There's always an excuse to leave the dishes, dusting, scrubbing and especially yard work for later. My favorite excuses are sewing, reading, cooking, and now decorating my new house with custom projects. Getting away from home in our new camper is also a great excuse -- although that's just another house to clean! Here's what's going on with me and my favorite hobbies.
Sunday, July 25, 2010
I was drawn to this book because of the beautiful cover -- Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon. It was a good fantasy adventure book that was easy to read. I think many young adults will like it. For me, though, I found it very predictable. When the heroine has magical powers, no situation seems as dire because she just uses her powers to get out of each predicament. The magic just seemed to make it easy to tell a story where the main characters consistently get into trouble because there's always a way to get them out. The clothes, food, and magical cities and beings were very well described and Pon has created an intriguing fantasy world.