the most uninteresting book ever written is the calculation of pi to two million places, in 800 pages. Just think of the TV special that could be made from this script.
Monday, November 25, 2013
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Jump by Sean Williams tells the story of Clair, anverages a 17-year-old who lives in Maine, goes to school in California, has a best friend who lives somewhere in Sweden, and has a crush on a boy who lives in Shanghai. This is possible becouse of transportation known as d-mat, which moves people all over the world in minutes.
when Clair's best friend Libby hears about a way to improve her self . she becomes determined to change herself. Clair is determined to get her friend back and soon finds herself in the world of Stainers who abstain from using the d-mats.
One of those who help Clair is Q who seems to live only in the virtual world of information called Air that everyone is connected to. Clair also becomes friends with a Stainer boy named Jesse who has gone to school with her since they were young but who had always been an outsider.
The story is filled with action as Clair is on the run trying to get away from numerous enemies. She doesn't know who she can trust.
Clair lives in a world revolutionised by d-mat, a global teleport system that allows people to transport themselves instantaneously around the world. When a coded note promises Improvement -the chance to change your body any way you want, making it stronger, taller, more beautiful - Clair thinks it's too good to be true, but her best friend, Libby, is determined to give it a try.
What starts as Libby's dream turns into Clair's nightmare when Libby falls foul of a deadly trap. With the help of Jesse, the school freak, and a mysterious online friend called Q, Clair's attempt to protect Libby leads her to an unimagined world of conspiracies and cover-ups. Soon her own life is at risk, and Clair is chased across the world in a desperate race against time.
Allen & Unwin
Monday, November 18, 2013
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo has one sentence that is 823 words long. When Vic wrote to his editor inquiring about their opinion of the manuscript, he wrote, “?” They answered, “!”
Friday, November 15, 2013
By day she’s a journalist, leading an award-winning staff at the York Daily Record/Sunday News, where she is Assistant Managing Editor of Features and Niche Publications and social media coordinator.
You will find her on a plethora of social networking sites, from Twitter and Facebook to RebelMouse and NewHive. She loves social media and loves to connectwith her fans via the various platforms.
In addition to her writing blog, Buffy’s Write Zone, she maintains a social media blog, Buffy's World.
She is also a newspaper and magazine columnist and writes middle-grade, young adult and women's fiction. You won’t want to miss the first book in her upcoming series, “The Yearbook: Gina and Mike.”.
Buffy says that some of her fiction ideas pop into her head at the most inopportune times. She has jumped out of the shower to write an idea down, scribbled all over church bulletins and meeting agendas. She said she has fallen in love with each one of her characters and she is thankful they came into her life and can’t wait to share them with you.
She lives in southcentral Pennsylvania with her husband, Tom; two sons, Zach and Micah; and wheaten cairn terrier Kakita. She is grateful for their love and support and for reminding her of what’s most important in life.
When she isn’t writing, she’s running or trying to play golf. She loves all things Disney and would love to spend a night (or week) in Cinderella’s Castle.
Once you get to know Buffy, you will quickly see that she is a big believer in giving back. She has designated that 5 percent of the proceeds from her books (ebook and print) will be given to charity. So when you buy her book, you will also be helping others.
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Love can be a real monster.
Sixteen-year-old Boy's never left home. When you're the son of Frankenstein's monster and the Bride, it's tough to go out in public, unless you want to draw the attention of a torch-wielding mob. And since Boy and his family live in a secret enclave of monsters hidden under Times Square, it's important they maintain a low profile.
Boy's only interactions with the world are through the Internet, where he's a hacker extraordinaire who can hide his hulking body and stitched-together face behind a layer of code. When conflict erupts at home, Boy runs away and embarks on a cross-country road trip with the granddaughters of Jekyll and Hyde, who introduce him to malls and diners, love and heartbreak. But no matter how far Boy runs, he can't escape his demons-both literal and figurative-until he faces his family once more.
This hilarious, romantic, and wildly imaginative tale redefines what it means to be a monster-and a man.
Man made boy is a twist on some classic tales. There is something for everyone in this paranormal novel mythology, cyberpunk, fantasy, romance, and coming of age elements. I know it's a lot of genres and some readers might worry that mixing these together would not work, but Jon skovron has taken then time to work them seamlessly together.
Man Made Boy is the story of "boy" the seventeen year old son of Frankenstein who is joined by the granddaughters of Jekyll and Hyde and a few other monsters / legions in this well crafted novel about trying find to find out who you are and where your place in the world. Skovron's ability to bring a new life to a old story is amazing.
I have always been a fan of classic fantasy fiction. I loved the fact that Jon Skovro. I enjoyed his depiction of this somewhat secret community, hidden in the human world. Who interactions with the human world appear to go unnoticed.
There is so many things I could say about this story , however I don't want to risk giving any thing away.
Readers of the classics will find it interesting and definitely worth their time. Paranormal fans will love it. So make sure to put this on your must read list