Monday, June 1, 2009

The summer is upon us!

Which means more time for reading books, right? Well, hopefully for you all, because our Summer Reading Club gives away prizes when you girls read. And the best part is you can read WHATEVER you want. Even boy books. :-P

It seems everyone had a lot of opinions on the upcoming Percy Jackson movie. Did you all read the last book in the series yet? I've heard good things so far, but I'm still curious.

I also heard excellent things about the movie "Up" which I plan on seeing soon. Here's a preview:

Should we talk books? Well, this is a blog about books, so I'm thinking that's a good plan. Check these out:

One Hundred Adventures by Polly Horvath

I recommended "Everything on a Waffle" by this author not too long ago, and I'd like to recommend this book as well. It takes place over one summer and follows twelve year old Jane Fielding as she experiences different adventures. While she wants one hundred of them, she ends up with fourteen, but they pack a pretty powerful punch. This is a good beach read for the summer (partly because it takes place on a beach).

The Folk Keeper by Franny Billingsley

I'm going to throw this one in as another excellent beach read, because it does involve the ocean, plus magic, mystery, and a little bit of romance (not in a yucky way, though, I promise). Corinna disguises herself as a boy in order to be the Folk Keeper, someone who keeps the "evil folk" from doing terrible things. She is in orphan, and her journey throughout this book has her facing many challenges until she is brought face-to-face with her true heritage. Corinna's story is one you won't forget.

Happy reading and watching, ladies. Also, we have some Kit Kittredge shirts here at ImaginOn. If you want to send in some book reviews, I can hook you up with some free t-shirts or some free books...maybe even BOTH. So what have you been reading lately?