Wednesday, December 26, 2012


I forgot to post on Christmas, so here you go:


Today Me and my family opened presents. Even the bird opened his. I received a blue/yellow Furby, Moon shoes, a plasma car, and a Perplexus Epic.

My brother got a million Transformers and a giant, dangerous NERF gun. There's like 25 darts. We'll see how long those last.

The family spent most of the day watching TV. My dad watched the Lakers while I went upstairs to watch a 1977 Nancy Drew episode. My grandma ate downstairs with my mother in the kitchen cooking dinner and my brother running through the house like a horse with a terrible itch on its nose.

Anyway, back to December 26th. I have all of these swelling scratches on my arm from where Monty was perching on me. I'm sure he doesn't mean any harm, but his nails are too sharp.

I have to go. I need some antiseptic NOW.

Monday, December 24, 2012

My Christmas Eve, and Review of Snowmen At Christmas

Okay.. so today's Christmas Eve. I didn't do much except watch TV with my Grandma . My brother spent most of his time on the computer, and my Grandma slept mostly. My parents went out to do last minute Christmas shopping, and when they returned we had steak for dinner, and Grandma, Naren and I spent the rest of the night watching TV while I finished making presents.

BTW: I actually created the presents for my family(with the exception of Monty).
Mom - Beige scarf
Dad - Yellow scarf
Grandma - Pillow made from old pajama material
Naren - Shirt/Smock
Monty - Ball

Of course, this book is appropriate for the occasion.


This book begins with a little boy who fantasizes about the snowman he has just created. He imagines the snow people coming to life and dragging each other to the center of town in wagons and sleighs. Then they decorate their large Christmas tree, hanging balls of snow high on it. The mothers hand out treats such as ice cream, while the kids play games like Freeze tag. Next, everyone starts to dance, and sashay. Finally they all see Santa(made of snow), and he hands out presents(made of snow) to everyone. Everyone then watches Santa take off in his sleigh, and begin to sing around their Christmas tree. In the end, everybody is tired, and goes home, returning to their places, happy and jolly.


In first grade a mom of another child read us this book in class, and I immediately liked it, so much in fact, that my mother got it for me. The illustrations are detailed and colorful, and the setting is fun. A great Christmas story; I'll give the book 5 out of 5 stars.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

The Fourth Stall

Author: Chris Rylander

Date Published: Feb 8th, 2011

Genre: Fiction

Ages: 9 and up


Mac is sixth-grade Godfather. He has guards and spies at his command, and he pretty much rules the school.

He and his best friend Vince have an office in the East Wing boy's bathroom, where they fill favors. For a price. For example, did you forget to study for that history test? Pay Mac some money, or maybe promise to do him a favor, and you'll have your test answers.

Mac's business is doing pretty good. He already had around 6000 dollars saved up so he and Vince can go to a Cubs World Series Game. That is, IF they win.

But now Mac and Vince have another problem. A little boy named Fred has come to seek their help, and his problem may become their worst nightmare.

Main Characters

Christian Barrett: Christian got his nickname when an eight-grader started calling him "MacGyver," an it was shortened to Mac. Christian is one of the smallest kids in the sixth grade, but despite this, he runs the school. He is very similar in his business to the Godfather, sometimes even referencing him. He and his best friend Vince are major fans of the Cubs, and often quiz each other on Cubs Trivia and watch almost every game.

Vince: Vince is Christian's best friend, manager, and right-hand man, often managing the money and telling odd jokes and quoting his nonsensical grandmother. When Vince and Christian were growing up, they both lived in Bella Vista trailer park. Then, Christian moved to a nicer neighborhood, Vince's dad died, hid family became poor, and Bella Vista became an unsafe neighborhood. Like his best friend, Vince loves the Cubs despite their many losses.

Joe: As the guard of Mac's office, Joe is large and tough, but only gets rough when someone is bothering him. He is 14 years old and in eight grade. Joe, unlike Vince and Mac, dislikes baseball and thinks that his friends are silly for watching it.


I loved this book, mostly because of the suspense and the way it was set up. You even have little boys sending others on mission!

This book is so funny and so hilarious, that I think I'll give it...