Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (James Ponti)

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides - Book of the Film
James Ponti

Blurb: Captain Jack is back! Grab your sword and get ready for a brand new swashbuckling adventure with Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides! Captain Jack is searching for the Fountain of Youth, along with his crew aboard the Black Pearl. But when he comes up against the most fearsome and legendary pirate of all time, Blackbeard, it looks like he has finally met his match...
Climb aboard the Black Pearl and prepare for the ride of a lifetime in this fantastic book of the film!

ISBN: 9781445419374 (Paperback)
Year: 2011
Publisher: Parragon
Pages: 101 (Fiction)


Monday, May 30, 2011

Buffy the Vampire Slayer 3 (Nancy Holder, Kirsten Beter and Christopher Golden)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer 3 (Includes Carnival of Souls, One Thing or Your Mother and Blooded)
Nancy Holder, Kirsten Beter and Christopher Golden

Blurb: In every generation, there is a chosen one. A slayer destined to protect the human race. She alone must fight the demons of hell. She alone must risk her life to stop the spread of evil. Buffy is the Chosen One.

A night at the fair becomes a night of terror for Buffy and her friends when their personalities start matching the amusements in the park in Carnival of Souls.

In One Thing or Your Mother, Buffy must face a fear worse than her typical demon: children.

In Blooded, Willow accidentally turns her body into a vessel for the spirit of an ancient warrior - and he's out for revenge.

ISBN: 9781442412118 (Paperback)
Year: 2010
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pages: 853 (Fiction)


Sunday, May 29, 2011

He's Just Not That Into You (Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo)

He's Just Not That Into You
Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo

Blurb: The six little words that changed dating forever.
For ages women have come together over coffee and cocktails to analyse the puzzling behaviour of men. Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo are here to say - despite good intentions - you're wasting your time. Men are not complicated, although they'd like you to think they are. And there are no mixed messages.
The truth may be he's just not that into you.
He's just not that into you if he's -
-Not asking you out
-Too busy to pick up the phone
-Doesn't like the words 'relationship' or 'boyfriend'
Based on a popular episode of Sex and the City, this book educates smart women on how to tell when a guy just doesn't like them enough, so they can stop wasting time making excuses for a dead-end relationship. With Greg and Liz's words of advice, you can set yourself free to find the guy who really is into you and would love to show you how much.

ISBN: 9780007223077 (Paperback)
Year: 2004
Publisher: Harper
Pages: 239 (Non-Fiction)


Saturday, May 28, 2011

Striker: Sudden Death (Nick Hale)

Striker: Sudden Death
Nick Hale

Blurb: 'I trusted you,' said Jake. 'But you're just a murderer.'

Jake Bastin is the son of a famous football coach. He gets to fly first class, meet the top players and go to all the big matches.
But when Jake's dad is approached to train a Russian billionaire's elite team in St Petersburg, things go horribly wrong. A football scout, a journalist and an eco-scientist are all killed within days of each other. And Jake's dad is always at the scene of the crime...
Torn between loyalty to his father and the power of the Russian mafia, Jake must use his striker instincts to bring the bad guys down.
But what if the bad guy is his own father?
International football meets the world of espionage in a nail-biting action thriller.

ISBN: 9781405249508 (Paperback)
Year: 2010
Publisher: Egmont
Pages: 231 (Fiction)


Friday, May 27, 2011

Drop Punts and Torpedoes: The best ever footy quotes (Suzi Petkovski)

Drop Punts and Torpedoes: The best ever footy quotes
Suzi Petkovski

Blurb: 'It's been a big week in football!' Classic footy quotes from the glory days of the VFL right up to the 2007 AFL Grand Final.'

Talking football is the ultimate participant sport. Most of us will never fly up there like Cazaly on the sacred turf of the MCG, but the footy industry provides endless fascination and speculation through commentary, interviews and chatter. Whether it's a withering blast from a coach, a sharp witticism from a commentator or a player's verbal clanger, football language can be as colourful, chaotic, brutal and uniquely Australian as the game itself.
This classic collection of quotes from players, coaches, commentators and fans is perfect for the diehard follower of the Australian game.

ISBN: 9781741667226 (Paperback)
Year: 2007
Publisher: Random House
Pages: 216 (Non-Fiction)


Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Kingdom of Fantasy (Geronimo Stilton)

The Kingdom of Fantasy
Geronimo Stilton

Blurb: Enter a magical new world with Geronimo Stilton!

I, Geronimo Stilton, never expected to find a golden staircase in my attic. But one day I did! At the top of the stairs, there was a door. And beyond the door was a world I never could have imagined - the Kingdom of Fantasy!
I set off on an incredible adventure to save the Queen of the Fairies. Along the way, I had to face giant scorpions, witches, sea serpents, pixies, and dozens of other fantastical creatures. Holey cheese, what a journey! I couldn't wait to get home, so that I could write all about it in this book. It's full of maps, secret codes, riddles, puzzles, and other amazing discoveries that I made along the way.

ISBN: 9780545980258 (Hardback)
Year: 2009
Publisher: Scolastic
Pages: 316 (Fiction)


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Captain Underpants and the Invasion of the Incredibly Naughty Cafeteria Ladies from Outer Space (Dav Pilkey)

Captain Underpants and the Invasion of the Incredibly Naughty Cafeteria Ladies from Outer Space

Dav Pilkey

Blurb: 24 1/2 Chapters. 100% More Wedgie Power!

He defeated the diabolical Dr. Diaper... He terminated the terrible talking toilets...Now he's in for the fight of his life. Can Captain Underpants and his drawers hold up under the pressure from three massive, tentacled space aliens (in disguise) who are on a mission to enslave the whole planet?

It's time to probe a little further and find out in this all-new, wedgier alien adventure of Captain Underpants!

-Featuring even more Flip-O-Rama! The world-famous cheesy animation technique that lets you animate the action!

ISBN: 0439049962 (Paperback)

Year: 1999

Publisher: Scholastic

Pages: 142 (Paperback)


1. Wikipedia page

2. Buy at Amazon

3. Scholastic Teacher's Page

4. Dav Pilkey's Offical Page for the book

5. Good reads page

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Grinning with the Gipper: A Celebration of the Wit, Wisdom, and Wisecracks of Ronald Reagan

Grinning with the Gipper: A Celebration of the Wit, Wisdom, and Wisecracks of Ronald Reagan
Edited by James S. Denton with Peter Schweizer

Blurb: After eight years as President, the one thing on which both his friends and enemies concur is that Ronald Reagan has a sense of humor. It's not just that he's funny. We've had plenty of funny Presidents lately. Some looked funny. Most acted funny. And there was definitely something funny going on with one or two of them. But President Reagan has a sense of humor as that phrase should be defined. Ronald Reagan not only gets laughs through his quips, jokes and stories, he also communicates a sense of proportion, a sense of how life is and always will be. Grinning with the Gipper celebrates the most beguiling talent of one of our most popular Presidents.

Selections from The Wit, Wisdom and Wisecracks of Ronald Reagan:
- 'I've been taking some flak about ordering the production of the B-1. How did I know it was an airplane? I thought it was vitamins for the troops'
- 'Have you heard the Communists now have a million-dollar lottery for their people? The winner gets a dollar a year for a million years.'
- 'I have to admit we considered making one final shipment to Iran, but no one could figure out how to get Sam Donaldson in a crate.'
- 'Now, you know, I have to say, of course, there are some things that are current today and sweeping the country that I haven't had time to get familiar with - Pac Man, for example. I don't know about him. I asked about it, and somebody told me that it was a round thing that gobbled up money. I thought that was Tip O'Neil.'

ISBN: 0871132729 (Paperback)
Year: 1988
Publisher: The Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages: 117 (Non-Fiction)


Monday, May 23, 2011

Killer Year: Stories to Die For (Lee Child)

Killer Years: Stories to Die For
Edited by Lee Child

Blurb: Let the biggest names in fiction be your guide to the authors writing the keep-you-up-all-night stories you'll be reading for years to come. Dip in and out at leisure and allow Killer Year: Stories to Die For introduce you to a new class of crime and thriller writing.
Each one of these heart-racing stories is introduced by one of the biggest names in thriller fiction, including: Jeffery Deaver, Lee Child, Tess Gerritsen, James Rollins, David Morrell.
Edited by bestselling author Lee Child and with a special afterword from Laura Lippman, this pulse-pounding anthology is sure to keep you coming back for more.

ISBN: 9780778303022 (Paperback)
Year: 2008
Publisher: MIRA Books
Pages: 386 (Fiction)


Monday, May 16, 2011


This little blog is me taking it out on the world.

I despise parents who do not read to their youngsters.

I am sick of children not being encouraged to read.

I am sick of teenagers saying they hate reading.

I dislike being in the presence of young adults who cannot string two words together or read out loud.

I dislike people who say they don't have enough time to read, or they simply can't be bothered.

Each and every single person needs to read. It shouldn't be a chore or task, it should be an enjoyable event that can be shared with friends and family.

People claim they read the latest releases on their Kindle's or download them as eBooks. But where is the pleasure in the digital form? You don't get to experience the smell of fresh pages, the warm tingly sensation of turning a page or the actual physical feeling of holding a good ol' hardback or paperback in your hands.

This blog is to encourage people to get out and buy or borrow books. There will be no specific focus, books for children, adults and teens will be looked at. The aim is to give people knowledge of some of the greats authors and books that are out there, and how and why they should get their hands on an actual book.