Having read 340+ books and securing myself a comfortable place on the
Book Award's High Score Table, I feel somewhat qualified to share my
humble opinions about some of the books I have had the chance to read during
my time in Neopia. Check out my Pet
Page if you want to see some more details about my quest for knowledge.
My owner, Missphd, owned a Poogle (for a very short time) when she
first came to Neopia. She adopted her from the pound and knew very little about
her, about where she came from, or about Poogles in general. She turned to me
for help and I turned to the pages of a popular book at the Bookstore called
Poogle Pages is a MUST for any Poogle owner. I found the contents very helpful,
and it helped my owner's relationship with her Poogle grow stronger.
First, if you ever wondered where your Poogle came from or who his or her
parent's might be, check this book's EXTENSIVE genealogy section. Every Poogle
in Neopia is listed and it makes it very simple to identify family members.
Next, if you are a new Poogle owner like she was, check out the Helpful Hint
section. It is jam packed full of helpful hints like Poogle favorite foods,
games, songs, and more. If we hadn't taken the time to look these facts up,
her Poogle would have been very unhappy, indeed!
I particularly liked the Famous Poogles in History section. I think it is
very important for any pet to know not only where they came from, but also a
little about their heritage. Being able to show a dear pet some other similar
pets that did great things in Neopia not only makes them happy, but it gives
them great self-confidence.
Overall, my rating for Poogle Pages is: 4 1/2 out of 5 stars
Zafara Crossword Puzzles
I always like a challenging crossword puzzle, and when this new puzzle book
came out in the Neopian Bookstore on December 14th, I couldn't wait to get my
paws on it!
This book is a good book for any level of crossword puzzler, because it is
divided into sections based on the level of difficulty of the puzzle. The first
section of the book was a bit too easy for me, but would be great for new Neopian
puzzlers or those who want to work on a puzzle, but don't want to make their
heads hurt thinking of difficult answers.
The mid-level puzzles were still quite challenging, but not so hard that they
couldn't be completed. I spent most of my time in this section of the book.
The last section of the book, entitled "Brain Busters" really should be reserved
for die-hard crossword puzzle fanatics. These puzzles had a variety of cryptic
puzzles, puzzles with no numbers and puzzles in foreign Neopian languages.
In all, this is a great book for a crossword lover who wants a challenge or
even for one who is just learning.
Overall, my rating for Zafara Crossword Puzzles is: 4 out of 5 stars
Home Surgery for Jetsams
I knew this book would be horrible when I first saw it. The size, the
color, the picture of that feeble looking Jetsam on the front! The first thing
that popped into my mind was, "BOOOOOOOOOOOORING!"
Since I don't even like Jetsams that much anyway, I don't know why I even
bothered to pick it up and dust off the cover. And let me tell you…by the amount
of dust on the book jacket, it probably hadn't been read in ages!
The book boringly detailed how Jetsams can perform surgery on themselves (and
other foolish fish) at home when they get hurt doing silly things around the
house. I suppose if this book had a redeeming quality, it would be the list
of Neopian medical supplies and household cures it had in Appendix B.
Like I said before, and I will say again, "BOOOOORING!" It was so boring the
only real satisfaction I got out of the silly thing was when I ate it!
Overall rating for Home Surgery for Jetsams is: ½ a star