Friday, April 19, 2013

I bravely fought off the monsters beneath her bed

Somehow I got behind again. I'm not really sure how as I thought I was caught up. (Though I did miss yesterdays letter. I had a long day at work.) I'm now going to get caught up by doing tomorrows as well and hopefully keep it that way.

Proof. Written by Bill Bright and Jack Cavanagh.

This is a story about one of the Great Awakenings which took place in the USA. It is the story about a man who wishes to be a lawyer and gets his chance by working on a big case. But everything is going against him and he fears he is destined to loose, and loose every chance of fulfilling his dream.

Not only was this a story on an important time in history, the characters were a lot of fun. Harrison grows up an orphan, living with a group of other newsboys and therefore his social skills leave much to be desired - as is seen when he attempts to have tea with a possible boss and ends up spilling it. I really liked him in the story and he's the reason this book became a favorite. 

Queen Sheba's Ring. Written by H. Rider Haggard. Published 1910. 

I haven't read this yet but it is part of the Alan Quirtermain series so I know I will like it.

Red Fighter Pilot. Written by Manfred Von Richthofen. Published 1917

After watching the movie, Red Baron, I found his book online and have been reading it. (Slowly because I don't like reading on my computer.) The first few chapters have only caused me to like The Red Baron even more. He was a very mischievous boy.

I decided that, since I was reading The Hardy Boy books I would try and read some of the Nancy Drew again. I started with The Quest of the Missing Map because it was a treasure hunt story. I was surprised to discover that I had fun reading it. 

I had a friend who loved the books and she was very mad at how the new Nancy Drew movie was made. I didn't mind the movie, but on reading the books I understood her annoyances. Nancy was more intelligent then portrayed in the movie, and Ned is much cooler in the books. 

I picked up another one from the library and hope to finish the series this summer, or come close to doing so. I will also be attempting to finish The Hardy Boys and Trixie Belden. It seems a nice way to pass summer before I start school. 

I've been listening to a lot of Owl City on youtube the last few days. I only own one of his CD's, but I hope to buy the rest soon. First on my list is the one which has the song Sunburn on it. 


  1. Keeping up is hard when you are working and living your usual life. Good for you and I hope you make it through to the end.


  2. Hello! I stopped by from the A to Z challenge. I am not sure if it me, but your text is really hard to read. The frame your posts are in are somewhat transparent and your back ground image bleeds through.


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