Maybe I will give this one a try? Surprising endings are always good.
6. The Thief Lord: Sounds great! I don't know if it is young adult literature or not, but I might have to read it. I think that I have heard about it before. The cover seems mysterious and magical (judging a book by its cover is a good idea, right?) And stealing is always an exciting premise for a book. Can't go wrong with thievery!
7. The Odyssey: I had the same exact reaction. I have always loved greek mythology, but I could not get into the Odyssey. It was disappointing. I didn't give the book enough attention either... I think at one point I decided it would be a good idea to download the book on tape and try "sleep reading" as an experiment. It failed. I cannot read in my sleep. I guess it is best to learn these things as a freshman.
8. Harry Potter: As we have discussed before, I also am obsessed with the series.
I'm so sad that there aren't any more books coming out. No more Harry Potter parties at the library! How tragic.
9. Because of Winn-Dixie: I love dogs too! Books with dogs, movies, everything is good. For my senior project I am working at the Animal Shelter with dogs, and then I come home to train my puppy. By graduation, I am fully expecting to become a dog myself. Either that or I will become so estranged from the human species that I will only be able to bark. I don't think that it will be such a bad thing.
If you like dogs, you should come visit me at the shelter and see cute puppies!
10. Crime and Punishment: I completely see what you mean, even though I really enjoyed it. I have no clue why I liked it all. You are entirely right.
u like the gossip girls stories v much ..
i found it weird actually coz maybe u r a kind of person who entertain himself with reading such stories..
that's fine Amy, coz n my culture people entertain themselves with talking ..
thank u so much 4 selecting this kind of books.
First of all the twinkling stars vibrated,
but remained motionless in space,
then all the celestial globes were united into one series of movements.
… Firmament and planets both disappeared,
but the mighty breath which gives life to all things and in which all is bound up remained.
– Vincent Van Gogh