Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Family Update

Hi all!!
I just updated my family blog with winter highlights. ;)
So, here is the link if you want to check it out!!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter!

"He is Risen!"

"He is Risen Indeed!"

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Happy Birthday to...

It is Mr. Webber's 60th birthday today!

Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber is arguably the most successful composer of our time. He is best known for stage and film adaptations of his musicals Jesus Christ Superstar(1973), Cats (1994), Evita (1996), and The Phantom of the Opera (2004).

Now, the reason I am noting this on my blog, is not because I like the guy. I like his music. I personally think he's kind of creepyish and I have slight problems with some of the music he has written. But, regardless, he is an amazing composer and has written some of my favorite songs.
Here they are below: ENJOY!

Phantom of the Opera

I do have some issues with this song (Jesus Christ Superstar), but my favorite person on Grease: You're the One that I Want sung it, and I thought she did a really good job!

Memory from the musical Cats

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Well Witched by Frances Hardinge

okey-dokey, so yes, the picture says Verdigris Deep. It's the same book, just different titles. Verdigris Deep in UK (already released) Well Witched in USA (not released, explaining why I can't find a picture of its cover). Or, maybe it's just really late.... ;)

ANYWAYS, here's the small book review.

Well Witched by Frances Hardinge

Well Witched is a suspenseful and very unique story of three kids whose lives are changed because of a few coins in a wishing well. I would definitely recommend this book, but under the severe warning that you will never look at a shopping cart the same way you did before reading this book ever again…

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Operation Typhoon Shore by Joshua Mowll

Operation Typhoon Shore
by Joshua Mowll

Doug and Becca MacKenzie are traveling on a ship to a remote island with their uncle on one of his missions. Their uncle, the captain of the ship, is involved in a special organization called the Guild of Specialists and right now his mission is to gather four missing artifacts whose purposes are unknown to the young MacKenzies. Doug, eager to join in the action swears into his uncle’s Guild, but Becca declines. Their parents are still missing, supposedly dying doing the Guild’s work, and until she can find out exactly why they died and what they were doing when they died, she refuses to trust the Guild. This separation is very unsettling to the siblings, but when an unexpected danger strikes the island and true identities are revealed, Becca and Doug wonder where their alliance really stand: their uncle’s adventures or their parent’s mysterious disappearance.

Joshua Mowll brings all his characters back for a second appearance in “Operation Typhoon Shore”. While, everything would be crystal clear if the first book was read, his second book can stand by itself. Mowll draws the readers in at the very start with intrigue and curiosity. His writing is very good, but what really makes the book amazing is all the maps, pictures, sketches, and confidential material included through out the book that makes you feel like a real adventurer. I would highly recommend embarking on this exciting adventure and finding out for your self what really happened the day of the Typhoon.

Brief language and possible disturbing moments.

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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Something you probably don't know about me...

Water. It fascinates me and freaks me out.

Freaks Me Out: I'm not sure why it scares me so much, because I've only had a couple of scary but not dramatic incidents. One of my worst fears is to drown in a car. I pray that it will never happen.
Fascinates Me: Waves. As long as I'm miles away I think they are amazing creations by God.

One of my favorite books of all time is Shadow Divers by Robert Kurson. [Disclaimer: this adult book has lots of language, but I went through with a marker and scribbled everything out...;)]
Anyways, it focuses on the lives of a couple of underwater divers. For a living they worked on underwater structures and conducted tours of common underwater wrecks. That was not all they did though. When they had the chance, these men would go looking for undiscovered underwater wrecks. One of the first steps they would take was to find out what the name of the ship they had discovered was, then they would actually swim inside the tight spaces looking for historical artifacts or if they hadn't found the name of the ship, documents or other things that would help them determine the identify of the ship.
This book also had a really interesting twist by taking the reader back to Germany during World War II and introducing us to some of the young men that traveled on a U-boat that mysteriously disappeared and tying that to the lives of some of the present underwater divers.

I know I would never be able to dive down to an underground wreck (you have to be specially trained and everything), but I really enjoy reading about what it takes and how because of what they find we can discover more about the history of the sunken ships and the people on them.
Ok, so Miss Erin said if I write a bookish post (that was so bookish and deep) she would give me permission to post a random animal picture. hehe
SO, what about this one:
Okey-dokey, I challenge Hannah, Rosie, Miss Erin, and Michelle to find something that is prominent in your life that not that many people would know and tell us about it!! (And it has to be something you are willing to share...*smiles*)