Friday, April 30, 2010

Websites I love

I have not yet given you my list of cool websites. These are the sites I visit often. They have cool stuff and ideas for making things!

The first site I want to show you is: 
How cool is that? A place for amateur astronomers to learn about telescopes, and MAKE your own! Yes, I said make a telescope!

I have to visit this one every few days to update my computer monitor background, they have the best pictures:
when you go there, click galleries for the cool pics of the universe. Also, a great site to keep in touch with the new space telescope the WEBB. a hilarious site with cats, dogs and other cute critters! AKA lolcats.  This is where your Cousin Freddie gets those cute and funny pictures that he sends in his e-mails.. pictures like this...
  and this..  more cute animals!  Wow, lots of projects on this site. For those of you who are into projects!
The same guy that teaches you how to make a telescope! and  Facebook for cats and dogs!

Mmrrrow for now!

Kiki C.

I Can Has Cheezburger?: A LOLcat Colleckshun   How to Take Over Teh Wurld: A LOLcat Guide 2 Winning

Dragons! And Vikings!

I was sitting on my shelf last night, resting up for my big snooze, when Ellie came in and told me that she had heard our human girl say that she'd seen a new movie out now called "How to train your Dragon". A movie about a bunch of Vikings trying to rid their land from the scourge of the dragons!
The dragons actually end up being friendly.. well I wont tell you the rest but there is bit of a twist to it!

The thing she liked most about it? The dragon called Toothless! He's a cool black dragon with big green eyes,  he and one of the young Vikings become friends. She actually said that the dragon reminded her of ME! Yes, that's what she said! (It must be the big green eyes) Well anyway, Elle said that our girl said that it was an excellent movie and how she wants to go see it again this weekend.
How to Train Your Dragon Book 1
Now I know for a fact that this movie is taken from a book by Cressida Cowell. It's true, I'm looking at the book right now as I type this...    So, I'm going to read the book, and let you know how it is.

And I think you can trust the girl's report that the movie was good, and worth seeing!

Mrrrrow for now,


How to Train Your Dragon Book 2: How to Be a Pirate   How to Train Your Dragon Book 3: How to Speak Dragonese  How to Train Your Dragon Book 4: How to Cheat a Dragon's Curse (The Heroic Misadventures of Hiccup the Viking)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

More Books for Guys

Ok, ok, I know I promised more guys books, and here they come.

Right up at the top of my list is Rick Yancey's nice piece of Steampunk literature.. I know you know which one I'm talkin' about... The Monstrumologist. Definition of monstrumology- The hunting and scientific study of monsters. This is the diary of 12 year old Will Henry, young apprentice to Dr. Pellinore Warthrop-Monstrumologist. Beware! This is not a book for young children! The engrossing tale, and I do mean en-GROSS-ing, pulled me right in! Lots of blood and guts, heads popping off etc. Mmmm! A great horror adventure story with hellish, man-eating monsters out of myth and folklore! The Anthropophagi! Look it up!
You'll be surprised like I was. Rick Yancey didn't make these guys up, they are mentioned else where in human history. Anyway, if you want a creepy, chilling, gruesome adventure tale, pick this one up! And I'm pretty sure there are some more coming in a series! Oh, and if you want to get a good night's sleep, don't read this after dark... I mean, really.. don't do it. **shudder**

The Monstrumologistooooh maybe I'll go read it again...

I also liked The Maze Runner by James Dashner. A Sci-Fi sort of book, what one might call "distopian literature". That means a society characterized by oppression or squalor. The book is about a 16 year old boy who wakes up in the middle of a huge maze, with no memories of any former life. He then realizes that to escape, he has to learn to work with the other people who are also trapped in the maze. I like this book because it is action packed, and lots of edge of your seat sort of suspense. I really couldn't put this one down!

The Maze Runner (Maze Runner Trilogy (Hardback))

Last, but not least by any means, I reccommend Nick of Time by Ted Bell. What a hoot! I loved this book, a great adventure, with time travel (ooh i love it!) high sea adventure, pirates, nazis (!?), and a guy named... McIver! Ha! Yes, true, reminds me of the old TV show, MacGyver! Anyway, you will love this book, I would almost bet money on that! Another one that I didn't want to put down. Oh, and the sequel is out now too, called The Time Pirate: A Nick McIver Time Adventure. I will read that one soon..

Nick of Time              The Time Pirate: A Nick McIver Time Adventure (Nick McIver Adventures Through Time)

Oh, look at the time.. gotta run!

Mrrrow for now!


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Reading my whiskers off!

Wow! I've been on a reading tear for the last week, I can't seem to put some of these books down!

My favorite this week is a children's book called WOOF: A Love Story, by Sarah Weeks.
It is the story of a dog and a cat who fall in love, even though they speak different languages! (Hmmm, that  sounds familiar, kinda like human men and women.. hmmm...) Anyway, it is adorable, check it out! The cat, like me, is very beautiful, and the book is written in rhyme, my favorite! Here is a picture of the cover...Woof: A Love Story 

Also, I suggest you read Tillie Lays an Egg by Terry Blonder Golson. This is a story, told in photographs, of a rebellious little hen who just does NOT want to lay her egg in the nesting boxes like the other hens! I can totally relate Tillie! I don't like to do what I'm told either! Or what's expected of me! Boring! So Tillie finds much more creative places to lay her eggs, and you get to find them! A very sweet book, and it made me hungry too...

Tillie Lays An Egg Here's Tillie, she's very pretty.

Next you'll want to read When Dinosaurs Came With Everything, by Elise Broach. Remember when you'd buy something and the store would hand out dishes? Or silverware, or cookware? Well, just imagine if every shop in town were handing out dinosaurs with every purchase! The little boy in this book is delighted at that prospect, and gets to bring home his dinosaurs; even though his mom is a bit worried! Not your typical "Boy and his Dog" story! But very cute indeed!
When Dinosaurs Came with Everything (Junior Library Guild Selection)

I have more books, and TV to review with Elle, but I need to go rest up for my power nap; I'll be back soon!

Mrrrow for now!

Kiki C.