Saturday, July 05, 2008

The Media Fast is Over

The Media Fast is over, and I am back on the computer. I read a couple of books during the time I wasn't on the computer or watching TV:

A CURSE DARK AS GOLD-- It took a couple chapters for me to get into this book, but as soon as I did, I was enthralled. Is it everyone's imagination, or is there a curse? Who should you trust? Is it too late for either?

HALF MAGIC-- I had a lot of fun reading Half Magic -and making up my own double wishes. This was a comfortable, easy to read book that makes you laugh and keep reading.

TWO ARE BETTER THAN ONE-- this was a guide to prayer partners. It stresses that when two or more pray together the effects are much more... noticeable. You wonder what you could do or could have done if you spent more time in prayer- with or without someone with you.

CITY OF EMBER-- I fell in love with this story at once. There is this underground city, but the people living there know nothing about us. Two children figure much out on their own, but will anyone believe them? What happens when the people of ember run out of supplies, and hope?

THE WRIGHT 3-- I found it confusing that the reader had to decode a little section of the book, and a little frustrating when I couldn't. Although the plot seemed hard-to-believe, it worked. Will the three ever become friends? Can old houses communicate? How much of life is coincidence?

BASIC CHRISTIANITY-- I haven't actually finished this one yet, but so far it is very interesting. There are a few big words, and lots of big concepts and ideas. It really gets you thinking, in a good way.


Anonymous said...

Oh, just a couple of books, eh?

Good to see you back. =0)

Noël De Vries said...

I agree with Balliett's book being confusing and a bit frustrating. Let me know what you think of the Calder Game.

Glad you liked Curse.

I can't believe you hadn't read Half Magic yet?!?!

You do know there's going to be an Ember movie in Oct, right? I've heard that the prequel is the best of her companion books... but we'll see. I've only read Ember.