Monday, August 9, 2010

Choose Your Own Adventure!

Hi Girls,
For the month of August we will be using a different format. There are two books for this month. You can read one or both, whatever you want and then we will discuss them.
The first book is 'The Lightning Thief' by Rick Riordan. Even if you have seen the movie you need to read this book because like the Harry Potter books their is so much more in the book than they can ever put in a movie. The second book is 'The Sisters Grimm - The Fairy Tale Detectives' by Michael Buckley. It is the first in a series, and it is Fun!

Both of these selections are juvenile fiction and are fast, easy reads that will give you a new perspective on stories you have already heard, and they are a lot of fun!



Monday, August 2, 2010

Delicious Discussion

Woohoo! I hope you enjoyed the "Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder" as much as I did. As far as the story goes, it was very simplistic and really nothing spectacular. I also thought the ending was a little cheesy, I mean are all killers that anxious to talk and answer questions? I doubt it. They probably want to kill you and hide the body before someone discovers it.
However, I found the book a very fun read and I actually read the second installment of the series "Strawberry Shortcake Murder". While the plot isn't complete brilliance it was still a decent mystery and the most fun part was reading the descriptions of the Minnesota locals. Some of the characters are so typical small town they were actual easy to visualize and rather nostalgic. I enjoyed the characters and had a good laugh with most of them.
Lastly, how can you go wrong with new recipes? I made one of the cookie recipes (it was actually from "Key Lime Pie Murder") called kool-aid cookies. While Shiloh made some cherry ones in Idaho I decided to make some strawberry ones and they were pretty darn good!
So jump in the comments and let me know what you thought of the book, story, characters, recipes, etc.