Friday, November 20, 2009
Johnny and Sandra have had enough with the east side of paradise so they load up the car with food, good tunes and about 12 of there closest friends with a sign that reads "west side of paradise or bust".
but they bite off more than they can chew when the figure out that a 2 seater car is really only supposed to hold 2 people and they get stranded in between the east & west sides of town. Do they turn around and go back or do they keep going, never giving up?
This book holds so many different emotions that sometimes its hard to follow. One min Sandra is all bout life then the next she emo's out about it. so confusing. not a good read for anybody who only wants to read it once.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
But news of Sam's amazing skills behind the plate doesn't stay in farm town for long. A scout for the Chicago Cubs has his eye on Sam and wants to show him what his talent can mean to the world. Will Sam choose to follow his dream or end up farming rye with his old man to save the family farm from creditors and bank foreclosers.
This book is a powerful representation of how life is like on a rye farm. I've never been on a rye farm nor do I know if there is truly such a thing but that's the power of books!
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
After serving time in the big house for a crime they didn't commit, The Hardy Boys (or should I say "The Hardy Men") are out and this time they are on the wrong end of the law.
Jail has made these boys even harder and they're out for revenge. Armed with a list of names and knowledge of homemade pipe bombs, they're out to serve a cold plate of justice because justice is a dish best served cold.
HATED THIS BOOK! Sure it has all the settings for an awesome action movie but really blowing up cars and jumping away from them gets old fast (unless you're the one doing the blowing up <.< >.> <.<) I guess the hardy boys just grew up way to fast for America and maybe we're just not ready. Believe me, this book is pretty "dead on target" if you ask me.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
April 14, 1865 - The place? Ford's Theater, The Target? Abraham Lincoln, The point? "Operation: American Dream".
In this musical rendition of Moby Dick, President Lincoln has hit a point of boredom while being president, so he devises a plan to fake his own death in order to pursue America's true enemy, Clouds.
Lincoln devotes his new freedom to hunting down angry rain clouds, the kind that ruin picnics and baseball games, and making them pay the only way he knows how, vigilante justice. Has Lincoln descended to madness or is he just on a completely different level of badassness (similar to Bruce Willis and Clint Eastwood)?
I will say this right here, right now... Gregory peck was robbed of the Oscar for this role! This is a must own for any body's home collection. It will have you looking into your own heart and asking, "Can one man really fight a gang of clouds?" Yes, my friend, yes.... but only if that man is Abraham Lincoln.
All the songs where preformed by the super group "The Time Traveling Hillbillies" a group fronted by Neil Diamond as Lincoln's singing voice, Zombie Tiny Tim As Old Salty (Lincoln's right hand man), Kenny Rogers as Raintos: The Cloud King, and introducing Josh Groban as a stowaway who's literally "Wet behind the ears".
* All proceeds of The sale of this Soundtrack go to the "Save the whales from clouds foundation"
Friday, October 9, 2009
By Guest Blogger Mark Adams
In the turn of the century, it was tough to be hip. Awesome things like bling, crunk cups, and “Ghost Ride the Whip” had not been created yet. Still, that does stop one struggling community from developing modern urban hip culture. This is the story of Sir Alfred Penngrove, the coolest citizen in the fictional city of Horseless Carriage, Pennsylvania.
Yes, times were tough in 1890s Horseless Carriage. The gambling houses were empty due to lack of funds. The tricks weren’t being turned. And the hooch was drying up. Oh yeah, I guess the lay folk couldn’t find jobs and such. But whatever. Armed with only his mustard colored pimp suit, a few dollars, some influential contacts, and a bottle of brandy, Alfred Penngrove sought to make something out of Horseless Carriage…and himself. But danger appears around every corner, and Penngrove will have to face serious hardships, like boring parlor conversations, mustachio gangs, and women who ride bicycles. Hopefully all in a day’s work for the coolest, most badass man of the 1890s.
With its sassy dialogue and suspenseful moments, Braddon’s Thou Art the Man almost reads like a turn of the century Shaft, perhaps with just a little less violence and a little more sex. Young adult readers may find this appealing, but all readers will fall in love with Sir Alfred as the protagonist struggling with an environment that almost completely parallels our 21st century recession era existence…and not to spoil it’s contents, but there is even a strange coincidence when Sir Alfred, as he puts it “Haphazardly goes about his horseless carriage while in motion, not unlike a phantasm”.
Friday, October 2, 2009
Pierre Demounte is an up and coming French business executive from the 1700's with a lot of fresh ideas just begging to bring the world to its knees. Mary Taylor is a New York astronaut from the fifties with a bad attitude and a time machine.
On one of Mary’s random adventures she ends up in the French revolution but it’s more than gun powder in the air for these two opposites. Mary's stubbornness and hometown pride leads the two on a wild adventure around town giving Pierre a chance to open his new loves eyes to the beauty that is French culture. Will Mary give in to her surroundings or is she blinded by smelly taxi cab drivers and the New York Yankees?
This book touches the heart as well as the funny bone! My favorite character is the comic sidekick "Jacque" a bumbling leader in the revolution. This book is for everyone and is easily will be a classic for generations to come.
Friday, September 25, 2009
1863 - In a nation divided by war, a team of super secret government spies are captured by the south while on a recon mission from the president himself.
Their leader, a Japanese man by the name of Akihiro Ishikawa, devises a plan to make the biggest prison escape in history.
Taking over their captors, only armed with five guns and an American flag, which Akihiro uses to impale his enemies with as is his tradition; the gang single-handedly wins the war from deep within enemy lines.
Red Badge of Courage reads as a very intense action novel, but I couldn’t help noticing the issue of racism that is portrayed in the book by not only the war against slavery but the inner war that lies within a group led by a Japanese American.
1986 - On the way home from an audition for a role as the crazy neighborhood kid in the newest NBC sitcom, Margaret becomes the last person she’d ever thought she’d be, the world’s only hope.
Upon hearing news of another fellow actress getting chosen for the part, Margaret questions her faith and asks for a sign that god still loves her. What she gets is a little more then she bargained for.
Satan has come to new york once again and this time has had enough. Teaming up with Don Giovanni, New York’s most feared mob boss, he now has not only hell on his side but the entire mob community and a couple of new York’s finest in his back pocket.
Margaret now has to decide to trust her faith or let the world be consumed by total chaos.
I commend Judy Blume for making this large jump from children’s books to action thriller. Many people said it could not be done but I believe if she sticks with it the series can go along way.