Thursday, September 4, 2008

Guest Starring...

I am pleased (as you can see by the dorky smile, boy web cams make you look weird) to welcome our friend BatMan back to the blog.
J:Welcome BatMan
BM: Welcome?!? Ha as if you can call it a welcome, you are holding me hostage. People don't let the smile fool you. She is a maniac.
J: Well...umm. I have no idea what the little bat is talking about.
BM: I have proof that I am being tortured. As they say in TV...Let's go to the video (Side Note: Agents if you are interested in representing me contact me at BatManRocks@fakeemail.com)

video

J: BatMan, I can't believe it. Daisy just was trying to have fun! Enough with these false accusations. I thought we agreed that while you were guest blogging you would do some book reviews. I bet Nancy would like that. To be honest with you, I think she might be losing interest in you. You are not the only one with evidence. Evidence please...

Yes I do believe that is Nancy with none other than Brett Favre. And look!!! She is trying to keep it a secret. Now BatMan I believe you were saying...

BM: Err yes...While I have been trapped in this evil den of torture, my princess Nancy Pearl, has been encouraging me to do some reading. Man, her glasses are so hot! But I digress. I just want to say in this prison they seem to only stock girlie books, so please don't think the Bat is not a Man. I am BatMan after all.

I began my reading with Dear JuliaI thought perhaps I could learn a few things about writing letters to the goddess Nancy Pearl. As it turns out this a book about a dorky girl writing letters to Julia Child and friendship among misfits. So I thought I might at least be able to learn about French cooking to impress the empress of libraries. In the end this book left me confused as Julia Child shows up at a cooking contest and according to my bat skills (and wikipeida) she died in 2004 and the book is set in the present day. On my Bat rating scale I give it 1 1/2 POWS!


I decided that the next book I was going to read needed to be a bit more masculine so I found Blisson the shelf. This was much better. Bliss is the story of a daughter of hippies moving in with her wealthy grandmother to attended a fancy private school. A story of high school stalking and suicide is set against the backdrop of the Manson murders/trial. The only complaint I had about this book was that it took me awhile to figure out the book was actually set in 1969. Not a bad read although the ending was a bit weak. On my Bat rating scale - 3 ZOWS!

The final book in my guest review blog follows the saying, "Save the best for last!" In my quest to locate my twin brother, I picked up Identicalby Ellen Hopkins. My ray of sunshine, told me that her books in verse were amazing. Boy was she right. This book was fantastic. It had a Bat twist I never saw coming. While the fascist, dictator that is holding me hostage, prefers her books Crankand GlassI enjoyed this one quite a bit. On my Bat rating scale - 4 1/2 SAZAMS!
BM: Are you happy now oh evil captor?
J: Yes BatMan. Thank you for your insight. Why don't you use your BatSkills to return electricity to Jenny so she can get back on-line?!?!

6 comments:

Babsy said...

Jana- I got tickets to the Jets game on 11/9. Do you think Nancy would like to go with me?

Jana said...

I am sure Nancy would love to go. She got quite the crush on Brett when we went to the Eagles/Jets game :)

Leslie said...

So i've been MIA with no power/internet...are these books on the "list" or are you taking a detour?
Confession: Haven't read a page of anything from the list since i finished the road.

Jana said...

These books are not on the list. I was just reading to pass time while I waited for Jen to have power again. The next book on the list is American Pastoral by Philip Roth. I should be starting it this week...

Babsy said...

Have you seen the new Batman lego game? Gamestop has a keychain with senor batman on it. Needless it say...it rocks.

Jana said...

I have seen the game but not the keychain... Must go to gamestop now!!!!