Who’s with me?
Who’s with me?
Now this is pretty cool and pretty exciting if I do say so myself ;)
Google is now apparently mapping Diagon Alley.
Pretty cool huh?
Click here to read the article on The Huffington Post and to click-through to have a quick look around :D
As gay rights are a big issue right now, I am currently reading a book on this topic which was given to me by my lovely YA librarian Omar. It is an ARC and does not come out until August so you will have to wait a little while until it comes out. It is a very good book so far and I cannot wait to finish it so expect a review some time later this week.
The name of the book is… Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan.
Hello fellow readers.
I know that I have been gone for god knows how long but I am back now. I was trying to come up with some miserable excuse but there really wasn’t one, except the fact that with school I was struggling to do as much reading as I used to do. But now summer vacation is finally here and I have 2 and a half to 3 months ahead of me to rest and recharge. A lot of this time will probably be spent on my laptop (according to my mother who says it has taken over my life (which is has)) but I also want to spend a lot of this time reading. Preferably on a beach of by a pool. Or in my garden. OR SOMEWHERE NOT MY HOUSE!
I stayed home all of last summer and I would like to at least go some places this summer, and also read some new books. I am working on a few reviews like Ender’s Game, I am finishing reading Joyland by Steven King (his new novel) and I would also like to review some of the books and plays that I read during the school year like Frankenstein, Macbeth, Hiroshima, and maybe even a few short stories. I will also continue with the movie reviews as there are some great movies just out and coming out like The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, The Wolverine, and many others (too many to list).
I am not going to promise anything because I know that I am probably going to break that promise and then I will feel bad, my mom will get mad, and you will probably be upset as well. So I am just going to say that I am going to post this summer as much as I can, and even if it is not reviews, then it would be some fun, book related stuff.
I hope that you will all forgive my lack of posting and I will make it up ASAP. I am reading some books right now and hope to get them finished soon. So stick around and there will be some fresh stuff up soon.
- Allegra, teen book blogger for MyLibraryCardWoreOut
I completely agree with this list.
Probably the first one the most.
March is R-Word awareness month. So here is a cute video to bring about awareness and I will be trying to post some more by the end of the month.
Tomorrow is Dr. Seuess’ Birthday!
So starting on the eve of his birthday, later today, we start reading.
Read to a younger person or read for fun.
Click here to learn a little more.
“Be awesome! Be a book nut!”
― Dr. Seuss
Just a few books to movies which are either coming out soon or are just out.
2. Parker –> Book review coming soon (in process of reading) and Movie on IMDB –> out now
3. Jack the Giant Slayer –> everyone knows the story about Jack and the beanstalk and Movie on IMDB –> coming soon
4. Beautiful Creatures –> haven’t read the book yet and Movie on IMDB –> out now
5. Carrie –> review hopefully coming soon and Movie on IMDB –> coming later this year
6. Ender’s Game –> haven’t read the book yet and Movie on IMDB –> coming later this year
Click here to see a list of 70 book’s to movies which will be coming out either this year or some time in the future.
I am excited!
How about you?
Today is Nicolaus Copernicus’ 540th birthday!
Nicolaus Copernicus was a Polish astronomer who used his naked eye to look at the planets, and came to the life changing conclusion that everything revolved around the sun, not the earth as it was believed.
Interestingly, in 2005 a skeleton believed to be Copernicus’ was found under floor tiles near one of the side altars in a 14th-century Roman Catholic cathedral in Poland. Three years later, forensic facial reconstruction of the skull and DNA matching with hairs taken from a book in Sweden that was owned by Copernicus confirmed that the bones were his.
Also check out the Google Doodle XD
So once again, Happy Birthday Copernicus!
Would you like to vote for your favorite Caldecott winner?
Now is your chance.
Click here to vote.
You have until the 28th of January to vote, so you better quickly get over there. :)
Are you a book nerd?
Do you like board games?
Well, here are 10 Literary Board Games for Book Nerds.
So, who wants to verse me? :)
Today James Earl Jones turned a whopping age of 82.
Wow. Darth Vader is old.
January 2nd is National Science Fiction Day.
My favorite science fiction writers are H.G. Wells and Ray Bradbury.
Who are yours?
A Word from M.O.M.
The universe feels a little off right now.
As we race towards the holidays which should be a time of peace, reflection and joy we are being bombarded on all sides. There has been unspeakable sadness with a pain that reaches deep. And the stores are full and people shop as if that will make everything right.
Stop and take a moment to find some calm and peace.
We have a wonderful friend, Louis Landon, who is a gifted musician who creates music that reaches your soul.
Take a moment. Get a cup of tea, coffee, hot chocolate and listen to something that makes the chaos still.
If only for a short while.
Thank you Louis.
Icicles by Louis Landon ~ Here - (Helpful note – play button is at bottom of the screen and don’t forget speakers on!)