First Mate Keira

Review: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Book 1) by Douglas Adams

by First Mate Keira August 19, 2014
Review: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Book 1) by Douglas Adams

Reviewed by First Mate Keira Title: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Book 1) Author: Douglas Adams Format: Audio Book Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins Narrator: Stephen Fry Grade Reading Level: Ages 14+ Summary: The Earth is doomed. Plans were submitted to clear a pathway through the solar system […]

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30 Book Series for Boys You Shouldn’t Miss, Part 2

by First Mate Keira August 17, 2014
30 Book Series for Boys You Shouldn’t Miss, Part 2

Continuing on from last time’s 30 Books Series for Boys You Shouldn’t Miss, Part 1, today’s list also features books recommended for boys by boys (and grown-up boys). Chronicles of Narnia- This series is seven books long, has won many awards, been adapted for all kinds of media (currently 3 books have been made into […]

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How Many Books Do You Read in a Month?

by First Mate Keira August 15, 2014
How Many Books Do You Read in a Month?

I heard that most people don’t read more than 10 books in a year. I can’t imagine reading so few books. What do you do with your time? Watch more TV? I read on average about 15 books a month, which means by the end of January I’ve read more than most people read by […]

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Do You Read for Fun at School?

by First Mate Keira August 14, 2014
Do You Read for Fun at School?

I don’t mean reading at school out of textbooks or for assignments. I wonder if anyone reads for fun, just fun, at school. When I was in high school and college I always carried a book on me everywhere I went. In fact I still do. There’s sometimes even more than one in my bag […]

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Review: Lucinda’s Secret by Tony Diterlizzi and Holly Black

by First Mate Keira August 13, 2014
Review: Lucinda's Secret by Tony Diterlizzi and Holly Black

by First Mate Keira, guest reviewer Title: Lucinda’s Secret (Book 3: The Spiderwick Chronicles) Author: Tony Diterlizzi and Holly Black Format: Hardcover # of pages: 108 Grade Reading Level: Ages 9-12 Summary: Thimbletack has stolen the Field Guide (or so the Grace children believe) and they want it back. However they are not the only […]

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Review: Prom and Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg

by First Mate Keira August 11, 2014
Review: Prom and Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg

by First Mate Keira Title: Prom and Prejudice Author: Elizabeth Eulberg Format: Hardcover Page Count: 231 pages Grade Reading Level: Ages 9-14 Summary: Like how the movie Clueless is the high school version of Jane Austen’s Emma, Prom and Prejudice is the perfect updated foil for Pride and Prejudice also set in high school. Two […]

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