Thanks to Helen, I’ve been introduced to Google Book Search. I did a few test searches on children’s chapter books and middle grade writing, and was surprised by the results (pleasantly surprised that is). If you have some questions, try it. You might even start using it more often.
This book was written some years ago, and it shows in the choice of words used. I did find this distracting at the beginning of the story. In fact, some of the phrases used were so weird that I had no idea what was meant. This did give the book an old fashioned feel to … Read moreElidor by Alan Garner
Yes, they were cheap. Yes, they are secondhand. Yes, they are children’s or young adult books. Yes, I’ll read them all. My family laughed at me when I came home with these five books. My 21 year old son, Daniel, gave me a “You’re old, and you’re reading kids books” look. G just shook his … Read more5 Books for $1
Bellwether by Connie Willis just wasn’t doing it for me. This author is brilliant, but I just can’t get into this novel. I think it’s meant to be humorous, but I’m not in the mood for that right now. So, I’ve decided to discard this book. However, this is only temporary. I’ll try reading it … Read moreReading Update
Short stories have never been a passion of mine – to read or write. However, I have written a few of them over the past few years, but I don’t think they are great or anything. There’s the problem. If I don’t think they are great, why on earth would anyone (meaning an editor) want … Read moreIsaac Asimov: The Legacy of Wine
An image of the cover of Bellwether has been in the sidebar for some time already, however, I only started reading the book last week. My thoughts so far? Slow. Very, very slow. I’m actually struggling to continue reading, because I have no idea what the plot is about yet and my interest is started … Read moreMy Thoughts on “Bellwether”
The City of Ember (The First Book of Ember) by Jeanne DuPrau is a young adult novel. It could be a prediction for today’s world, and this book is set in the future. It’s not science fiction and it’s not fantasy, it’s a story that is engaging and well thought out. It’s about a city … Read moreThe City of Ember
It took me long enough to read this book, but that’s not a reflection on the story, the writing or the author. As you know, I’ve had personal issues to deal with, which stopped me from reading for quite some time. Molly Moon’s Incredible Book of Hypnotism by Georgia Byng is a children’s book that … Read moreMolly Moon’s Incredible Book of Hypnotism