Saturday, January 19, 2008

The Vegetarian Bible

Yesterday, I finished reading the Vegetarian Bible. I really want to go vegetarian, but i don't know where to start. I thought getting some recipes would be a good idea. The Vegetarian Bible was very interesting. The first part is a description of all of the different foods and substitutes. Then there's recipes. I copied a lot of them that sounded good to me, like pear compote with plums and apricots. Or lemon and almond rice pilaf. There's even a recipe for sushi! But it is a very good book for anyone looking for vegetarian recipes, I will put the recipes on my cookbook blog when i try them. :D Hope you check it out!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Lord of the Flies

So for english, we were required to read Lord of the Flies, by William Golding. And everyone was complaining because they hated the book so much. But personally? I liked it. Ever since i found out that my favorite t.v. show, Survivor, was based off of the movie, I was dying to read it. And it's not half bad as everyone in my school has been saying it is. When Ralph, Jack, Piggy and many other boys' plane goes down right over an island they are stranded and have to figure out ways to survive, get rescued, and "have fun". It is very well written and suprising. Every chapter ends in a cliff- hanger. It is very suprising how Golding reflects the ways people, especially young boys, can turn on each other so suddenly and how certain circumstances can turn even the best people into killers and savages. I'll tell you right now, I would not want to be stranded on an island with these boys. I reccomend this almost classic to any adventure reader.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

If I Have A Wicked Stepmother, Where's My Prince?

This book is pretty interesting. If I Have a Wicked Stepmother....., by. Melissa Kantor is about a red headed, basketball fan, artist named lucy, who falls in love with the captain of the basketball team. Lucy has just moved accross the country, so she's not really expecting to fall in love, or become best friends with some popular girls. But when things take a turn at the prom, Lucy realizes love can not be what you expected. Even though this book is kind of predictable, it is suprising how Lucy's stepmother punishes her, how her dad is obivious, and how her stepsisters manage to always get her in trouble for something she didn't do. It's a very good book, and i reccomend it for anyone just looking for a good read. :)