What a record to hold. Mo Farah is only the 7th man to win the Olympic 5000m and 10000m double in 100 years!
The 2012 Olympics games may be the most exciting in history!
I must say, I am proud to be a Jamaican.
Usain “The Lightning” Bolt sets a new world record and defends his 100m title.
Yohan “The Beast” Blake takes silver.
Seriously, the times these people are running at are beyond normal. Bring on the 200m final.
Talisman Of El receives a review from its youngest reader yet.
Check out the review below.
Like all great authors, Alecia Stone knows how to captivate a reader thoroughly. I see her writing style as original, intriguing and a new way to bring the next generation towards books. I say that because I know a lot of people who are looking for something out-of-this-world fictional yet human which the Talisman Of El is exactly. Just take Harry Potter and Twilight for instance-all including an exceptional amount of fiction and at the same time, humans (sort of). Stories like that are best sellers and this book will be one too.
I have never felt for any character in a story before till now. The descriptions create a vivid image in my mind and the personality of each character makes me see them as not a made up person from a story, but a real being and occasionally, I believe their tale is real! I could not devise a better way to write an ingenious book as this. Ms Stone has to be my new role model. She has made me seen there are unlimited new ways of writing, you just have to let your mind reach out to them, just as Ms Stone has.
But the book is what you want to hear me comment on! Just so many surprises in at least each chapter! I can recall going back every now and then to try and get a better understanding of what just happened. I would-just like Ms Stone-recommend this book for 10+ and no younger. Talisman Of El will always be my favourite book of all time and I can’t wait to share the book with someone else.
Reviewer: Deyonce, Age 10, UK
1. Titanium – David Guetta ft. Sia
2. We Are Young – Fun. ft. Janelle Monae
3. Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye ft. Kimbra
4. Read All About It – Professor Green ft. Emeli Sande
5. Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
6. Take Care – Drake ft Rihanna
7. You and I – Lady Gaga
8. Domino – Jessie J
9. Many Of Horror (When We Collide) – Biffy Clyro
10. Lego House – Ed Sheeran
11. Next To Me – Emeli Sande
12. Life For Rent – Dido
13. My Love – Justin Timberlake
14. Lies – Marina and the Diamonds
15. Cosmic Love – Florence + The Machine
It’s all about books here. There’s just something about the classics. I know now is all about the up and upcoming, but every now and then I like to pick up an oldie. I’ve only ever been disappointed once or twice reading the classics, but the majority of the time, I fall in love with the stories. I would say they are about the only romance novels I will read. I don’t usually read romance novels and have only read a few current ones – some of which have surprised me (in a good way). It’s always good to alternate between new and old.
So, here are some of my favourites:
Pride and Prejudice
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Great Gatsby
Romeo and Juliet
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Here are the ones I’m looking forward to reading in the coming future:
Lord Of The Flies
Anne of Green Cables
War and Peace
One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
The Time Machine
Three things I love more than anything: books, films and music. When I’m writing, I tend to visualise scenes, and playing songs while ideas are flowing isn’t only enjoyable, it also brings the story to life. While writing Talisman Of El, I’d stick in a CD or head over to Youtube and play a few tunes to get me in the mood. Here are a few I’ve picked 0ut for the playlist.
Note: These songs may change from time to time.
Talisman Of El Soundtrack:
1. Evanescence – Bring Me To Life
2. Adele – Set Fire To The Rain
3. Coldplay – Viva La Vida
4. Owl City – Fireflies
5. Katy Perry ft. Kanye West – E.T.
6. Nickelback – Hero
7. McFly ft. Taio Cruz – Shine A Light
8. Linkin Park – Numb
9. Snow Patrol – Run
10. Ed Sheeran – Lego House
11. The Fray – Over My head (Cable Car)
12. Brandon Flowers – Crossfire
13. Take That – Rule The World
14. The Fray – How To Save A Life