Philosophy is defined as a theory underlying or regarding a sphere of activity or thought. Well, my theory is if I can add at least 10 new books to my Wishlist and move at least 5 older Wishlist selections to my TBR list every month, then life is a ice cream sundae. And if I can find those 10 books from at least 5 new blogs each month then that's the cherry on top.


Well, I've made it almost 5 years now, so for better or worse, I continue on. I tend to blog in spurts as the urge to be creative erupts. As I don't have an artistic bone in my body, you will see very few changes in the layouts. Hey, I'm a reader not an artist like so many of the awesome bloggers I follow. I know you don't always have the time but if you stopped and looked, take a half a minute and say your piece. Recommend a book that you have enjoyed or hated for that matter. Thank you to all who visit.
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Monday, August 22, 2011

Gone by Michael Grant

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                                       Author: Michael Grant
                                 Book Type: Hardcover
                                Rating: * * * * *
                          Review Date: 5/21/2009

In the blink of an eye. Everyone disappears. GONE.

Except for the young. Teens. Middle schoolers. Toddlers. But

 not one single adult. No teachers, no cops, no doctors, no
 parents. Just as suddenly, there are no phones, no internet, 
no television. No way to get help. And no way to figure out 
what's happened.

Hunger threatens. Bullies rule. A sinister creature lurks. 

Animals are mutating. And the teens themselves are changing, 
developing new talents - unimaginable, dangerous, 
deadly powers - that grow stronger by the day.

It's a terrifying new world. Sides are being chosen, a fight 

is shaping up. Townies against rich kids. Bullies against 
the weak. Powerful against powerless. And time is 
running out: On your birthday, you disappear just like
 everyone else...

I read this online when Harper Teen offered it free. If you click on the Browse Inside this Book you can read it free.This was the most compelling book that I have ever read. I read almost the whole book in less than 24 hours. It sucked me in and would not turn loose. This book is not for the faint of heart. It is so vivid that I had nightmares about it while reading it. This would make an awesome movie. It is listed as a YA but it is so much more. Just imagine what it would be like to be sitting in a classroom listening to your teacher drone on and on and then suddenly poof! no teacher. In fact no one over 15 in your whole town. Can you imagine the fear, the panic , as the reality of this is faced by the 13 and 14 year olds that are left in charge. Not only that, several of them have discovered that they have developed some strange and scary abilities. A five star book all the way.

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