- member since April 8, 2009
I finished Okay For Now. I really enjoyed reading it. I think what I liked most about it was the fact that I cared so deeply for Doug. There were parts that were a little bit too metaphoric for my taste (I liked the comparisons between his life and the birds, but I thought Schmidt went a little overboard with it), and parts that seemed kind of unrealistic, but overall, I did love reading it. There are some books that I simply love, and some books that I love when I get to the end. This one I loved DURING the experience of reading it because it kept me entertained the whole way through. But, having said all that, it's definitely a YA book so I won't be ordering it for my library. I just read it for fun. Sometimes I have to take a break from middle grade novels. Last week I read a really, really, really boring one, so Okay For Now was a wonderful relief! :)
Yes i agree there are so many good books on the list! im going to try and read all of them before voting comes around. i really liked every soul a star so right now im hoping for every soul a star but out of the books ive read so far it doesnt matter to me which one wins they were all great!
¡Hello! Mary Clare O.
I am a recent member in Shelfari and I find it very interesting and enriching for readers and authors. I am just taking my first steps in this rich world through Internet where my wife and my two daughters travel since long time ago. My mother language is Spanish even though I speak English.
I recently spent a few days in the “Gran Sabana” in southern Venezuela, one of the more ancient places in our planet. From where I live it is a day trip by road. It was a novel experience for my youngest daughter; sleep in a tent in a native camp, bath in waterfalls, navigate a rushing river by canoe, see large waterfalls and majestic “tepuyes”, sense the immensity of the vast plateau of the plains in the middle of the jungle, and more. For me, it was the opportunity to meet again with the place that inspired the first of four adventures that give life to my fiction novel in Spanish, always motivated to communicate realistic and positive messages to teens and young adults.
If you know someone that may be interested in reading a fiction novel of mystery and adventure in Spanish, here are the links in Amazon:
(La búsqueda de los verdaderos tesoros: La guía, la llave y el salvoconducto.)
You will find that you can read part of the novel and also that there are some Book Extras that may give you an idea about it.
My best regards, Bernardo Lorenzo.
If you like a happy ending and a good tear-jerker, Because of Mr. Terupt will be a good choice for you. It's a very serious & sensitive book, dealing with life and death themes. But it also has its humorous parts since seven students take turns narrating the story---so we see everything from a different perspective depending on the narrator and the situation. I'm going to recommend it as a read aloud to our reading specialist. After you read it, let me know what you think of it. Have a nice day, Mary Clare, and happy reading. Judean
Hi there! I'm just dropping by to welcome you to The 100+ Book Challenge. The idea of the group is pretty much self explanatory - try to read 100 or more books in a one year period. If you do have any questions, please feel free to send a message to me or Tenia. In the meantime, good luck reaching your goal!