“Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the... more »
- ME, USA
- member since January 18, 2011
*MsC’s last login was Saturday, May 4, 2013.
Yeah, I really enjoy reading the way she writes. Not complicated, but very concise. Have you looked at the logo for the Bookaholics Anonymous discussion group? It's one of my 4 that are crammed with books! No more room, but if I keep going with Franklin, I'm gonna need a bigger boat!!
Summer goes by so fast but winter seems to last forever. If only we could control the weather.
Dracula: Hearts of Stone
Dracula is a good guy in this adventure of romance, wizards and fangs; lots of interesting characters and humor, including the author Piers Anthony. A 12-year-old wizard named Jenny that’s trying hard to figure it all out. A very special Siamese cat named Moon Diamond and his friend Zacharia. An extraordinary female sheriff that’s being pursued by a shy vampire, but she does find him interesting. I find that a book is always better when the work is interspersed with humor.
Please check out my author page for excerpts:
I liked it. A few quibbles here and there, but had fun with it. I don't read a lot of YA fiction, so that teen angst thing is a tad annoying. I actually wanted a longer story, but loved Robin, as usual, lol. I lent the book to my 14-year-old niece and she has fallen in love. She's read it at least 4 times now (which may even beat out Twilight, thank goodness) and wishes it were a tv show or movie. This makes me incredibly happy, lol.
Yes, Bran is our would-be Robin. I had a bit of trouble with him to begin with, too, but his character arc has been one of the best things about the saga. I guess it's that we usually come into the legends with Robin already a good man and strong leader. So it feels odd to have somewhat flaky, petulant, ill-tempered Bran in that role. Of course, I tend to have strong opinions on my Robin Hoods, lol. But the character's arc is one of the best things in the series.
Hi MsC, (Deborah)
Yeah 101 books unreal really as I have never came across someone else with so many in common.
I love William Marshall too!! I was in London in February and went to the Temple Church to see his effigy as he was buried there... I took a pic of the effigy with my phone so every now and then I have a look at it. How sad is that!!!
Like you I only like reading the books that show him in a good light. I'm like that two about Richard iii I dont like books that should him as bad as I do believe he was good.
I do like living in Ireland and eventhough its soooo small no matter where you go in the world we get a big welcome and people are friendly to us because we come from Ireland.
Just a bit of info for you. Do you know the gaelic for Deborah is Gobnait?
Pronounced Gobnet. Abagail is also Gobnet in gaelic hence Debbie or Abbie are the same.
Thats it take care and keep in touch
I'm not sure if I'm going to get the NOOK, I might get the Kindle. I think the Kindle might be a tad-bit better, especially in regards to money. But, the only problem is I'm not sure if I can rent from the library, like you were telling me. And I don't know if you and me could lend books to each other, like if I got the NOOK. So I'm in a slump right now trying to figure out which one I should get.
I know you finished the Pale Rose of England. I am about halfway through and I must say Henry Vii is an nasty man. Puts into perspective his son henry viii....must run in the family. I feel terribly for what poor perkin warbeck went through. I do believe from this book at least that he was the son of edward iv. I just needed to talk with someone about this book.
I love the quotes on your profile page and fully intend to add them to my Reading Workshop bulletin board (which currently showcases my favorite Harry Potter quotes). Like you, I am a 7th grade teacher with a vibrant Reading Workshop program. I'm curious, what titles are most interesting to your kids right now?