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Today I will be talking about The Wrath Of Dawn. This book is about a king who takes a new wife every night and the has her killed at sunrise. After countless murders, there is a volunteer. Shahrzad is the first not to die after the one night, and then she survives one more morning. I heard a good part of this tale at some point in my life before I read this book so I know how she did it. Since this was a romance book I was a little wary. This book ended up having more to it though, and also shows some interesting aspects about relationships. There's a part where Shahrzad says, "you're right I understand nothing, I know nothing, but who's fault is that?" Even though they might have been running smoothly up to that point secrets were getting in the way and it it takes two to keep a relationship going. So that was the book I read, hope you liked it.

The First Link You See Will Lead To Laughter

Me handling life like
I feel sorry for you heartless people who can't laugh at that. Anyway, I've been jumping around books again, mainly because I'm poor as dirt and can't buy anything, but with the help of my gracious mom I was able to get a book and blog about it.  I recently read Dark of The Moon by Tracy Barrett. It puts an interesting twist on the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur focusing more on Ariadne the lover he "abandoned" on the island of Naxos. On Crete they worship Ariadne's mother as She-Who-is-Goddess and Ariadne is referred to  She-Who-Will-Be-Goddess. Everyone fears them both for they are the leaders of the land and carry The Goddess's magic in them. To understand this better, please read the book; I highly recommend it. It is amazing. (I have no idea where I'm going with this so... let's see how this goes.) I think I'll cover how traditions change over time. So by the end of the book the traditions of She-Who-Is-Goddess…

Current Mood: Wednesday Addams Drinking Poison At Summer Camp

(You know what I'm talking about)
The only thought going through my head right now is the Drake and JoshTheme song.
"It's gonna take some time to realize, but if you look inside I'm sure you'll find....over your shoulder you know that I told you I'll always be picking you up when you're down, so just turn around." That show was good. What am I supposed to be talking about? Oh yeah books, right!
So I read Cat on a Hot Tin Rooffor my AP list book. If you've ever seen the movie with Elizabeth Taylor then you have seen a very good movie. It's my favorite Movie. (Trying to stay on track and failing) The book is about a father who has cancer and his children know but aren't telling him or his wife. Brick, his favorite son, is an alcoholic and his wife is trying to make him love her again. In both the book and the movie Liz's character says, "I feel trapped; trapped like a cat on a hot tin roof." to which her husband, Brick, replies…

Apologies and The Schwa

Hi, so this part of the post is mainly for my english teacher. I know I haven't been very good about keeping up with this blog, and I want to apologize. I know you want us to be excited and happy about blogging, and it's also such an easy grade when we turn it in on time. So I'm sorry that I am one of the few students that don't turn these in on time. 
Ok, moving on. So let's talk about books! I don't know. Um, how about The Schwa Was Here? I reread this over the summer and I wanted to share it because I think it's a good book that needs a bit more attention. The book is about a boy named Ansty and he meets another boy named Calvin, But he's referred to as The Schwa. Many people don't notice The Schwa because he's said to blend in with the scenery around him.  On this kind of wild adventure of girl problems and tested friendship, and don't forget the old man hiding in the dark apartment with the sins and virtues, Ansty and Calvin go on a que…

Why I Could Never Be A Librarian

So we've all probably heard of the horror stories about working in retail or at restaurants, but think of that drama going down in a library. Thanks to Gina Sheridan we get to see some of the funny, embarrassing, and sometimes sweet moments of working in the public library. In I Work In A Public Library, she shares a story about a lady, Carol, that used to drive her and her coworkers insane.
"One afternoon I noticed that Carol was attempting to hand out some religious leaflets to people in the lobby.
Me: Carol! You can't do that! There's no soliciting in the library.
Carol: Why the hell not? These toms and Betsys need a some Jesus in their lives and its up to me to show them the way." Yeah, I hardly have the patience to handle my dads religious rants, I don't think I could handle Carol. Among the goofy, and sometimes infuriating moments there are some sweet moments.
"Boy: Thanks for the books. Hey, you know something?
Me: What's that?
Boy:  You'…

The Walking Entity of Sass and Irony That Is Me

Hi, I'm Kendall Valentina, and I'm writing this for my sophomore english class. Let me say it and get it out of the way, I don't exactly like writing. But I do have a ton of book ideas. Que the Irony. Wait, isn't this suppose to be about reading?  Yeah I guess, but I have to write about reading so... do with that what you will. Anyway my reading goals are fairly simple. I want to finish the Stephen King book I'm reading, and I have to read Lord of The Flies, and I think 2 books from the AP reading list. Oh, and a nonfiction book. I'm so close to done with 'Salem's Lot! So close... Since I have  a habit of trying to read too many books at one time, I've decided to put all of my effort and energy into finishing 'Salem's Lot which has actually been fairly hard because I've never done that before, and now I see why. My reading goals for this nine weeks is to finish 'Salem's Lot, my nonfiction book, start my 2 AP list books, and get a…