A Note:


I once told myself: IF I am accepted into grad school, this blog would no longer be updated. As it turns out, in April, I received news of my acceptance for the Fall 2013 semester, where I will attain a Master's degree of Science in Nutrition.

Running a blog, as many of you may already know, is a demanding side job once the excitement wears off. And once I fell out of the blogging community's loop (have you SEEN how many blogs there are now? Wow!), it was like the kiss of death. Despite my best efforts, I couldn't get into a blogging routine once this happened due to the disconnect I felt from the community.

So I took a break. I struggled with the loss and with missing my blog. And then I realized I didn't have to run Book Faery to still be a book reviewer; I could read my books and post reviews online. I'm still a book review blogger, just not in the traditional sense.

I'll still be online. You can chat with me on Twitter, where I'll be posting links to my reviews and talking books. I'll also be posting links to nutrition articles. And if you'd like to connect with me where I guarantee I will post reviews, just add me as a friend on Goodreads.

So that's all, folks! It's been a fun and amazing journey, and I thank you all for listening to my thoughts about books. I hope we all can keep in touch elsewhere :)


Monday, November 15, 2010

Mini Review: Land of the Long White Cloud: Maori Myths, Tales, and Legends

A collection of nineteen tales from various Maori tribes of New Zealand about the trickster Maui, the Creation, monsters, birds, animals, and special places.

My Rating:

This book contains a series of myths the author heard while growing up in New Zealand that explore Maori life in detail. For instance, one can learn how the sun was captured and slowed so the day would last longer.

The watercolor illustrations accompanying these tales, coupled with the brief explanations in the foreword, enhance the reading experience and truly bestow a sense of the Maori culture.

The best part was reading the brief paragraph before each tale and hearing how the author viewed everything as a child.  It definitely added another element while reading the text.

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