Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Red Rider's Hood & Duckling Ugly

I just finished these 2 books and the're really good but totally predictable if u know the childrens stories Red Riding Hood and the Ugly Duckling and if you inspect the front of Red Rider's Hood theres a werewolf on the front

if you like myths then i recomend Red Rider's Hood but if you like miracles read Duckling ugly

Red Riders Hood
...... It was a skull a human skull ..... slowly the clouds beyond the skylight bruised deeper until the sky was dark still marissa stared at me then throush a black window a thin shaft of moonlight shone in hitting the table the dome of the skull glowed a faint blue in the darkness and what i saw then i will never forget for as long as i live
the skull began to change.....

Duckling ugly
........ Her face began to stretch in horror and disbelief. i took another step closer "A-B-O-M-I-N-A-B-L-E" She couldnt speak now her throat had closed up; she could barley breathe i grabbed her by her pretty little sweater pushing her hard against the wall and thats when as strange as they were went to a whole new level ......

Friday, December 22, 2006


Does anybody else find it interesting that the author of Monster Tatoo is from Australia and he created a character called Europe, who is probably the most indifferent character in the book? Does anybody else think he was trying to tell us something, or am i just crazy?

Monday, December 18, 2006

If You Like Eragon

. . . then don't click on this link. Hehe. Sorry for being so cruel.

Friday, December 15, 2006


Looks like our showtime will be 2:50 at AMC Studio 30 in Olathe (119th @ I-35).

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Oh, And a Book I'm Looking Forward to Reading

Is The Pox Party, The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Vol. 1, by M. T. Anderson (who's written lots of other great books). It recently won the 2006 National Book Award for best book published for young adults this year. It's still on order at the library so you can't get it yet, but you can get on the list.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Well, Well . . .

In answer to your earlier question, Nick, about what other familiar tale is woven into the reworking of the Medusa myth--Does the nickname Baby Baer sound at all familiar? Or how about these quotes from chapter two:
Dad pointed to his leather chair.
"Someone's been sitting in my chair!" he said.

"Hey," she said, when she dipped her hand into the box. "Someone's been eating my cereal!"

"What's up, Parker?"
"Dad . . . someone's been sleeping in my bed."
The only other thing I'll say about this book is that it's the first in a series following this theme. The other two written so far are Red Rider's Hood and Duckling Ugly.

Since everyone was busy and Nick and David thought getting a good grade in band was more important than joining us, it was just Maggie and me tonight. We had a nice little chat, then broke out the Xbox and tested our new (used) copies of Sonic Mega Collection Plus to make sure they're not scratched. Very fun.

The next book is Monster Blood Tattoo: Foundling. It's a big, thick, meaty one, so don't wait until the last minute to pick it up. I figured everyone can handle it since you'll have two weeks with no school. It looks like a good one (and a more traditional swords and sorcery type, at that).

I'll send out an update about the Eragon movie once showtimes are published on Friday. You can count on meeting here at 2:00 Sunday afternoon, no matter what. If you're riding to/from the theater with me, I'll need parental permission. Friends and family are welcome to join us. See you soon.


since i'm not going to be at G and D tonight, i decided to say hi to everyone on here, and to expand on the post last time. first of all, i do not hate the book, but it wasn't my favorite. umm... if you want more of my thoughts on this book, read the last post. see you all next time.