Comments for Colony Library Lady http://colonylibrarylady.com Book reviews Thu, 21 May 2009 19:47:44 +0000 http://wordpress.com/ hourly 1 Comment on “Hatchet” by Ms. Waddle http://colonylibrarylady.com/2009/05/15/334/#comment-1356 Ms. Waddle Thu, 21 May 2009 19:47:44 +0000 http://colonylibrarylady.com/?p=334#comment-1356 Deity, Yes! This would be a better book for a reluctant 12-year-old boy reader. One of my sons is a reluctant reader. We read this book together and he really liked it. (But you still might need a bribe to get your nephew started! ;-) ) Robinson Crusoe is considered by many literature 'experts' (professors, etc.) to be one of the greatest novels of all time--I can see why you liked it. Maybe your nephew would be willing to read it after a few other guy adventure books?? Gary Paulson writes a lot of them. One I really liked was "Dogsong" (I think--it's about Paulson's experiences, especially training for and participating in the Iditarod). Deity,

Yes! This would be a better book for a reluctant 12-year-old boy reader. One of my sons is a reluctant reader. We read this book together and he really liked it. (But you still might need a bribe to get your nephew started! ;-) )

Robinson Crusoe is considered by many literature ‘experts’ (professors, etc.) to be one of the greatest novels of all time–I can see why you liked it. Maybe your nephew would be willing to read it after a few other guy adventure books?? Gary Paulson writes a lot of them. One I really liked was “Dogsong” (I think–it’s about Paulson’s experiences, especially training for and participating in the Iditarod).

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Comment on “The Silver Kiss” by Ms. Waddle http://colonylibrarylady.com/2009/05/19/the-silver-kiss/#comment-1355 Ms. Waddle Thu, 21 May 2009 19:40:18 +0000 http://colonylibrarylady.com/?p=349#comment-1355 I didn't like the "Twilight" series either. (I have an earlier entry on this blog about trying to read it and hating it.) However, since so many of the students like "Twilight," I thought that "The Silver Kiss" would be a good choice--I do think it's a more thoughtful book, especially on death and what it could mean to live forever or be 'undead.' I didn’t like the “Twilight” series either. (I have an earlier entry on this blog about trying to read it and hating it.) However, since so many of the students like “Twilight,” I thought that “The Silver Kiss” would be a good choice–I do think it’s a more thoughtful book, especially on death and what it could mean to live forever or be ‘undead.’

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Comment on “The Silver Kiss” by Dieta http://colonylibrarylady.com/2009/05/19/the-silver-kiss/#comment-1354 Dieta Thu, 21 May 2009 09:09:40 +0000 http://colonylibrarylady.com/?p=349#comment-1354 Really, twilight? I mean the silver kiss is an ok book but twilight was just terrible. The main character with basicaly no personality and an abusive guy portrayed as the nicest guy ever? I can't get how it's so popular. Really, twilight? I mean the silver kiss is an ok book but twilight was just terrible. The main character with basicaly no personality and an abusive guy portrayed as the nicest guy ever? I can’t get how it’s so popular.

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Comment on “Hatchet” by Diety http://colonylibrarylady.com/2009/05/15/334/#comment-1350 Diety Wed, 20 May 2009 13:18:11 +0000 http://colonylibrarylady.com/?p=334#comment-1350 Hmm, I was thinking about tricking my 12 year old nephew into reading one of my favorite books of all time - Robinson Crusoe ( yes, I have to trick him. all he does is play video games ...) But the archaic language immediately put him off. Do you think Hatchet could be sort of an introduction to this ? Hmm, I was thinking about tricking my 12 year old nephew into reading one of my favorite books of all time – Robinson Crusoe ( yes, I have to trick him. all he does is play video games …) But the archaic language immediately put him off. Do you think Hatchet could be sort of an introduction to this ?

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Comment on “Hatchet” by Ms. Waddle http://colonylibrarylady.com/2009/05/15/334/#comment-1349 Ms. Waddle Tue, 19 May 2009 16:58:45 +0000 http://colonylibrarylady.com/?p=334#comment-1349 Yes, it's a very improbable landing, but the rest of the book depends on it--and lots of that seemed realistic to me. It's much easier to read than" Into the Wild", so if you've read that, this could be a quick afternoon read in the summer. Yes, it’s a very improbable landing, but the rest of the book depends on it–and lots of that seemed realistic to me. It’s much easier to read than” Into the Wild”, so if you’ve read that, this could be a quick afternoon read in the summer.

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Comment on “Hatchet” by Pozycjonowanie http://colonylibrarylady.com/2009/05/15/334/#comment-1348 Pozycjonowanie Tue, 19 May 2009 12:19:52 +0000 http://colonylibrarylady.com/?p=334#comment-1348 Sounds interesting, kinda like lost mixed with into the wild (pardon movie/tv comparison). I might get i even though the idea of him landing by himself seems highly inprobably Sounds interesting, kinda like lost mixed with into the wild (pardon movie/tv comparison). I might get i even though the idea of him landing by himself seems highly inprobably

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Comment on “A Dirty Job” and “You Suck: A Love Story” by analise m http://colonylibrarylady.com/2009/05/12/a-dirty-job-and-you-suck-a-love-story/#comment-1347 analise m Mon, 18 May 2009 18:50:13 +0000 http://colonylibrarylady.com/?p=301#comment-1347 i LOVE "A Dirty Job". thats my favorite book from Christopher Moore. its so hilarious. i cant say how many times i laughed out loud in my classes. it was that funny. i very much recommend this book! along with any of his other books. i LOVE “A Dirty Job”. thats my favorite book from Christopher Moore. its so hilarious. i cant say how many times i laughed out loud in my classes. it was that funny. i very much recommend this book! along with any of his other books.

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Comment on Classic American Literature by breanna j. http://colonylibrarylady.com/2009/05/04/classic-american-literature/#comment-1342 breanna j. Fri, 15 May 2009 01:07:04 +0000 http://colonylibrarylady.com/?p=295#comment-1342 Really ? that's extremely interesting because I planned on reading that book for my next in class novel. Your comment just made me interested in it even more Really ? that’s extremely interesting because I planned on reading that book for my next in class novel. Your comment just made me interested in it even more

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Comment on Classic American Literature by breanna j. http://colonylibrarylady.com/2009/05/04/classic-american-literature/#comment-1341 breanna j. Fri, 15 May 2009 01:04:51 +0000 http://colonylibrarylady.com/?p=295#comment-1341 In w way my main character grew up like yours due to the fact that he was hated by others, but unfortunately he was forced into the work in which he hated because of the fact that his parents were extremely religious. In w way my main character grew up like yours due to the fact that he was hated by others, but unfortunately he was forced into the work in which he hated because of the fact that his parents were extremely religious.

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Comment on Classic American Literature by breanna j. http://colonylibrarylady.com/2009/05/04/classic-american-literature/#comment-1340 breanna j. Fri, 15 May 2009 00:59:07 +0000 http://colonylibrarylady.com/?p=295#comment-1340 The title of my novel is an American Tragedy by Theodore Dreisel , which is a tragedy genrenand takes place in Kansas Chicago and New York.The time period is in the early1900’s. The novel An American tragedy is about a boy who is bored of his life in which his parents force him to do church work, where his family receives little pay and is quite poor. The boy,Clyde, gets a job at a hotel and life runs smoothly until one night while out with his friends, they accidentally kill a young child in a stolen car.Clyde fled the scene and moved to Kansas, then Chicago and works for his long lost uncle in a shirt factory. Though one of the rules of the factory is to not get personally involved with an of the factory girls Clyde disobeys. He is swiftly attracted to Roberta Alden, a poor and very innocent farm girl working under him at the factory. They form a secret relationship and Clyde coaxes her into having sex but his ambition forces him to realize that he could never marry her. He dreams of the elegant Sondra Finchley, the daughter of a wealthy Lycurgus man and a family friend of his uncle's. As developments between him and Sondra begin to look promising, Roberta discovers that she is pregnant. After an unsuccessful abortion attempt Roberta expects Clyde to marry her, but t the same time Clyde grows closer to Sondra and fantasizes about marrying her instead. Roberta threatens to expose her and Clyde's relationship so as an act of desperation Clyde makes plans to kill Roberta in an accidental looking fashion.Clyde takes Roberta for a canoe ride on a lake where they’re all alone and explains to her that the relationship was coming to an end. When Roberta moves towards him, he clobbers her with his camera, stunning her and tipping over the boat. Since Roberta can’t swim she begins to drown while Clyde, who is unwilling to save her, swims to shore.In the novel it’s unclear whether he acted with malice and intent to murder, or if he struck her merely instinctively. However all the evidence points to murder and the local police are all to eager to convict Clyde. Then there’s a trial and though there is a vigorous attempt to save Clyde by two lawyers his uncle hires Clyde is sentenced and put to death. This novel relates to american history because of the fact that it was actually based on a notorious criminal case.In 1906 resort owners found an overturned boat and the body of a young woman named Gracie Brown, in Upstate New York.Chester Gillette was convicted of killing Brown, though he claimed her death was a total accident.Gillette got the electric chair in 1908.The murder trial drew international attention when Brown's love letters to Gillette were read in court. Dreiser saved newspaper clippings about the case for several years before writing his novel. Clyde Griffiths was based on Chester Gillette, down to having the same initials. The title of my novel is an American Tragedy by Theodore Dreisel , which is a tragedy genrenand takes place in Kansas Chicago and New York.The time period is in the early1900’s.
The novel An American tragedy is about a boy who is bored of his life in which his parents force him to do church work, where his family receives little pay and is quite poor. The boy,Clyde, gets a job at a hotel and life runs smoothly until one night while out with his friends, they accidentally kill a young child in a stolen car.Clyde fled the scene and moved to Kansas, then Chicago and works for his long lost uncle in a shirt factory. Though one of the rules of the factory is to not get personally involved with an of the factory girls Clyde disobeys. He is swiftly attracted to Roberta Alden, a poor and very innocent farm girl working under him at the factory. They form a secret relationship and Clyde coaxes her into having sex but his ambition forces him to realize that he could never marry her. He dreams of the elegant Sondra Finchley, the daughter of a wealthy Lycurgus man and a family friend of his uncle’s. As developments between him and Sondra begin to look promising, Roberta discovers that she is pregnant. After an unsuccessful abortion attempt Roberta expects Clyde to marry her, but t the same time Clyde grows closer to Sondra and fantasizes about marrying her instead. Roberta threatens to expose her and Clyde’s relationship so as an act of desperation Clyde makes plans to kill Roberta in an accidental looking fashion.Clyde takes Roberta for a canoe ride on a lake where they’re all alone and explains to her that the relationship was coming to an end. When Roberta moves towards him, he clobbers her with his camera, stunning her and tipping over the boat. Since Roberta can’t swim she begins to drown while Clyde, who is unwilling to save her, swims to shore.In the novel it’s unclear whether he acted with malice and intent to murder, or if he struck her merely instinctively. However all the evidence points to murder and the local police are all to eager to convict Clyde. Then there’s a trial and though there is a vigorous attempt to save Clyde by two lawyers his uncle hires Clyde is sentenced and put to death.

This novel relates to american history because of the fact that it was actually based on a notorious criminal case.In 1906 resort owners found an overturned boat and the body of a young woman named Gracie Brown, in Upstate New York.Chester Gillette was convicted of killing Brown, though he claimed her death was a total accident.Gillette got the electric chair in 1908.The murder trial drew international attention when Brown’s love letters to Gillette were read in court. Dreiser saved newspaper clippings about the case for several years before writing his novel. Clyde Griffiths was based on Chester Gillette, down to having the same initials.

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