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text 2018-11-30 20:09
Monthly Run Down - November 2018
Gmorning, Gnight!: LIttle Pep Talks for Me & You - Lin-Manuel Miranda
Shadow and Ice - Gena Showalter
Whiskey Chick - Ryan Ringbloom
Immortal Unchained - Lynsay Sands
The Worst Witch - Jill Murphy
Snowbound with the Single Dad - Cara Colter
Children of Blood and Bone: The OrÏsha Legacy (Children of OrÏsha) - Tomi Adeyemi

 



Books I Read:

 

Gmorning, Gnight: Little Pep Talks for Me & You  - 5 Stars - Probably the only book I will own in both audio and print forms

 

Shadow and Ice - 3. Stars - New series. I’m curious to see where it goes.  

 

Whiskey Chick - 3 Stars - Remi is a character.

 

Immortal Unchained - 4 Stars - I really liked Sarita and Domitian.  

 

The Worst Witch - 4 Stars - Great family read.

 

Snowbound with the Single Dad - 3 Stars - A heartwarming story.

 

Children of Blood and Bone - 4 Stars - Mixed feelings but such and epic story.





DNF:

 

The Emerald Sea  - Richelle Mead - Put on hold until I can get the audio version.



Currently Reading:



Twilight - Stephenie Meyer - Re-reading...slowly…. stil.




Year to Date Totals:



January: 9 books

February: 10 books

March: 9 books

April: 6 books

May: 10 books

June: 6 books

July: 7 books

August: 12 books

September: 7 books

October: 10 books

November: 7

 

2018: 93 books

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review 2018-11-26 19:33
The Worst Witch
The Worst Witch - Jill Murphy
The Worst Witch, Book 1

I Picked Up This Book Because: I loved the movie as a kid and recently discovered it was based on this book.

The Characters:

Mildred Hubble:
Maud:
Ethel Hallow, Miss Cackle, Miss Hardbroom

The Story:

Mildred Hubble lives an uncharmed life. She tries her best but things always seem to go wrong. It doesn’t help that her Form Mistress seems to be against her and her enemy Ethel Hallow is showing her up at every turn.

This is a very cute book that would be a great family read. Mildred’s hijinks make for a delightful time. I look forward to reading more.


The Random Thoughts:



The Score Card:

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4 Stars
 
 
 
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review 2018-11-25 07:47
His Wasted Heart (Damaged Hearts, #2) by Monica Murphy
His Wasted Heart - Monica Murphy

 

 

Were they more than friends, less than lovers or just a hot mess? The quest continues. Murphy re-enters the mind and heart of two damaged souls. His Wasted Heart is another piece to an already heartbreaking puzzle. In his own words Rhett seeks the answers to a tragic situation. His pain leaps off the pages like a dagger to the heart. Love is what he seeks, but anger bubbles just below the surface. It's complicated, but no less emotionally impactive.

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review 2018-11-15 01:08
I wanted this to be five stars
Batman: White Knight - Sean Murphy

The execution, the details, were interesting.   I do think that Sean Murphy bent a little things: if Jack Napier were a truly good man, as he's presented here, and had to account for everything that the Joker did, then I think he'd be slightly more shellshocked.   Now, I could buy the argument that he was so overwhelmed that he ended up placing all his hopes of forgiveness in Harley Quinn - but that's not how this is presented.   It's presented as he feels bad, whoops, let's save Gotham now.   (Although a lot of his redemption is all about Harleen, so that was kinda weird, too.)   He was a little... off with Harleen, too?   Maybe it was calling her Harley, which seemed weird since they were trying so hard to disassociate themselves from their former lives.  But there was something else, where it was all too cut and dry: her accepting him, his complete devotion to her, and I found it too far off form The Joker to really be buyable.   

 

Then again, some of this could be explained by the final reveal, although I don't want to go into details: this is well worth reading, and it's worth reading not knowing what's coming in my opinion, so I won't spoil that. 

 

There's so much elegance in this story that it didn't seem more than a star off, and I think the story focuses enough on other things that I couldn't really say this flaw overtook everything.   I also think when the love story between The Joker and Harleen doesn't take over?   This story is a lot stronger. 

 

And I'm not spoiling things when I say The Joker goes sane or Batman is in Arkham.   The tagline on the back is The Joker goes sane, and the first page or so has Batman in Arkham.   It's all about the small reveals leading up to the big one  at the end.   It's a slow burn that's dealt with perfectly for the most part.   

 

Lovely story.  I'm definitely going to look into reading more by this writer/artist. 

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text 2018-11-15 00:37
Reading progress update: I've read 200 out of 232 pages.
Batman: White Knight - Sean Murphy

Again, guesstimating. 

 

Damn, that panel of Jack Napier with one green eye and one purple eye is haunting.   I know it might not sound it, but it's the build up to this moment and the context that makes it this way.   *shivers*

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