logo
Wrong email address or username
Wrong email address or username
Incorrect verification code
back to top
Search tags: Simon-
Load new posts () and activity
Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
text 2018-06-22 14:48
The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher - DNF
The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: A Shocking Murder and the Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective (Digital Audio) - Kate Summerscale,Simon Vance

I suspect that this is probably a very interesting read and it would likely be fun to follow along with the revelation of clues and Victorian-era detective's investigation of this true crime. However, this book is only available from my library on audio, and I'm finding it a real snoozer. I'm not sure if this is due to Simon Vance's performance, which isn't bad, or if the narrative style is just a bad fit for the audio format. Either way, I'm not finding it compelling enough to knock any other books off my To Buy TBR list, so I'll just abandon the book at this point. I'm not assigning a star rating, since I think my dissatisfaction has more to do with the format than the quality of the writing or audio performance. 

 

DNF at 14%. Borrowed from my public library via Overdrive. 

Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
text 2018-06-15 19:47
End of Watch - Finished!
End of Watch: A Novel - Stephen King,Simon & Schuster Audio,Will Patton

Maybe even better this time than it was on the first reading. Now I can take The Outsider off pause, and start from the beginning. 

 

Original review here. I was re-reading the Bill Hodges trilogy before I go on with The Outsider, since there is supposed to be at least one character making a reappearance. 

Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
review 2018-06-15 18:51
Review of all Volume 1
Angelic #1 - Simon Spurrier,Caspar Wijngaard

Post-apocalyptic series with plenty of action

In this first volume, we encounter three distinct races, the monks (former monkeys), the mans (former manatees) and dolfs (former dolphins) with different levels of intellectual ability, scientific know-how and priorities. This results in various levels of conflict and leads to discovery and surprising alliances.

Quite good but it didn't really inspire me much. Reasonably clear artwork and plotting with another volume to follow (at least).

 

 

Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
review 2018-06-08 20:08
Simon VS The College Girl Who Can't Relate to High School Books Anymore
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda - Becky Albertalli

Whew, I'm old.

 

Well, not really. I'm not gonna retire anytime soon. Probably won't be telling kids to get off my lawn either. But still, that's all I could think about while I read this. There comes a time when you realize that the high school reality in your favorite Young Adult books isn't your reality anymore. And damn, that's sad. 

 

Still, it's good to know good YA is and always will be enjoyable to me. And I love Simon. Sassy, theater kid trying to find the right moment to come out of the closet? If that doesn't hit close to home, I don't know what will. And sometimes even I, oh mighty destroyer of all that is fluffy, want a warm romance to bury myself in. 

 

Me too Simon, me too.

 

A matter of National Security.

 

I also wanna thank Simon for introducing me to Elliot Smith. Don't ask me why I never heard any of his songs before. Yes, it's unforgivable. Yes, I'm paying my sins by listening to everything this man has produced. 

 

If this book had a soundtrack it would be awesome. The movie was great. I love the characters. I love the diversity.

 

Okay, maybe I'm really still into YA after all.

 

Sentence: this meme except it's me talking about LGBT Young Adult Books. 

 

They're good books Brent.

 

Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
review 2018-06-06 17:51
Review: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda - Becky Albertalli

 

Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.

With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met.

 

 

 

I have been seeing this book everywhere and with the movie just released I thought it was time to jump  on the bandwagon and finally read it.

I really enjoyed it; it was everything I thought it be and more.  It was light, funny cute and heartwarming to follow Simon as he not only comes out but also deals with the fallout and is falling in love . Plus dealing with all the other stuff you deal with in high school. I think what I liked the most what that we didn’t just get your usual teen drama, that we got much more and the feelings behind it. Not only from Simon but also his friends.

I also liked that not everything is sunshine and roses and we do get some kind of conflict and or bullying and that it is dealt with in a realistic manner.

Another thing I enjoyed was that after we finds out who Blue is, it doesn’t just end there. No it keeps going for a bit and gives us a glimpse on that live and all their futures.

Overall I really enjoyed this book and rate it 4-4 ½★ 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buy Links

 

Amazon ***  B&N *** Kobo 

Source: snoopydoosbookreviews.com/index.php/2018/06/06/review-simon-vs-the-homo-sapiens-agenda-by-becky-albertalli
More posts
Your Dashboard view:
Need help?