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text 2017-05-20 04:33
"Meatier" finds in public library ebooks
Michael Symon's Carnivore: 120 Recipes for Meat Lovers - Michael Symon
Ribs, Chops, Steaks, & Wings - Ray Lampe,Leigh Beisch
ManBQue: Meat. Beer. Rock and Roll. - John Carruthers,Jesse Valenciana
Wicked Good Burgers: Fearless Recipes and Uncompromising Techniques for the Ultimate Patty - Andy Husbands,Chris Hart
Woman's Day Monday Night is Chicken Night - Woman's Day Magazine,Woman's Day
Perfect Grilled Meats: Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-146 - Matt Kelly
Fifty Shades of Chicken: A Parody in a Cookbook - F.L. Fowler

More to checkout for me (my library uses overdrive).

 

Durn autocorrect keeps trying to make "public library" "pubic library" ... er?

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review 2017-04-20 20:30
Poppy Mayberry, The Monday
Poppy Mayberry, The Monday - Jennie K. Brown
In Nova City anyone born during the week, Monday through Friday, receives a special power dependent on the day that they were born.  Mondays have the gift of telekinesis, Tuesdays are able to teleport, Wednesdays are able to manipulate electricity, Thursdays can read minds and Fridays have the gift of invisibility.  Most kids are able to use their gift between 10 and 13 years old.  Poppy Mayberry, a Monday hasn't been able to use her gift until Ellie Preston, a Thursday, makes Poppy so mad that Poppy sends Ellie's headband flying right off of her head.  Poppy is still far from controlling her gift however, and is sent to Power Academy, a summer school for those who have to improve their weekday skills.  If that wasn't bad enough, Ellie is her roommate and in her weekday group.  Power Academy is run by the totally mean Headmistress Lariby.  Headmistress Lariby singles out Poppy's group by issuing them a challenge.  If they succeed, the four weekdays can leave Power Academy early.  Now, a Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will have to come together, harness their abilities and see if they can claim back some of their summer.
 
Poppy Mayberry, The Monday is a perfect story for younger middle-grade readers.  I enjoyed reading it as an adult, but I'm sure I would have loved it more as an eight to eleven year old. Poppy Mayberry is very easy to relate to.  Poppy is trying to do her best at school while worrying about developing her gift, Ellie dislikes her for reasons unknown and now she has to go to summer school.  Incorporating themes of friendship, development, and teamwork in a fun and humorous way, young readers will easily understand Poppy's struggles.  I loved the growing relationship between Poppy and Ellie and I'm glad a female friendship was the main focus, although there is a hope of some summer romance.  I would love to find out more about how Nova City came to receive its powers and how the four teammates are progressing.  Hopefully, more will be explored in future installments.
 
This book was received for free in return for an honest review. 

 

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review 2017-04-18 03:29
Monday With a Mad Genius- Booklikes-opoly
Monday with a Mad Genius - Mary Pope Osborne,Sal Murdocca

This is a book I read with my son. It also happens to fit well for my Booklikes-oply book. We started it two nights ago  and finished it tonight.

 

In this Jack and Annie are on a Merlin Mission. They are on a quest to "find happiness." This time they travel back and end up meeting Leonardo da Vinci. I live how Pope spins a great tale for kids while a accurately depicting the time period and history of thd content involving the subject matter.

 

My kid really likes this series, we have a large collection of these, just missing the few most recent books. I love that he likes these, I do to and don't get too bored while reading. I am so glad he has surpassed the "see spot run" level.

 

Just under 150 pages

 

$20 + $2= $22

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text 2017-03-23 13:47
Reading progress update: I've read 110 out of 240 pages.
The Black Monday Murders Volume 1 - Jonathan Hickman

this reminds me a bit of The Names by Peter Milligan, except maybe even more condemnatory of the world's worship of money. greed tied to supernatural power and manipulation is a freaky, scary idea.

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review 2017-03-19 12:02
Financial crashes explained – the truth at last?
The Black Monday Murders Volume 1 - Jonathan Hickman

 

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This comic book collection deals with various financial crashes (which does not sound very exciting, I'm sure) but we discover that supernatural/alien elements are involved in keeping the wealthiest firms buoyant. The ruling families are often at loggerheads and murder is committed.

As one has come to expect from Jonathan Hickman, the atmosphere is dark, laden with threat and violence. It is thoroughly engaging, if a bit long, and well-illustrated with all sorts of nebulous characters. It is sometimes difficult to remember who is who but, in the end, it doesn't really matter. Reminiscent of much of his other work, it is still interesting and well-written. Another volume will follow.

 

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