Category: Book review

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collin..

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

2.5 Nuts Back when I first read this book I absolutely hated it. I would have given it one star and tossed it out a window. This time going through I chose a different format: audiobook. Now whether it’s the fact that the narrator was great or that the book has improved as I’ve aged […]

February 17, 2018

Catching Fire by Suzanne Col..

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

3.5 Nuts WARNING, SPOILERS It’s been a long time since I read this book. While I’ve reread HUNGER GAMES at least once, CATCHING FIRE I’ve only read in parts. Part of this is because it has a bit of a slow start. I’ve gone back and read the part about the Quarter Quell but skipped […]

February 16, 2018

The Hunger Games by Suzanne ..

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

4.5 Nuts Damn. I forgot how good this book was. I’ve recently gone back to read many of the books I read pre-blog to see if my opinions have changed as I’ve gotten older. Some of the books, like INSURGENT have not held up at all. Others remain the same, like Harry Potter. Other’s still […]

February 13, 2018
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We Can Be Mended by Veronica..

We Can Be Mended by Veronica Roth

2 Nuts *sigh* Why does this epilogue even exist? I’m probably one of the few people who didn’t completely despise the ending of ALLEGIANT. Though I felt the POVs were difficult to distinguish and there were plenty of issues, I enjoyed the book regardless. This….tidbit….because I can’t even really call it a short story, is […]

February 10, 2018

American Panda by Gloria Cha..

American Panda by Gloria Chao

I’ll be the first to admit it; I am usually not a fan of contemporary. But I picked up American Panda one afternoon and the next thing I knew, it was 10 pm the same day, and I had finished it. Because — it’s THAT GOOD. Right from the beginning, I was drawn to Mei […]

February 8, 2018
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An Enchantment of Ravens (Au..

An Enchantment of Ravens (Audio) by Margaret Rogerson

5 Nuts AN ENCHANTMENT OF RAVENS is totally better the second time around. Yes I have already reviewed this book, BUT I read it so fast that time that I didn’t give myself the chance to truly enjoy it. After reading CRUEL PRINCE I had a craving for more fair folk stories, and then this […]

February 6, 2018

Don’t Cosplay Wth My H..

Don’t Cosplay Wth My Heart by Cecil Castellucci

4.5 Nuts Doo doo dododo doo GEEK! As you well know I don’t read much contemporary. Mostly the entire genre just bores me. But what little of the genre I do read usually falls into one or two categories. This book falls into the largest one of my preferences: geek lit. We’re talking full on […]

February 5, 2018

Secrets of Droon- Thumbing T..

Secrets of Droon- Thumbing Through Throwbacks

  By the late 90’s I was quickly running out of early reader chapter books and was reading far above my level. Harry Potter had just come out and I was getting into fantasy and magic books of all sorts. Then Scholastic released Secrets of Droon, a 44 book series that ran for about 12 […]

February 1, 2018

The Wayside School books by ..

The Wayside School books by Louis Sachar – Thumbing Through Throwbacks

  Louis Sachar was The Man when I was a kid. While HOLES is one of his most popular books and spawned its own movie, I knew him first from The Wayside School trilogy. I have a vivid memory from the third grade, sitting in the unairconditioned third floor room of my ancient elementary school […]

January 31, 2018

The Magic Treehouse- Thumbin..

The Magic Treehouse- Thumbing Through Throwbacks

  What was it with me and book series that turned into monsters after I stopped reading? The Magic Treehouse was a series I read when I was fairly young for early chapter book readers. I probably read the first 10-15 books in the set. Little did I know that there would be 56 books […]

January 30, 2018