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text 2019-08-21 12:02
Bout Of Books Day #3
Where'd You Go, Bernadette - Maria Semple
Asking for it - Louise T. O'Neill
F*ck Love - Tarryn Fisher, Madison Seidler
Every Heart a Doorway - Seanan McGuire
The Travelling Cat Chronicles - Hiro Arikawa
Conversations with Friends - Sally Rooney

Here's the challenge for day 3:

 

Pick your favorite book and recreate it OR reimagine the cover either live (with yourself or a willing participant as the cover art) or drawing, sculpture, crafts, painting, etc.

 

There were so many I liked that I put up 6! I'll give a brief summary of each one.

 

  • Where'd You Go Bernadette

 

I like the simplistic nature of this one and I love that shade of green, so soothing.

 

Asking For It

 

The plastic image of the doll relates so much about this book and the way woman are objectified. It really speaks to me.

 

F*ck Love

 

Tarryn Fisher's covers are lovely, but this one stands out as beautiful

 

Every Heart A Doorway

 

What's not to love about this image?

 

The Travelling Cat Chronicles

 

I love cats and snow, so it's a perfect combination

 

Conversations with Friends

 

This cover is so vibrant and simple. I love it.

 

 

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review 2019-08-21 03:29
Review: Red Shirts
Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas (Audible Audio) - Wil Wheaton,John Scalzi

A+++

 

I am so angry with myself for not listening to this audiobook sooner!  This is the perfect spoof/breaking-the-fourth-wall scifi story.  Think Star Trek with the ridiculousness and shenanigans amped up to 1,000.  And then the "protagonists" realize that they're the extras in a badly written scifi television show and they are all doomed unless they can do something about the writing  of the show.

 

The characters were perfection.  They were instantly likeable and interesting.   I was rooting for them from the moment they realized they were as good as dead if they were unlucky enough to be added to an away team.  And THEN they learned the insane truth that they're fictional characters.  The race was then on to figure out how to get the show cancelled so that they all didn't die tragic deaths.

 

The writing was fantastic.  I could have listened to ten more hours of it, especially with Wil Wheaton's amazing narration.   This gets all the stars and I highly recommend it!

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text 2019-08-21 01:15
Reading progress update: I've read 80%.
Mandie and the Jumping Juniper - Lois Gladys Leppard

I need to rant.

 

If Uncle Ned is friends with tons of white men, including Europeans and the President of the United States, why on earth can't he speak English properly? Like it's just plain racist.

 

Same goes for the servants (I keep wanting to call them slaves because that's the way they're portrayed even though slavery was abolished in the late 1800s). They were raised in the houses of white people.

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review 2019-08-21 00:13
Book Review: Night Night Bible Stories
Night Night Bible Stories: 30 Stories for Bedtime - Philip M. Parker

Night Night Bible Stories is a collection of stories for children. Parents can read them a story from this book each night. It good for parents and grandparents a like. The book is done well. I enjoyed each story and it understandable for children.

It was able to understand it better then reading the bible itself. It got stories from the old testament and some for the new testament. It broken down into these two parts. Though they flow together nicely in this one book.

The picture are done well. I really got the story behind each one with the pictures. The words and phrases were done well. I was really enjoyed them prase that chance with each story that you read. Some of the stories I got and knew well. I also got new stories I have not known or did not remember. It was really well done for me to understand and read.

Children will be able to grasp the stories being read to them and later be able to pick up the book and read themselves once they have learn to read. This book is worth having for young readers and parents. You can give it as a gift if you want or keep it yourself or for your children or grandchildren. Each story is different but they are written well. The easy to read and simple as well.

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text 2019-08-20 18:53
Reading progress update: I've read 10%.
The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays - Oscar Wilde,Richard Allen Cave

For bout-of-books I've decided to read all 9 of Oscar Wilde's plays. Yesterday I read The Importance of Being Ernest, which I loved. Today I read A Florentine Tragedy, which I didn't like so much but appreciated. Tonight I plan to read A Woman of No Importance.

 

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