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review 2020-01-21 17:30
How to Date Your Dragon
How to Date Your Dragon - Molly Harper, Amanda Ronconi,Jonathan Davis
Mystic Bayou, Book 1

I Picked Up This Book Because: I’m a fan of the author’s previous works.

The Characters:

Jillian Ramsay:
Bael Boone:
Zed,

The Story:

Oh what to say about Mystic Bayou?? It’s an interesting place and who was I surprised by the trouble that can be caused. A small town with big secrets. Mainly sifters or magi of all kinds. Jillian is there to study the town. How it came together and how so many different species live life so peacefully. Being new to town, she is not only a great person of interest, she’s a mate prospect for two particular bachelors at least according to their mothers.

This book is fun, cute and Jillian and Bael have tons of chemistry. The camaraderie in the town in general is good and Bael and Zed’s friendship struck a chord with me specifically. I can’t wait for book two.

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The Score Card:

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review 2020-01-21 15:52
Ho hum...
Jonathan Livingston Seagull - Russell Munson,Richard Bach

For all hoopla I heard about this book as a kid but never read it because I thought it was about a boy and that did not interest me much as a young girl, ha ha - this story turned out to be a disappointment, and a snooze of a read.

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review 2020-01-15 23:21
We Are the Weather / Jonathan Safran Foer
We Are the Weather - Jonathan Safran Foer

Some people reject the fact, overwhelmingly supported by scientists, that our planet is warming because of human activity. But do those of us who accept the reality of human-caused climate change truly believe it? If we did, surely we would be roused to act on what we know. Will future generations distinguish between those who didn’t believe in the science of global warming and those who said they accepted the science but failed to change their lives in response?

In We Are the Weather, Jonathan Safran Foer explores the central global dilemma of our time in a surprising, deeply personal, and urgent new way. The task of saving the planet will involve a great reckoning with ourselves—with our all-too-human reluctance to sacrifice immediate comfort for the sake of the future. We have, he reveals, turned our planet into a farm for growing animal products, and the consequences are catastrophic. Only collective action will save our home and way of life. And it all starts with what we eat—and don’t eat—for breakfast.

 

This is not a bad book--it is just not what I thought I was getting. I heard the author interviewed on CBC radio, which prompted me to put a hold on it at the public library and I had to wait for quite a while to get a hold of it. I hadn’t realized that it was mostly a memoir, detailing the author’s struggle to adhere to his own beliefs about what he could personally do about climate change.

I struggle with knowing what I can do about such a huge issue and I was hoping for advice. Most recommendations are either nebulous or on a higher level (i.e. governmental) than I am capable of influencing. This sounded like it had practical strategies.

I don’t disagree with the author, I will try to reduce my dietary impact on the environment. I just felt that he had already covered this in a previous book and that the contents of this book could have been expressed in an essay, rather than an entire hardcover book.

My disappointment is my own and your experience of the book may be entirely different. In fact, I hope your experience is entirely different.

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text 2020-01-14 15:53
Reading progress update: I've read 100%.
Middle England - Jonathan Kellerman

I really enjoyed this critique of Brexit U.K. A worthy winner of the Costa novel award. I'm a confirmed fan of Mr. Coe now.

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text 2020-01-02 17:27
Reading progress update: I've read 50%.
Avengers, Vol. 3: Prelude to Infinity - Leinil Francis Yu,Nick Spencer,Jonathan Hickman,Stefano Caselli,Mike Deodato Jr.

So this is definitely Doc Ock's Superior Spider-Man?? Because he's insulting everyone instead of cracking jokes...

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