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Chantress by Amy Butler Greenfield

The World is Quiet Here, May 27, 2013

Don't let me fool you. I haven't read this book. I haven't even looked at the rating or any reviews. But it's really good. Why? The description. But every description makes the book sound good right? "An adventure you will never forget". That's what they say when... Well? They don't know what to say. "This book sucks... So instead of showing parts of the plot... Let's just say it's cool and hope everyone takes our word for it." That's how anyone can tell this book is good.

However, THIS description is short but completely packed with all the different things going on. You know what I hate? Slow books. Books with little going on. I'm sure you do too. You read a chapter, and you toss it aside. Another one of those. And you shake your head again, asking yourself whyyy you got this book.

You can tell right off the bat, that's not this book. You immediately start thinking, wait... Why can't she sing? Who are these men?

But it gets better. You know what I love?? It takes place in the 1600s. This factor could either crash and burn, or rocket to the moon. Depends on how this author is. It could sound like it's present day, but just have that date to add some spice, but it'd be a kick and immediately bitter if it doesn't have the juicy details of that time period that were like no other. I think it's refreshing to have it in a time we haven't lived in. So we have a mysterious girl, mysterious men, and a mysterious time period! It creates the outline, but an empty space in your mind your immediately craving to fill.

I don't usually fall for the book description, but they got me hook, line, and sinker. I am truly impressed. Bravo!
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A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
A Light in the Attic

The World is Quiet Here, May 10, 2013

Wit seems to be rare these days. I can only seem to find it occasionally in the infrequent fight people have with each other. But you never seem to find many people anymore that just have wit, and use it often as such. But I believe Shel Silverstein is one of those people. Most people have probably read his books- he writes many poems for young children but I've discovered that now as I read them when I'm older I see so much more in them and appreciate them even more than I did. His poems are highly respected and show kids that poems can make sense and be fun- not so confusing and deep all the time.

I for one am not an expert poet but I have written a few poems and I do realize that it is difficult to write a true, quality poem. Shel Silverstein writes amazing poems that are silly, but deep at the same time and are truly of quality. His poems are like the other side of the moon. They show a completely different way of thinking of things and looking at life. You read a poem and you sit back and think to yourself, "huh... that is truly brilliant," and so it is. On the surface, they are silly and funny, but underneath they are brimming with meaning and thought. How rare and ingenious that is.

I want to read many more of his books, they are truly inspiring to me. They are all a reminder not to look through life in the same lens you always do, which I think is a good reminder for all of us.
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