Friday, February 4, 2011

Best Book in January at Ink Slingers and Contest Results

Yesterday, I had a random contest and we have two winners (I couldn't choose. They were both awesome) The winners should have received an email with instructions, if not, email me at bkaymattingly@yahoo.com.
Congrats to:
~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

I always compare writing to quilt-making. Not so original, I know. And a quilt is a metaphor for pretty much any aspect of life -- hell, of life itself!

Demitria said...

I always thought writing was like knitting...you sort of pluck away at it until you come to the end...but then you have to go back and tie up the loose strings.


On to our regular scheduled post...
Go here to read the other Ink Slinger's best books or continue to read on my thoughts with Coraline.

Best (Or only) book I read in January goes to......
Coraline by Neil Gaiman

I read this quick middle grade just a couple days ago and was astounded by two things:
The vocabulary.
The story.

The vocabulary in this quick read was really complicated for the grade level in my opinion. There were some words that even I had to think about twice, and I like to think I have a pretty good vocabulary. I think for a middle grade or even young adult reader it would be very challenging.

The story was freaky and scary (Ella, totally a book made for you) in a good way. Coraline basically lets curiosity get the best of her and travels into another world. In this world, there are a lot of creepy things including rats (ewww) and a woman who looks like her mother, but isn't, and wants to replace her eyes with black buttons. TOTALLY CREEPY!!!!! 

Now, I'm dying to see the movie now :) As an adult, I like it. As a kid, I think it'd really give me bad dreams. (Kinda like the Nightmare before Christmas did) If you're a fan of that though, you're guaranteed to love this book.

Have you read it? Plan on reading it? What about the movie? Let me know in the comments!

3 comments:

Meredith said...

I love Coraline! Definitely different and quirky, which works for me.

Susan R. Mills said...

Haven't read it, but I'll add it to my list. It's so long already, what's the harm in adding another one. :)

AA said...

i haven't read it, but i've seen the movie! and although quite not an adult (lol i'm 17), the movie WAS kinda freaky!

-AA

p.s. thanks for your comment on my blog! (i replied :) )

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