Monday, July 16, 2018

Books: My Thoughts on The Heart Forger (The Bone Witch #2)

The Heart Forger The Heart Forger by Rin Chupeco
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I definitely enjoyed this much more than the first installment, as I had suspected I would. The pace was much better. I still do not enjoy bouncing back and forth between past and present though.

This time I listened to the audiobook and that did help me a lot, especially because the past is narrated by a female and the present is narrated by a male. It eliminated all the confusion I had while reading the text in the previous book because I knew in what time the chapter I was reading was taking place.

Looking forward to when we finally get entire story of what happened to Tea and how she got to where she is at the beginning of The Bone Witch.

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Manga: My Thoughts on Nightmare Inspector: Yumekui Kenbun, Vol. 9

Nightmare Inspector: Yumekui Kenbun, Vol. 9 Nightmare Inspector: Yumekui Kenbun, Vol. 9 by Shin Mashiba
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

After enjoying the other volumes in this series a lot, this volume and the end of this series was kind of a letdown if I have to be honest. The setup to this last volume was also very different from the previous volumes and I would've preferred if the series ended with volume 8. I really didn't feel the need for the story this conclusion brought. Maybe if I hadn't stepped away from this series for so long before I was able to obtain the last 2 volumes, I would've felt different. I'll definitely be re-reading in the future to see if my thoughts have changed when absorbing the volumes in succession.

While I didn't enjoy this one as much as the others, I do still recommend this series as it was very interesting and some of the stories had me thinking about them long after I read them.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Books: My Thoughts on A Magical Match (A Witchcraft Mystery #9)

A Magical Match A Magical Match by Juliet Blackwell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoy this series and this installment was no exception. I was a little disappointed that a certain event hasn't taken place yet, but this installment was still very enjoyable and I look forward to reading the next one. Definitely one of my favorite series over the last few years.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Books: My Thoughts on Split Second (Sean King & Michelle Maxwell #1)

Split Second Split Second by David Baldacci
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Read as part of World of Sleuths ReadAlongs

This is the first book I've read by this author and I really enjoyed it. It had a good amount of mystery and action that kept me interested in the story. It was a good introduction to these two characters and I'm curious to see where the following books in this series goes.

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Books: May Wrap Up

I read three novels and three volumes of manga in May. I also unofficially participated in #MiddleGradeMay You can find my written reviews on the novels mentioned in previous posts below.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Books: My Thoughts on Faerie Wars (The Faerie Wars Chronicles #1)

Faerie Wars Faerie Wars by Herbie Brennan
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I read this for #MiddleGradeMay

My daughter read this when she was younger, but I just got around to it. Let's just say that it's been hanging out on our shelf at home for a while. This was an enjoyable read but I think if I read it around the time my daughter did, I would've enjoyed it more. Things about Henry's family really irritated me, especially the way they handled the situations that came up. I'm not sure that those things would've bothered me as much if I read this when I was a few years younger.

I listened to a majority of this on audio from my library's offering of RB Digital. The narration for me was just ok. I don't know that I would've lost any of the experience of this story if I had just stuck to a physical copy. We do have the subsequent novels on our shelf, and I will read them eventually.

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Friday, May 25, 2018

Yarn: Yarnie Update 3 | May 2018

Show Notes:

LuLa Throw by Jessica LoBue

The Campfire Cardigan by Jess Coppom

All is Calm Socks by Kay Jones of The Bakery Bears Podcast

Knot Forgotton Owl by Milena Rufato with Knit Wings from pattern by Jennifer Wang

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Sesame Street CAL - Elmo

Sesame Street CAL - Big Bird

Sesame Street Beginners Crochet Along from the CGL Crochet Graph Lobby

Strawberry Sparkle Shortie Socks

Onion Knits Nettle Sock Yarn at Fairlight Fibers

Night Owl Fibers on Etsy