Happy Birthday to Me – 1 Year oscarreads.com

I can not believe it! My first blog birthday! Wahoo!!!

One year ago I started my journey with oscarreads.com. Why? Well to be honest, I felt a bit bored by the effects of the pandemic. Not being able to meet friends, do sports or what so ever. I read about 100 books at that stage and wanted to share my thoughts on them. Maybe, I could get other kids into reading as well?!
To celebrate my special day I would like to give away 3 of my favorite books to my blog follower. You will find more information at the end of this post. But first things first.

Here are some insights on my blog you might be interested in:

Number of published posts: 50

Your favorite post (most views):

Going Crazy in a Book Shop Reloaded – Please Vote for your Favorite!

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Your least favorite post (least views):

Mr. Stink by David Walliams (What is wrong with you people? This book is awesome!)

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Post with most comments:

Corona go home (own work)!

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My personal favorite post:

Survival Camp in Dallas – my take on the winter storm

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I am so happy to have some loyal followers and likers. Thank you so much for your support. It means a lot to me!

Now. To say thank you I would like to give away a copy of some of my favorite books. Two of them are in English and one in German.

The Matchstick Castke by Keir Graff
Wonder by R.J. Palacio
Amy und die geheime Bibliothek von Alan Gratz

To participate in the raffle you need to be a follower of my blog (either mail subscriber or a fellow blogger follower) and leave a comment under this post with the book you would like the most. But don’t wait for too long. This little competition will end by July 25 next week. I will draw the lucky winner and publish their names on my blog afterwards.

Good luck to everyone!

Review: Restart by Gordon Korman

And the winner is: Restart got the most votes out of my book shop mega sale pile and as promissed – here is the review. Before I forget, thanks for participating and helping me pick a book. It always means so much to me if you guys like what I do and give me some feedback.

Now let’s get started:

The main character in this book is Chase Ambrose. He falls off his roof and suffers a memory loss. When he wakes up in hospital he can’t remember who he was anymore. Everyone has their side of Chase. When he goes back to school kids react very differently to his return. For some he is a bully. To others, like Kimberly who is secretly in love with Chase, he is a whole different person. Whom to believe? Who was he before the accident and who will he become once his memory comes back?

How did I like the book?
I loved the book because people stood up for Chase. Also the moral of the story is to give everyone a second chance even the people who are bystanders and disruptors. People can change. Even real bullys. Don’t give up on them!

Who is that book for?
kids 8 years and older

Rating: 9/10

Going Crazy in a Book Shop Reloaded – Please Vote for your Favorite!

I went to my favorite book shop last weekend just to find out out they were closing down soon. This makes me so sad!!! The good thing though was, that every single book in the shop was on sale. So my parents bought me like a thousand and gazillion new reads.

This came just in time for my 3 months summer break. Loads of time for reading, right?

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Review: Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White

One day Fern woke up and rushed downstairs. When she didn’t see her dad she asked her mother were he could be. Her mom explained that during the night some pigs had been born and that one of them was too small and weak so they decided to kill it. Fern was outraged. She ran outside just before it was too late and tried to convince her dad that she could take care of the little one and keep it alive. Fern’s Dad eventually agreed. Fern named the little pig Wilbur. Two month later Wilbur found a new home at her uncle’s farm.

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Review: Auggie & Me – Three Wonder Stories by R.J. Palacio

Remember “Wonder”? Certainly one of my favorite books of all time. Well, the book got a sequel. “Auggie & Me – Three Wonder Stories” tells three different sites of this story from kids that are all close to Auggie in some way.

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Review: Milo Moss Is Officially Un-Amazing by Lauren Allbright

Why would you have a paper towel tower in your livingroom? Dozens of paper planes trying desperate to get the longest throw? Or dress up as a cockroach in the middle of a stadium? Well, Milo and his parents did all of that because it was the family’s dream to get a Guinness World Record. Unfortunately every time they tried, they failed. Is there an award for the most failures? If so, Milo’s family would definitely win this one.

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Review: Snow Treasure by Marie McSwigan

Did you know that a Norwegian gold treasure once got rescued by a bunch of kids from the Nazis during World War II? True story! We read “Snow Treasure” at school and I was very impressed how brave and smart Peter Lundstrom and his friends helped to make it happen.

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Review: Die unlangweiligste Schule der Welt – Geisterstunde – von Sabrina J. Kirschner

Kennt ihr schon den gemeinen Schulleiter Horst Schnittlich, den Erfinder des „Schnittlichen Schulregulariums“? Vielleicht die langweilige Lehrerin Frau Penne oder Maxe Zack mit seinem Labrador Makkaroni? Der mutige Klassenrebell wehrt sich zusammen mit Klassengenie Frieda gegen Direktor Schnittlichs üble Machenschaften. Und dann ist da ja auch noch Inspektor Rumpus von der BFLB, der Behörde für Langeweilebekämpfung…

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Review: The Matchstick Castle by Keir Graff

Boring, Illinois. Brian can definitely think of a better way to spend his holidays. He couldn’t stay at home as his scientist dad got stationed at the North Pole. So Brian had to go to uncle Gary’s house, because he was the only one who had the time to take care of him over the summer.

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Birthday Mom by Oscar

A little boy wanted to do something special big for his mum’s birthday. Why did the boy want to get a big and special present for his mum? Well here are some of the reasons:
She’s lovely and super nice. She drives her son to school almost every day (and picks him up as well). Always makes him yummy snacks and arranges great trips all around the world.

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Own story: Der Absturz

Zweimal die Woche habe ich hier in USA zusätzlich neben der Schule Deutschunterricht damit ich die Sprache nicht verlerne. In ein paar Jahren wollen wir ja zurück nach Deutschland und da will ich noch mitkommen mit den anderen 😊. Diese Woche habe ich eine Geschichte erfunden und da dachte ich mir ich könnte sie euch auch zeigen. Ich hoffe sie gefällt euch!

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Review: Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea

What is the name of your favorite teacher? I am spoilt because almost all of my teachers are and have been very nice. But there is one teacher in particular that I like the most because she is very kind, stays calm in any situation, motivates her students to give their best and is also fun.

This book is also about a great teacher.

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Review: Waste of Space by Stuart Gibbs

I hope you all had a great Christmas break. Happy new year! Welcome 2021!

2020 was not the greatest year, but this quote I wanted to share, because it is a very good explanation of last year: “There is always a light at the end of the tunnel.” I personally found 2020 pretty good except Corona/Covid-19 of course. The virus also had good things to it – like everyone learned to have more responsibility than normal and we learned a lot about technology, whether at distance schooling or work. It was also very nice to have more time with my family and of course I had loads of time to read.

My motto for 2021 is: #1 Stay positive. #2 Be respectful to everyone.

Because of the virus we didn’t go away during the break and we only went out to play tennis or to go for walks or biking – so I spent pretty much time inside reading. This book my parents got me as a present on Christmas eve. After reading the Funjungle and Spy School novels and also part of the Moon Base Alpha series, I have to say this book is the best book Stuart Gibbs ever created! I loved it a lot and I got into trouble a couple of times because it was so hard to stop reading to have family dinner or lunch or breakfast or what so ever. I pretty much read it in one go because it was soooo good.

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