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review 2017-04-21 18:38
The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde,Sebastian Fiumara,Roy Thomas

A piece of classic literature, The Picture of Dorian Gray is a decent read filled with thick paragraphs where the characters go on long monologues. Especially Henry. Specifically Henry.

 

Dorian has to be the most vain and gullible character I have ever read. Henry was just annoying and misogynistic. Basil was literally the only redeemable character in the entire novel.

 

I've been told the movie was better than book, so I might have to watch that considering I didn't care much for the book. I'm clearly not sophisticated enough to enjoy such classics.

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review 2017-04-16 16:11
Me...Jane - Patrick McDonnell 
Me...Jane - Patrick McDonnell

For such a brief book, McDonnell has done a marvelous thing. He doesn't try to give us the entire life of Jane Goodall, just a glimpse at a child who was fascinated by animals and nature and Africa and how that lead to the adult she became. The art is perfect, incorporating Victorian animal illustrations, a sweet, almost cartoonish style, and memorabilia from Goodall. I expect the child who is like Goodall (albeit with pandas and China) will really love it.<br/><br/>Library copy.

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text 2017-04-13 00:44
Reading progress update: I've read 93%.
The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde,Sebastian Fiumara,Roy Thomas

Oh thank gawd, I'm almost done with this sausage fest. I swear, Henry is trying my patience.

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review 2017-04-11 18:26
I really am my mother's daughter. It's another frog book!
I Don't Want to Be Big - Dev Petty,Mike Boldt

I didn't mean for this to happen but somehow I ended up running across another picture book that prominently features a frog. This one is I Don't Want to be Big by Dev Petty with illustrations by Mike Boldt and much like Frog on a Log? it's part of a series. It was the artistic style which originally drew me to this book but it's the humor that had me taking it along to storytime. This is a fantastic book to read to kids since it deals with that all-important topic: 'growing up'. Our main character is adamant that growing up is the absolute worst and he is determined that he's not going to do it. His father (an adorable frog wearing glasses) tries to convince him of the merits (all in the name of eating his dinner I might add) but the little frog has some pretty convincing arguments. I'd say my one niggling criticism is the way that the speech bubbles tend to overlap on the page which can make it a bit confusing at times (especially when you're doing different character voices). Other than that, it's a solid readaloud book that I highly recommend. 9/10

 

Source: Amazon

Source: readingfortheheckofit.blogspot.com
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review 2017-04-09 16:42
The Lost House - B. B. Cronin
The Lost House - B. B. Cronin

Grandad lives in an Edwardian house with a great deal of stuff around, in astoundingly fluorescent rooms. I loved the contrast between the detailed period architecture of the rooms and the postmodern colors. Fun.

 

Library copy  .

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