Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Beastologist: Flight of the Phoenix by R.L. LaFevers

Nate Fludd is a 10-year-old orphan whose parents perished in an airship accident in the Arctic. Sent to live with his adventurous Aunt Phil, Nate learns that he comes from a line of beastologists. His family has studied supposedly mythical creatues such as basilisks and gremlins for generations. Shortly after arriving he and Aunt Phil embark on a trip to Arabia to witness the birth of a new Phoenix. Featuring strong character development and high adventure this new series would be perfect for third and fourth graders who like fantasy mixed with danger. Book two is The Basilisk's Lair.

Monday, August 9, 2010

It's Over

Well, I've already given up on my plan as discussed two days ago. I can't do plans! I just have to accept that I am a reading spaz and make the best of it. I prefer being led from book to book and reading whatever strikes my fancy. I checked out 4 junior fiction books today and am looking forward to escaping into children's lit for a few days. I tried. I failed. Oh well.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

A New Plan

Even after trying to take control of my reading life, it is still a mess! So, I have formulated a new plan. I will only have 6 books on my plate at a time. These are the categories: 1 new YA, 1 classic YA, 1 new JF, 1 adult fiction, 1 adult NF and 1 church book. I can't start something new in a category until I've finished (or abandoned) the current one. I've revamped the sidebar to show what I'm reading now. I really need to stick with this plan because I am reading a lot and not finishing anything. I feel like I'm spinning my wheels.