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julesmarie

The Book High

I've always said I'll read anything, and I really do mean that. Lately M/M romance has had my interest, but fantasy and sci-fi were my first loves and will always hold a special place in my heart. I also love histories and biographies.

Currently reading

The Mists of Avalon
Marion Zimmer Bradley
Shakespeare After All
Marjorie Garber
Night of the Ninjas (Magic Tree House, No. 5) -  'Sal Murdocca', 'Mary Pope Osborne' Okay, so I have a new least favorite... I suppose it's a good thing I started with the books I did or I would never have given this series this much of a chance.

My biggest issues here are that Morgan's note is written in cursive and then never repeated in print. Even my 3rd graders didn't start learning cursive until September... and from what I understand this series is directed at children even younger than that. It's incomprehensible to me that they'd make a book designed to encourage children to read longer books independently and then put a major plot point in a way that's inaccessaible to them.

There also didn't really seem to be a plot in this one. They arrive, they're carried by the ninjas to meet the ninja master (and, btw, just reading "ninja" and writing it there, I couldn't help but grin sarcastically... :P) who immediately sends them on their own back to the treehouse. And later this "master" tells them that they couldn't find the book because they had a mission to complete. What mission? Pretending to be ninjas is a mission now?

Ugh. This one was just silly. And the illustrations, while still beautiful, just served to remind me I was reading about ninjas, and therefore enhanced the silliness.