Sunday, December 13, 2009

My Yearly Tradition

Every year I read my favorite book, "The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure (The 'Good Parts' Version). I grew up watching the movie, and I just found out that it was a book, a few years ago. Ever since I turned the first page, it became my all time favorite book. I can't believe that I have not read it yet this year, and since it is getting late in the year, I figure that I should read it soon.... So I just wanted to let you dear followers know that I will be reading this soon. Unfortunately, I have recently let someone borrow my book from me, so I will have to read the one copy found at my local library. Oh well.... (I need to get a second copy so that I have one to lend, and one for myself...hehe) Well that is all for today dear reader....


(p.s. I always loved this map.)

A Brief History of Montmaray

Title: A Brief History of Montmaray
Author: Michelle Cooper
Pages: 294
Time Took to Read: 5 days
Cover Rating: 5/5
Character Rating: 3/5
Plot Rating: 3/5
Overall rating: 3.5/5

I really liked this book. It had a great story line. The characters were very believable, and I enjoyed learning more about them each, as the book went on. I also liked the plot... Any plot that takes place in a castle is AMAZING!!!! hehehe... Though I am more prone to like a more medieval time period, or at least 1800's, but this book was good, I liked the whole 1930's time period... I just had to keep reminding myself that it took place during this time. All in all, it is a good book, a little on the slow side, but good. I recommend it to anyone who does not mind reading just to read.... To someone who just loves books in general.


I need to write down what has just happened. I need to set down the truth. If I write lies or if I write nothing at all, this journal is worthless. I must do this, in case anything happens.

All right. This is what happened tonight, every single terrible thing that I can remember . . .

Sophie FitzOsborne lives in a crumbling castle in the tiny island kingdom of Montmaray, along with her tomboy younger sister Henry, her beautiful, intellectual cousin Veronica, and Veronica's father, the completely mad King John.
When Sophie receives a leather-bound journal for her sixteenth birthday, she decides to write about her day-to-day life on the island. But it is 1936 and the world is in turmoil. Does the arrival of two strangers threaten everything that Sophie holds dear?