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text 2017-06-22 23:30
Miss Spelled - Morgana Best

This was free today for kindle and had been on my list of series to checkout for quite a while.  It's short at 225 pages.  I expect it to be a mix of cozy mystery, paranormal, and chick-lit.  Okay, so partly the two cats caught my interest.

 

Book description:  

"Amelia Spelled has had a bad week. Her boyfriend dumps her when she inadvertently gives him food poisoning; her workplace, a telecommunications center, fires all their staff as they are outsourcing offshore, and she is evicted due to smoke damage resulting from her failed attempts at baking.

 

Amelia thinks her luck has changed when she inherits her estranged aunt's store, two mysterious cats, and beautiful Victorian house.

 

Yet has Amelia jumped out of the frying pan into the fire? To Amelia's dismay, the store is a cake store, and she discovers that her aunt was a witch. To add to the mix, the house has secrets of its own.When a man is murdered in the cake store, will Amelia be able to cook up a way to solve the crime? Will her spells prove as bad as her baking?"

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text 2017-06-22 22:20
Reading progress update: I've read 70 out of 600 pages.
Moby-Dick in Pictures: One Drawing for Every Page - Matt Kish

What does Melville say?

 

"I don’t know how it is, but people like to be private when they are sleeping."

 

With this and the fitting picture by Matt Kish, I wish you a good night!

 

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text 2017-06-22 21:33
DNF: The One Memory of FLora Banks
The One Memory of Flora Banks - Emily Barr

I received a copy from Netgalley.
Not for me, read about 30 pages and I hated it. It's an interesting concept about a girl who can't remember anything until she kisses her best friends boyfriend which she actually remembers. The best friends boyfriend is a dick who is clearly taking advantage of FLora because he KNOWS she won't remember, yet says some bullshit about her being different from all the other girls, so she's convinces herself she loves him. That alone is eye rolling enough to make me want to throw things. The narrative is also very repetitive I'm guessing because of the uniqueness of Flora's illness she can't remember things so she writes the down and says it to herself over and over, dry annoying very quickly. Not for me. Marking as did not finish.

Thank you to Netgalley and Penguin Random House UK Children's books for approving my request to view the title.

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review 2017-06-19 09:02
Bookburners: Season One Volume One (Bookburners #1.1-1.8) by Max Gladstone
Bookburners The Complete Season One - Mur Lafferty,Max Gladstone,Margaret Dunlap,Brian Francis Slattery

An original and entertaining urban-fantasy series combined into one volume.  The characters each have a unique and well rounded personality with several unusual quirks.  The story telling is engaging, fun and nail-biting as required.  This novel serialization should be be made into a TV series.

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review 2017-06-18 17:17
Teenage super-hero has teenage problems
Pix Volume 1: One Weirdest Weekend - Gregg Schigiel

 

 

This is a comic collection which, despite its 21st century technology, takes us back to teenage comics of the 60s and 70s. Pix is a super-hero, fighting monsters of various sorts, with a magical connection. She also faces the usual teenage problems of boyfriends, girlfriends, dating etc..

 

Nothing particularly special, this should appeal to teenage girl readers: it is visually easy-going and the writing is lightweight.

 

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