Tuesday, August 25, 2009


then by Morris Gleitzmen is a very sad book. i think the line "then we froze" sums this book up to perfection. you can never tell what's going to happen, though i sometimes got a bit confused, that could have just been me. i also thought the ending was rushed. the description was perfect, it wasn't just their story it was their emotions, these are the only books I've read that show what it would have felt like to be a Jew in the Holocaust. another great thing about this book is it reaches out to lots of age groups, so a 10 year old could read it, but i still loved it at 13. i hope that Morris Gleitzmen writes a third book. what about 'Now'?

Thursday, August 20, 2009

dare stuff!

if people have questions about the dare challenge can we please be specific? I'll try and clarify.

each month this blog will have a challenge for anyone who would like to take part. this month we dare you to read an Australian book, meaning any book by an Australian writer then post a review.

if you have any questions please ask and if you don't know any Aussie books i have lots of recommendations.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

First Awards!

Hi! CherryDiva here. MEGA NEWS: The lovely Sara from Dragonfly Book Reviews has given us our first two awards! Yay! Thanks SO much Sara! Here are the rules...

Kreativ Blogger Award:

Rules: I think you're supposed to write seven of your favourite things and nominate seven other blogs. Well, since there's two of us (Anna Banana and ME!) I think we'll bend the rules a bit and make it that I'll list four, and Anna will list four. Cool. So...


1. Blogs

2. Candles

3. Sweet Biscuits

4. Cherry blossoms/cherries!

Anna Banana:

1.this blog: i think we've done almost enough posts to email publishers. nothing like fee books (stacey i gotta talk to u about that)

2. uni book sale next weekend!

3.bubbles. we got little bottles of bubble mix at a 1st party.

4.my bro goes to america on friday. V. excited for him.

Now, seven blogs we nominate. Hmmm....

1. Jenny


3. Amber

4. Kate

5. Beanie

6. Meggin

7. Sasha

Okey dokes.

The Hearthfelt Award:

(The Picture won't upload coz it's an animation. Imagine a cute mouse peeking out from a little tea cup.)

Rules: (Copied cheekily from Sara's blog :] )

Do you reach for a cup of cocoa or tea when you're relaxing, seeking comfort, sharing a plate of cookies with family and friends? You know the feeling you get when you drink a yummy cup of cocoa, tea, or a hot toddy? That is what the Hearthfelt Award is all about, feeling warm inside.

Put the logo on your blog/post. Nominate up to to 9 blogs which make you feel comfy or warm inside. Be sure to link your nominees within your post. Let them know that they have been nominated by commenting on their blog. Remember to link to the person from whom you received your award.


1. Blog Of A Jennybean

2. Anna Banana (I, CherryDiva nominated Anna. She isn't that selfish to nominate herself!)

3. This Homeschooling Life

4. stacey if you get to out me i get to put you!

5.we're giving it back to sara leslie. you don't have to do it again thou.





Monday, August 10, 2009

The Slightly True Story Of Cedar B. Hartley (who planned to live an unusual life)

4 ½ stars

No, I am not kidding, that is the actual title. Pretty long, huh?

Cedar B. Hartley is a dog-loving, almost-but-not-quite-thirteen-year-old girl with hellish red hair. She likes to hang out on the street, do bat-pole positions and take her dog Stinky on walks. But it all changes one day after school. No one greets her at home-not Mum because she's at work, not Dad because he died when Cedar was small, and not Barnaby, her brother, because he ran away a few months back. Not even Stinky is there - he got lost and Cedar goes off to find him. No one has seen him and he's no where TO be seen, so Cedar and her best friend Caramella make posters to hang around town.

Then the boy with the river voice calls. His name is Kite and he's found Stinky. As Stinky and Cedar reunite at th oval, Cedar learns what amazing things Kite can do, and she wants to be able to do them too. Instantly, this changes not only her whole summer, but her whole life.

I think this was a fabulous book. It was Martine Murray's first novel, and it got quite a lot of praise. You should definitely read it.

i dare you!

each month I'm going to or Stacey might( she doesn't know I'm posting this yet) give you all a dare. they will be Aussie or book related mostly. you have to post about the dare after you complete it leaving a link to our site them comment and let us know you've completed it. after you complete so many dares you will get an award. it will probably be three challenges completed. this dare isn't included because it is a trial run and we will set up a poll to find out what people think of the idea.

august dare 2009
i dare you to find an Australian book and give a review. simple. try and find a book you haven't read before, maybe one by a different author. if your not sure about if a book is australian or not just leave a comment and we'll let you know. you have until the 10th of september to complete the dare and make sure you vote on our poll. their will be a new dare next month for spring YAY!
we really beat you guys in the cricket last night. next game is going to be interesting.

Raven hill/ teen inc series

these books are way to easy for me but i still love them. they would probably be great for younger brothers or sister. Emily Rodda writes lots of kids books, including the well known Deltora quest series.
this series is about 6 friends and their job finding business, following the original slogan no job is too big or too small. somehow 15 year olds involved in robbery, arisen and other massive events seems believable.
so far i have read about 5 of these books and found them great, my fave is the gignerbread house.
they are publised under two names teen power inc was the name originally but when they were reprinted in america they we're called raven hill mysteries.

if this doesn't make sense i'm sick don't blame me blame my brother.