Don’t judge a book by its cover – but this picture is a faire representation of hte book. Note the colored toenails. disclaimer: I don’t usually enjoy books where ‘she lost boyfriend, found new boyfriend, her life is fulfilled’, but I do very much love the Renaissance Faire – so I picked up the book. … More My Faire Lady by Laura Wettersten
Absolutely non-stop action. Also, not hitting your former superior officer shows character growth, yeah? Sometimes Torin surprises herself. I want the next book RIGHT NOW.
Someone got hurt… died? … at the Parent Party, but it’s really no one’s fault. Or everyone’s fault. We have conflicting views on this. I love the little interview bits at the beginning of each chapter, such a lovely way to sneak in information. Family secrets, remarriages, children dealing with parents, parents dealing with children, … More Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
Last week’s books, no time to review: Dark Lord of Derkholm by Diana Wynne Jones 5 star. Favorite Author. So sad that Author Failure means no more books. House of Many Ways by Diana Wynne Jones 5 star. The Game by Diana Wynne Jones Mythology instead of strait Fantasy. 5 … More So Many Books, So Little Time
What a fun story. Follows Atticus of the ever-changing name, Granuille, and Owen as they have adventures and eventually meet up again. Everyone has an epiphany to go with the adventure, it’s cool. Also, doggies. Irish wolfhounds are the best, just ask them. Assorted witches, vampires, werewolves, and tree-of-life magic users, and assorted gods. Fun … More Staked (The Iron Druid Chronicles #8) by Kevin Hearne
Everyone should read this book. Google is great, and cell phones are great, and instant everything is great, so where’s the catch? Loss of persistence and perseverance. Not wanting to put time into learning something hard. Not wanting to fail, and thinking that insta-win is the only non-failing option. Not learning how to looking for … More Teaching Kids to Think: Raising Confident, Independent, and Thoughtful Children in an Age of Instant Gratification by Darlene Sweetland
Sometimes I have a stack of books by authors I’ve never read, and one book that’s sure to be excellent. Save Excellent for last, it hides the taste of all the other disappointments. Annie is on the run from her family, because really she is on the run from Big Evil, AKA the Covenant. And … More Tricks for Free by Seanan McGuire