Showing posts from May, 2018

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

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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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

Books: My Thoughts on The Last Ever After (School for Good & Evil #3)

The Last Ever After by Soman Chainani
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Read as part of #MiddleGradeMay

I really enjoyed this installment, even if Sophie got on my nerves more often than not. I do think that is a big part of why I can't give this installment 5 stars. The twist towards the end was very interesting and even though this book was rather lengthy, it kept my interest and made me keep coming back to it and thinking about it. That's something a book hasn't done for me in a while.

Apparently this was the close of this arc, which I did find nicely wrapped up. I'm looking forward to seeing what the next arc in this series brings.

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Books: April Wrap Up

Hear my thoughts on the books and manga I read in April.

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See my written reviews on the books mentioned in the posts below.

Books: My Thoughts on Naked in Death (In Death #1)

Naked in Death by J.D. Robb
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I read this for the first time a very very long time ago. So long ago that I only remembered one detail in this story and it had nothing to do with the crime at all. I listened to a majority of this on audio this time around. While I thought this book was interesting, it was just that for me...interesting. I do enjoy the futuristic take of the future in regards to gadgets and coffee, but this story does deal with tough issues.

I will be continuing with the series eventually because it is one of the series my Mom reads and I am interested in the relationship between our main characters.

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