HAPPY 5 YEAR BLOGIVERSARY!!!!!!!!!

Wow…I can’t believe its already time.

5 years.

I can’t believe I’ve survived this long. There definitely have been a lot of ups and downs, especially with my lacking of posting recently but I’m bringing her back (her being the blog xD)

And this is the 5 year mark. It’s a nice round number and still can’t believe it.

Just a few stats for the blog over these 5 years

Total amount of views: 43,252
Total amount of comments: 332 (would LOVE to get this number up!)
Total amount of posts: 712
Total amount of pages: 7
Total number of follows: 73
Most popular post: The Lion by Roald Dahl
Total amount of author interviews: 5
Total amount of interviews: 9

Just a few numbers and of course I’d LOVE to bring those numbers up, but I can’t do it unless you guys, my readers, continue to help me. I hope that all of you continue to follow and support me and this blog.

Until next time, happy reading!

Star Wars vs. Star Trek by Matt Forbeck

“COULD THE EMPIRE KICK THE FEDERATION’S ASS? and other galaxy-shaking enigmas”

Includes Forewords by Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett in Star Wars) and Tim Russ (Tuvok in Star Trek: Voyager)
Summary
WHO RULES? CAPTAIN KIRK or HAN SOLO?
Could a Jedi knight use his light saber to deflect a beam from a phaser? Could a Cardassian beat a Chazrach in a fair fight? Would a Federation ship making the Kessel Run crack the Millennium Falcon’s record of less than twelve parsecs? And most important…in a fight between the Empire and the Federation, who would win?
Ever since the first Trekkie walked out of Star Wars in 1977 and said “Meh!”, fans of the two series have gone head to head over these questions. Now you can line up – side by side – aliens, technology, story points, weaponry, and heroes from the two great SF sagas of all time.
Whether you can pronounce “Heglu’meH QaQ jajvam!” (that’s “Today is a good day to die!” in Klingon) or can recite all the names of the members of the Imperial Senate (which meets on Coruscant), you’ll want the detailed information Matt Forbeck has compiled about both universes, as well as trivia, quizzes, quotes, and information drawn from these two iconic settings. So phasers on stun and light sabers at the ready! It’s on.”
Review
This book is SO much fun to read. My family is a huge Star Trek/ Star Wars family. We are all Trekkie’s (while my mom is more so with my dad), but my dad and I are both Star Wars fans as well (I more so.) So we sometimes get into debates over who is better. (I won’t state my opinion as a backlash will ensue, don’t want to start a galactic war now do I? >:) ). So when Christmas came around and I saw this book in Bookends, I just had to buy it, hoping that it would put to rest some of our arguments (sadly it didn’t really.)
This book really does help with many questions that one may have between the two fandoms. 
The book is split up into sections, different creatures, weapons, ships, culture, heroes, and even an ending section of Star Wars fans versus Star Trek fans (haven’t read that part yet haha.) Then within each section, well known character, weapons, ships and so forth are taken from each universe and compared to each other and a situation is set up. The situation is fake but it is as if the two universes collided and then there is an outcome and who would win. The book could be biased in some way or another but still it is SO MUCH FUN TO READ! 
I never would have thought of doing this and its such a genius idea. There are even some quizzes to test you knowledge. There isn’t  a scoring system or anything like that but there are the answers so that you can know if you are correct or not. AND IT IS SO MUCH FUN! We did these quizzes at dinner and would be laughing (or arguing) over different answers.
There isn’t terribly much to say about the book as it is quite self-explanatory but I just have to say that you must try to find it if you are a fan. It is a great read and a good way to have some fun with the family and your friends. You may even learn a thing or two (for that day when you need to choose between joining the Empire of the Federation (that day is coming….I’m telling you :D )). So go and check this book out and let me know what you think because in my opinion it’s so much fun to read. Enjoy!

I’m Back!

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.

Happy Reading!

- Allegra, teen book blogger for MyLibraryCardWoreOut

Book’s to Movies coming soon or just out!

Just a few books to movies which are either coming out soon or are just out.

1. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones –> Book review and Movie on IMDB –> coming in the summer

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?

Happy 540th Birthday!!!!

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.

 

-From a Wired.com about him

 

Also check out the Google Doodle XD

 

So once again, Happy Birthday Copernicus!

 

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English: Nicolaus Copernicus ‪Norsk (bokmål)‬: Nikolaus Kopernicus, (født 19. februar 1473, død 24. mai 1543) europeisk astronom, matematiker og lege. Polski: Mikołaj Kopernik (Photo credit: Wikipedia)