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text 2017-09-01 15:35
Reading progress update: I've read 1 out of 578 pages.
The Diviners - Libba Bray

Got this big book in the mail yesterday *yay* Perfect for my Supernatural square (pretty creepy already) Hopefully rest of my books come in soon

  

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review 2017-02-06 14:36
The Diviners (The Diviners #1) - Libba Bray
The Diviners - Libba Bray

3,5 stars!

 

This book is called The Diviners, but weirdly enought, although you do know who they are, they don't really do anything and they never get together! They keep being the separated entities they were before the start of the book.

I feel like this was just an introductory chapter to the rest of the story - even the murders appear not to be really solved - so everything is just presented to you, they tell you that something is going to happen, someday, probably someday soon, but not now. This makes me very interested in reading the second book, but leaves me feeling a bit cheated with the first one.
However, I did enjoy getting to know all these different characters, I loved to know a little more about New York City all those years ago and I'm really looking forward to read the second book, so I'm very glad I picked up this book.

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text 2016-08-20 15:19
*twitch*
Beauty Queens - Libba Bray

Ladybird Hope is like someone smooshed Trump and Palin into a single person.

 

Satire often hurts my brain.

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text 2016-07-02 15:05
June Wrap-Up & July Reading List
Complementary and Acute - Ella Lyons
Beauty Queens - Libba Bray
Moone Boy: The Fish Detective - Nick V. Murphy,Chris O'Dowd
Inkheart - Cornelia Funke,Anthea Bell
Inkspell - Cornelia Funke,Anthea Bell
Inkdeath - Cornelia Funke
Postmortem: Establishing the Cause of Death - Steven A. Koehler,Cyril Wecht
The Art of Being Normal - Lisa Williamson
The Bourne Identity - Robert Ludlum

June Wrap-Up

 

Books Read: 9

 

5 stars: 0

 

4 stars: 3

Inkheart

Moone Boy: The Fish Detective

Postmortem: Establishing the Cause of Death

 

3 stars: 5

The Bourne Identity

Complementary and Acute

Inkspell

Inkdeath

Beauty Queens

 

2 stars: 0

 

1 stars: 1

The Art of Being Normal

 

DNF: 2

Jilo - I put this down pretty early in the book, but I do plan on attempting it again one day when I am more in the mood for it.

 

A Safe Place with You - I stopped reading at 15%. This work could have really benefited from the work of a more experienced translator.

 

Reviews Written: 12

 

Wrap-up: I feel good about the number of books read this month. I had more free time this month, but I started writing again and after a twelve year hiatus, I took up the clarinet again. I've also been going out every Friday morning with Abby to kayak. So, while I had plenty of free time, I've been devoting it to other activities.

 

July Reading List

 

I don't have much of a plan for reading this month. I want to finish The Hobbit and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. I expect to complete American Gods this month as well. I lost my reading-buddy last month and haven't really picked it up since. I can't remember where I stopped in, not having updated the reading progress in a while, so I might have to go back and refresh my memory.

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review 2016-06-27 14:51
Beauty Queens
Beauty Queens - Libba Bray

There was so much that I loved about this book. I loved the humor, the commercial breaks and the little bios about each of the contestants, which I needed in order to keep each of the contestants straight in my head. However, as impressed as I was by this book, I did think it tried to tackle too many issues at once. It was pretty much trying to point out all of societies issues at once and while I do think they all deserved to be looked at and examined, it feels like the author took on too large of a task.Because she tried to tackle so much at once in this book, none of the characters got much page time, which left me trying to remember who was who and none of the characters felt fully developed to me.To compound my confusion, the characters would frequently be referred to by the states they were representing for pages at a time, leaving me to struggle to remember who Miss Colorado and Miss New Mexico were. All in all, it was an enjoyable read, which could have been enhanced by focusing on fewer characters.

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