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5/31/19

May Wrap-up 2019


 books read: 9

graphic novel read: 2

Total: 11


A short read and petty good.

3 stars

5/29/19

Dark Waters: The Last Dogs book 2

Dark Waters Dark Waters by Christopher Holt

Genre: Post-apocalypse, dystopian

Series: The Last Dogs

Age: MG


POV: 3rd person

Series: The Last Dogs (2nd book) 

Summary: The journey continues. Max, Rocky, and Gizmo slowly flout down the river. Soon they come to a moored riverboat. Meeting a dog name Boss who know someone that give them answers.

5/28/19

The Secrets of Wintercraft Trilogy

Author: Jenna Burtenshaw

Genre: Grim dark fantasy, paranormal

Age: YA

Be sure to check out the Author Blog

Shadowcry



5/23/19

The Rithmatist

The Rithmatist The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson

Genre: fantasy, Steampunk

Age: YA

POV: 3rd person

Summary: In a world where your survival hangs on the skill of your drawings and where they come to life. Sound like my type of world. Rithmatist students have been disappearing. It up to Joel, Melody and Professor Fitch to solve.

Review: Since now I never read anything by Brandon Sanderson. This is a well crafted world and unlike other steam puck books, it doesn’t get carry away with the world building.

5/21/19

TTT #17 Books That I Refuse to Let Anyone Touch

Top ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Artsy Reader Girl. This weeks topic is Books That I Refuse to Let Anyone Touch. 

Intro: I can cut this list short and say all my books. However there are book I'm willing to let go and others that are the gems of my collection. I'll give them up for the world.  

1. Lord of the Rings Box set. 





5/19/19

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark review

Collected from Folklore and Retold by Alvin Schwartz

Drawings by Stephen Gammell


 When I was eleven years old, my mom find these books at a book sale and give them to me. I going those a ghost story reading phase at the time. Upon looking at the covers they were the stuff of nightmares. I remember slowly turning  pages. Easing myself  in to the horror that waits on the next page. Now at the age of twenty somthing they don't scary me as much. The picture still have a haunting atmosphere while reading.

5/14/19

TTT #16 Page to Screen Freebie (My favroite movies/TV shows)

Top ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Artsy Reader Girl. This weeks topic is Page to Screen Freebie. 

Intro: Let's take a break from books and talk about movies. More specifically my favorite movies and TV shows. One of these days I going to add movie review to my blog. For right now this will be the starting point.

Favorite TV Shows

I don't watch TV offend and shows do not hold my interest for long. I quit watch the Walking Dead half way through season two. 

1. Pushing Daisies 

I recently re-watch  this on Amazon, sadly there only two seasons. The style of the scene set up and the narrator of each character's lives, lives on in the Netflix show, Series of Unfortunate Events. Wait...I might as well tell you both shows are by the same producers.

5/13/19

Crookedstar's Promise

Crookedstar's Promise Crookedstar's Promise by Erin Hunter

Genre: fantasy

Age: MG

POV: 3rd person limited


Summary: From a young ages Crookedstar dreams of being clan leader. A mysteries cat visit his dreams and promise he can be clan leader if he promise to be loyal to his clan above all else, only to lose everyone he loves.

Review: Similar to Yellowfang's Secret and Bluestar's Prophecy; Crookedstar's Promise fallow the life of Crookedstar.

5/9/19

Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451 Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Author: Ray Bradbury

Genre: dystopian, sic-fic

Age: YA

POV: 3rd 

Summary: A world of fun and entertainment. Everything is for the individual person enjoyment: sports, TV, and amusement parks. There one thing missing, books. No, don’t speak of such things. All books make the individual human being think. They must be burn! For a fireman name Guy Montag beginning the question of burning literature send him in to turmoil.

5/8/19

Wizard's Hall

Wizard's Hall Wizard's Hall by Jane Yolen

Author: Jane Yolen

Genre: fantasy

Age: MG

POV: 3rd

Summary: Thornmallow begin his first session at Wizard’s Hall. With some friends he discovers a plot to take down Wizard’s Hall. With all they can, they must try to defect the quitted beast. 

5/7/19

TTT # 15 Characters that remind me of myself

Top ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Artsy Reader Girl. This weeks topic is Characters That Remind Me of Myself

   
      1. Bilbo Baggins
I like to be left alone in my cozy hobbit hole sipping tea by the fire. If a wizard comes along with a band of dwarves, I will be totally piss. 

5/3/19

The Smugglers

The Smugglers The Smugglers by Iain Lawrence

Genre: Sailing, action, adventure, historical fiction

Age: MG

POV: 3rd person

Summary: Your about to heard a sailor's tale that is strange beyond belief. Stay away from the ship called the Dragon and its crew each with a dark past. When John Spencer father a merchant has to stay in London and entrust an old Scottish sea captain, Captain Crowe to sail the Dragon up to London. John find himself mix up in to a Smuggling run.