Showing posts with label Year of Readers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Year of Readers. Show all posts

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Book Review - Run-Away Roley



Title: Run-Away Roley (Bob The Builder)
Author: Alison Inches
Genre: Children’s
Challenges: PB & J Challenge, 101 Books in 1001 Days Challenge, A to Z Reading Challenge, The Year Of Readers – 2009, Pages Read Challenge, Young Reader's Challenge 2009, Read a Book a Month Challenge, Summer Vacation Reading Challenge 2009, Summer Reading Challenge 2009

Rating: 4/5
No. of Pages: 24
Published: 2002

From the back: Roley is sleep-rolling his way through town! Can Bob and the machines get him home safely?

Mine: My youngest nephew is sorting through his early books. He’s going to donate them to the local used book store, but in the mean time we are going to try to read them before they go. I love reading with my nephews

Roley is sleep-rolling (walking) through town – every comes to the rescue to make sure Roley doesn’t hurt himself. He’s already knocked down mailboxes, garbage cans, signs. Will he ever wake up?

When he does everyone else is exhausted from trying to keep other things out of harms way.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Book Reveiw - Around the World in 80 Days

#4 (2009)

Title: Around the World in 80 Days
Author: Jules Verne
Genre: Young Adult

Challenges: 101 Books in 1001 Days, TBR *Lite* Challenge 2009, A to Z Reading Challenge, Numbers Challenge, 2009 Audiobook Challenge, 20 Books in 2009, Pages Read Challenge 2009, 2009 YA (Young Adult) Challenge, The Year Of Readers - 2009

Rating: 4/5
No. of Pages: Audio ( 304 pgs. )
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From the back:
English gentleman Phileas Fogg wagers half his fortune so he can travel around the world in only 80 days. Along the way he meets a beautiful princess, rides an elephant through the jungle, and survives an Indian attach. Meanwhile, his arch enemy Detective Fix does his best to keep up with and deter Fogg from his itinerary. Will Phileas Fogg overcome these obstacles to fulfill his destiny? Only the calendar will tell in this exciting tale.

Mine:
The race is one – will Fogg make it in time with all the interruptions? He has staked half of his wealth on a bet to make it around the world in 80 days or less. He meets many interesting people along the way – the princess he must rescue, the owner of the elephant he must ride to catch up ( I recommend not riding a elephant in shorts – very bristly hairs. Found out by doing so), Detective Fix who is determined that he his the guilty party of a robbery that has taken place.

Book Review - The Red Badge of Courage

#3 (2009)

Title: The Red Badge of Courage
Author: Stephen Crane
Genre: Young Adult

Challenges: 101 Books in 1001 Days, A to Z Reading Challenge, 2009 Audiobook Challenge, 20 Books in 2009, Pages Read Challenge 2009, 2009 YA (Young Adult) Challenge, The Year Of Readers - 2009

Rating: 5/5
No. of Pages: Audio ( 176pgs. )

From the back:
Although the exact battle is never identified, Crane based this story of a soldier's experiences during the American Civil War on the 1863 Battle of Chancellorsville. Many veterans, both Union and Confederate, praised the book's accurate representation of war, and critics consider its stylistic strength the mark of a literary classic.

Mine:
I always have thought that the time period was Civil War, but never a specific battle. I love this story for it’s depiction of wartime and what people thought during the time.

Book Review - Doctor Dolittle

Only reason I was able to listen to so many books was I was waiting at the ER with my dad on Friday for about 6 hours.

#2 (2009)

Title: Doctor Dolittle
Author: Hugh Lofting
Genre: Young Adult

Challenges: 101 Books in 1001 Days, A to Z Reading Challenge, What’s In a Name 2009 (Profession), 2009 Audiobook Challenge, 20 Books in 2009, Pages Read Challenge 2009, 2009 YA (Young Adult) Challenge, Well Seasoned Reader Challenge, The Year Of Readers - 2009

Rating: 5/5
No. of Pages: Audio ( pgs. 144)

From the back:
Have you ever wished that you could hear your horse’s deepest secrets? Or dreamt of having a pet crocodile..one who has promised not to eat you? Or have you ever imagined how amazing it would be to hang out in Africa with the King of the beasts and be able to communicate? Well, thanks to the teachings of his parrot, Polynesia, Dr. Dolittle has done all those things and much, much more! When he learns of an epidemic in the monkey community in Africa, Dr. Dolittle embarks on a journey to save them. Along the way, he will encounter African royalty, pirates, the mysterious pushmi-pullyu, and a world full of adventure.

Mine:
What a wonderful story for the imagination (although I like the original Dr. Dolittle movie with Rex Harrison). What a wonderful adventure he embarks on to help the monkey colony. He encounters many obstacles along the way, but somehow with the help of all the animals that he has learned to talk to he can pass through most of them easily. The animals even help him get out of the way. I’ve always loved this movie, but the book is even better, since it really does tell you the background of how he learned to “talk to the animals”. He was actually a people doctor first before learning the languages of the animals and becoming a doctor for them.

Book Review - Alice Through The Looking Glass

#1 (2009)

Title: Alice Throught The Looking Glass
Author: Lewis Carroll
Genre: Young Adult

Challenges: 101 Books in 1001 Days, A to Z Reading Challenge, 2009 Audiobook Challenge, 20 Books in 2009, Pages Read Challenge 2009, 2009 YA (Young Adult) Challenge, The Year Of Readers - 2009

Rating: 5/5
No. of Pages: Audio (pgs. 240)

From the back: Through the Looking Glass revisits Alice, back form Wonderland, and ready for a new adventure. This whimsical tale of imagination and fantasy finds Alice stepping through her parlor mirror into a chess game that encompasses the entire land beyond. Along the way, Alice encounters such favorite nursery rhyme characters as Humpty Dumpty, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, and the Lion and the Unicorn.

Mine:
What a wonderful story to listen to you forget about the nursery rhyme characters that exist in Alice’s world. What a neat story of investigation. These girls know how to figure things out by just thinking.It was easy for them to find the “hidden treasure” before the many adults that were looking.Would read more from this series again.

Friday, October 24, 2008

The Year Of Readers - 2009

INTERNATIONAL Read-A-Thon EVENT
January 1 - December 31, 2009

Jodie is hosting this year long charity event to help raise money and awareness of reading. Jodie writes:
In 2009 I want to spread my love of reading throughout the world. The Year of Readers aims to bring people who enjoy books together to have fun bringing literature into the lives of others.
AND
You pick a literary charity that you want to support in 2009. You sign up to be part of The Year of Readers, get people to sponsor you and just start reading whatever you like. If you’re going to read next year why not join and help a bookish charity at the same time?
Here are a few rules:
1. You can sign up at any time but only books read from 1st January to 31st December 2009 can be counted towards your sponsored read-a-thon.
2. You must sign up via the Mr. Linky at the dedicated blog for this event.
3. Books of any genre or type count (including graphic novels and poetry anthologies) but magazines and newspapers do not.
4. If you're taking part in any reading challenges next year all those books can be counted towards your sponsored read-a-thon.
There is a lot more information at The Year of Readers blog...including links to possible charities, as well as how to get sponsors and raise funds, and how to join the community blog. Why not check it out?