So the books have been around for ages and there are so many of them, I have a lot but not all. I think they are great for young kids, they have action, simple to understand language and plenty of colour. There is also a tv series. It is quite fun to see these favourite characters come to life this way. If you or your kids are a fan of the books then track these down (they are actually on tv in Australia at the moment), likewise if you or your kids are a fan of the show then definitely give the books a try.
Posts tagged ‘A Little Fun’
Okay so this post will be a little different. Not a book review or a link in to a film to be found. Not really.
Sometimes things in life happen and though you may have a pile of unread books staring at you from over burdened bookshelves you really just need to sink into the embrace of a beloved old favourite.
That is where I happen to be at the moment. My daughter and I have just started reading Tamora Pierce’s Circle of Magic Quartet together and I found once I started I couldn’t put them down. So I’m sorting of reading them twice at once. Once with her and once at a much faster pace for myself. Sure I’ve read them before, more than once, but so what?
I just love the stories of Sandry, Triss, Daja and Briar. I love to sink into the world created by Pierce. It’s like wrapping a favourite blanket around yourself or putting on your favourite pair of jeans. There are time when escape into the familiar is a very welcome option.
I have several series’ that I love to reread, several authors whose books are in various states of imperfection due to the number of times they have been reread. If whoever I had lent my copy of First Test to had given it back that is probably where I would have started with my munchkin but I obviously need a new copy of that, which will take some time but that’s fine because I have plenty of other books I’m more than happy to revisit.
Is there any author or book you love to revisit?
So some things in life can play havoc with regular blog posts.
Now while I’m not back back, I have rigged a way to do a couple of posts. I hope to be back properly soon.
So I found this:
Skulduggery is just so cool. I think these books would make great films. There are some really cool casting ideas out there, and some of them overlap, I saw a couple of picks for David Tennant as the man himself and I’ve got to say I think that could really work.
Hey lovely readers. I have a fun gift for you. I have a copy of the wonderful WILDLIFE by Fiona Wood to give away.
So what do you need to do to win this?
Leave a comment stating the title of one of your favourite coming of age tales and why. The winner will be selected at random.
The competition closes June 2nd 2013.
So I did what I do occasionally and I spent some time watching vlogbrothers clips
And I found one dealing with The Fault in Our Stars and the fact it maybe become a movie sometimes soon.
For some reason it won’t let me embed the right clip but go here
John Green says he is ‘Cautiously optimistic’, we shall wait and see. Until then if you haven’t checked out the book, what are you doing sitting here reading this… get thee to a bookshop (brick and mortar or electronic) and do yourself a favour, get a copy of The Fault in Our Stars.
Okay it is that time of the year again where anyone and everyone puts together lists of their top picks of the past year. I am going to be no different, I will, however, not be doing a top 10. What I have put here are the ones that really stood out, but truthfully I had many wonderful reading experiences this year just about gone, and I did limit this list to those books published in 2012.
Let me start with the youngest first and believe me there were so many really cool picture books this past year but here are a few that stood out.
The Snorgh and the Sailor : Will Buckingham and Thomas Docherty
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore : William Joyce
I Love You Little Monster : Andreae Giles and Jess Mikhail
Plant a Kiss : Amy Rosenthal and Peter H Reynolds
What Does Daddy Do? : Rachel Bright
Fiction 4 – 9 years.
Secret of the Swords : Frances Watts and Gregory Rogers
Hey Jack! series : by Sally Rippin
Billie B Brown series by Sally Rippin
Floors : Patrick Carmen
Summer’s Dream : Cathy Cassidy
Dork Diaries series : Rachel Renee Russell
Stormdancer : Jay Kristoff
The Fault in Our Stars : John Green
Team Human : Justine Larbalestier and Sarah Rees Brennan
Some days you just need to find something that causes you to think, or just makes you laugh. At various times this man has made me do both, sometimes at the same time.
If you have not checked out the VLog Brothers do so. Here is a snippet:
(Just so this post has something booky in it): I’ll actually put it out here and say Fault In Our Stars is most probably going to make my top picks of the year too
April 2013 sees the release of Lili Wilkinson’s next book, The ZigZag Effect.
Lili’s books are fun and engaging and I am looking forward to this next one.