Monday, December 23, 2013

Ready for the Games?

   Hey Guys! Ready for another blast to the past?

                                                 Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
                Katniss Everdeen lives in District 12, in the nation of Panem. For seventy-four years they have been having games called The Hunger Games. They have been having them to remind the districts that no mater what the government is in charge. The hunger games are played by one boy and one girl between the ages of  12 and 18 from each District. (24 total) The point of games is to be the last one standing. If you win you and your district gets food for a whole year.  How does Katniss play a role in this? Well... Katniss's little sister Primrose gets picked to go into the hunger games. (by now you all know the famous line....) So Katniss volunteers as tribute so her sister doesn't have to go. At the Capitol Katniss meet her opponents and shows the "judges" her skill. Will Katniss survive the hunger games or will she die like all the other tributes from District 12?

     I rate this a 5/5 stars. This again was another book that I refused to read for the longest time. I feel that my review didn't do the book any justice. It was really well written, and I feel that the movie did a good job with some exceptions........... (Mockingjay pin!) But like usual the book was better. The book was a really quick read and super hard to put down. I think it took me five days to read the whole series, which is not hard to do when there are only three books and they all are really addicting.

       I hope you all enjoyed this flash back. I figured out how to link things so there is a link to my last one down below. (And for once I know it works,  I tested it.) Again I really feel that my review didn't do it any justice. To make up for that I feel that you should just read the book. How do you know if it's good if you haven't tried it yet? Until next time. -Kaitlynn

   1. Mortal Instruments: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
   2. Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
   3. Vladimir Todd by Heather Brewer
   4. Fablehaven by Brandon mull
   5. Lighting Thief by Rick Riordan
   6. Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
   7. Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan

Saturday, December 21, 2013

The First Flash Back Review

      Hey Guys! I thought I would start out my first flash back review with a little "Here's what it's about" thing. So Flash Back Reviews are just going to be books I have read in the past that I either loved or own/could get easily. They won't be young children's books. 1. that would be really awkward not just for me but for you guys too. 2. I haven't read picture books since first grade so I don't know or remember any good ones. 3. This doesn't include chapter books with pictures in them, they aren't just pure pictures, they help with the chapter books story. But so far I have a small list of books I for sure want to do. I will include it after each post and cross off the ones I have done. (Like this) To where you can still read them but to where you know that I have done them. And if I remember how to I will have the links to the ones I have done on the list. Other than that They will be normal reviews. So back to the past!

                           The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
           Clary Fray things she is just another ordinary girl. But she learns that she is anything but when she sees a werewolf in Pandemonium Club. Not to long after Clary's Mom get kidnapped, Clary gets attacked by a demon, and she learns that she is a Shadow hunter. A Shadow hunter is some one who "hunts" the demons and creatures that step out of line. ( think of them as police but a lot more deadlier) This is when Clary meets Jace, another Shadow hunter who ends up saving her life. Both Clary and Jace try to figure out Clary's past and try to not die in the process. Will Clary become a Shadow hunter? Or will she die? What secrets will be revealed in this fast paced fantasy read?

      I rate this a 5/5 stars. I was told to read this book for years, even friends who didn't like to read told me to read it. I just thought it sounded weird, that was until I got board and couldn't get to the library. It was one of the best books I ever read! and who could pass up this line "Sorry, are you telling me that your demon-slaying buddies need to be driven to their next assignation with the forces of the darkness by my mom?" (Simon) Then again at that point before read this I had been going through books like crazy. I just couldn't find the one to cure my need for a good book.

    I hope you guys enjoyed my first Flash Back review! There are definitely more to come, it was some thing quick and fun for me to do. So one down, the whole world to go!

   1. Mortal Instruments: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
   2. Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
   3. Vladimir Todd by Heather Brewer
   4. Fablehaven by Brandon mull
   5. Lighting Thief by Rick Riordan
   6. Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
   7. Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan

A Letter For Who?

   Hey guys! I am so sorry for not posting the 2nd part of the Mammoth book. I am slowly getting it done but I had some other books I needed to read. Also I have been busy with tutoring/homework/concerts..... well the whole nine yards. But I have finally found out how to put books on hold and I have finished my latest library book. So I don't keep you all waiting any longer..... ON TO THE REVIEW!!!!

                           A Letter of Mary by Laurie R. King
             Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes are back! Mary's friend Dorothy Ruskin comes to visit from Palestine. Miss. Ruskin is in the London area to meet up with potential sponsors for her dig sites in Palestine.  While visiting Russell and Holmes she gives them a small decorated box with a small manuscript in it. The manuscript is said to be written by Mary Magdalene. Soon after visiting Russell, Miss. Ruskin dies in a "accidental" run in with a car. But Russell and Holmes know better than to think it is a accident. Is Miss. Ruskin connected to something dark? Or is she just a innocent victim? Find out in this adventure/mystery, who really did it.

       I rate this a 5/5 stars. I found it to be really good and I didn't have to read through pages of boring things! The character even acknowledges that you don't have to put every single thing down on paper! Other than that it was a interesting book and I would recommend it to every one! ( well I would recommend all the books I read to every one unless they are just really, really bad.)

    I hope you enjoyed my review. My next one I hope will be Wheel of Ice by Stephen Baxter. I put it on hold not realizing that Christmas is on Wednesday! So ya, now I am stuck hoping the library with transfer it fast enough for me to have it before  Christmas! Other than that I maybe do doing flash back reviews, they will be books I love or books I haven't read in a long time. It will either be something I am going to keep up with or something I might just do for holidays if I don't have a mis-adventure for you guys. I don't know yet.... I still have to figure out what I am going to do for my anniversary! I have been making lists, losing them all, crushing stupid ideas, forgetting all the good ones, and truly not having any idea what to do! I am off to go think about what to do but for now..... Talk To You All Later! -Kaitlynn

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Mammoth Book Part 1

        Hey Guys! I have decided to do my book in parts. I am so excited about this because this is one of my back door bookshop finds. They were practically begging me to buy it as one of my old friends would say.  I had completely forgotten about it till I found it over the weekend. I would have liked to have had this done by Tuesday night but I tons of homework and had to tutor some of funniest kids in the world. They make wonder if  I acted like them at their age. So with out any more delays.... here's the first review!

                      The Mammoth Book of New Sherlock Holmes Adventures (Part 1)

                      The Bothersome Business of the Dutch Nativity by Derek Wilson

         This story is about Sherlock's first case or so we are lead to think is his first case. Sherlock meets a man named William Spooner who just so happens to go to the collage "next door" to the one that Sherlock goes to. By some strange chance Holmes gets drawn into the mystery that surrounds the sudden disappearance of the Dutch Nativity that had recently been given to the school. Can Holmes solve the case or will it be one of his biggest failures?

       I  rate this a 5/5 stars. I thought that Wilson did a good job in portraying Holmes. I also thought that Wilson did a good job at giving us an idea of what Holmes first case was.  It was a rather enjoyable case to read.

                    The Affray at the Kildare Street Club by Peter Tremayne

         The story opens with Sherlock having a nice lunch with his brother Mycroft at the Kildare Street Club when there is a minor theft in the club. When someone loses something of a great personal value and who better to solve the case than our friend Sherlock Holmes! Will he solve the case or will it be one of his first defeats?

      I rate this a 5/5 stars. I thought that Tremayne had a pretty good story about Sherlock. He also mentions "our dear friend" Professor Moriarty! Other than that it was a simple read, nothing to over detailed. Which probably made it a good read...

       I am so sorry this is out later than I had expected. I was hoping to have more time than I had. Other than that I went to a library book sale. I picked up two books that I felt the need to own but when I pick up a couple of books that I wanted to check out, I found that only one of the three I wanted to read. You will just wait to hear about what I picked up.  I am also still thinking about what to do about my one year anniversary. At least the best part is that it lands on a Saturday this year! So if I plan things right I will totally have time to do something. I will just figure out what.... For now I must get going. Talk To You All Later! -Kaitlynn


Saturday, November 30, 2013


          Hey guys! I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving (or normal day if you don't celebrate Thanksgiving). I enjoyed mine and I enjoyed telling you my mis-adventure that turned into pretty much an epic failure. Other than that I found a book hiding in the deep dark corner of my room. ( OK that was a bit of a lie. It was on my book self in the corner of my room...) The only problem I have is it is a book mad up of short stories. So do I do one huge review on twenty-seven short stories or do I do it by section which means I will be doing four or five at a time, or do I do a review at the end of each short story? This is something I hope to have figured out by Monday night. I also hope to get to the library this week, my over grown list of books has gotten worst and I need to start trimming it down. But really it is more of an 'Does the library have it on the shelves or do I have to put a hold on it?' This has become an increasingly annoying problem because I don't have time to get to the library to pick up my holds so if it isn't in our local library I have been putting of reading it. This is a terrible reason to not read what I want to read but I can't spend hours looking for the other libraries. I have been looking forward to reading many books. I have recently learned the Kristen Simmons is going to release another book in the Article 5 series. I was so excited to hear this! It is a shame I have to wait until February to read it! I am also excited about the next book in the Mortal Instruments series! I just hope that Cassandra Clare doesn't do something stupid and ruin the whole rest of the series for me. I have already ruined the end of House of Hades for my self by looking up Rick Riordan on amazon and finding out that there is another book coming our after this one! (I sometimes hate my habits of looking up some of my favorite authors on amazon) And I have been so excited about reading Royal Ranger by John Flanagan. Even thought I thought the ending to the last book was pretty good, I don't think I was ready to give up another book character at the time. Now I feel that if the series ends it would be ok by me. I would be a bit up set but  in the end I would be fine. I must getting going, heading off to a marathon of Doctor Who! So.... Talk To You All Later! -Kaitlynn

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

      Hey guys! I know this is early but this is the only time I will be able to say this before I get super busy, and I just really want to tell you my mis-adventure! OK it isn't as long as I am making it seem but it is awfully funny to me and my friends. I know they will possibly never let me live it down too. So I hope you all enjoy your Thanksgiving or just another normal day if you don't celebrate thanksgiving. And Enjoy my major nerd fail. -Kaitlynn

                                    Mis-adventure: The Sonic Screwdriver......

        So after school one of my friends asked if I wanted to hold the Doctors Sonic Screwdriver. I said yes of course, who wouldn't want to! So she hands me the sonic, of course she knows I have only seen about 3 and a half seasons of Doctor Who. I looked at it going I don't remember this one, so like any one would do.... I pressed the button. I didn't know I had it facing the wrong way so when it extended toward me instead of the way I thought it would, I freaked out. By now my friend was truly paying attention and we both just burst in to a fit of laughter. I gave it back and said "You should take this before I accidentally kill myself." My friend said that "You can't kill yourself with a sonic! Unless you heat up your blood to the boiling point....." But pretty much at that point we were both just laughing at my nerd failing.


Toxic cities?

       Hey guys! Sorry I sort of lied about having another book review the other day. I was going to look and got super distracted by one of my house members playing Super Mario Bro's on the Wii. I just had to beat them so I kind of forgot, lost track of time, and started to run late. So here is the post to make up for that small accidental lie. So.... ON TO THE  REVIEW!

                                          Reaper's legacy by Tim Lebbon

             This is the second book in the Toxic City series. (if you didn't read the first books review click on Two for One under April) Our characters Jack, Lucy-Anne, Sparky, and Jenna are still in the toxic city of London. Lucy-Anne is traveling North to find her brother with a boy named Rook. And the rest of them are trying to find Camp H. Both run in to new people who have been effected by Evolve. (The "virus" that had been released in London two years earlier.) Both groups learn that there is more to London than meets the eye. Will Jack, Sparky, and Jenna survive in this new London? Will Jenna and Rook find Jenna's brother? OR will they all die trying? Find out in this Action/Mystery/Adventure!

     I rate this a 5/5 stars. I know that my review probably didn't do this book any justice but take my word.... This book is really good. You would have to read the first book to under stand this one but other than that I love the story. I sometimes got so into it the when people started talking to me it took me twenty minutes to realize they were talking to me!(OK, I must admit I am a bit sick but that had very little to do with that.)  

     I hope you enjoyed my review! Even though I thought I did a terrible job.... I have sort of bad news. I didn't get to the library before they closed for the Thanksgiving weekend. SO I have nothing to read and thus have nothing to review! For me it is more of a lack of something to fill my spare time. That wont be to much of a problem because I will be making Christmas cookies for soldiers over seas, going to my friend's for a Doctor Who marathon (or as much of one as we can fit in), and unfortunately homework. But for now I have to get going so I can do some thing interesting. So..... Talk To You All Later! -Kaitlynn

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Books, Books, and more BOOKS!

        I have been waiting so long for some of these to come out or have just learned about them and really want to read them. Enjoy, Kaitlynn.......
House of Hades by Rick Riordan
The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches by Alan Bradley

A Letter of Mary by Laurie R. King
Doctor Who: The Stone Rose by Jacqueline Rayner
The Shadowhunters Codex by Cassandra Clare & Joshua Lewis

From the.... Bones?

        Hey guys! I have decided (since I have time and feel bad about not posting regularly) to review Speaking From Among the Bones  by Alan Bradley. I  hope you guys enjoyed Girls Who Read as much as I did. Also to let you know I made a poll. It is awfully hard to read but if you highlight it you can see your options. It was inspired by a picture I found and it had both the Doctor and Sherlock. It said "The Doctor and Sherlock knock on your door. The Doctor asks you to be his companion. Sherlock asks you to be his blogger. Who do you choose?" I just couldn't decide for my self! So I made the poll and added in Shadowhunters so people who don't know who the Doctor is or  who Sherlock is, can have an option. (if you haven't heard of either of these guys by now you really live under a rock! Not to offend you but they are some of the most popular characters ever!) Before I go over board in how people live under a rock, when in reality I probably live under the biggest one... ON TO THE REVIEW!

                             Speaking From Among the Bones by Alan Bradley

               Our favorite chemist/sleuth is back! In this story Flavia De Luce solves the mystery of the death of their missing organist. Who just so happens to be found dead in the tomb of St. Tancred, who was the main reason for them going into the tomb. Suddenly it seems like every one in Bishop Lacey is on solving this mystery. Even detectives from out of town show up! While trying to solve this mystery she learns many shocking thing about both her house and family. Will Flavia be able to solve the murder or will some one get to it before her? Find out in this scientific/mystery!

           I rate this a 5/5 stars. Flavia is an easy character to fall in love with, especially when she say stuff like "When I'm blue, I think of Cyanide. Because it is the same shade of blue that I feel." Other than that it is just beautifully written. I am glad that a friend from years ago gave me the first book as a going away present. Also I like that Flavia uses science to explain the mystery. Instead of it being all "LOOK I FOUND A CLUE!" it is more of "Hey, I found this strange substance! Lets go put in a test tube and see what happens when I dump chemicals on it!" By having the book this way (even thought it does make it seem longer) it helps the reader understand what is going on and what those "strange substances" are, instead of just flat out saying it.

         I hope you guys enjoyed my review! I am try this out on my new laptop! YAY! It seems to work perfectly fine, which is great! Other than that... Happy 50th anniversary of DOCTOR WHO! Just wanted to mention it, I'm not going to do any thing special because I need to start thinking about my 1st anniversary of my blog! I'm not sure what I am going to do yet. But I do have a fun mis-adventure for Thanksgiving. That makes up for me not doing one for Halloween because of the cute little kids in their cute costumes! I am more than happy to your guys suggestions on what I should do. I thought about a recording kind of thing but I don't have the stuff to do it and I am kind of trying to save some money for movies coming out soon and books. Then I thought of doing an interview with some one but.... I don't know any one! Ya, so I kind of don't know what I 'm going to do yet. I have two months to figure it out, but I'll probably wait till the last second and do some thing really stupid. Well, I need to move on and see if I have any thing else to review because I have the time to do one or two more. So for now... Talk To You All Later! -Kaitlynn


Thursday, November 21, 2013

Girls Who Read...

      Hey Guys! If any of you have been paying attention to the popular section of YouTube lately you would have noticed ( in addition to all things Doctor Who) a video called Girls Who Read. Of course my curiosity got the better of me and I kind of fell in love with this guys "speech" he gives. This gives me hope that their are guys out there that want brains and book lovers! -Kaitlynn

Girls Who Read

Hey, Mister Monday!

    Hey, Guys! ( Still haven't found a better name to call you guys!) I have been super busy but I have finally found time to tell you about my latest read! YAY! But I will get to that in a minute, right now I am reading  Speaking From Among the Bones by Alan Bradley. I am on the fence about reviewing it for you guys because it is the fifth book in the series. They don't all connect but to kind of  get the rest of the books you have to read the first one. So ya, I may or may not, it kind of depends on my mood and how much time I have left over when I get it done. (which will be soon, I have about 160 pages left.) After that I am not sure what I am going to read next, my to read list has gotten longer and is almost a jungle of book titles listed on both my I-Pod and Sticky notes every where! It is a mess but I just need to find a place and start there. Now before I really bore you all I should.... MOVE ON TO THE REVIEW!

                                  Mister Monday by Garth Nix

              Our story opens  with our main character Arthur Penhaligon and his first day at his new school. While in gym Arthur has an asthma attack, when on deaths door step, out of no where Mister Monday appears and gives him a key in the shape of a minute hand on the clock. After that his whole world is flipped up side down. He gets chased by crazy half dog - half human creatures, having people named after the times of the day chase him, and a trip to a crazy house that does and doesn't exist. Will Arthur survive this crazy trip or will he get caught and killed? Find out in this adventure packed action/fantasy book. 

          I thought this book was a 5/5 stars. I have been looking for this for several years. So to finally read it was a good for my over fried nerves. I thought that it had a good plot idea and had enough crazy creatures to make it constantly entertaining. My favorite would have to be these books that can rip you to shreds if you have even the slightest word on you. I guess they were my favorite because it bugs me when people write on them selves with pen/marker. Pretty much I thought this book was really good and I would love to read the rest of the series.

          Sorry I have been out for so long. Trust me I don't enjoy not posting regularly but I just don't have the time. I stay up three to four nights a week doing homework and three days a week I volunteer some of my time to tutor some kids at one of our local schools. This also means that my five to six books done/reread a week it is now one book at least every two to three weeks. Also on top of that I have my English books I have to read and book club books that I am trying to get done at the same time. This all leads to my week ends and the fact that every thing that I wanted to get done on the week days have to happen in just two days. Other than that I found a cool video about a guy taking about what he likes in a girl. I will try to post it later or after this if I have time. I have to get going if I want a acceptable amount of sleep. So... Talk To You All Later! (which means next time I am not drowning in work!) -Kaitlynn

Monday, November 4, 2013


     Hey guys! Sorry I haven't been on in a while. I have been so busy with homework, volunteer work, and watching Doctor Who! Ya, some one messed up our Netflix so we have a free month of streaming. I thought I'd try my hardest to watch as much of it as I can. I just finished season 2 but that isn't very important. I have been reading, but my time is very limited and I just can't get through what I want to read. (I should be doing my ridiculous amount of homework but I thought I would take my break and do a little update.) Right now I am trying to get through Mister Monday by Garth Nix. I also have been trying to read Frankenstein by Mary Shelley for a book club I have joined. I normally don't join those kinds of things but I thought I would try it out. Turns out it was a good idea because all the girls there have similar reading interests to me. The only down side is in my copy of Frankenstein there is a bunch of extra stuff that is cool to know but really annoying to sort through. So in truth I haven't finished the book because I can't tell where it starts! That's OK though, I tried and that is all that matters. I wanted to post for Halloween but well I got really busy and wanted to hand candy out to all the cute little kids! Truly they were cute! I also couldn't think of a good mis-adventure for you guys. I haven't really had any lately, I have been so busy that doing anything out side of homework and volunteering, isn't possible. I just wanted you guys to know that I am still around and trying to read books to review. I must get going though.... got tons of homework to get done and lots of books that need to be read. So much to do so little time. Well, Talk To You All Later! -Kaitlynn

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Myth? Bring it on!

       Hey guys! For English I was told to write a myth. The myth had to explain something in nature. So like normal everyone takes my ideas but I found the ultimate card. And that card would end up being my myth which I am going to share with you all. (Please don't copy it or steal it or what ever the term is now days. I worked really hard to get this done and wouldn't like it if I learned it was being copied and used for other projects.) So enjoy! (It makes a really good children's story)

                                                                  The Origin of Forests

        One day after hours of hunting on the plains and earning nothing, Wolf asked her friend Bear a simple question. “Bear, why is there no place for us? The buffalo have the plains, the fish have the rivers, and the birds have the sky! But there is nothing left for us!” Bear didn’t know how to answer Wolf’s question. So bear told her to go ask his friend Moose. “Great idea Bear! Thanks!” With that Wolf took off to find Bear’s friend Moose. When Wolf found Moose she asked him the same question. Moose told her, “This is a question that I do not have an answer for. Even I wonder too what it would be like to have a home like the birds.” Moose joined Wolf and thought that his cousin Elk would have the answer. So Moose and Wolf set off to find Elk. When they found Elk, Moose asked her Wolf’s question. Elk sat down and thought about the question. “Moose… Wolf… Have you asked Owl yet? She is sure to know.” Elk then joined Moose and Wolf on their search for the answer to Wolf’s question. When the group got to Owl’s place Wolf asked, “Wise Owl, Why is there no place for us? The Buffalo roam the plains, fish have the rivers, and the birds have the sky… But that leaves nothing for us!” Owl thought and thought and thought some more.  “Wolf, you ask a good question… But I do not know the answer.” Wolf started to cry and Moose got very mad at Owl. “Owl, how could you not know the answer!?!? You are the wisest! You are supposed to know!” Moose and Owl argued for hours while Elk comforted Wolf. In morning when the sun rose a beautiful yellow butterfly flew up to them. The butterfly told them, “Mother Beetle would like to see you.” None of the questioned the butterfly they only followed. On the way to Mother Beetle’s they picked up Bear. They also ran into Rabbit and Rabbit asked, “Hey guys! Where are you going? Is it exciting? Is it dangerous? Or scary? Or fun?” Wolf told Rabbit that they were going to see Mother Beetle. Rabbit got excited and followed them to see Mother Beetle.  After hours of traveling they finally to Mother Beetle’s. Mother Beetle welcomed them and asked them what their question was. Wolf answered Mother, “Our question is why there is no place for us? Buffalo have the plains, fish have the rivers, and the birds have the sky.” Mother Beetle look puzzled at the question. She thought about it. “Wolf you have given me an idea… I will make a place for you and your friends. It will have lots of trees and we will call it a forest. You and all of your friends can live there.” All the animals cheered about their new home and thanked Mother Beetle for it.  They all left and went to their new home in the forest. Bear found beautiful cave to live in, while Moose and Elk found a clearing with lots of yummy green grass. Owl found a big tree and moved in with out a second thought. Rabbit found a nice green bush that grew tasty red berries and dug a hole underneath it. While Wolf found a good looking cave next to a calm stream that had fish swimming happily through it. All the animals where happy in their new homes and lived in the forest peacefully forever.

Favourite Book Character?

   Along with many other things I heard the other day among them where.. "What is your favourite book character?". It took some thought and a very long list, that ended with me deciding that I don't have just one favourite book character. Another thing I heard made me kind of extremely sad, some one had said some thing about never reading books or hating them. Of which was really said escapes my memory. I really can't see why some one wouldn't ever want to not read a book! But well That isn't what is important right now. Or why I even got on today! I kind of got off the main topic which was Favourite characters! As I mentioned before I have way to many to pick just one. So I thought I would do Highlights! This week/month/time ( I don't know how often I can do this.) I am going to highlight some  characters that right now I rather like the most right now.

                           Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

   Jace- I don't have a reason why I like him. I just think that he is a awesome character, I wonder if his character is going to be good in the movie.....

   Magnus Bane- Again I don't have a reason why I like him. Except that it's Magnus Bane! how could you not like him?

   Alec- There are just some one liners that just make the whole chapter worth it. That is really the only reason I like him.

                         Infernal devices by Cassandra Clare

Will- Like Jace I don't know why I like him. It might be that right off the bat he was just a really funny character to me. The way he acted and some of the things he said made me in some way adore him.

Jem- He is here mostly because I am so glad some one added in a violinist! I love my violin and reading about some one who loves theirs too, they instantly become a favorite!

Tessa- I like her better than Clary. She isn't helpless and she as a really fun attitude. (Or I think it as a fun one...)

      That is it for now... but I promise that I will try and keep up with this. I may go by series but then again I am really unsure as to where this can and will be going. I would love to hear what your guys favorite characters are! They could be from books or T.V. shows or even Movies! Well I need to get going, lots of just annoying homework to get done. Talk To You All Later! -Kaitlynn

Thursday, October 10, 2013


           I haven't done a music post lately. Which means I have a long list of Cd's I have gotten or I have been listening to on YouTube. Here are just a few (most are full albums but some single songs)...

                                  Night Visions by Imagine Dragons

Blessed Unrest by Sara Bareilles
Carry on my Time Traveling Detective by Violinistbaka
Pumped up kicks cover by the Vitamin String Quartet


        Hey guys! I have been super busy with homework and huge projects. But I have found some time to do a another review! This was the first book I had checked out of my new library. I was a bit upset with the library system. They don't have actual librarians checking you out, You scan your books and check your self out. This isn't bad it just sucks because I wont able to know if what I am checking out is worth it or not. I now have no input from people! This is something I am very used to but I guess I will have to get over it soon. Now on to my review.....

                                               Reboot by Amy Tintera

                     Our story starts in Texas the only state left after a huge disaster. People who have come back after being dead are called Reboots. They are similar to zombies but they are more human than a zombie.  Each Reboot is named by how long they were dead. Our main character Wren was dead for 178 minutes. So her "name" is 178.  Wren (178) is the top Reboot (because when you reboot depending on how long you were "dead" you lost part of your "humanness", like emotions and you heal faster.) she is also the only Reboot whose number is that high. Wren trains newbies for the program that houses Reboots. One day a kid whose number was 22 shows up. This causes her whole world to be turned upside down. Adventure, action, and tiny bit of a love story are in store in this great read.

              I rate this book a 5/5 stars. I thought it was very well written and very action packed. I really just hope that she doesn't ruin the book by making a sequel. I loved the characters and thought that the book was well written.

                This was super hard to write. That proves that I can't ever go on vacation/move. It also proves that I can't update my computer and have it work right ever. Been having problems with my computer, but I hope that it just holds out till the end of the school year. I really need to get going. Talk To You All Later! -Kaitlynn

Sunday, September 29, 2013


          Movie theaters are really  expensive, so I have put together a small list of movies (plus a few T.V. shows) that I just can't wait to have come out on DVD so I can rent, buy, or borrow them.

      1. Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, I have waited so long for this. When I first read the book all I could do was plan out how the movie would go. Even if it meant I would spend three to four hours in the theater watching it. I really just hope that they threw in one of my most favorite parts. Who needs to be driven to the dark forces by my mom?
      2. Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters. I didn't really know this was coming out until my cousin said some thing about it. I loved the series and the first movie kind of ruined the movie series. 1. you forgot Clarisse 2. You screwed the whole story line up. I really hope the keep it mostly in line with the book.

              3. Sherlock season 3. Yes this is a T.V. show, No I don't need to go to the movies for it. I just feel like it should be on the list. I have been waiting for round about a year. I really just want to see more Benedict Cumberbatch, Star trek: Into Darkness just wasn't enough for me. Even though he did a really good job. I really just hope that A. it is on at a decent time or B. I don't have to wait a year for it to come out on DVD so I can watch it.

           4. Doctor Who season 2. OK I know this has been out for a while and that it is also a T.V. show. But I have been looking every where for a better alternative then renting it 4 episodes a time from Netflix. I also really badly need to know what is going to happen next! (More to understand what my friends say when they talk about it and sit there very confused.)

    For now this is going to have to be my list because my computer start spazzing out and started to make this longer than it needed to be. So before my computer crashes I should get going. Talk To You All Later! -Kaitlynn


Friday, September 27, 2013

More Laurie R. King!?!?!?!?!

     Hey guys! I am finally doing a review! It has been what... 2, 3, 4 months? Which I apologize for greatly. But I am back and with a long list of books to review! But to start I will go in as much as an order as I can. Which means I will be reviewing TWO Laurie R. King books. If you remember my post on the Beekeepers Apprentice these are the second and third books. The catch is that what I read as the second book is really just what happened in the middle of the first book. I was lead to this decision by amazon and a super helpful post on what order the books should go in and not what order they were released in. Before you all start yelling at me to finally do a review, I guess I should finally do some of my reviews.

                               O Jerusalem by Laurie R. King
          Our story opens (after tons of translation pages for words you run into later, and three different prologues in my copy of the book.) with Sherlock Holmes and Mary Russell "sneaking" into Palestine. While in Palestine they go sight seeing, crime solving, and you learn lots of (for me useless) information on the culture at that time. ( think that I counted at lest 3 pages at the least about tea when I counted up all the paragraphs. Almost more with coffee!) eventually there is a murder, they meet the bad guy, and every thing goes down in the last.. twenty pages?!?!?!?!?!

      I rate this a 3/5 stars. OK the idea was there and effort was put into it. I can't say I hated it but I can't say I love it either. For me It was the three pages worth of tea explanations and coffee explanations. I don't need to know about the longest way to make tea, it may taste good but it is painful to try and read through. I also was a bit annoyed that the author waited till the last couple pages to bring in anything worth while action. For me this book was a waste of two weeks. It took me that long because I couldn't find the interest and because I couldn't find a map to match the book until I asked my grandma. Hint, maps really help because they bounce around ALOT.

                      A Monstrous Regiment of Women by Laurie R. King
             Our story begins with our main character Mary Russell writing a huge, very important, (and not to ruin the book, but never finished) paper. This whole book is set around a (you could say) "religious" group that her friend Veronica has gotten into. Margery Childe runs the New Temple of God and takes in Russell. Eventually people who are very important start dying and Mary's friend is the next target. And can Mary solve the mystery in time or will she become a target too?

       I rate this book a 4/5 stars. I thought it was written well and it was fairly entertaining. The reason it isn't a 5/5 is because I thought it could have gone a bit faster and had a bit more action. Other than that it was a good book and I would love to read the next book... IF ONLY SOME ONE WOULD FINALLY RETURN IT TO THE LIBRARY! Ya.... having problems with people and not returning things I want to read.

     So guys I hope you enjoyed this. Spent four days writing this because of poor time management. I also have been really caught up in home work. (I should be doing my French but shhhhhhhhhhhh........ this was way better than that any way.) I must get going so I can finish my homework. I hope you guys enjoyed these reviews and I hope to be able to post more often but well that will be left up to fate.... and my teachers. Talk To You All Later! -Kaitlynn

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Guess Who's Back!

      Hey guys! I'm back, sorry for keeping you all waiting. I have been really busy moving into my house, arguing with the Internet, getting crud tons of homework, and recently sick. I have been reading, which leads me to my problem. I have read so much it will take me months to catch up. But that is good news for you guys because that means more posts! That is until I catch up, which may be never. I am going to be super busy because where I live now gives me the opportunity to see national monuments and museums, and a bunch of things that most people would find boring. I hope to be able to balance every thing but knowing me something isn't going to work out. So if you don't hear from me again for a while I am sorry I would like to keep my grades up and I also have to do a ton of volunteer work so I can get out of here faster. I plan on tutoring kids, I bet you can't guess what I will be tutoring. Math you say, No I suck at math. Science, nope not to good at that either. Reading? Yep there it is. I hope to get a job tutoring kids at local elementary school or middle school. (That is whenever they email me back! I have been waiting forever! OK it has only been 3 or 4 days but that still is a long time to be waiting!) I think that it will be the perfect volunteer job for me because I love to read and every one tells me I would be a good teacher. (minus my mom, she wanted me to be an accountant... but I suck at math.) I have also been introduced to a new band. But that is an entirely new post all it's self. I also have finally bought the Mortal Instruments soundtrack, (which I am listening to right now.) even though I haven't seen the movie. Which sucks but the movie theaters around here are really expensive and I just didn't have the money at the time to spend on the theater. I also lost my movie buddies so going and watching it with out them would have been a bit weird. But I just know which movie is going strait to the top of my Netflix list when I start it up again. I hope to get through the second season of Doctor Who also. I started it at my new friends house and now when I get Netflix, I am going to have to watch it 4 episodes painstakingly at a time. Which means I will spend years trying to catch all 7 (or wait 8?) seasons. I know what you are saying, just go to your friends house, even though my friend would be delighted to have me over, we both have lives to live, homework to do, family to visit, and volunteering work we have to do. Well this has started to get longer than I wanted and I wanted to get in at least a review or two before I have to completely have to go so for now... Talk To You All Later! -Kaitlynn
P.S. For any old friends reading this... I miss you all and wish you could be here or I could just move back. (it sucks here!)        

Thursday, August 8, 2013

New Post

Hi guys, I'm Kaitlynn's friend Arianna but you can call me churros. Anyway I want to apologies for not covering for Kaitlynn, this is actually the first time I've been able to log in to her account. I was trying for the past month but it finally let me log in.

So since I don't read "real books" according to Kaitlynn, I thought it be nice to share some of my favorite comics from Marvel and hope you'll like them, search them, or get them for yourself.

For those of you that are familiar with The Incredible Hulk, the graphic novel of "Hulk: Planet Hulk" is a great book for fans that what to follow Hulk as he is banished from Earth into a new world, were he goes through hardship but not only in his environment but his mind and eventually finds peace only to be taken away by his former friends.

This comic has also been made into an animated movie, but I recommended the book because of greater details within the story, and graphics.

Alright, well that's it for me guys I'll be back on Monday with a new segment, until then have a great weekend, and Kaitlynn if you're reading this sorry I couldn't post before. Bye.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Artical 5 (part 2?)

     Hey guys! Oh my it has been a while! Sorry about that, I have just been really caught up with all the things that come with summer. I have also had trouble finding books that hold my attention, at one point in time I had to not read for a day or two. Now I have at least one book to review! (I may do a second to make up for the week or two I didn't post.) OK before I make you guys any more mad at me, lets get on to the review.... 

                                            Breaking Point by Kristen Simmons
    Our story opens up just where Article 5 left off. Ember and Chase still hiding out and avoiding the military. All is fine until an unknown sniper starts to shot up some of the military soldiers. this didn't concern many until word gets out that Ember is still alive and they instantly connect her to the sniper. Mystery, adventure, and trickery are in store in this fast paced novel.

    I rate this a 5/5 stars. It was really good, but really hard to tell you all what it is about with out ruining both the first and the second (This book) book. This was one I started but had to stop when I found a book I had to read but only had a really short time to read. Other than that it was a good book.

   Again I am really sorry about not posting. Other than that I have found a new group (music) that is so far been awesome. It is the London Philharmonic Orchestra, I only have the first volume of the Greatest Video Game music. Or some thing along the lines of that, I had gotten it really cheap at Wal-Mart so I can't complain. I also have to start asking around to if any of my friends can post for a bit while I am moving. It would only be two weeks at the least maybe three or four tops. If I can get some one it would be nice if not hope you can understand and maybe take some time and find some really good books? I have to get going so, Talk To You All Later! -Kaitlynn   

Monday, June 3, 2013

More Songs!

   I found this YouTube channel called Paint after one of the girls on my soccer team started to sing Harry Potter in 99 seconds. I became rather interested in it and now I feel like I actually have some to show you. (Not that he didn't have stuff before but not much that interested me.) Hope you Enjoy! -Kaitlynn

                                                 Harry Potter in 99 Seconds by Paint
Lord of the Rings in 99 Seconds by Paint
Ex Girlfriends Suck by Paint


   Hey guys! I know I haven't posted in a while. I got really swamped with home work, final projects, finals, cleaning, and trying to get to our local pool. (just opened for the season and it was the first nice day in our area) I have sort of been reading, I really haven't been reading my to give a review on, which kind of lead to not posting for a while. But now that I have no school, no job, no activities, and a crud ton of free time... I can read more. Right now I have three books I am working on, and one of them I currently have done. So today here is the FIRST review of the summer!

              The Beekeeper's Apprentice (On the Segregation of the Queen) by Laurie R. King
    The story starts up (after the Editors preface and Author's note) with us meeting Mary Russell and learning of one of her habits. ( Reading and Walking, which I like to do too) So one day while walking through the country side she stumbles upon Sherlock Holmes. After sometime they become good friends and eventually partners in solving crimes. Through out this book they have cases, adventure, and jaw dropping moments. Can you solve the mystery or will the mystery get the best of you?

   I loved this book, I give it a 5/5 stars. The whole reason I found this book is because I had heard about it in one of the Podcasts by The Baker Street Babes. I am really glad the I decided to read it even though I wasn't interested in the Podcast at the time. I loved how no mater what I was surprised at what happened. I hope you guys enjoy this too.

   I would have had this done earlier if (in addition to every thing I said earlier) I hadn't gotten Lego Lord of the Rings for my birthday. I get so distracted by trying to finish a 20-30 minute level that I forget the fact that I have a book to finish and to review. I also started play Table Top Guitar, it was my Grampa's but now it is sort of mine you could say. It sounds so beautiful but is really difficult to play. (It sort of got me an amp to go with it. Well to play it I needed an amp and the amp I have now is really nice and should have been 300 to 400 dollars but it was about 179 dollars. That was because it was used and the guy couldn't afford to move it. Now that I have it, I can finally use my electric violin!) Well I should get going, Talk To You All Later! -Kaitlynn

Wednesday, May 29, 2013


    I got it done! It took hours upon hours upon hours of hard work but I finished it. My english portfolio is finally done and now I am sharing it with all of you! Call this a really boring early birthday gift from me. Also hope you guys enjoy and if you can comment I would love to hear your guy's opinions. Well I have to get going and the link is below Talk To You All Later! -Kaitlynn

  English Portfolio

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Pictures, Pictures, Pictureeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeessssssssssssssss!!!!!

     Just some pictures I found and thought you guys needed to see. Call it an early birthday gift from me if I can't post on Thursday. (My real birthday.)


   I thought it would be nice to show you guys some of the music I have been listening to and show you a music video or two. All of these are great songs played by great people. I hope you all enjoy them!

                      Radioactive by Lindsey Stirling ft Pentatonix (cover of the Imagine Dragons song)

                                           Radioactive by Imagine Dragons- music video
Thrift Shop by Lindsey Stirling and Tyler Ward (cover of Thrift Shop by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis)
Halo theme By Lindsey Stirling and William Joseph

Monday, May 20, 2013

Story time!

  Sorry I have updated lately. I have been busy with getting ready for finals, cleaning so the land lord can show our house, and dealing with computer problems. I thought that I would tell you guys a story about how I had spent my Saturday. It was a rather interesting day.....

                                                     My mis-adventures - A Saturday class
                So last Saturday I had decided to go to a theater class for our school with some of the other kids I knew from theater. One of our "games" was an improv game. One person sat on the bench and was neutral and another person comes up and they make up a scene. So Jacob was sitting on the bench and it was my turn to go up. I paused because I didn't have any thing to start with, then I suddenly I had it. I run up to him yelling "HAVE YOU SEEN THEM?!?!?!?! HAVE YOU SEEN THEM?!?!?!" at that point I have completely freaked him out. My thing was that I had miss placed my glasses(Even though they were on my face), which is totally normal for me. So I point out a hundred places they could have been. Then he asks "Are they a Person or a Thing?'" this caught me off guard. So I said "Yes, No, I think so?" I really didn't know how to respond, eventually Jacob told me to sit on the bench calmly and wait. Now it was My turn to be the bench person, So Dalton comes up and just about flips the bench with me on it. He was looking for some special kind of gum. Eventually it got to the point where he started to accuse me. I told him I had to go and ran off stage.

         That was my Saturday in a nutshell, well except all the frost your own cookies I ate, I think I had about 5 but not sure. Well hope you guys enjoyed my mis-adventure! I also hope you guys enjoyed my Podcast "review". I really enjoyed them, then again they are about some thing I love to read and watch. Well I need to get a science project done, or mostly done. Talk To You All Later! -Kaitlynn

Tuesday, May 14, 2013


         This is probably the last thing you guys want to be reading about, trust me it was the last thing I wanted to do. It took days to find the right podcast but eventually I found one! Sticking to the "theme" of books I found the perfect one for me... The Baker Street Babes! I know what a weird title but they are actually really cool and they talk about one of my favorite characters........ SHERLOCK HOLMES! Who I hadn't gotten into until 8th going on 9th grade. Now you could say I am a bit obsessed but not to the point of insanity. Well on to my english assignment. (for your amusement more than mine.)

           The goal of the Baker Street Babes is to ( for lack of a better term) explain things about our dear friends Sherlock Holmes and John Watson. They go from books to movies to even music! They also tell cool fun facts about some of the t.v shows and movies that have come out over the years. The Baker Street  Babes also have told as about some copy right problems.

          The intended audience is mainly the fans of Sherlock Holmes. I believe that it is more for the older fans. (I mean the ones over 13 give or take a few years.) It is also possibly for any fan from any country. The reason I said that part is because The Baker Street Babes are all different nationality's. (Well at least from what I can tell from their voices) There is no argument need when I said that it is for the fans of Sherlock Holmes. The reason I say that it is for people 13 and up is because what ten year old would understand half of what the Baker Street Babes talk about? They use huge words, some slang, and once in an extreme while they swear but it is nothing major.

    IF I had the chance to be on this podcast, WELL it would be a total geek fest. Seeing as I know quite a bit already. The fact that I have only heard the first 7 Podcasts out of the 50 podcasts they have it is really hard to say what I would say. I know that they would start with their usual questions. "I first got in to Sherlock when I was about 12 or 13. I had always know Sherlock Holmes was there but never got interested until the first Guy Ritchie film about Sherlock Holmes. ( The one with Robert Downey Jr.) After that it became you could say a need to have Sherlock. My favorite character.... That is a tough one because I kind of can choose one. I like Sherlock but that is to be expected because he is the main character. I like Watson too, and I can't have one without the other! I also like Irene Adler because she is the one women that can one up Sherlock. I also think that some of the stories and things couldn't have survived long with out Moriarty! SO picking just one would be liking picking your favorite child! I don't really have a favorite book/short story because I haven't read very many of them. If I had to pick one now It would have to Hound of the Baskerville. My favorite adaptation would be a tie between the Guy Ritchie films and the BBC version."

      I hope you guys have enjoyed this the link to the page with the podcasts is down below. I listened to them on Itunes, all I typed in was Podcasts about Sherlock Holmes. It took some searching but you'll find it. They also have a blog! I haven't found it yet but when I do I will try to get a link to it. I must get going, Talk To You All Later! -Kaitlynn  

Baker Street Babes - Podcasts

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Falling Kingdoms

   Guys I am so sorry this is out later than I wanted it to be. I have been busy with our play, home work, and other work. I hope you guys enjoyed my first writing sample. I know that many people did, and I would love to hear your opinion on it! I also hope you guys enjoy my review. Now that our school play is over I am going to have a lot more time on my hands. I am going to miss it but all good things come to any end some times.I kind of hope that the next place I am going is going to have so many good people as I have meet here. Well before you all think I have been slaking off on my read, we should get on to the review.

                                       Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

     Our story opens in the Kingdoms of Auranos, Paelisa, and Limeros. Also with our main characters Cleo, Jonas, Lucia, and Magnus. Cleo is the youngest Auranos princess who is a bit reckless and is now engaged to Lord Aron. Jonas is an Limeros revolutionary, who has problems with royalty. Lucia is the daughter of the king of Limeros, She has a deadly secret that may or may not change the tides of war. Magnus is the son of the king of Limeros, At first he wouldn't harm a fly but as things go wrong he deadlier. As the kingdoms go through their own problems, the main characters try to fix what was wrong. Danger, love, and mystery hang around every corner you must be careful in a world on the brink of war.

    I rate this a 4/5 stars. I thought it was really good, I didn't like how it ended because now I have to wait for the next book! I also thought that some parts could have been left out because they were rather boring and not necessary. Other than that I thought it was pretty good.

   Well I hope you guys enjoyed my review. I hope to have a couple more next month. I am looking for good Podcasts for my next english project.  You guys wouldn't happen to know any really good ones? I would prefer ones that talk about books but just about any would do. Well I need to get going. Talk To You All Later!- Kaitlynn

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

First writing....

   Hey guys! Sorry I don't have much time to update, I just thought I would share my english work with you guys. It is going to be the first story work from me. I say I have a bit of a connection to my man characters. Wasula is based a bit off of me, and Chayton kind of reminded me of an old friend. I wish I could have done better, my characters deserved better but we work with what we got. I hope you enjoy the story, it was going to be longer and better but it is due Friday and I could only fit it in tonight. Well here is the link.....

Wasula- Hair Storm  

   I have been reading but haven't finished any thing yet. I hope to have one done by the end of the week. I also hope you guys have been enjoying the view counter, many of my friends have told me it was nice. Our group did really good at A vous la parole. We got second place even thought I swear I screwed up my solo. To make up for that I thought I would try to do a solo song for our Pop concert for choir. I just can't decide what to do, you think it would be easy but with 712 songs on my Ipod... I can't choose just one! I will try to tell you guys if I get to perform and what the song is. Speaking of songs, I am so sorry that I keep forgetting the Kelly Clarkson songs. I will try and get them but it may be June when I get to them. I have also forgotten my song highlights of the month! I am so sorry, I know I have apologized before but I truly hate being late about things. Well I need to get going... Talk To You All Later! -Kaitlynn

Sunday, April 21, 2013


     Hey guys! Sorry I haven't been posting this week, I have been so busy! The tech week for our play,my homework piled up, been worried about my uncle ( so glad he didn't go to the Boston marathon),and life decided to take a week and hate me. But don't worry I have been reading in any free time. So today I another 2 for 1 deal because I don't time to review my books before I have to return them. Oh! We have hit 300 views! Thanks guys, couldn't have done it with out you all, our local library, and the authors that write books! Well I have some news for you guys, in July I am moving. Don't worry I going to find one of my good friends who has  spare time to update. I will try keep them updated and I hope that they keep you guys up to date. This up coming week is going to be crazy, Mom is having surgery, A vous la parole is Tuesday, and crew for the play takes up my after school time. well before I bore you all.... ON TO THE REVIEWS!!!!!!!!

                                  Shadow breakers by Daniel Blythe
     Our story opens in in Firecroft Bay a small harbor town. Miranda and her family moves there not long after her fathers death. Soon as she gets there strange unexplainable things start to happen, like freezing buses and exploding computers. Her new friend jade has her secrets, her other group of friends keep theirs. Mystery, Adventure, and Science? Are all in store in this book.

     I rate this book 4/5 stars. I thought it was pretty good, except the fact that it was more like a journal than an actual story. Other than that it was a good book, it threw in so many twists and turns that when the ending came around I was surprised.

                    Iron Hearted Violet by Kelly Barnhill
    Our story starts in the Andulan Realms with the birth of a princess. Princess violet doesn't look like all the other princess. Your typical princess is pretty, perfect, and has long hair & small feet. Violet has mixed matched eyes, untamable hair, and refuses to be like a normal princess. When Violet and her friend Demetrius find a hidden room their lives change forever. Action, mystery, and adventure are in store in this engrossing story.

   I rate this book 4/5 stars (again). It was very good but it was in the story keepers point of view. Not that it was bad, it just made it a bit less fun to read. Other than that it was a very good story and I hope you guys enjoy it.

  Well guys, I hope you enjoyed my reviews. Sorry they were short but it was all I had time to do. If you haven't noticed yet I found a way to get a view counter on the right side of my blog! Now you don't have to wait for me to tell you how many views we are at. I don't know how it works exactly but at least it works. Well if i don't post this week I am sorry but I am going to be so busy. I will try to make up for that on Saturday if I can. I also keep forgetting those songs I promised, I will get them when I find time. Other than that I hope you guys have a good week and find good books to read. Talk To You All Later! - Kaitlynn

Friday, April 12, 2013

Update to Update

     Hey! We are almost to 300 page views! Well OK, there are still 7 more till 300 but you know close enough! Just so we know don't tell my science teacher I am doing this during his class. I am supposed to be working on "What did a T-Rex taste like?". I some what finished it but I forgot to turn in my english assignment and then I lost complete interest in finishing it. I will tell you what I tell my bus buddy ( she is in I think 2nd or 3rd grade.) "I am a bad example please don't follow me." I really suggest you don't do what I am doing right now. OK so on to some book talk..... The next book I am reading is Shadow Breakers by Daniel Blythe. I am about half way through, I don't know if I want to finish it or not. My next book is sitting at home on our T.V. stand. Other than that I don't have any other books lined up, but I have a huge test coming up so I should possibly find something huge to read. They are state reading tests so I will have about two hours to read. The will be about two to three books, UNLESS they are really big books. I guess I should put more books on hold. Some times I wonder the librarians ever get tired of seeing me! I some times think of asking them but don't because I rather like going to our library. If you have a book I should put on hold suggest it in the comments, the comment box should work for every one. That is kind of a lie, I found out from one of my best friends Desi ( you'll meet her later) that you could look at my blog on your phone or Ipod! I really don't know how to fix the commenting issue on the phones/Ipod since I really have never worked with them in this area. Hey, at least you can keep updated on my latest posts! I still haven't found my calculator, I checked the black hole that is my backpack, the black hole that is my house, and almost every class I am in. Well except for science, I'll ask after this. If you guys have any ideas on things I could do for my blog I am more than happy to hear them.  I am also more than happy to hear about ways of fixing the Ipod  /phone problem, and any things you find wrong in my blog. I have mixed feelings about tonight thou, (you may find this silly) I want to watch the latest episode of transformers prime but I don't know if I could handle watching it. I don't know if I could handle losing an important character but if I skip the episode then I don't know what happens next time! Oh! I really have to get going! Talk To You Later! -Kaitlynn

English news thing........

   Sorry for those who are waiting for my latest review, I haven't finished my next book and  I have to do an english assignment really quickly. I hope you find it interesting! It is my most favorite magazine, I got it from my Amma who I hope to visit soon.

                                                   Archaeology (March/April 2009)
   In this magazine there are about 13 articles. They range from uncovering the dead to looting problems. This issue mostly focuses on archaeological digs and the pasts of them. So if you want to know more about they archaeological digs that are threaten by global warming, just turn to page 32. IF you want to learn about a priestess of Amun turn to page 36. Or if you want to learn about the grave of the Middle east's oldest witch, turn to page 30. This has some thing for just about every one and is fairly simple to understand. The audience for Archaeology is probably for people between 18 and possibly 80. Or for any one interested in our past history. The reason I think this is because most people who are 18 and older love to know about some part of our past. This magazine covers a little bit of every thing. I also think that it is the same for people who love history, there is always some thing for some one.

  A Mummy's Life by Eti Bonn-Muller- This is one of the articles I mentioned before.(only cause it might just be my favorite!) In this article the describe the life of an Egyptian priestess of Amun. Her name was Meresamun, and she worked at the temple of Karnak in Thebes. They talk about the "mummy", what things she might have had, and her life. Also the recreate her face, (shown in the link below.) to what it could have been at that time.

 Grave of the Middle East's Oldest Witch by Mati Milstein- In this article they cover the dig in Hilazon Tachtit (northern Israel).  They go over the first couple digs there and what was found. They also try to figure out why she had such a elaborate tomb when the Natufians didn't even do it for any of their other dead.

  Climate Change: Sites in Peril by Andres Curry- In this article they tell us about the effects of global warming on dig sites. They cover the Scythian tombs, rainstorms in Peru, The desertification of the Sudan, Retreating Swiss Glaciers, erosion in the Channel Islands, and melting sea ice in Greenland. Each is it's own "mini" article and talks about what is happening in that area.

  As mentioned before the people at Archaeology recreated Meresamun, an Egyptian priestess. Well they recreated her face. I think that it some what helps me understand what the article is talking about. The reason is that Egyptian priestess where picked for their beauty, so for them to recreate her face it give me a better understanding on how her looks got her farther in life. So I think that by seeing her face it helps people understand what the article says about her life.

Unwrapping Priestess of Amun

  If the link doesn't work can you tell me so I can fix it. Other than that I just want to say that this is probably one of my most favorite magazines. It ranks pretty high up with Quizfest and Astrogirl. (The only other magazines I will read.) It covers alot of the things I love. Like Egyptian life, Roman life, Archaeological digs, and the list goes on. It was kind of nice to know more about the life of the priestess of Egypt and the Romans oil trades. I hope that you all enjoyed this, I really must get going. Talk To You All Later!-Kaitlynn

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Two For One!

       Hello, yet again. I am again so sorry that my last review was posted late, and I am sorry for posting this one late also. I have had this book done since last week Wednesday but haven't had time to post because of homework and a ton of people quiting crew for our play. I have also been brainstorming in what little free time I have and have come up with some ideas for my blog. But you all are going to have to wait to see them. I also have to at some point in time tell my family what I would like for my birthday, but I have until May 29th to tell them. I think it may be important to tell you guys that my birthday is May 30th. I am going to try to find a good mis-adventure for my birthday. I am so glad you guys have been enjoying them. I know you guys have been waiting for a song or two from my latest CD find, I just haven't had time to find any. Sorry again this is out way later than wanted I have decided that I will give you guys a two for one deal because I have finished another book. Well before I promise more than I can handle, on to the reviews!

                                       Article 5 by Kristen Simmons
     Our story opens with Ember (our main character) and her friends, in our some what near future. A future where every thing is controlled by the "government" and their Moral Statutes (see below). Ember and her mother break every one of the articles of the moral statutes. They have so far been living under the radar in their house full of contraband until one day it all changes. The moral statutes are updated and they come after Ember. Soldiers come to her home with an unlikely person in their mist. Chase her old friend, who sits idly and watches her go to a reformatory.  Will Ember ever get out? Action, adventure, high stakes, and a bit of a love story are in store for this high stakes story.

I rate this book 5/5. Even though I wasn't planning on reading this, I was kind of glad I did. I am kind of glad that I found out that there is a second book!
                                      London Eye  by Tim Lebbon
    Our story opens in a city just out side of what was London. What is left of London now is a wild city full of people with incredible powers. Two years before the time of the story London was hit by a huge chemical. Most people died, the people who lived had strange powers and are  called  irregulars. Jack and his friends head into London to find answers, people who were lost, and to see for them selves what it is like. High stakes adventures, love, danger, and pure curiosity hang around every corner. Who will make it out alive?
    I rate this a 3.5/5. I thought it was good near the end but I got really confused with the dialogue some times, and the first half of the book I just found really boring. I hope the second one comes out soon. I have feeling that the next one may be a bit better.
  Well guys hope you enjoyed my reviews! I have to go get more paint off of my hands and try to find my calculator! I can't find it any where, well I have had it since I was in 4th grade so I guess I shouldn't be to sad. Half of the buttons don't work right any way, the screen was slightly broken, and the rest of the buttons are colored in a light pink. (Well the reason it is a light pink is because I lent it out for some one and that's how I got it back.) Well I really need to go, Talk To You All Later! - Kaitlynn