January Monthly wrap-up 2021


Books read: 


Boots and the Seven Leaguers 

The War of Mist book two of Luthiel's Song

Roses are blue octopi are cool I don't like modern poetry

 Roses are blue octopi are cool

modern poetry sucks like the suckers on an octopus arms

an octopus is all squishy with no bones

flowers bath in the sun

along comes the sweet rhythm of the breeze 

my feet come stumping on those flowers

stump, stump, stump

modern poetry is the suckers on an octopus's arms 


The City in the Lake

The City in the Lake The City in the Lake by Rachel Neumeier

Genre: High Fantasy

Age: Teen 

POV: 3rd person altering pov. 

Summary: The Kingdom’s heart is the City. The City’s heart is the King. The King’s heart is the Prince. The Prince is missing. Something is wrong in the kingdom. Something disturbed the old magic reaching out to the far reaches of the kingdom to villages where Timou lives. When Timou’s father journeys to the City to help look for the Prince, but never returns, Timou senses that the disturbance in the Kingdom is linked to her and to the undiscovered heritage of the mother she never knew. She must leave her village, even if it means confronting powers greater than her own. 


The New Prophecy books 4,5&6 Warrior Cats series

**Spoiler alert ** 

There will be spoilers for all three books. 

The clans have finally settled into their new homes around the lake. Now they must establish their territories and learn the danger of their new home. Without the moonstone the warriors have no way of connecting with their ancestors. Leafpaw must find a replacement for the moonstone otherwise there will be no way to communicate with StarClan.

“On the other side, beyond the gap that led into the stone hollow, the unknown forest lay waiting. No—ThunderClan’s new territory lay waiting.”
― Erin Hunter, Starlight


Stacking the Shelves #3 & WWW #7

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Reading Reality where people share their latest book hauls. 

I have two separated hauls from the pass two weeks. I will start with the oldest one first. 


The 39 Steps: movie review

: Thriller

Year of release: 1935

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Summary: Richard Hannay is a Canadian visitor to London. At the end of "Mr. Memory's show in a music hall, he meets Annabella Smith, who is running away from secret agents. He agrees to hide her in his flat, but she is murdered during the night. Fearing that he could be accused of the murder, Hannay goes on the run to break the spy ring.


The Best Ghost Stories Ever: Scholastic Classics Edition

 Reading the World #9

I haven't done a Reading the World Post in a long time. Now I'm back and this topic will be on ghost story mainly by America and British authors from the late 1800s to the early 1900s.

Edited by Christopher Krovatin

About the book: This is the Scholastic Classics edition of the Best Ghost and since its publish by Scholastic it going to cater to a young audiences. All of the authors are well known and as for the stories? The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, The Monkey's Paw, and The Masque of the Red Death are three stories everyone should at least have heard of. 

Then there are some other stories by well known and not so known authors like The Empty House, The Judge's House, A Ghost Story, The Yellow Wallpaper, The Romance of Certain Old Clothes, and The Story of Clifford House. 

The stories:

The Empty House by Algernon Blackwell - This is one of my favorite short stories of all time. The reason for that is how it build up atmosphere by using three of the five senses. 


The War of Mists: book two of Luthiel's Song

The War of Mists Goodreads: The War of Mists

Author: Robert Fanney

Genre: High Fantasy

Age: Teen

Summary: War is on the horizon. The folks all across the Faelands are gathering and marching to the Vale. The only thing standing in their way are the widdershe spiders.


Alone in the Dark: Movie review

Action, Horror, Creature Feature

Rated: R - language 

Year Release: 2005

Director: Uwe Bull

Summary: Edward Carnby, detective of the paranormal, unexplained and supernatural, investigates a mystery (the recent death of a friend) with clues leading to "Shadow Island" that brings him face to face with bizarre horrors that prove both psychologically disturbing and lethal, as he discovers that evil demons worshiped by an ancient culture called the Abskani are planning on coming back to life in the 21st century to once again take over the world


What Defines a favorite: A response

This post is a response to Paper Procreations on my comment to what defines a favorite. I am placing this on my blog because I have a lot to say and I didn't want to make it out to be a long comment. Plus, I want to expand more on the points I made.

In summary I said that someone's favorite can be defines by what is popular at the time. I left the link so you can see for yourself. 


The Anti TBR tag

 A popular book EVERYONE loves that you have no interest in reading? 

Any book by Sara J. Maas. I have no interest what so ever in reading her books.

 A classic book (or author) you don’t have an interest in reading? 


Boots and the Seven Leaguers

Boots and the Seven Leaguers Goodreads: Boots and the Seven Leaguers by Jane Yolen

Genre: Fantasy

Age: Teen

Summary: The most popular band in the Kingdom is coming and Gog does have a ticket. So he and his friend Pook decide to glamor themselves as roadies and earn their tickets. Gog little brother has gone missing. Gog needs to find him and get back in time to the rock concert.