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text 2018-09-20 12:42
Baker Street Irregulars
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - Ransom Riggs

 

Fairies, changelings, witches, circus/carnival 'oddities'.

Just children with odd paranormal abilities abandoned by their parents and now in hiding.

 

I'm not sure if I like Miss. Peregrine or not.  

Not letting the children change at all seems a bit odd.  

Locking everyone locatable from the same year into a loop, which has apparently been going on since the dawn of time - maybe I'm missing something.

 

I am looking forward to book 2 though.  AFTER the bingo game.

 

 

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review 2018-08-01 03:23
Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs (audiobook)
Library of Souls - Ransom Riggs,Kirby Heyborne

Series: Miss Peregrine #3

 

And we have the finale. It was alright, I guess, although the world still doesn't really make sense to me. There seem so few ymbryns (sp?) and they all seem so concentrated in England that it just feels off. The books also try so hard to be child-centric or at least teenager-centric so that there are all these really old "children" and it just doesn't really make sense unless you buy into the whole "ymbryns are controlling everyone" thing. Why infantilize them unless you really just want to control them?

 

And that romance is still weird.

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text 2018-07-28 20:16
Reading progress update: I've listened 409 out of 897 minutes.
Library of Souls - Ransom Riggs,Kirby Heyborne

"His pupils were terribly bloodshot, as if he hadn't slept in days, but otherwise unsuspicious."

 

Methinks that someone doesn't know which part of the eye the pupil is....

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review 2018-07-26 04:27
Hollow City by Ransom Riggs (audiobook)
Hollow City (Miss Peregrine, #2) - Ransom Riggs

Series: Miss Peregrine #2

 

Meh?

 

It suffers from second book syndrome (a not very convincing attempt to mislead the reader into thinking the cliffhanger ending is unexpected) and from general YA-ness (but I love you!).

 

I've already started listening to the next book because my other options were not immediately available.

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review 2018-07-12 19:32
Living and Dying
The Bright Hour - Nina Riggs
When Breath Becomes Air - Paul Kalanithi,Abraham Verghese
The Year of Magical Thinking - Joan Didion
Blue Nights by Didion, Joan 1st (first) Edition [Hardcover(2011)] - Joan Didion
A Widow's Story - Joyce Carol Oates
Missing Mom - Joyce Carol Oates
About Alice - Calvin Trillin
How We Die: Reflections of Life's Final Chapter - Sherwin B. Nuland

So, I've been off BL for a long, long time. A lot has happened, I got pregnant and had a daughter. My mom got sick and passed away. I had to clear out and sell my childhood home and all the contents while trying to balance all of that and my full time job. It's been...something.

 

For a while, not long after my mom died (3 days before Christmas 2016 when my daughter was only 5 months old) I started searching out and reading books that dealt with death and grief. I read a lot of Joan Didion The Year of Magical ThinkingBlue Nights. I read When Breath Becomes Air and About Alice and A Widow's Story. I started Missing Mom and couldn't go any further because it was too hard and How We Die.

 

The Bright Hour is one of the most beautiful books I've read, ever. I can't possibly describe it except to use it's full title--The Bright Hour: a memoir of living and dying. It is so full of life, all the messiness and happiness and tragedy and humor and it faces death and mortality head on, unflinching. 

 

I recently reread it, now a year and a half since my mother passed, it still has such power and peace. I can't recommend it enough.

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