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quote 2018-04-22 22:38
Remind me to give you a salary raise.” I choked on a cough. “For what?” “For the sage counsel—and the other vital services you provide me.” He winked. I laughed in earnest, and squeezed his face as I pressed a swift kiss to his mouth. “Shameless flirt.”
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review 2018-04-22 21:55
Book Review of Giselda and the Dragon by J S Rumble
Giselda & The Dragon - J. F. S. Rumble

Giselda feels terribly guilty that she stole from the dragon on the mountain top. It's also worrying her that he might be holding a grudge against the schools because of what happened.

Unable to forget what she did she decides to travel up the mountain and face the dragon once more. It is safe to say the encounter has an unexpected outcome and Giselda is thrown into more exciting and terrifying adventures...but does she find what she is looking for?

 

Review 5*

 

This is the next book in the Giselda series of children's chapter books. I loved it!

 

Giselda is a wonderful character and I really liked her when I was introduced to her in the first book. She's an eight year-old girl who found out that she's a witch. Now a student at Wigmore School for Witches, she has already had one deadly adventure. However, she is beset with guilt for her part in stealing hair off of a dragon. Determined to right a wrong, she must find the courage to face the dragon once more.

 

This book is a sweet children's book with an exciting adventure included. It is ideal for children with short attention spans.

 

The school is not your typical witch/wizard school, nor is it like Hogwarts. Wigmore teaches their students to be bad (not evil) and play tricks on others. The story continues from the end of the first book, Giselda The Witch. I love meeting Tom again. He is a young wizard who befriends Giselda through the fence that separates the two sections (girls and boys are taught separately). This time, the two set off on an adventure that introduces new characters. I was terrified of the dragon when the children faced him in the first book, but in this one we get to know him a little better. His name is Colin and he's not scary at all. We are also introduced to his friend Gerald, another dragon, as well as a mysterious mythological species called Pangles, who look like large black cats with wings.

 

This book takes the reader on a magical adventure that sees the two children and Colin looking for a magical mirror that had been stolen from Colin over fifty years previously. There are several challenges that they face throughout the story, with lots of magic and spells, and the action and adventure kept me sitting on the edge of my seat. I think I've lot my heart to the baby Pangle though. Where can I get one?? The story ends satisfactorily, but eludes to further adventures to come and I can't wait!

 

J.S. Rumble has written an entertaining chapter book that I thoroughly enjoyed. I love her writing style, which is not particularly fast paced though easy enough for children to follow whether reading on their own, or being read to by their parents. The flow is wonderful too. I would definitely consider reading more of her books in the future.

 

I highly recommend this chapter book to young children aged 4-10, and to adults looking for a chapter book to keep their little ones entertained. - Lynn Worton

 
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review 2018-04-22 16:41
Queen Of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas
Queen of Shadows - Sarah J. Maas

Epic!
I want more though too! I need to know the rest. I have to know if Lorcan is okay. Did they get the other two wrydkeys? Are the witches and fae going to be friends? 
I know some of you can not even begin to fathom my questions, especially if you haven't read the series. I hope my questions pull you in though. (Those that do know, please don't tell me.)
Adventure. Check. Action out the wazoo. Check. Excitement and drama. Check. Yup, this series has it all, and frankly, this book is the best of them so far. There's just something about reading a story with all my favorite fantasy characters in it.... magic!
If you haven't read this series, I cannot urge you enough to do so. I like her other books too, but this series is by far my fave!

 

 

Source: www.fredasvoice.com/2018/04/queen-of-shadows-by-sarah-j-maas-18.html
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text 2018-04-21 17:51
Reading progress update: I've read 44%.
Interesting Times (Discworld, #17) - Terry Pratchett

 

Rincewind, Cohen, and the Luggage are back!  YAY!

 

Discussion amongst old (one's in a wheelchair) marauding barbarians who are a bit too old to be marauding anymore,  about what happens if they get caught while breaking into the Forbidden City and are sentenced to being hung, drawn, and quartered:

 

" I believe it's a punishment similar to hanging, drawing and quartering...."

"How are you drawn then?"

"I think your innards are cut out and shown to you."

"What for?" 

"I don't really know.  To see if you recognize them, I suppose."

"What...like,  'Yep, that's my kidney, yep, that's my breakfast'?"

 

Couple paragraphs later:

 

"How are you hung?"

snickers

 

 

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text 2018-04-21 17:34
Like a bat out of hell!
Soul Music (Discworld) - Terry Pratchett

 

Rock and Roll never forgets.

 

My favorite Death book so far. 

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