Palace Beautiful book review.
By: Sarah Deford Williams
2 sisters move to Salt Lake City lake and then discover a hidden room in their house with a sign that reads “Palace Beautiful” and contains a secret journal. There they take turns reading from journal with their new neighbor friend, Bella. There they read about a young girl and what happened during the flu epidemic of 1918.
I had a really hard time getting into this book, I should have DNF (did not finish) it, but I didn’t and pushed through. It is a book for young readers, roughly about 12 years of age.
It’s a lovely story with mystery, making friends, death of a family member and remarrying and some sibling conflict as well. Obviously, I could not connect with any character, but I enjoyed the journal entries about the influenza they had to go through. Kind of like how we are dealing with our current virus now, I suppose. I also enjoyed how the girls got to meet Helen, the lady they had been reading about in the journal.
3 out of 5 stars
#ChildrensMystery #YoungAdult #Fiction #HistoricalFictionBook
Ferenheit 451 – Author Ray Bradbury
The book is about a future dystopia world where books are illegal to have.
The narrator, Kenneth Bardelli, was good, but not good in the same sense. I loved how he read the different characters with different voices, but sometimes he would mess up the verbiage. However, he never let that get to him and he pushed right on through.
A friend of mine had recommended that I read this book thinking I will really enjoy reading this. Lo-and-behold I actually do like the book very much. I chose to listen to it on YouTube.
The main Character Guy Montag is a firefighter who has everything going for him until one day he meets a young lady who changes his view on everything. He is supposed to burn all the books. However he does have a change of heart and switches his mind about books, knowing the people of the United States of America are the ones who put the rule into play, not the government.
It was a very good book to read or rather, in my case, listen to. I can understand why some would call this a classic. I would reread it myself in years to come and see how I feel about then.
If you’re are worried about the language, it has damn and God damn it in the book, other than that it’s a good read for a young child of 10 and up.
I gave it a 5 star rating.
My husband was the one that got me watching the show because of his friend, which you would never think to watch something like this. A teen drama type show. Lo and behold I actually like this t.v. series more than my husband and so did my 16yr old boy likes it as well, to my surprise.
The show is about high-school seniors in a small town in Texas playing a game that could leave you dead or with a pot of money with 50,000 if you win. However, you do have to face your darkest fears and be forced to decide how much you are willing to risk in order to win. This is their chance to escape this small town and make their lives better. Needless to say, I was hooked.
There is so much that happens within this 10 episode series, you can’t help but wonder what will happen next. Suspense, drama, mystery, conflict, danger and even love are all apart of this series. I happened to finish this series in A two day spand and I can’t wait for the next season to arrive.
Check it out!
Black Summer was created by Karl Schaefer and John Hyams for Netflix viewing. The show follows several different people in what seems to be in apocalyptic times. We learn about each of the character’s story and how they all connect in different ways and times. They start to form their own small group as a way of survival. I know we’ve all seen a apocalypse zombie movie or TV series, but, this seems to be pretty close to what could actually happen in real time. Black Summer sets itself apart in several ways. One way that the show does this is by showing chapters; like a book would at the beginning of each scene. Some chapters are short and some are a bit long, which to some that could mean, those title screens appear almost too regularly, which some may think as irritating. On the other hand, it allowed the show to be full of scenes that involved one or several characters maneuvering through different houses, vehicles, shops, etc. while being chased by zombies or other survivors.
Overall, Black Summer is very enjoyable and refreshing. The entire cast and its cinematography is just remarkable. It also gives the people who enjoy zombie movies and TV shows what they’d like to see and delivers it in a unique way.
Have you had a chance to binge watch Black Summer on Netflix? If so, share what you think.