Sunday, January 27, 2013


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A memoir of Hope:

 This book is the first time that I have read a book about a persons life wanting to and with interest. This is a story of Hope Solo! The amazing goal keeper of the USWNT soccer team.Hearing the story of her life and who she is off of the soccer field, I seem to see her in a different way. I had no clue of what her life included and what she has experienced in her life. Also I learned how she was a phenomenal player who was asked to join teams  from all over the state. Not only was she a phenomenal goal keeper but also a goal scoring machine who ended the season with 109 goals that her team relied on. I recommend this book if you play or enjoy soccer, are into the USWNT (United States Women National Team), or like (or LOVE) Hope Solo!


Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead

     Liar & Spy, by Rebecca Stead, is about a boy named Georges (pronounced George). He moves to an apartment with his dad and his mom (who isn't around much because she works lots of hours as a nurse) and meets a strange boy named Safer and his little sister Candy.
Georges gets bullied in school by some mean boys who call him Gorgeous.
Then Safer makes Georges his apprentice, and they have a mission to spy on Mr. X, a man whom Safer tells Georges he suspects of being a murderer. The missions get scarier, and Georges starts to wonder what he would do for his only friend.
At the end of the book, a few surprising things are revealed. It's hard to write anything more without giving something away, so let me just say that Liar & Spy is very different, unpredictable, and totally worth reading. I rate it five out of five stars in its own unique way.



Saturday, January 5, 2013

Confessions of a Shopaholic

Hey guys! It's me, Annabeth, and I know I haven't blogged in forever, but here I am now! So I recently finished reading Confessions of a Shopaholic,  by Sophie Kinsella. It is one of those books that I don't want other people to know that I read, because they might judge me and all that crap.

You may have seen the movie. I didn't. You may have read the book, only with a different cover. There are a lot of different images if you search "confessions of a shopaholic book cover". Anyways, it's (I think) the same story, the same characters, etc. Oh, and I'm pretty sure it's called The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic everywhere but the U.S, and India. Jeez, I hate it when the same book has two different titles.Like how Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is actually Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. 

The setting is "present day" London (it's actually set from 1999 to 2000). It was an okay setting, but it would have been more relatable for me if it was set in America, so I knew what all the stores she shopped at were, and stuff like that.

So the main character is Rebecca Bloomwood, an ignorant, shallow, fashionable, and lots of other adjectives financial journalist. She lives in Fulham, London, in a fashionable flat with her best friend, Suze. She hates her low-paying job, and loves- or more importantly, is addicted to- shopping. So, the result is a whole lot of debt. And Rebecca basically ignores it through out the whole book. ARGH!

What really annoyed me was that she actually could have easily payed off some of her debt, but instead she knowingly spent it on things such as a $200 scarf because it was 50% off and she was "technically saving money".

I thought this book was meh. It was a quick, easy read, which was nice, but it kind of annoyed me, so I'd rate it... somewhere between 2 and 3 stars.

If you like meaningful, interesting books, this may not be for you. If you like chick-lits and girly stuff and Twilight and those kind of books, go ahead and read it.


Friday, January 4, 2013


THIS IS TERRIBLE!!!!!! I DON'T HAVE A BOOK TO READ!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS HORRENDOUS!!!!!!!!!!! Please tell me some books you recommend!!!!!! I can't live without a book to read!!!!!!! I just finished a book so I NEED another one!!!!!!!


The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan

The Mark of Athena is action packed, fast, and one of my favorite books. It is the third in a series. The first two are called: The Lost Hero, and The Son of Neptune. If you have read the Percy Jackson series and haven't read this series, I highly recommend it. (and if your wondering, Percy and Annabeth are still in it) There are new characters. Three of the important ones are, Leo, Piper, and Jason. (and yes, Jason the son of Jupiter, if you know about him) Read the books! THE LOST HERO, THE SON OF NEPTUNE, AND THE MARK OF ATHENA 


P.S. It's my first post on this blog. :)

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Marked by Kim Richardson

Marked is an action packed, page turner. The story follows a girl named Kara, age 16. After getting flattened by a bus on her way to a meeting with one chance to get a scholarship, she becomes a guardian angel. GA's (guardian angels) protect mortals' souls from being eaten by demons. GA's are NOT alive. They do not have a beating heart. They stay connected to the Horizon by mortal souls living. This book was added to my top 10 list yet it does depend on the reader. I recommend this book and rate it five out of five stars. Read the book to find out about Kara and her adventures! ENJOY!