Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Book Review: The Omnivore's Dilemma for Kids.

I give this book:  5 stars!

Heres what it says on the back of the book:   

"The New York Times bestseller that's changing America's diet is now perfect for young readers. “What’s for dinner?” seemed like a simple question—until journalist and supermarket detective Michael Pollan delved behind the scenes. From fast food and big organic to small farms and old-fashioned hunting and gathering, this young readers’ adaptation of Pollan’s famous food-chain exploration encourages kids to consider the personal and global health implications of their food choices.
In a smart, compelling format with updated facts, plenty of photos, graphs, and visuals, as well as a new afterword and backmatter, The Omnivore’s Dilemma serves up a bold message to the generation that needs it most: It’s time to take charge of our national eating habits—and it starts with you."

 My review:

I know your thinking: Why don't you read the real version instead of the kids version? 
Well first, have you seen the real version? haha it's pretty big. This is not the kind of book you read for fun. If you want to know where your food comes from, then you read this to get more information. This book is for kids, so he (Michael Pollan) breaks in down so they can understand better. For me, this book really made me think. It kinda opens your eyes. But I'll tell you something right now. You NEVER going to want to go back to McDonalds again. This book is very much like the movie "Food Inc."  It tells you were your food comes from, how it's made in the factory's, and how the animals are treated.  He goes and trys three types of dinners: The fast food dinner,where he goes and gets McDonalds, the big organic dinner which is the stuff that, when you go to the store, that says that it's "Orgainic", and the real organic dinner, where he hunts and finds his own food. He figures out what is the best meal and whats better for you. I liked this book a lot. It really helped me open my eyes and see what fast food is really like. He also goes into being a Vegetarian and see if that is the better way to be healthy. I highly recommend this book to people who don't really know where there food comes from or who are interested in what happens behind the scenes, in fast food joints. But I will warn you now, this book is not a book to read for fun. I probably won't read it again but that doesn't mean it wasn't good it just means that it's just not the kind of book you read again. It's more like a reference book. I really liked this book and I think if you read it, you will too.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Update!!!!! WOO

Wellllllllll. I have an update on what I'm reading but it's not that great. It's just that I have finished Dance Through Time  and I'm now still working on The Name of The Wind because obviously, it's 600 pages long! and it's got pretty small words. Not like Breaking Dawn where it had 600 pages but that words were big..... and why am I talking about Twilight???? Ok lets get off this subject as soon as possible. soooooooo....... wonderful weather were having! Also I'm still listening to Pride and Prejudice... just in case you were wondering. : P

I've been sooooooo busy this week my brain is about to explode!!!! and I still have a weekend of partying to do! -sigh- Next week, I'm not doing ANYthing. Well, I have to work but other than that, I'm not doing anything. OH and go see Pirates of the Caribbean on the...... Wait, what's the date it comes out? Hmmmmm. I'll Google it. Be right back............................ Oh. It's it just came out today.... I didn't know that. We'll have to see it soon then. Anyways, this blog isn't really turning out to be a "update" but more like my problems... -shrugs- oh well. You can deal with it. : D

Ok I'm just now starting to get used this whole Blogger thing. Like how I can put pictures on my blogs!!! Look here's me!

Wow. That's a pretty big picture of me....
Anyways, I can put links on my blog, and I can put a video on here too! It's really cool.

Well, I think on that note I should stop and go do something with myself, besides read. You know sometimes, you have to take a break from the reading world once and a while and start talking about your life and problems that people don't even care about. But still, the whole theme of this blog is to get people to read so as I leave I will tell you this: Keep reading! It's good for ya! : D

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Books I'm reading now

 See, I'm not one of those people who reads a book only once and doesn't read it again. For some reason I always read them at least twice. It depends on how I like the book, and how interested I am in the story. So all the books I'm reading now are ones I have already read before. So here's the list of them:

1. A Dance Through Time by Lynn Kurland.

2. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

and 3. Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss.

You should really check out these books. There really good!

Well the first one I haven't read in a while... It's a nice light book so if I feel like reading something that won't bog me down I pick this kind of book. It's very romantic, and it's about a woman falling asleep on a park bench in New York and waking up in medieval Scotland. I love these kinds of books....

 The second one I'm not really reading. I'm listening to this book being read in a audio book I found online and downloaded from this really cool site that has some free audio books you can download. People volunteer to read books for this site. I think most people know what Jane Austen books are about so I'm not going to explain it. It's a timeless classic!  : P

 And the third one is such a good book I had to read it again!  I have a tendency to read books really fast and don't take time to read them.  I read it a second time to, not only refresh my memory, but to make sure I don't miss important stuff. This book is kinda hard to explain so I'll just type what it says on the back cover: 

"So begins a tale unequaled in fantasy literature- the story of a hero told in his own voice. It is a tale of sorrow, a tale of survival, a tale of one man's search for meaning in his universe, and how that search, and the indomitable will that drove it, gave birth to a legend."

Anyways, I'm dying to go to my library! I want new books to read... I guess I'm just gonna have to wait. -sigh-
Well, I just got back from a nice vacation and it got me out of the house and now I'm glad to be back. and since I really have nothing to do, I'll just read!  : D  haha  ok goodbye all, and happy reading!