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A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller and crime, fiction and non-fiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.



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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Jimmy Neutron: Jimmy on Ice (Easy Reader)

Jimmy on Ice by Adam Beechen. Illustrated by Mark Marderosian (Canada) - (US)
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius
Ready-to-Read
, Level 2

Pages: 32
Ages: 7+
Finished: Jan. 11, 2011
First Published: 2003
Publisher: Simon Spotlight/Nickelodeon
Genre: easy reader, science fiction
Rating: 3/5


First sentence:

Jimmy Neutron and his friends Carl and Sheen played in Jimmy's backyard under the hot summer sun.

Acquired: Bought used at a thrift store or book/garage sale.

Reason for Reading: son read aloud to me as his reader.

Both ds and I love the Jimmy Neutron cartoons so there is always going to be a fair amount of enjoyment from a storybook about Jimmy and his science inventions. This time it so hot out that even Sheen's Ultra Lord action figures are melting. Jimmy has a great idea using Carl's sunblock. He'll just magnify it's power and using a laser beam coat the sun with sunblock to cool things down a bit. And it works! Only it works too well and Jimmy may have just started the next ice age! Can Jimmy reverse the effects before the angry mob of townspeople get him?

Fun story, with a great, though over the top, of course, scientific solution to the problem. For a Level 2 reader the book was incredibly hard to read though, "Ready-to-Read" books are certainly not equivalent to other early reader series' levels.