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review 2017-07-30 16:31
The Single Undead Moms Club - Molly Harper

It was not outrageously fun like "And one last thing...", and could have done without the murder hit ass-pull escalation (seriously, what need was for that given the over-all tone?), but I liked it.


It was a comfy, easy read to get some smiles and dig myself out of a mild reading slump.

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text 2017-07-29 03:40
Reading progress update: I've read 15 out of 320 pages.
The Single Undead Moms Club - Molly Harper

I've been away from home and my PC, so nothing on the reviews or updates front, but this is my Free Friday current pick. Hope to be around more tomorrow or Sunday.

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review SPOILER ALERT! 2016-12-26 06:33
When is The Last Werewolf not the last werewolf? Reading the Sequel, Talulla Rising by Glen Duncan
Talulla Rising - Glen Duncan






So, the last werewolf wasn’t the last one by far! In fact, there was a group of werewolves, just waiting to be discovered. Then there were the new ones that Talulla kept making and they arrived at exactly the right moment. One of the things that turned me off about this book.


The cliffhanger at the end seemed unnecessary. For me, the story was complete, so why complicate it with the real Remshi’s appearance?





I love the covers on all the books in the series.




What I liked was that the author did not shy away from violence, gore, and the other big taboo, sex while in werewolf form!




I wasn’t a fan of Talulla because her inner monologues were just as irritating as I found Dani’s (Fever series by Karen Marie Moning) to be! Well, okay not that irritating but they did annoy me a lot. She may not have been likeable, however, I appreciated that she didn’t try justifying or apologize for who she was.




Some Favorite Quotes


My mother once told me she thought hell would be nothing more than being given a glimpse of God — then having it taken away, forever.




His face was full of masculine prettiness and immensely likeable. Which, by horror’s law of inverted aesthetics, made me sure we were being taken to our death.




Even when you want to stop caring about it you can’t. Even when the solution to knowing they’re going to cut off your left breast is to disown it, you can’t. It’s yours.



If you were a woman a portion of your fear was given over, in installments that began when you were still a little girl, to rape



Did you write The Book of Remshi?



When papyrus was new.


New Words Learned





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review 2016-11-04 12:00
Molly Harper FTW!!!
The Single Undead Moms Club - Molly Harper

For me, reading a new Molly Harper story is like getting a huge gift from the literary Gods. I can always count on lots of chuckles (or outright guffawing), a crazy cast of characters who are too charming not to like, and a HEA that will leave me sighing happily. Libby’s story hit those points and so many more.

‘Dear Lord’, I prayed, ‘please grant me the grace to explain this situation to my mother-in-law without permanently damaging our relationship. And if that’s not possible, please keep me from ripping her throat out, because that’s the sort of thing that will go on my undead permanent record.’

This was actually a tad different in a way from other Half-Moon Hollow novels in that, here, Libby was facing a terminal illness and dealing with what that would mean for her precious son Danny. So things started off on a rather sad note but then quickly became a wonderful look into what it was like to get her life back. Even if it meant her in-laws and the PTA members were none too happy about the ‘vampire’ situation.


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review 2016-09-06 01:25
Llama Llama home with mama
Llama Llama Home with Mama - Anna Dewdney

Llama Llama books are some of my favorites.  Perhaps it's because a tactile object to go with a story always made reading more fun for me as a child.  And, I have a stuffed Llama is his red pajamas!!!

For kindergartners and first graders, I may pull this book when we discuss healthy habits and how to avoid getting sick.  But, I may also pull this book when we talk about Mothers in the Spring of the year.  I think a worthwhile writing project each year (for any grade level) is to write about our moms, or those ladies who are like mothers to us.  I would have lots of books about moms and things they do pulled for children to read during their free time to get ideas about why moms are special.  In this book, Llama is taken care of by his mom when he is not feeling well.  How does your mom take care of you?  Oh.  Let's count the ways!

grade level equivalent: 1.7

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