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text 2018-04-20 08:05
Reading progress update: I've read 1 out of 688 pages.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - J.K. Rowling,Kazu Kibuishi,Mary GrandPré

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review 2018-04-12 21:03
Nice Novella
The Wilful Princess and the Piebald Prince - Robin Hobb

I honestly had no idea what to expect with this particular novella. I liked the irony of the name Princess Caution, considering she largely threw all caution to the wind in many respects. 


The relationship between Felicity, the narrator, and her mother was interesting. I found it interesting that her mother found Felicity stupid because of how pure of heart she was and how largely innocent she was. Her mother was ridiculously ambitious, and, while it thrust Felicity into a most interesting position later on in the book, it seemed like she largely resented her mother after a few really negative events. 


The description was quite good throughout the book, and the characters were quite likeable. I really found myself upset when characters were hurt or discriminated against. I would have liked to have seen a bit more dynamism with some of the characters, but this was a really short book, so that would have required the book to have been longer.

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video 2018-04-07 00:30
The Sleeping Prince - Melinda Salisbury
Rebel of the Sands - Alwyn Hamilton
The Hidden People - Alison Littlewood
The Scarecrow Queen - Melinda Salisbury
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text 2018-04-04 20:15
No, Booklikes, I am NOT reading this book!
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - J.K. Rowling

I did a one-book import of my "currently reading" book over from Goodreads, because it is an edition that (of course) did not--and apparently STILL does not--exist on Booklikes.  A little over four hours later, I received my email notice that the import is "complete."  Yet somehow, this resulted in a completely other book being listed as "currently reading."  






I want to remove this from my currently reading, but I guess I will leave it up for a little while, in case this helps BL figure out what has gone wrong.


Then I will probably spend five minutes doing what I was [gosh-darnit] trying to avoid doing in the first place.  Manually adding a new edition.  Is it so, so wrong that I just want this to be easy?!?!?!!?


Update: Lost my patience, removed wrong book from my import list.  Manually added edition I am actually reading.  Yes, that thing I spent all day trying to avoid.  When I foolishly thought I had a "shortcut."

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review 2018-04-01 22:24
The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry,Richard Howard

For more reviews, check out my blog: Craft-Cycle

This book is wonderfully-written, majestically-crafted, and hauntingly beautiful. I loved every moment of it.

Last week, I listened to the audiobook version of this book, which was very good. Then I saw that it was an abridged version so of course I had to hunt down the full story. And here we are. I enjoyed this version more than the abridged version. The abridged version is good, but the whole story is so much more connected in the full version. It makes more sense. You get the gist of things in the abridged story, but this one is definitely more put-together. 

Also, the illustrations are lovely. I love how simplistic they are, yet still magnificent. 

Fantastic, fantastic story. 

I've been on a bit of a Little Prince binge now and watched the newest movie version last night. It is good in the way that the newest Lorax movie was good. It plays off of the original story and expands it. Not bad. Just different. 

Good book, great story.

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