For some reason, when you’re assigned to read something in school, you can’t like it, not matter how hard you try. And that’s a shame, because the books they choose for students are generally the good ones – timeless classics that should be cherished. But when something involves homework and essays and memorizing, you are blinded.
This year, for the very first time, I am going to participate in NaNoWriMo. National Novel Writing Month comes every November. Writers from all over the world begin writing on November 1 and try their best to complete a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. That’s a lot of words. It’s absolute craziness, particularly if you aren’t a full time writer. But it’s good craziness.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The Islands of Chaldea is certainly a book to remember. Our main character, Aileen, is a young girl from a long line of wise women, only she doesn’t feel that she’s terribly wise. We follow her rollicking journey to find a lost prince and are joined by one delightful character after the next. They’re all so enjoyable, you find yourself liking them all, even the ones you aren’t supposed to like.