Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Bug Boy - Eric Luper (Just Released Today!)

Bug Boy
Author: Eric Luper
Reviewer: Kurtis

I have never looked at horse racing as anything more than skinny guys on horses running around a dirt track. I never understood why the old men up in the stands would waste away their money betting on which one would cross the finish line. As I began to read Bug Boy I was full of questions. I wanted to know everything about the race. Eric Luper brings us into the world of horse racing through Jack Walsh, a stable boy who is discovered by a stable owner who gets him started as a horse racer. Of course, things get interesting when Jack finds fame and a female bookie who takes a not so healthy interest in his new life. It doesn’t take long to learn there is so much more to horse racing than just the race.

Another great book by Eric Luper:
Big Slick

Friday, May 22, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend

If your weekend plans have you hitting the road be sure and grab a book or two! Here are a few the boys HIGHLY recommend.

John Green Books -- Any of them

David Lubar -- Any of the Weenie books!

Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

The Hunger Games
by Suzanne Collins
Compound by S.A. Bodeen

Shift by Jennifer Bradbury

Head Case by Sarah Aronson

13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Chronicles of Vladimir Tod
by Heather Brewer
by Amanda Marrone

Happy Reading and Happy Memorial Day!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Twilight - Stephenie Meyer

Author: Stephanie Meyer
Reviewer: Stephen
As a boy I saw this book become popular I thought eww that is a chick flick, what type of guy would read that? Then, I saw the movie and realized that it was not so bad. When I needed some thing to read and a friend was reading it I decided that I would try it. The book was about a girl named Bella Swan, a girl whose parents are divorced and lives in Arizona with her mom. When her mom goes to live with her boy-friend Phil, Bella decides to move in with her father who is the police chief in a little town of forks on the Olympian peninsula. On her first day of school she is really nervous when she gets to her second to last class she has to sit next to Edward Cullen a very attractive guy she saw at lunch. In that class he completely ignores her and is absent for the next week. When Edward gets back he is a lot nicer and socializes with her. Over the next few months they fall in love. When Bella realizes that Edward is not exactly human she learns that he and his family are vampires that feed on animals instead of humans. When another group of vampires visits, one of them, James starts hunting Bella. When James takes Bella's mom hostage she meets him alone to save her mom. When she learns James didn't have her mom she gets in a fight and breaks a leg and gets mortally wounded. Will Edward come to her rescue in time or will she die? Twilight kept me at the edge of my seat. I definitely recommend this book, even to the guys out there.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Mini-Monday Review

Welcome to our first Mini-Monday Book Review by Aaron. His choice this week is Animal Strike at the Zoo. It's True! by Karma Wilson

Friday, April 24, 2009

Vlad is coming back!

The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod

We told you what we thought of Heather Brewer's books, The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod.
You can read the reviews here if you missed them:
It is almost time again! June 25th, 10th Grade Bleeds will be available! You can pre-order now. We will be posting our reviews of this one too, because we are sure we're going to love it, how can we not?

Did you know that you can get free "Minion Bling?" All you have to do is send a self addressed stamped envelope, with at least 60 cents postage and "Auntie Heather" will send you free bling! For real check it out here: Show Me The Bling!

Also, if you haven't gotten your Vlad Hoodie yet there is a contest going on RIGHT NOW! You have a chance to get a hoodie of your very own: Show Me The Hoodie!

Have a Fangtastic Weekend!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

What's New?

Where Oh Where Should My Next Review Be?
Michael needs your help deciding where to tape his next video review. We’ve posted a poll in the side bar. Vote today! Voting will go through April 26th.

Boys Blogging Books is going to add Mini-Mondays to their agenda. Our youngest reviewer yet will join the ranks starting April 27th! 6 year old Aaron will be doing video reviews of his favorite Picture Books. Be sure and check it out.
Give young boys books they love and they will grow into young men who love books!

Guest Reviewers
Are you a guy who loves reading but can’t commit to being a full time reviewer? Boys Blogging Books would love to hear from you. If you have read a book that you just love and want to share let us know. We would love to post your “Guest Review!”

In Boys Blogging Books News
We have made a few cosmetic changes to the site and updated the reviewer info. What do you think?
Kurtis is excited that he has made it on to iTunes! His songs My Heart is in Ontario and The Gift of a Memory can be found on iTunes, Rhapsody and Amazon. They are part of the album: Salmagundi: A Collection of Things Congrats Kurtis!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Things Not Seen - Andrew Clements

Things Not Seen
Author: Andrew Clements
A video review by: Michael

Lament - Maggie Stiefvater

Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Reviewer: Kurtis
Being a musician, I understand that it is music that brings the world to life. In Lament, by Maggie Stiefvater, ours is not the only world it brings to life. Deirdre is a gifted harp player who meets an irresistibly charming boy named Luke Dillon, who is a faerie queen's captive assasain. She then discovers she can see faeries and they LOVE good music. But Deirde finds herself in a pickle when the faerie queen wants her dead. I admit I had no interest at first in the book, but when I started to read it I had a whole different opinion on what faeries were. Maggie delivers a mysteriously haunting love story through the world of vicious, greedy, and powerful creatures. You can never guess how things might turn around. Its like nothing I've ever read before.

Can't wait until October for the sequel!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Wow! It is already March.

Just a quick note to let you all know things are starting to stir at Boys Blogging Books. We are excited to add a few new reviewers. You will be hearing from them very soon.

Coming Soon:

MIKE LUPICA! David will be letting you in on his thoughts on the Comeback Kids series and interviewing Mr. Lupica. We also have 3 Autographed copies of this series to give away. Stay tuned to find out how to win one.

Michael has been busy reading the Cirque Du Freak series. He will be sharing why he loves them and why he can barely stand waiting to open the next book.

Kurtis will be sharing his thoughts on his latest reads too! Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist...Lament....An Abundance of Katherines.....and more!

Two new reviewers to be revealed VERY SOON!