Monday, 21 January 2013

What are YOU reading? #151

What are you reading on Monday? is a weekly meme hosted by Rachel at Home Girl's Book Blog where you post books completed last week and plans for upcoming books. Jump over to her blog and see who else is participating.

Books I've Read

Me, Suzy P. by Karen Saunders
Children's, 9 years +
(For once my favourite character isn't the protagonist but her hyperactive best friend, her slightly dippy older sister and Prank Princess younger sister!) 

Swordspell by C J Busby
Children's, 7 years +
(A delightful Arthurian tale involving a talking duck, a fearsome lady squire and a magician's apprentice...)

The One Dollar Horse by Lauren St John
Children's, 8 years +
(This is both a heartbreaking and a heartwarming read about a girl who adores her horse no matter what life throws at her.)

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Young Adult
Release Date:  February 2013
(I found so much to relate to with Hazel; some of her thoughts mirrored my own regarding chronic illness...) 

The Man From the Land of Fandango by Margaret Muhy
Children's, Picture book
(This book alternated between being cute and being freaky...) 


Barbie: The Princess and the Pauper
French version, Animated
I was slightly surprised how engrossed I got into the tale of two girls both wanting freedom from their respective lives...

Barbie:  Rapunzel
French version, Animated
Barbie films seem to be hit and miss: there were charming parts, but quite a lot was too dark for me, plus it seemed to have several fairy tales in it, not just Rapunzel's...

Shugo Chara!
At last Iru gets some air time!!!!!

French version, Anime
This fab series about Cinderella is way better than the Disney version - Cendrillion is smart, has friends (including animals) and is full of kindness...

Labour Pains
Film, starring Lindsey Lohan
I watched this while feeling very bleh, it was quite funny and definitely not a difficult plot to follow.

Confessions of A Shopaholic
Another film watched while feeling bleh, the plot was pretty clever in places... 

Charlotte aux Fraises Aventures aux Fraisi Paradis (Strawberry Shortcake)
French & 2009 version
The girls learn when buying gifts for others, buy what the recipient wants, not what you like! 

Tinker Bell and the Secret of the Wings
Animated film
This is an epic Tinker Bell movie - she has a sister! You will need tissues...

None this week, but I havn't been well.


Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Its cool to see you joining in on this fun meme and I hope you stop by and link up so others can come visit you too.

I LOVED Fault In Our Stars!

Ali said...

I saw that Tinker Bell movie too due to younger sisters--it was good, wasn't it? I was kind of surprised I liked it so much!

Nayuleska said...

Sheila - I'll try to remember to link up at the weekend when I sort my blog out. It's a fun meme!

Ali - I adore Tink so fully expected to love it - didn't realise how much I'd love it though!