Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The Hunger Games Movie Sneak Peek!


Go to this link to watch a clip from the Hunger Games movie, which will be released on March 23, 2012.

I love Gale's narration! It shows Katniss in the woods with her bow...Oh, just watch it already!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Hilarious Greek Gods

The Fire Thief by Terry Dreary

The Fire Thief is a middle grades read, a hilarious, storytelling voice. The book has elements of mystery, the drama of Greek gods, and self-referential writer jokes. The main characters are Prometheus, Zeus, and an orphan boy in Victorian England named Jim.  
The story skips back and forth between the world of Olympus, Zeus and Prometheus as characters. Jim and his adoptive uncle are actors using a front to rob dumb rich people in Eden City. The story moves at a quick clip, and you’ll keep reading for the laughs and to find out what will happen.

Song to Read By: "One of Us" Glee cast version. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyF6jEMc8Yg

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Scuba Diving in the Pristine Mediterranean Sea

Girl at Sea by Maureen Johnson

Clio's summer was set up: an awesome job at the art store, a crush-worthy boy... until her crazy dad sweeps her along on an adventure. Once they co-created a board game, traveling the world together....now they're estranged.  Her life is derailed, but she can't even complain about it, because she'll be on a yacht off the coast of Italy. As usual, I love Johnson's voice, sense of humor, and witty dialogue. However, I don't get why the love interest guy tends to be so annoying (also in 13 Little Blue Envelopes). 

Overall, I enjoyed Clio's journey along the Italian Riveria! 

Song to Read by: go back in time and don't laugh at me: "Sailing" by NSync, the song is a cover...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6A-BF7tNTg