01 The Write Elements: February 2011

Saturday, 19 February 2011

The Groovy Greeks and the Rotten Romans (Horrible Histories Collections) by Terry Deary

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Actually I was on a fence between 'liking it' and, well, the other hand. I'm a huge fan of Greek mythology but I decided to pick this up to try my hand and see if I was able to stay awake reading through the bit (actually Half) about Romans. 50-50. There are creative parts, like letters and short stories in the book, of course. Honestly, I understand this book is non-fiction so I have no hindrance about that (since it was oh-so-detailed), but it sometimes got a little dry (zzzZZZ). I guess it's my doing since I'm not one to jump at the chance to read factual stuff, nevertheless I truly did like reading this book and the series because another point is, obviously, it isn't wearying as a usual textbook. All in all, though, "I Liked It" - enough for the three stars on Shelfari :)

Friday, 18 February 2011

Terror of the Nightwatchman by Tommy Donbavand

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Sometimes you don't even need a supernatural story to have a sophisticated everything. Admittedly, the series isn't for my age group but I'm not one for that stopping me. I wholly enjoyed the plot, it wasn't at all lacking, and there was definite wit between the three main characters. I had a smile on my face the whole way.
The whole series so far was always entertaining and I can't wait to check out the rest of it ( or maybe I should; after all, wouldn't want to exhaust the books - to have too much of a good thing and then have nothing :-o )