Saturday, August 21, 2010

Sonnets of the Portuguese and Other Love Poems by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Sonnets of the Portugese is a collection of classic love poems by Elizabeth Browning. Many are well known, such as "How do I love thee, let me count the ways." I thought that the poems were very well written. I also thought that they got a little repetative at times. It is a good example of classic poetry. Although it is tedious at times, it was worth reading. Rating: 2 out of 5

Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! by Bob Spitz

Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! is a biography/information book on the Beatles. I learned much about this band's history, and impact on the world of music. One thing that I really loved in the book was its use of pictures and memorobilia to illustrate the events in the Beatles life. It was written in a scrapbooklike format, and this really helped keep my interest. The Beatles had a timeless efffect on the world of music, and Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! displays this fact well. Rating: 3 out of 5

Gilda Joyce, Psychic Investigator by Jennifer Allison

Gilda Joyce, Psychic Investigator at your service. Ever since her father died, quirky Gilda Joyce has been working hard to sharpen her psychic skills. She's determined to communicate with spirits from the Other Side and become a crack investigator of spooky, twisted mysteries. After wrangling an invitation to visit relatives in San Francisco, Gilda discovers that her dreary, tight-lipped uncle and his stange, delicate daughter need her help to uncover the terrible family secret that has a tortured ghost stalking their home. From poignant to hair-raising and hilarious, this is a behind-the-scenes, tell-all account of the very first case in the illustrious career of Gilda Joyce, Psychic Investigator. Rating: 5 out of 5

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Bound by Donna Jo Napoli

This book, Bound, is like the Cinderella story. The main character whose name is Xing Xing is treated very badly by her stepmother after her father died. Her mother died before her father and her father remarried after his first wife died because he wanted a boy but he never got one. But Xing Xing is their servant, cleaning for them, cooking, doing laundry. The stepmother really didn't regard her as a daughter of her husband and Xing Xing was really sad and just didn't feel like she fit in. Very good book. Rating: 5 out of 5