LENNY LIBRARY - It has been a few weeks since I was able to get to my trusty, old typewriter,
and in that time I have been busy traveling the far reaches of Neopia with Missphd
looking for new books to read. In the time since I last wrote, I
have read 24 new books and CAN'T WAIT to tell you about them! This week
I want to tell you about two books that have come out in recent months and one
oldie but goodie whose search sent me hunting for what seemed like weeks on
I have always been somewhat interested in science and in particular, how our
bodies work. Pair that interest with my growing interest in Chias (they are
sooooo soft and squishy!) and this book turned out to be a big hit!
This book was highly technical, so if you aren't into that kind of thing,
then you probably won't enjoy it. I, however, truly loved reading about the
intricacies of the Chia body. One thing that particularly fascinated me was
the chapter that compared Chia body mass, bone structure and muscle groups to
other pets in Neopia. You wouldn't BELIEVE how similar they are to pets like
Blumaroos, Bruces, and Grundos! (And would you believe they are probably most
different in composition to pets like me? HA!)
The other chapters in the book were fascinating as well, and included detailed
explanations and great charts and glossy photos (I know it sounds gross, but
it's not) on bone structure, nervous systems, soft tissues, muscle groups and
so much more!
Probably my favourite chapter was the chapter on Chia development, that chronicled
the changes your average Chia goes through in his life span, from birth to old
age. You would not believe the growth cycles those little guys have! Talk about
awkward stages! That chapter also discussed Chia evolution in great detail.
Again, if you like science and aren't afraid of a little deep reading, check
this book out!
Overall, my rating for Chianatomy is: Four stars
Baby Moehog Stories
Children's books (which is what I would classify this book as) have never
been really high on my list of favourite reads, but this one wasn't too bad.
Besides the fact that you don't get much bang for your buck, I am glad I picked
it up (even though I still refuse to admit Moehogs MAY be a bit cute *shudder*)
When this book first came out in the shops, I thought, Great! Another silly
little cardboard book that takes 5 minutes to read and costs my whole allowance.
But, I was wrong. Yes, it is short, and yes, it is cardboard, but it actually
had a surprising amount of info in it.
The book was actually more pictures than text, but the captions on the pictures
were chock full of info on Moehogs in general, Moehog care, and other Moehog
trivia. One particular section I liked featured an up-and-coming young Moehog
named MyHersheyKiss, who did a surprising amount of publicity work for Neopian
ad campaigns during his younger years. And not being particularly fond of Moehogs,
I can actually admit he is cute!
The glossy section of photos in the middle were a nice touch, considering
the price of the book. I think glossy pictures can really add to a book, and
these were outstanding shots of baby Moehogs from around Neopia.
The short stories about baby Moehogs sprinkled in between the pictures made
for a few chuckles, and I even snorted once while reading a story about a baby
Moehog named Wilahenna, who got all tangled up in a Strawberry patch and has
never been the same since!
So, if you like Moehogs, or just like babies (and who doesn't?!? *squish*)
pick this up!
Overall, my rating for Baby Moehog Stories is: Three and a half stars
Okay… this book is the real reason why I wasn't able to do my book reviews
for the past few weeks. You would not believe how hard it was to convince anyone
owning this book to sell it to me! I guess people don't want just anyone to
know the secrets of the Thieves Guild and Thieves Code! LOL
For starters, this book is so protected that I had to be put through all kinds
of tests to convince them that I wasn't going to run out and tell everyone the
secrets of the code. I had to take physical tests, mental tests and be put through
days and days of waiting before I was finally invited into the guild to even
get a LOOK at the book. I had to sign numerous documents swearing not to disclose
any info in this book, and I even have a small tattoo now (in an… erm, unmentionable
place) that signifies that I passed their tests and was given their book and
So naturally, you want to know about the book, right? Well, I can't tell you
much, except that the weeks of searching, the days of waiting, and the hours
of interrogation were TOTALLY WORTH IT! I am telling you, you would NOT BELIEVE
what information is contained inside the covers of this book!
So, if I peaked your curiosity at all, get your owner, pack a light bag and
take a trip up North to try and find a copy of the book for yourself. And I
promise you, you won't regret it!
Oh, one more thing! Tell the Guild Elders I sent you, and I get a free toaster!
Overall, my rating for Mysterious Book is: Five stars