Tuesday, May 27, 2008

The Host: by Stephenie Meyer

The Host
" . . . The Host should come with a warning label: it will grab you and keep you reading well into the wee hours of night . . ." ~ Ridley Pearson, Author of Killer Weekend
There is no joke on this suggestion. The warning label should read: Prepare for possible, voluntary sleep deprivation and lack of willpower to put down book. I spent about half a week reading this book and going to sleep at two in the morning, regularly. The last night, it was three thirty.

First of all I want to say, Wow! As Twilight goes, I liked the story and the characters are okay (if not annoying on a regular basis), but The Host is its own book entirely. I actually cared about Wanderer and Melanie, the two-part protaganist, they were so real to me, even the alien "soul" Wanderer.

I could connect so much better then I could ever have connected with Bella. I found myself sharing the same feelings on violence and other issues it goes into in this book. You will become a close friend with her, and by the last climatic decision she makes, you will be anxiously hoping that everything will turn out well, shed tears even.

Anilee, you said you only got to page 80. You didn't get nearly far enough, keep going, kid! (Uncle Jeb ism)

Stephenie Meyer is a masterful with her keyboard yet again, and this time you might actually like the characters. :)

Saturday, May 17, 2008

A new book

Today I bought The Host by Stephenie Meyer. Me and my mom bought it together, it was 25% off at Fred Meyer. I'll be reading it soon, and I'll tell how I like it.

Library Memorial

^I made this sign. :)

A year from today, my public library closed down because of lack of funds. So we had a rally/funeral/memorial service for our library today. A group of people and kids march down our downtown area and up to the courthouse front steps. Reporters from the local news, radio and paper were there. The newspaper that was doing the story could send out a photographer, so I got to be the "photographer" :D I took pictures and I read a poem I wrote about the library closing. So I might appear on the local news, which is weird and cool at the same time.

And here's the poem I wrote:

Destruction of a Library

World of Words,
Their time is ending.
On the shelves
they sigh a bitter sigh.

Why should people cry?
Only words on paper
Behind brick walls

Why do I sigh,
This humble cry?
Why do the words
mean so much to me?

How can people
not feel what I feel?

About an old building
that smells like old paste
That binds together beautiful words
In the arms of ancient paper

Old and young
they fill the walls.
They feed the soul
of one and all.

Each one
an adventure
of a new day.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Summer fly was buzzin' . . .

At long last, Oregon has decided it's time for summer. Or it at least thinks it should be warmer. Oregon has strange weather.

Yesterday I went on a hike at a local trail and it was nice. There was a lot of bright flowers, and a beautiful waterfall. I'll post some pictures soon, along with some others I've taken recently. My photography class is officially over, and so I have nothing I can tell people so they don't think I'm some lazy bum. (Which is true, but people don't need to know that.) So that's all, I just thought I should make a post, I haven't done it in a while.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

The 123rd page meme

Tagged by Cuileann.

The Rules:
1. Pick up the nearest book.
2. Open to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4.Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people and post a comment to the person who tagged you once you've posted your three sentences

I grabbed Countess Veronica off the shelf. Before, I had gotten a picture book, but then I realized it wasn't long enough for 123 pgs.

"'How many moves can you see ahead?' Veronica was puzzled. 'Ahead?'"

I'll tag Dr. Knowitol Y. and Bookbutterfly.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

The Adoration of Jenna Fox

Thanks, Enilee, again for sharing a book you love for my birthday. You are awesome. :D

I received this book as a birthday present from my friend, and I'm glad she let me read the book. It's a very interesting world. Interesting and frustrating.

I stayed up late reading this book many nights in a row. Probably a bad idea for my brain, but oh well.

This is a story about a girl trying to find herself. It's a little more complicated then that, but that's what it is in one sentence.

I haven't read many Sci-Fi's, but this one is good. The future world of earth was more believable to me then the world of Uglies, which I still haven't finished reading. Not sure why but, that's not important here.

A theme of this book is, what is humanity really? It's a question that hovers on every page. Are we human because of our choices, or because we have five finger and toes on each limb?

There was also a lot environmental stuff in this, and it made me wonder if the author is some form of tree-hugger. But it was still interesting to think about.

And, Enilee, I didn't cry. I didn't even feel tempted, sorry. I guess I just have a different button then you. :) Or I just wasn't in the mood for crying.

That's all, does this even help? I think I just spit out random facts.

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