Review: Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

Summary: In a near-future society, the human race is in a war against the buggers, a hostile alien race, who nearly won twice in two wide scale confrontations against humankind. Fearing a third invasion, a system was put in place to discover and train child prodigies in the art of war.

5 Reasons to Read Books before Seeing the Movie

Before we start I think I should let readers know that I’ve done both: seen the movie before reading the book and reading the book before watching the movie.  Below are some of the reasons why I am now a firm believer in doing the latter.

Review: Exile by Anne Ousterlund

Summary: Aurelia has exiled herself from the court in the last book, bearing her name, when she refused to marry the creepy king of a neighboring kingdom. She plans to tour the country of Tyralt (her soon-to-be kingdom) and visit the whole of it to get a feel for the people from every part.

Review: Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev

Summary: Beatrice Shakespeare Smith lives inside a magic theater where all the players from all the plays ever written and performed come to life. Some are her friends, some are not, and some are indifferent.

Ingenious Way to Motivate Reluctant Readers

I stumbled on an ingenious way to motivate my two reluctant readers. The one doesn’t like reading and will only do it if the book captures her quickly and only if the book is set down right in front of her face. The other likes to read, but has recently been sucked into text messaging, […]

Review: The Iron King (Iron Fey, Book 1) by Julie Kagawa

Summary: Meghan Chase is just your ordinary unpopular girl trying to navigate the hierarchy of high school, get her driver’s permit, and possibly a date with the hottest boy. Her best friend, Robin Goodfellow, calls her princess, an endearment she despises.

Review: The Lost Colony (Artemis Fowl, Book 5) by Eoin Colfer

Summary: The aliens are returning… well they’re demons now, but that’s beside the point. The magic that held them apart from the world for 10,000 years is deteriorating and the time/dimension jumping demons are starting to make their presence known and Level 8 is going to fix it.

Arbitration situations in bets: is it possible to make money on betting forks

Arbitrage situations in stakes (they are also forks) – the topic is very popular and in demand in the bettor community. But this is understandable, because sports arbitration promises earnings at the rates. And not just any, but a big one, and even absolutely no risks. How can you not tell of such a temptation? […]

Review: The False Princess by Eilis O’Neal

Summary: Nalia is a shy bookworm princess whose only close friend is her best friend Kerinan, the son of an earl. On her 16th birthday, Nalia is told she’s a substitute princess; a stand-in, someone to take the place of the real princess while her life was in danger.