Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Crucible

The Crucible By: Arthur Miller

I have always been fascinated by the Salem witch trials but I've never really done a lot of digging and research about them so when I had the opportunity to borrow this book from my sister in law I jumped at the chance. This book was fascinating and I locked onto it real quick. I usually go home and clean, cook,go for walks, or watch TV. if I ever sit down to read it's usually only for a few minutes. but with this book the only thing that sounded good was sitting in my new lazy boy chair and reading. :) I never realized just how interesting and yet sad this story really is. I felt like this whole story basically surrounded the "doings" of one person... Abigail Williams and I think her story started with her affair with John Proctor. But it makes me wonder why they condemned all those other people, maybe it was just a snowball effect. I'm not quite sure but I am going to try and do a little more research about this even in our nations history. If you know of any other good books about this topic please let me know.

The Tiara Club: Princess Georgia

The Tiara Club at Ruby Mansions: Princess Georgia and the Shimmering Pearl By: Vivian French.

I found this book on a discount rack and only paid I think it was a dollar...maybe less. Anyway I thought it would be good to read children's books from time to time and examine them for my Children's Literature class. This is a cute little story about Georgia a Princess in a academy at the Ruby Mansion who is learning to be a perfect princess in hopes that she can move her training to the Pearly Mansion to learn how to become a noble queen. It's a really cute story complete with villains and all. This book helped me to understand the proper wordage to use for kids to help them understand as well as the climate of the plot and much much more. It's also a cute little book that I'm going to save to give to any future princess's I may have of my own. :)

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Fablehaven-Keys to the Demon Prison: By Brandon Mull

This is one of those series my niece Abby introduced to me awhile ago and I love it! I am a huge fantasy fan, I loved Harry Potter, Twilight Saga, Lord of the Rings, etc. After Harry Potter I was wondering if I could find a book that I could sink in to like I could the "wizarding world" and this was PERFECT! I finished this series last night and was sad to see it go. Fablehaven is about these magical preserves that keep magical creatures either safe or away from harming humans who aren't aware these magical creatures are real. It has all sorts of creatures fairies, satyrs, golems, witches,wraiths, trolls, centaurs just to name a few. You follow two young people Seth and Kendra as they go to spend their summer with their Grandma and Grandpa Sorensen (Book 1) and they stumble across this unknown world when they drink some magical milk. The rest of the series goes through adventures that these two have at Fablehaven that get more and more critical as the books go on as they try and continue to save the world from an evil called the society of the evening star. This book is a great read for anyone who enjoys fantasy reads.