Saturday, February 18, 2012

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever, by Jeff Kinney

This is Kinney's most recent addition to his much-loved series.

I read it because I read the other ones and I'm anal enough to have them all read. 

I think this one was my favorite in that it was the least obnoxious.  It wasn't the funniest one, though.  It's a quick read, does have some funny parts, and will surely be a favorite to your son or daughter if they liked the other ones.  :)

Matched, by Ally Condie

This, I guess, is the first of a trilogy... of which I will not be finishing.

It was an ok book - took me a while to get it read due to my having a baby (!!!) and not being that interested in it.

It greatly reminded me of the Hunger Games - taking place in the future, a girl who has to choose between two guys (one she's paired with, one she's not), an all-powerful government that pretty much controls everything that happens because of chaos that happened in the past resulting in war, teenagers rebelling against the system, everyone being seperated into districts or providences... VERY similar. 

It's about a girl who's matched with a guy, her best friend.  But, she falls in love with someone she's not supposed to fall in love with and wants to rebel and make her own choices.  The government she has to answer to controls everything - from the food they eat, the songs they listen to, to when they die.  It was mildly entertaining, but not enough to get me to want to finish the series to find out what happens.  Maybe some day.  Who knows.  :)

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

It's a Book, by Lane Smith

This is one of the best books I have ever read.  Not kidding.

It's a children's book that my husband found at our local library... it's perfect for this day and age, he says.  So, I read it.  And laugh... and laugh! It's perfectly cute and funny and just perfect.  ;)

If you want to read it, click here - I highly recommend that you do, it'll only take you two minutes.  **You have to read the very first page it shows for the ending to be as funny as I thought it was.

Love it!