Note: I read an uncorrected proof of The Bone Season. My thanks to Bloomsbury and Wikia for the copy. I have kept this review as spoiler-free as possible, but there are some minor disclosures of elements of the book’s world and story.
The Bone Season is the first novel in a planned seven-part series (a la Harry Potter), written by Samantha Shannon while still an undergraduate at Oxford University. The series was snapped up by Bloomsbury for a reported six-figure sum, and, in the modern world, film rights were bought before the first book was published, by Andy Serkis’ company Imaginarium. It’s fair to say the hype surrounding The Bone Season has been pretty intense. So, does it live up to those incredibly high expectations?
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Book People Unite is a program in which donations are made so every child can read a book.
If you don't know what I mean, you might have seen an advertisement of it as see here:
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This may be silly, but...
I just found out how to make links in the information boxes!!!
So that is partially why I went through some of the books I've previously done, to add those links up.Read more >
My sisters and I have a joke that we started since I was showing off how much literature I knew. I told them, "You don't know what's in Tarzan!" while making a waving hand gesture and putting emphasis on it, and they thought it was hilarious. The Tarzan series were probably among the books Elsie Dinsmore's father would have kept away from her. They aren't bad compared with some things today, but I'm sure they were considered bad back then. I've only read the first few and they seem alright enough so far, unless I missed a few pages when my tablet was acting up.
I considered Madame Bovary the worst book ever, until recently, and I only read it because Veggietales made a parody of it. It was sitting on my shelf and I thought I'd satisfy my curi…Read more >
I am happy to announce that I am working on writing my own book.
Even more happily, I'm rereading the Animal Land stories that I had read when I was little, reading The English Orphans, and still working through the Oz books.
Animal Land stories are great stories, though there isn't much information, that I could find, on them. The author constantly makes remarks on some foolish things humans do, and anyone can admit that the animals had a right to be critical of it.
I saw an old copy of The English Orphans once, but I didn't have any money with me at the time and then someone bought it before I could. I could tell by the way it looked that it was a good book, and I went home to find summaries and reviews of it, and it sounded like a good boo…Read more >
I can't believe I forgot what yesterday, November 5, was! Guy Fawke's Day was an important part of two stories that I know of: one about Paddington Bear and one about Mary Poppins. For Paddington Bear (I forgot which book for both of these, but...), he was learning about Guy Fawke's Day for the first time, really, because he was raised in darkest Peru with his Aunt. He saw a boy collecting clothes for a Guy, and he decided to gather clothes for one too. Unfortunately, the clothes he picked up belonged to his grouchy neighbor, who only set his best jacket on the porch to be picked up for the laundry. Then Paddington's neighbor himself started the bonfire with the dressed up Guy, while Paddington realized his mistake and was trying to stop h…Read more >
My library did not have the rest of the Mistmantle books, so I had to postpone reading the last three of them. Now, however, I finally got them. Once I'm done with all of them, can I post up all their settings and characters?Read more >
Library events are great for getting books at lower prices or even for free, while also having lots of fun! I hope its like that in most libraries. I got three books from the Oz series, a book of Kipling's short stories, Aesop's Fables, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, and the Tale of Desperaux. Spending a total of six dollars altogether and getting the last two for free. No matter how many great books one can get for free on an electronic device, libraries and the feeling of owning a physical book to proudly display on a bookshelf are wonderful things.Read more >
I will finish up the pages on The Secret Garden and The Children of Green Knowe, hopefully by the end of this week.Read more >
So, Jurassic Park is going to slow down some work on getting new books, but Urchin #2 and Tinker Bell #2 are now done! The Children of Green Knowe is going to be finished soon too. I really enjoy every book I read, and so I'd never read a book I wasn't absolutely sure I'd like. Tinker Bell was great, so was Urchin. Urchin finally knows his past and there's more information about other islands. Crispin will soon be married, and I guess he will have children, by the title of the third book. Sometimes I worry about that Hope, but we have hope for him to always land safely. Prilla is getting along great with her talent. She's an energetic individual who made the only pure wish with the wand. Tink and Terence may never be together, but there ar…Read more >
I just created a page called Haffertee Hamster Diamond. This book is all about a talking hamster named Haffertee, and his adventures. I really enjoyed this series of books. I read them when I was younger with my family. You can see all about the book on Haffertee Hamster Diamond.Read more >
Finally finished The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and it was a work of genius. Definitely a book worthy of being called a fairy tale and it definitely fits in with its time period. The 1800s and early 1900s was the height of true fairy tales collected/written by Grimm, Andersen, Joseph Jacobs, and Andrew Lang. I've always loved fairy tales and you can always notice their use of multiples of three (Dorothy's three companions, three requests of the flying monkeys, etc.) and how they always end up helping others from a kind heart and then they get things in return (Queen of the Field Mice, etc.) and how they fight numbers larger than their own and still win (crows and wolves, both of which were fourty to one). I haven't been feeling well, but I'm g…Read more >
I remember seeing a movie of this book as a kid and now I've finally read half of it. It is really the first Oz book I've ever read and I chose it because it was the one where the Wizard first came. A prequel should be read first, I guess. While the beginning was kind of abrupt with the Lion immediately becoming the Witch's servant in collecting the Flower of Oz, it does make sense since no one else would do it. It is the saddest thing to see that such a brave lion would turn into the Cowardly Lion and that the Wizard never recognized his dear friend ever again.
I'm a bit under the weather, but the book is an easy read.Read more >
See the title? I guess that maybe once again Louisa May Alcott has a book filled with metaphors, similes, and allusions. I'm going to start reading her book, entitled "Jack and Jill". While I usually like to know something about a book before I begin, this time I didn't. Can't wait to find out something so I can tell it in my next blog!Read more >
Well, this book has been exciting so far. Though I think it was obvious it was Captain Husk from the beginning. The only problems for children with the book so far is the descriptions of the evil in the dungeon, the drugging of the culled babies, the drinking of wine, and the birth of Urchin. There are some similarities to the Redwall books, with the anthropomorphic animals, chapter pictures, Medieval look, superstitions, and types of animals. It makes me so glad to read it! I can't wait to see what happens next, and as soon as I do, I will write the summary. I've already started the characters, still an incomplete list for now, though. Oh, and every now and then I look at other wiki pages to see what they have for the books, well, actuall…Read more >
(Just a blog about the book before I start to read it.) I actually only liked this wiki when I saw the sections about similar books. Namely, when I looked at some Redwall pages, I saw the Mistmantle books listed. I can't wait to start reading it and write another halfway blog! I do so love squirrels!Read more >
I'm pretty sure this book could count as a children's book. Maybe for older children because of whatever reason, but the book is funny, critical of the people of its time period, but funny. I saw two movie versions of it this summer, and I guess that because it is a play that the movies copied the exact words with ease. Most movies rewrite books completely (like How to Train Your Dragon). In this, I can picture the exact scenes of the movie with the exact voices and exact facial expressions as I read their exact words. Just finished reading Aunt Augusta's weird interrogation.Read more >
Now media characters usually try to be accident prone to give some humor and delight the audience. I may be one of the few people who know someone who gets irritated at those people/animals. This is why Paddington Bear is a great choice for the best of both. Paddington Bear has, indeed, a knack for getting in trouble. Yet he is intelligent and ambitious (especially at loose ends). It may get tough for a small bear's paws to do things meant for human beings, but in the end, everyone benefits from the catastrophe. Some ways seem random, like they could ever work! Still, they have some logic to them, and it makes Paddington lovable to his audience. At least it explains why the Browns love him, and even (because it seems treacherous to say the…Read more >
First, just in case someone doesn't like being told the end until they get to it themselves, I did take a look at the back and I do mention the end in here. If anyone wants to read The Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg and they don't want to read a spoiler, skip paragraph two (after this one; including this paragraph, it is number three) or my whole blog post entirely.
Okay, I fell in love with the Tinker Bell movies. (The whole scene with the baby bird was my favorite!) I've watched Peter Pan's Disney movie as a child and recently read his two books, and while I have a while to wait for the newer Tinker Bell special and movie (the games one and the wings one), I can enjoy reading some Tinker Bell books! The Disney website has excerpts f…Read more >
I thought I'd help out this wiki and also give you all more book articles. Since I don't usually do blogs, I guess I'll just mention something very relevant to this wiki: what I've been reading.
The Penderwicks at Point Mouette
The Penderwick sisters remind me of my own family, except they have one more sister than us. The humor really got me hooked. My mother has always been trying to assist me in expanding the types of books I read, and I don't usually care for humorous and modern books. I thought it would just be another thing to waste my time on when I received the cd for the second Penderwicks book. Though I would mostly avoid soccer (or any sports at all), their lives were interesting. Jane is an avid writer, Rosalind is their responsi…
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I'm Jammiedodger123 and I'm a Wikia user.
I don't have professional skills but I can certainly help. I'm very new but I can defintely attract some visitors, advertising is probably my strongest field.
I have founded a few wikis like My Moshi Monsters Wiki and Translatorium Wiki (very new)
I also founded Complipedia which is a big success as we have many active users and loads of pages.
Away from my skills, about this wiki. First of all - I love reading! I didn't like reading at first but now love it. Our family bookshelf is full and has piles of books at the side of it.
Secondly, this is a great success. We can attract more users, and we can make this wiki better, but it's OK!
So anyway, if you'd like to accept me into your Administration Team as a …Read more >
Well hello guys!
Yesterday (28/01/12), I requested a place in the Administration Team. Well I got my results back saying soon I will become a Administrator! I promise to you all that I will help you all with aticles and I will always Promote new ways to get the Wikia the Best Wikia in Wikia History!
So I will tell you all a bit about me! I am Harryvlas123 and I have:
- Founded a Wikia called: Harry Potter Wizarding World Roleplay Wikia
- Roleplay on a Couple of Wikias
- And have good contacts for good tips on Wikias such as Windsword7, Head of Ravenclaw and Zanzan28
I currently have some good ideas on improving this Wikia and I hope that you trust me as a Administrator in the Future and I will incourage more an more people to use this Wikia so I hope …Read more >
My name is Ellie Firestone.
Right now, I'm working on a series of nine stories of Super Sporty's adventures . She's a basketball-playing super-hero horse, fighting baddies and aliens and trying to save the world from their evil plans of domination. I draw all the illustrations myself. They're very colourful, especially if you read the books on your PC's Kindle Reader, which you can download for free. Or a Kindle Fire, Kindle Touch, or an iPad. And iPod Touch. And iPhone.
My, what a lot of ways to enjoy my stories!
I think the perfect reader for my books are boys and girls who are learning to read -- more or less ages 5 to 8.
A bit about myself: I'm home-educated in the Cotswold hills in England. I love to read and swim, and when I'm visiting f…Read more >
Welcome to Children's Books Wiki Blogs!
Please feel free to share you and your child's favorite books, or recent reads with the community - or write your own review of a book for others to read. Reader Blogs are live, so when you write a new one, it will automatically be posted to the main page.
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