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8/31/20

August Wrap-up 2020

Books read: 2

Non-fiction: 2



The Resurrectionist: The Lost Work of Dr. Spencer Black (NF)

Hidden Treasures: What Museums Can't or Won't Show You (NF)

8/30/20

Figment: Graphic Novel

Figment Figment by Jim Zub

Summary: beings the origin of Figment the dragon and Dreamfinder. Well the duo are exploring the realms of imagination back on Earth, a clockwork army assembles under the command of the frightening force known only as the Singular.  hen Clockwork Control invades London while the intrepid explorers are trapped within the Nightmare Nation, the only obstacles standing between the Singular and total domination are Dreamfinder, Figment and their newfound friends. 

8/29/20

Reading the World: Chinese Ghost Stories Curious Tales of the Supernatural

Chinese Ghost Stories: Curious Tales of the Supernatural

 Author: Lafcadio Hearn

 Summary: A collection of six Chinese ghost stories written down by Lafcadio Hearn. 

 Review: In my ghost story collection I have stories from China and Japan however, they are scatter throughout different anthologies. I been wanting to bond up of these stories in at least one book. Particularly Japanese ghost stories. Even these are Chines ghost stories, its a start of what to look for. 

8/24/20

The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes

The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes by Leonard Goldberg

Author: Leonard Goldberg

Genre: Mystery

Age:
Teen

POV: 1st person – told through the view of John Watson Jr.

Summary: Joanna Blalock’s keen mind and incredible insight lead her to become a highly skilled nurse, one of the few professions that allow her to use her finely tuned brain. But when she and her ten-year-old son witness a man fall to his death, apparently by suicide, they are visited by the elderly Dr. John Watson and his charming, handsome son, Dr. John Watson Jr. Impressed by her forensic skills, they invite her to become the third member of their investigative team.

8/21/20

Ernest and Celestine: movie review

Ernest & Celestine Poster
 

Original title: Ernest et Célestine

Genre: Animation, adventure, comedy

Rated: G

Year of Release: 2017

Director: Stephane Aubier, Vincent Patar, Benjamin Renner

Summary: Ernest is a bear and Celestine is a mouse. The mice live down in the sewer and the bears live up top. Bears and mice cannot be friends. Ernest and

Celestine form an unlikely friendship that cause them both to be rejected from their societies

8/18/20

TTT #37 Books that Should be Adapted into Netflix Shows/Movies

Top ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Artsy Reader Girl. This weeks topic is last week's topic: Books that Should be Adapted into Netflix Shows/Movies.

Books that should be made into TV shows

1. Artemis Fowl 

Disney should never touch another book ever again. I don't care much for the books but if it going to be adapted, I can see it working more as a TV series then a movie. 

2. The Cat Who...Mysteries 

Focus in on the slice of life and humor and then throw in a mystery it could work. I just want to see all the misadventures Ko ko and Yum yum get Qwill into. 

8/14/20

Endling book one: The Last

The Last The Last by Katherine Applegate

Author: Katherine Applegate

Genre: Fantasy

Age: older MG

POV: 1st person

Summary: Byx is the youngest member of her dairne pack. Believed to possess remarkable abilities, her mythical doglike species has been hunted to near extinction in the war-torn kingdom of Nedarra. After her pack is hunted down and killed, Byx fears she may be the last of her species. The Endling. So Byx sets out to find safe haven, and to see if the legends of other hidden dairnes are true. Along the way, she meets new allies, both animals and humans alike. Each have their own motivations for joining her quest. And although they begin as strangers, they become their own kind of family, one that will ultimately uncover a secret that may threaten every creature in their world.

8/11/20

TTT #36 Books I Loved but Never Reviewed


Top ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Artsy Reader Girl. This weeks topic is last week's topic: Books I loved but never reviewed. 

1. The Discworld series 

Author: Terry Pratchett

I have read around 15 books so far and the only book I fully review in the series is Going Postal. I find out about the Discworld series before Goodreads. My early Goodreads day I didn't like posting reviews so I never got around to reviewing the Discworld books I have read. 

8/7/20

Do You read Books by "Diverse" Authors

Do you read books by "diverse" authors or "diverse" characters.

Answer: Yes. However I do not feel the need to call a book diverse. 

Diverse means verity or different. To say a book or an author is diverse is to say that it different. 

Different to what?

8/6/20

I Will Judge You by Your Bookshelf review and discussion: Do you Judge other people's book shelves?

I Will Judge You by Your Bookshelf I Will Judge You by Your Bookshelf by Grant Snider

Review: Like  Love of Books this is a cartoon comic that poke fun in a good way at bookworms and why we love books. This comic is more relatable for me. Basically goes in to way books of all types are great and there over exaggerated pictures of book plots and book fairs. This is a fun and imaginative book that a lager group of bookworms can relate to. 

My only complain is that I read this on kindle and the font is small. At times I had to make the picture big to read what it says. 

Discussion time: 

Do you judge other people's book shelves?

8/5/20

Flame in the Mist

Flame in the Mist Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh

Author: Renee Ahdieh

Genre: Historical fic, fantasy

Age: YA

POV: 3rd person

Summary: Dressed as a peasant boy, Mariko sets out to infiltrate the Black Clan and track down those responsible for the target on her back. Once she's within their ranks, though, Mariko finds for the first time she's appreciated for her intellect and abilities. She even finds herself falling in love--a love that will force her to question everything she is ever known about her family, her purpose, and her deepest desires.