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review 2018-09-16 00:16
A Hiss Before Dying
A Hiss Before Dying: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery - Rita Mae Brown

Issues with this book:

1. Breast Cancer run in April - usually held in October as that is the pink ribbon month.

2. Have surgery and starts doing weighted lifting before 6 weeks have passed. 

3. All the radiation treatments so close together (I have a friend who just did these). 

 

On the whole, the book was fun, but I had so many issues that I had to just ignore them and let the book move on. I felt like the book was going over 6 to 8 weeks, but it was all taking place in 8 days. It just was not a good timeline. I liked that it dealt with cancer and the aftermath, but in order to move the book along, she shortened how long everything took and made it hard to believe that they were dealing with one of their own battling cancer. 

 

The story was okay but was unrealistic for the timeline. 

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review 2018-09-08 03:36
Give Me Half!
Give Me Half! - Stuart J. Murphy,G. Brian Karas

In this book, a brother and sister are arguing over different items in their house. The story starts out with a pizza and the mother steps in to let them know that they need to share. Sharing the pizza continues on with also sharing items such as, juice, cupcakes, cookies, and even CLEANING! 

Give Me Half! introduces fractions in a fun and interesting way. It could be read to the class as a whole group before a math lesson on fractions. The teacher could have pizza cutouts in different sizes for the students to manipulate. The students could do some critical thinking and come up with other ideas of items that could be shared in the home.

 

Grade 2-3

Book Level:

Lexile AD520L

Accelerated Reader 2.2

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review SPOILER ALERT! 2018-08-24 14:12
Reading Anniversaries & First-in-a-Series — May Edition

 

Originally published at midureads.wordpress.com on August 24, 2018. 

 

2017

 

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The Gospel of Loki by Joanne Harris

 

My review said it all but if it didn’t, check out my love for Loki here!

 

 

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The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

 

My review can be found here.

 

 

2015

 

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The Dinosaur Lords by Victor Milán

 

Find the review here!

 

2013

 

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The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

 

The Percy Jackson series remains a favorite. Here’s why

 

2012

 

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Urban Shaman by C. E. Murphy

 

My review of this series is here.

 

 

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Agent to the Stars by John Scalzi

Loved the book.

 

The humor was just my style-the way the Yherajk communicated was a hoot.

 

What I also liked was that even though the MC was a smartass, he wasn’t made out to be a jaded guy or an agent who took advantage of other people to survive.

 

I was expecting a romance between Tom and Michell but Miranda was a far better choice.

 

The book wasn’t too long but just the right length which always wins points with me. Joshua was my favorite character.

 

Loved how the ending/unveiling was handled, as well as how the whole Holocaust movie was dealt with.

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review 2018-08-21 02:34
Frustrating Murphy
Catching Murphy - Wilson Ring

This book was mind-numbing aggravating. Someone catch that damn dog! Please! 51 pages of the dog outsmarting humans. Getting out of snares, trip traps, you name it. Omg. I love my cats and my dog, but there would come a time after 13 months of this where I admit clearly my dog is smarter than I am. Be free, dog. You have earned it.

 

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review 2018-08-20 16:27
#45 - Orpheum by D.S. Murphy
Orpheum - D.S. Murphy

I read the first part of Orpheum back in the beginning of this year so when I saw that it was updated I wanted to read the rest of the story. I really enjoyed it, but not as much as the first part though.

I always love the mix between ordinary and extraordinary things in books, it is so great to see those two worlds collide. It was again in this book, really well done.

 

I was a bit confused at the beginning because I was not sure about how the story ended and I had forgotten about most of the character’s names. But after a few pages it was easier, and I was really into it.

I don’t really know what to say because I don’t want to reveal any elements of the story, even more so if you have not read the first part of the book, but I can tell you that is really great and I definitely recommend this.

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